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Friendship

 
 
  Friendship is located in Pittsburgh's East End, and is surrounded by Shadyside, Bloomfield, Garfield, and East Liberty. Friendship's convenient location puts it in a unique position among Pittsburgh neighborhoods -- it is within walking distance of Bloomfield's Liberty Avenue business district, Walnut Street in Shadyside and Garfield's Penn Avenue. Upscale chic boutiques and family-owned Italian restaurants and groceries are at each resident's fingertips.

Characterized by beautiful and large Victorian homes and wide streets, the quiet residential neighborhood of Friendship was a farmland until the early 1900s, when trolley lines, and then houses, appeared. Many of the homes have since been converted into apartments, and people living here enjoy the luxury of original ornamental woodwork. Homes in this neighborhood parade along the edges of wide, handsome streets. They tend to be large, single-family homes on rectangular, flat lots. Many of the attics have also been converted into third-floor apartments--often with unique details like polished hardwood floors and stained glass windows. The neighborhood is named for the friendship that existed between Joseph Conrad Winebiddle, who had an estate here, and the family of William Penn. Friendship is home to Pittsburgh Montessori School and the Ursuline Academy for Girls.

This unique neighborhood has experienced a popularity boom in recent years. Among the residents are young families, single professionals, and medical personnel from nearby West Penn and St. Francis Hospitals

Friendship Development Group meets on the 3rd thursday of each month 6:30pm at fourth Presbyterian church (Friendship Ave @ Roup St.)
 
 
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