5 Great Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's neighborhoods have a lot to offer. Here, a few of the top areas to explore.


In a city replete with history, Highland Park is still a standout. Its mosaic of attractive housing stock, representing Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor and Craftsman styles, earned Highland Park a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The neighborhood’s namesake park features all the amenities you’d expect -- walking trails, playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts -- plus a public swimming pool, cycling track and a promenade-ringed reservoir.

Nestled within the park is one of the city’s top attractions, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, currently playing host to a couple of adorable baby elephants and an Amur tiger cub. Proximity to the zoo and park make this quiet and primarily residential neighborhood an ideal spot for families, and Highland Park offers greater racial diversity than many other areas of Pittsburgh. Those who wish to be within walking distance of a bustling business district may want to look elsewhere.

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