Exploring Pittsburgh: Neighborhoods


Pittsburgh is not only defined by its skyline and its sports teams, but by its vibrant neighborhoods.

Did you know Pittsburgh has 90 different unique neighborhoods? Offering everything from the hop and trendy to the quiet and secluded, there's a little something for everybody! The rich history of the city helped shape these neighborhoods, giving them each their own distinct personality. 

 Just east of Downtown, you'll find a variety of food and eclectic shops in the market spot known as the Strip District. Visit the trendy and artsy neighborhood of Lawrenceville, take a cookie tour or an artists' studio tour. Shop 'til you drop in the upscale Shadyside area. Oakland offers an intellectual and cultural outlet at its many universities and museums. Discover the gritty and entrepreneurial East Liberty. Explore the diverse food and shopping that family-friendly Squirrel Hill offers. You want gelato, prosciutto, cannoli? Bloomfield, called "Pittsburgh's Little Italy" is the place to shop and eat. Continue east for a day spent shopping in Monroeville, and visit the mall to experience the setting for George Romero's zombie movie, "Dawn of the Dead." To the south of the city, the South Side is full of exciting nightlife destinations.

 Just over the bridges from Downtown, the North Shore/North Side area boasts outdoor activities, family fun destinations and sporting events galore. To the west, take a walk along the tree-lined streets of the quaint Sewickley neighborhood. Mt. Washington has the view to beat all views. USA Weekend magazine named it one of the top 10 most beautiful views in the country. In the heart of it all, Downtown gives you your fill of city hustle and bustle, a 14-block Cultural District, public art, extraordinary dining and outdoor parks and plazas. Pittsburgh's neighborhoods are as wonderful and distinctive as its people. :) For more information, check out VisitPittsburgh.com   

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