Allegheny West

  The Allegheny West neighborhood is located on the Northside of the city of Pittsburgh, near Allegheny Center and Heinz Field. The neighborhood extends from Brighton Road on the east to Allegheny Avenue on the west and from Ridge Avenue on the south to West North Avenue on the north. In 1990, the Pittsburgh City Council designated the surviving residential sections of the neighborhood as a City historic district, encompassing about 210 buildings.
Major Streets, such as North Avenue, Brighton Road, and Western Avenue, border or run through Allegheny West. Public transportation routes on all of these streets provide convenient access to downtown and the rest of the northside.
Among the community organizations active in Allegheny West are the Allegheny West Civic Council, the Allegheny West Merchants Association, and the Allegheny Historic Preservation Society.
Allegheny West is a residential district bisected by a commercial street, Western Avenue. Nearby commercial areas include Allegheny Center and stores along Brighton Road, Federal Street, and East Ohio Street. Two churches are located within the historic district, along Allegheny Avenue, while other churches are nearby. Across Brighton Road lies the expanse of West Park, with its playgrounds and aviary. The Children's Museum and Carnegie Library can be found in Allegheny Center, and Heinz Field, the Community College of Allegheny
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