Brighton Heights is in Pittsburgh’s North Side. The neighborhood of Perry North sits to the East and Marshall-Shadeland to the South. Bellevue Borough and Ross Township are on the North and Stowe Township and McKees Rocks Borough are to the West. The McKees Rocks Bridge serves as one entryway into the neighborhood at Ohio River Blvd. Brighton Heights has an active neighborhood association, a lot of family-friendly neighborhood activity, and is sometimes referred to as an “urban suburb.”
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We started our walk at the Beechview Community War Memorial parklet, which sits between Broadway and Bensonia, at Shiras Ave.
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.