East End Neighborhoods

The East End is a collection of vibrant neighborhoods to the east of Downtown Pittsburgh. Closest to the city are the education and medical powerhouses of Uptown and Oakland, home to the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne, Carlow, and Carnegie Mellon Universities, and UPMC Mercy, Presbyterian, Montefiore, Magee-Women’s, and Western Psychiatric Hospitals.

The East End spreads out to include the triangle of eastern urban and inner-ring suburban neighborhoods. The homes in the East End range from cheap to expensive, fixer-uppers to grand mansions, and residents of all types, ages, and income ranges. Most are considered walkable, bikeable, and have good public transportation. Many have vibrant business districts, some of the cities best dining and shopping options, and border three of Pittsburgh’s lush regional parks, Schenley, Frick, and Highland Park.

The triangle of land that makes up the East End is bounded by the Allegheny River and Rt-28 to the North and the Monongahela River and Parkway East I-376 to the South. Through the middle, the main arteries of Penn, Liberty, Fifth and Forbes Avenues run from the city into the various neighborhoods.  The easy commutes to Downtown, major employment, and access to cultural, outdoor, and economic amenities are the main attraction for residents, along with the benefit of excellent appreciation over the past few years.

The more urban feeling neighborhoods include the Strip District, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Garfield, and East Liberty. The more suburban-style communities are Squirrel Hill, Greenfield, Shadyside, Stanton Heights, Morningside, Highland Park, Friendship, Point Breeze, Homewood, Larimer, and Regent Square, Wilkinsburg, Edgewood, and Swissvale are neighborhoods that sit just outside the city of Pittsburgh but are also part of the East End.

Each neighborhood in the East End has a unique personality. If you are looking for a grand home, you will find them in Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, which are also the highest value neighborhoods in the city. You can also find large homes in Friendship, Highland Park and Point Breeze. Look at Greenfield, Stanton Heights, Swissvale, Garfield, Homewood, and Wilkinsburg if you are searching for budget-friendly communities. The trendiest area is Lawrenceville, along with Bloomfield, Garfield, and East Liberty. Buyers looking for the most outdoor options close to home should consider Regent Square, Edgewood, Swissvale, Point Breeze, Highland Park, Squirrel Hill, and Oakland, all sitting on the edge of a park. Not sure where you fit? Call me if you are looking for a real estate agent to buy or sell your home in one of the East End neighborhoods, I can help you find your perfect fit.

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