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Moving to Pittsburgh? Look at These 10 Neighborhoods First

Whether you are a millennial or a retiree, Pittsburgh makes an excellent place to relocate. Millennials, young families, and retirees are heading to Pittsburgh due to its low cost of living, expanding job market, and big city feel. If you are just beginning your Pittsburgh realty search, a guide to the prominent Pittsburgh areas can be found at Getbellhops.com.

After narrowing down which area of Pittsburgh you want to live in, you then need to begin your neighborhood search as Pittsburgh has 65 neighborhoods. Luckily, I am here to help you. The following list contains the most sought after and safest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

 
1. Bloomfield

The Bloomfield neighborhood is popular for families. It is home to several different ethnicities, including a large Italian population. A big benefit to living in Bloomfield is how close you will be to all the action. It is centrally located with affordable housing options. If you are a student, Bloomfield is close to the universities.

2. Friendship

Located on the East End of Pittsburgh with large Victorian homes, Friendship is popular with the art community and those who work at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. It is also home to community gardens, restaurants, and more.

3. Greenfield

Greenfield is a residential neighborhood that is family-friendly. It is home to several churches and a synagogue, as well as baseball fields, basketball courts, hockey rinks, and more. One thing to know about Greenfield – it is located on some very steep hills.

4. Highland Park

The National Register of Historic Places included Highland Park as many of the homes in this neighborhood were built during the 1860s to the 1930s. In addition to the beautiful historic homes, the neighborhood is named for the park that includes all the amenities (tennis courts, volleyball courts, public swimming pools, walking trails, and more).

5. Mt. Lebanon

If you are looking for more of a suburb, consider Mt. Lebanon. Mt. Lebanon tends to be the place families settle since it is a little outside Pittsburgh with a great school system. It has pretty tree-lined streets and is a short 20-minute commute to the city.

6. Point Breeze

This residential neighborhood is great for families since it is home to several popular schools as well as three large parks (including Frick Park). This neighborhood borders Shadyside and Squirrel Hill.

7. Regent Square

Regent Square is home to Braddock Avenue, which is a street lined with several independent businesses and a lively art scene. It is packed with businesses and several different ethnicities. It is home to many upper-middle class professionals and students attending the nearby universities.

8. Shadyside

Shadyside, located on the East End of Pittsburgh, is a beautiful residential neighborhood with several large-scale homes, tree-lined streets, and upscale boutiques. It is also home to Millionaires Row. However, the neighborhood is not just for those in the 1% - it is considered the best neighborhood for millennials in Pittsburgh.

9. Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill is similar to Shadyside, but it is unique in that it has a large Jewish population with synagogues and a large Jewish Community Center. It is a busy neighborhood with people out and about often and is lined with businesses and delis.

10. Swisshelm Park

A safe, community-driven neighborhood, Swisshelm Park is popular with families. The community has several youth programs and a park for young children. The neighborhood is surrounded by Frick Park and is adjacent to the Squirrel Hill shopping district and Regent Hill.

Each neighborhood has its own unique personality. Take your time to find the neighborhood that most reflects your own.
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