Walking Bloomfield

We began our tour of Bloomfield on a cold, but clear day at the corner of Liberty Ave. and Main St., which would later turn into a blustery, snowy day, thus initiating our first official walk in the winter snow.
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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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Walking Beltzhoover

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.

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Interlude: Pittsburgh a Top-10 Walkable City

Pittsburgh is ranked #9 most walkable city, according to a Brookings Institution study that surveyed the top 30 U.S. metro areas.

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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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Walking Beechview

We started our walk at the Beechview Community War Memorial parklet, which sits between Broadway and Bensonia, at Shiras Ave.

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Next Up: Beechview

Beechview is located in Pittsburgh’s South End.  It is bordered on the West by the neighborhoods of Banksville and Ridgemont, on the North by Duquesne Heights, on the Northeast by Mt. Washington, on the Southeast by Brookline, and on the South by Dormont Borough.

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