Pittsburgh is naturally divided by its three rivers – the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela, which all meet at The Point in downtown. Traveling East from The Point, through the central business district, one encounters Uptown and the historic Hill District and, beyond, the neighborhoods of the East End of Pittsburgh.
Steiner Realty, Inc. manages properties in several of the coolest East End neighborhoods, such as Lawrenceville, Regent Square, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. The new East Shore initiative in Pittsburgh includes Swissvale, where Steiner manages several properties. Approximately one mile from downtown Pittsburgh, Uptown is home to Duquesne University, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Mercy Hospital and, of course, the world-champion Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team.
Oakland is the major Education and Medical hub of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University and Carnegie Mellon University all have their main campuses in the heart of Oakland. Some of Pittsburgh’s most popular visitor destinations are in Oakland, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Places to explore in Pittsburgh’s East End:
5. Regent Square
7. Squirrel Hill
North and West of the Allegheny River are the North Shore, Troy Hill and the North Hills. Further west along the river approximately 13 miles, is the borough of Sewickley.
Historic Bellevue borough sits on the shore of the Ohio River. This land was once part of the Depreciation Lands reserved for Revolutionary War veterans in the late 1700s. Today Bellevue boasts a quaint walkable business district with an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops.
A bit further up the road is the decidedly upscale borough of Sewickley with its picturesque streets lined with shops, galleries, beautiful homes, and high-quality restaurants.
Moon Township is just across the river from Sewickley. It is convenient to Pittsburgh International Airport and home to several prominent companies. Several major shopping and dining districts are just a few minutes away.
The Monongahela River, or, as the locals call it, “The Mon,” forms the border between downtown and the East neighborhoods and the South Hills. The vibrant South Side is located directly along the river across from Uptown and Oakland. Heading South through either the Fort Pitt or Liberty tunnels, one eventually arrives in The South Hills.
The South Hills includes such neighborhoods as Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, Castle Shannon and Brentwood.
No visit to Pittsburgh would be complete without a walk down East Carson St., the main artery through the South Side. “ Along the 15 blocks of Victorian architecture, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, theater, and live music venues are all within walking distance. You can also get a tattoo, dye your hair purple and hoist a yard, making for some of the best people-watching around.” ((https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/neighborhoods/south-side/))
Arguably one of Pittsburgh’s finest suburbs, Mt. Lebanon is a terrific community for walkers. Scattered among three separate business districts, a visitor can dine on almost any cuisine known to man. The community offers plenty of recreational opportunities with its beautiful clay tennis courts, an ice rink, a public pool and a nine-hole golf course.