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Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

Links to websites about Pittsburgh Neighborhoods, especially to neighborhood civic organizations.

Directories and City-Wide Organizations

  • City of Pittsburgh: Neighborhoods
    The City provides a map of and information about each neighborhood with links to related organizations.
  • Pittsburgh City Living
    Learn why you should live in Pittsburgh and where. Explore the different neighborhoods and pair them to your lifestyle. Learn about incentives such as special mortgage opportunities, tax abatements, and the Pittsburgh Promise college scholarship fund.
  • Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG)
    Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) develops innovative reinvestment programs that target Pittsburgh’s low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Neighborhood crime: 2009 statistics
    Check out this interactive map of Pittsburgh police bureau's 2009 annual report, including neighborhood-by-neighborhood crime statistics, including violent crime, property crime and numerous other crimes, including vandalism, prostitution and drunken driving.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: City Walkabout
    City Walkabout is the blog of Post-Gazette beat writer Diana Nelson Jones. She covers the city's neighborhoods and offers a platform for informally presenting the neighborhood viewpoint, mixing news, slice of life and readers’ conversations.
  • PopCity
    PopCity covers the city neighborhoods of Downtown, East Liberty, Friendship & Penn Avenue Arts District, Lawrenceville, North Side, Oakland, Shadyside, South Side, Squirrel Hill, and The Strip District.
  • Steamrolled Pittsburgh
    The Steamrolled Pittsburgh project is a collaboration between Construction Junction and the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh thanks to funding from the Sprout fund. Steamrolled Pittsburgh will use a construction grade steamroller to print large 2'x2'wood-cut prints of 8 Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
  • WQED TV: It's Pittsburgh
    Rick Sebak has a new weekly show called "It's Pittsburgh and a lot of other stuff" airing Wednesdays at 7:30pm.
  • WQED TV: Pittsburgh 360
    This weekly TV program looks at the people and places, issues and stories that shape the fabric of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. Airing Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Individual Neighborhoods

Allegheny West



Brighton Heights


East Liberty

Highland Park

  • Highland Park
    Highland Park is a neighborhood in the northeast of the city of Pittsburgh that is primarily residential with a major city park and the zoo.
  • Highland Park Community Council
    Sponsors various events for the community, including an annual neighborhood yard sale in June.
  • Pop City: Highland Park
    Includes articles highlighting the advantages of living in Highland Park.

Hill District



  • Allegheny Riverfront Green Boulevard
    A plan to transform a six-mile stretch along the Allegheny River from the Strip District to Highland Park that includes a bike trail, new parks along the riverfront and new, mixed-use residential development from the Allegheny River to Butler Street from 40th Street to 48th Street.
  • Lawrenceville Corporation
    Located northeast of downtown, along the Allegheny River, Lawrenceville is an older neighborhood undergoing rejuvenation.
  • Lawrenceville Historical Society
    Offers information about the history of this Pittsburgh neighborhood, in addition to information on current events that the society is involved in
  • Lawrenceville Stakeholders
    Lawrenceville Stakeholders is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to improve Lawrenceville and its quality of life.
  • Lawrenceville United
    Lawrenceville United is an inclusive, resident-driven community–based non-profit organization focused on improving the overall quality of life for Lawrenceville residents and stakeholders through community engagement, organizing, advocacy, planning and development.
  • New York Times: Butler Street: A Design District Takes Shape
    This article from Sunday, October 14, 2007, highlights the new up and coming fashion, art, and home decor shops along Butler Street.
  • LoLa: Lower Lawrenceville
    Lower Lawrenceville is a unique blend of independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, businesses and arts organizations ideal for city shopping, dining, and entertainment.
  • PopCity: The updated guide to Lawrenceville
    An article by Nick Keppler on Wednesday, January 11, 2012: "The backbone of Lawrenceville is now about 80 businesses involved in visual art in some way."


  • Morningside Area Community Council
    Morningside is one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets. Close-knit and friendly, neighbors live in two-story brick homes with old fashioned porches that encourage long talks and quick chats with friends and neighbors.

Mount Washington



  • Oakland: Only in Oakland
    This website from the Oakland Business Improvement District (BID) provides a lot of information for the visitor under "what are you looking for".
  • PopCity: Oakland
    Articles and guides to the city's dominant academic and medical center.

Observatory Hill

  • Observatory Hill
    Observatory Hill, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh, boasts a tight-knit community, stately homes, a business district, historic Riverview Park, and the Allegheny Observatory.

Polish Hill

Regent Square

  • Regent Square Civic Association
    Regent Square is a tree-lined neighborhood on the eastern side of the City of Pittsburgh. The neighborhood is sited along both sides of Braddock Avenue between the Parkway East and Forbes Avenue and is composed of the communities of Edgewood, Pittsburgh, Swissvale and Wilkinsburg.


South Side

Squirrel Hill

Strip District

The Strip is the produce district just north of Downtown.


Uptown is located along the bluffs between Downtown and Oakland.

  • StartUptown
    StartUptown is a nonprofit organization that provides collaborative work and living space for early-stage entrepreneurs and their companies at below market rates.

West End

  • West End Village
    West Pittsburgh Partnership for Regional Development, Inc. (WPP) is a nonprofit community development corporation dedicated to rebuilding Pittsburgh's European-styled West End Village.

Last updated December 13, 2012