Monthly Archives: September 2007

Walking Allentown

There’s not a single street in Allentown that lacks an amazing view of our city.

But when the panorama subsides and you get an up-close look at those streets, the view is often changed.


Allentown is facing a significant amount of blight, and its footprint is evident throughout the neighborhood.  It also offers a strong feeling of community, as neighbors and their children line the sidewalks, and there are a number of gems within its borders.

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Next Up: Allentown

One of Pittsburgh’s southern Hilltop communities, Allentown is nestled between Beltzhoover & Mount Washington (Beltzhoover Ave) on the West; South Side Slopes on the north (Arlington Ave) and east; and Knoxville (Cedarhurst) on the south.

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Walking Allegheny West

Armed with our history of Allegheny West and on the lookout for millionaires, we started our walk at the corner of Rope Way and Buttercup Way, which is just a block off West Park.  Buttercup Way is an alley that runs along the back of a row of old Victorians, and its little backyards and green nooks provided a small peek into what we might find on the other side.

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Next Up: Allegheny West


Bordered by: North Ave. on the north, Allegheny Ave. on the west, 279 on the south, and West Park on the east.

Just next door to Allegheny Center, Allegheny West is the tiniest neighborhood in Pittsburgh, at roughly 8 square blocks.   

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Walking Allegheny Center

Allegheny Center is one of the smaller neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, often considered to be a part of Central Northside, and much of the neighborhood consists of park space.  We started our walk on Cedar Avenue, at the eastern entrance to Allegheny Commons Park, and followed the path along North Avenue. 

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Next Up: Allegheny Center

Located in Pittsburgh’s lower North Side, Allegheny Center is bound by North Ave. on the north, Cedar Ave. on the east, Brighton Rd. on the west, and a railroad on the south. It includes West Park, the Children’s Museum, the New Hazlett Theater, and the National Aviary.

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