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90 Neighborhoods and What We Love About Them

Explore the ins and outs of Pittsburgh’s incredible, diverse neighborhoods with fun things to do in every part of town.



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Photo by Dave DiCello
 

 

In previous editions of our annual City Guide, we’ve expressed our unbounded affection for Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Our city is divided into distinct territories, each with its own character, history and traditions. One of the joys of being a ’Burgher is exploring these communities, learning their ins and outs, and debating their merits with cross-town friends. Even as we wrote about more and more of our favorite ’hoods, however, we couldn’t help but feel like we were neglecting too many others — there are 90, after all.

This year, we decided to present something we love in every Pittsburgh neighborhood. From big to small, West (End) to East (Hills), we’ve pegged a notable feature of all 90. You’ll find old favorites, newly discovered gems and more than a few items that will inspire an exploratory trip.

Love one that we missed? Tell us about it. As every Pittsburgher knows, discovering new aspects of our city is a delightful hobby.

 

 

        

        

        

        

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⬇ Did we miss something?

When we set out to find something we loved in every single city neighborhood, we hit an early hurdle: how should we define them? Pittsburghers have long held different definitions of where certain 'hoods end and others begin — as has the city itself, changing official designations more than once.

In the end, we decided to swear by the most recent city maps. That does make for some odd quirks of designation, but we felt it was the only fair standard we could apply.

And while we do love all 90 of our choices, each neighborhood could've provided 90 more — the selections presented here are by no means the best part of their respective neighborhoods, just one of many great components. We're eager to here about your favorite features and landmarks, so let us know: what's your favorite part of your favorite neighborhood?

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