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 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.
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.
Allegheny West Civic Council
Allegheny West is the smallest Pittsburgh neighborhood, located on the north side of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Storefront Project / Beechview: Where have the shops gone?
November 25, 2012: Beechview is similar to many city neighborhoods where vacant storefronts dominate once vibrant retail corridors.
- Bloomfield Development Corporation
PopCity: The Best of Bloomfield
A November 13, 2008 article by Jennifer Baron on Pittsburgh's "Little Italy"
Brighton Heights Citizens’ Federation
Brighton Heights is a hilltop community in the city’s Northside. This 718 acre neighborhood offers a backyard view of the city skyline and the Ohio River.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
See what's going on downtown.
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Includes information on living downtown.
"As the City of Pittsburgh moves through its Third Renaissance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Office of the Mayor, under the guidance of the Downtown Retail Task Force, look to enhance the retail experience in the City by creating a new image for Downtown retail and enhancing Pittsburgh’s safe and walkable streets." (November 5, 2012)
PopCity: Downtown & The Cultural District
Includes a visitor guide and a moving guide.
New York Times: Slumbering Pittsburgh Neighborhood Reawakens
An article from March 3, 2010.
East Liberty Development, Inc.(ELDI)
Check this blog to see what's going on in East Liberty.
- East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce
PopCity: East Libery
Includes a visitor guide and a moving guide.
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 Community Development Corporation
Hill District Consensus Group
This group of community representatives is working to create a comprehensive community plan for the Hill District
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Storefront Project: Starting with Centre Avenue, interactive PG series will map growth and change in city neighborhoods
March 30, 2012. See the Interactive Map.
Pop City: The visitors guide to the Hill District
Learn about this historic African American neighborhood with superb views of downtown in this June 27, 2012 article.
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.
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 is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to improve Lawrenceville and its quality of life.
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 Community Development Corporation
Mt. Washington overlooks downtown Pittsburgh from tall cliffs on the south shore of the Monongahela River.
This is the MWCDC's new site highlighting their summer weekend Arts Marketplace.
Pittsburgh's oldest park, Allegheny Commons, dates to 1867 when it was designed to provide "breathing places" for the citizens of what was then the sooty city of Allegheny.
Deutschtown (East Allegheny)
"Just across the river from Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and next to the new North Shore, you’ll find Deutschtown, also known as East Allegheny." Learn more from this November 29, 2008, article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: East Allegheny residents taking neighborhood to new heights
Mexican War Streets Society
Located on Pittsburgh’s North Side, in the heart of the former City of Allegheny, the Mexican War Streets is designated both federally and by the City of Pittsburgh as a historic Victorian-era district, plotted out in 1848 after the Mexican-American War.
A guide to various businesses and organizations in the Northside from the Northside Cultural Collaborative.
Pittsburgh Northside Leadership Conference
A promotional site for getting people to live, work and invest in the Northside.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Storefront Project: Few retail sites remain in Mexican War Streets
March 18, 2012: This series compares the retail areas of Pittsburgh neighborhoods from 1930 to 1960 to 2012.
PopCity: The Insider Guide to the Northside
An article by Jen Saffron from the Wednesday, January 13, 2010 issue.
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".
Articles and guides to the city's dominant academic and medical center.
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.
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.
Shadyside Action Coalition
SAC is an all volunteer neighborhood group
This site from the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce has information on restaurants and shops on both Walnut Street and Ellsworth.
Includes a visitors guide and a moving guide.
- My South Side
PopCity: The Insider's Guide To Pittsburgh's South Side
An article from July 25, 2012.
South Pittburgh Reporter
A weekly print and online newspaper.
- South Side Chamber of Commerce
South Side Historic Home Tour
Annually in May.
South Side Pittsburgh Tree Project
A community effort to grow green space on the South Side
South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association
Sponsors an annual StepTrek up the stairs of the South Slide Slopes
Spotlight on Main Street
"Spotlight on Main Street" focuses community attention on the history, architectural significance, and enduring value of East Carson Street, South Side's historic main street.
Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC)
This site offers news about Squirrel Hill, a calendar of upcoming events, a list of businesses, and quick facts about Squirrel Hill.
PopCity: Squirrel Hill
Includes a visitors guide and a moving guide.
Strip DistrictThe Strip is the produce district just north of Downtown.
Neighbors in the Strip (NITS)
This is the official website for The Strip, Pittsburgh's Historic Market District. NITS is an organization of stakeholders in the area (see membership).
PopCity: Strip District
Includes the Strip District Visitor Guide and a moving guide.
- PopCity: Updated Guide to the Strip District (10/26/2011)
Uptown is located along the bluffs between Downtown and Oakland.
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 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