We’re walking the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is a city of many diverse neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive history and culture—its own quirky residents and charm. This is what we love about Pittsburgh! Polka spilling into the streets of the South Side, E-Fest–organized by kids in East Liberty, the little Italian groceries in Bloomfield.
Sometimes, our neighborhoods are cited as the source of a fractured Pittsburgh—a city with too little interaction and understanding between neighbors just a few miles (and a bridge!) away.
So let’s talk about walking. When we walk, we’re able to truly see. The nooks and crannies and people and alleys that we buzz by in our vehicles become the individual steps that make up our hours. The boundaries of a neighborhood exist, but so do the fluidity and connections between one and the next, and the friendly people and unexpected places we discover along the way.
The City of Pittsburgh lists 91 distinct neighborhoods; we’ll take them on one-by-one, from A to Z (Allegheny Center to Windgap). For each neighborhood, we hope to share a good walking route, some history, and pictures and summaries of the things we learned about the neighborhood while walking, in hopes of creating a guide for walking Pittsburgh.
We also encourage everyone to check out Urban Hike, which organizes group hikes in our urban region.
The tour starts here.