Just a quick note to point out that we’ve added two Beechview links to the blogroll on the right. Pretty Up Beechview! is a trash blog–created to get people involved in helping to clean up the neighborhood. The Beechview Blog is maintained by the office of Representative Chelsa Wagner, and it’s designed to keep people informed about happenings in the neighborhood.
Category Archives: South End
We began our tour of Bon Air having recently walked its geographic and alphabetical neighbor, Beltzhoover. This tour was a study in contrasts. The neighborhood of Bon Air is a pocket of land in the south end, with few entrances or exits by road, and consequently, there is a very apparent distinction at the threshhold of the neighborhood, rather than the usual gradual change that we’ve seen at the borders of other neighborhoods.
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.
With storm clouds having chased us clear out of Beltzhoover for the past two weekends, we swore that on this day, we would do the walk, rain or shine. It was rain. We started at the corner of East Warrington and Beltzhoover Avenue, ready for the soggy feet that lay ahead.
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.
We started our walk at the Beechview Community War Memorial parklet, which sits between Broadway and Bensonia, at Shiras Ave.