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Next Up: Bon Air

 

Bon Air is a small neighborhood of just under 900 people in Pittsburgh’s South End.  It borders Beltzhoover on the North, Knoxville on the East, Carrick on the East and South, and Brookline on the West.

Between McKinley Park and the other green space that outlines the neighborhood, Bon Air is a little bit insulated, which contributes to the feel of “Country living in the City.”  The neighborhood is just about entirely residential.

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Next Up: Bluff

 

The Bluff neighborhood (more often called Uptown or sometimes Soho) of the City of Pittsburgh sits along the North Bank of the Monongahela River to Fifth Avenue and runs between the Birmingham Bridge and the Liberty Bridge.  It borders Downtown on the West, Crawford-Roberts and West Oakland on the North, and South Oakland on the East.  The South Side Flats are just across the River on the South.

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Next Up: Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s name is thought to refer to the blooming fields of wildflowers that filled the area long before any development sprung up.  A journal entry written by George Washington  referred to “the high ground through a field of many blooms”.

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Next Up: Beltzhoover

 

Beltzhoover is a Hilltop neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s South End.  It is bordered by Mt. Washington on the North and West, Bon Air on the South, and Knoxville and Allentown on the East.

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Next Up: Bedford Dwellings

The Hill District has such a long and storied history that it’s difficult to know exactly where to begin.  The Hill is made up of five neighborhoods:  Bedford Dwellings, Crawford Roberts, Middle Hill, Terrace Village, and Upper Hill.

Bedford Dwellings runs along the northernmost section of the Hill, bordered by the Strip District (at Bigelow Blvd) the Middle Hill (at Bedford Ave), the Upper Hill (at Herron Ave), and Crawford Roberts (at Ledlie St).

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Next Up: Banksville

Banksville is located in Pittsburgh’s South Hills, bordered by the city neighborhoods of Beechview and Ridgemont and by the municipalities of Green Tree, Mt. Lebanon, and Dormont. Continue reading

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Next Up: Arlington / Arlington Heights

 

Arlington and Arlington Heights are Hilltop communities in Pittsburgh’s South End. 

Arlington is bordered on the North by Arlington Ave (South Side Slopes), on the West by Mt Oliver Borough, on the South by Parkwood Road and Becks Run (Mt Oliver neighborhood, St Clair, and Baldwin Borough), and on the East by the railroad tracks running parallel to East Carson Street (South Side Flats). 

Arlington Heights is set within the northeast area of Arlington.  Arlington borders it on three sides, Handler St (South Side Slopes) on the fourth.

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