Beechview – South of Pittsburgh
Beechview is a lovely and quite neighborhood to the southwest of the city center of Pittsburgh. This area is surrounded by 3 major roads: Banksville Road, W Liberty Avenue and Saw Mill Run Blvd. The northest part of the neighborhood is the Seldom Seen Greenway, which is a great place for taking long walks with your friends or with your dog. The neighborhood was founded in the early years of the 20th century after the public transit infrastructure was built with the new light rail network.
This is an area with a lot of hills, so maybe not surprisingly Beechview is giving home to the steepest road in the United States: it is almost 40 degrees steep! If you are working in the center of Pittsburgh, this neighborhood might still be a good choice for you, because there are many public transit stations in this area, so no matter where exactly you work, you do not necessarily need a car to get there. Shiras, Belasco, Fallowfield, Westfield, Pennant and Dawn are all subway stations where you can hop on.
To the northwest of Beechview you will find Banksville, West Liberty is to the southeast, while Duquesne Heights, Mt. Washington and Beltzhoover are all to the north. If you travel further south on W Liberty Ave, soon you will arrive at Mt. Lebanon, which is one of the biggest suburbs of Pittsburgh.
Beechview has a population of approximately 8000, which shows a light decline since 1980. Before it was officially annexed it was an independent borough on its own. If you haven’t visited this lovely neighborhood before, we strongly suggest you to do so, no matter if you are living in Pittsburgh or if you are visiting this area from another place from the USA.
If this is your first time here, we collected some good spots for you to make your tour worthwhile.
You will start this short trip at Seldom Seen Greenway Park at Watkins Rd Trail and head south to Brashear High School at 590 Crane Ave.
The next stop after leaving Brashear High School will be north on Lowenhill Ave: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 325 Lowenhill Ave where you can meet some local people.
Next you should drive south on Dagmar Ave and shortly you will reach Beechview Spray Park at Orangewood Ave where you can relax a bit in a very nice environment.
After leaving Bechview Spray Park you will head south on Westfield St. and then drive west until you reach the Steepest Street in the US which is Canton Avenue.
We assume at this point you are pretty hungry, so after visiting the steepest street you should head southwest to Chicken Latino at 2100 Broadway Ave.
We hope you like this tour, so now you can just drive back to the center of Pittsburgh through the Liberty Tunnel for a great view and taking pictures.
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