Beechview (Pittsburgh)

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Beechview
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
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Coordinates: 40°24′49″N 80°01′21″W / 40.413687°N 80.022433°W / 40.413687; -80.022433
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,974
 • Density 5,500/sq mi (2,100/km2)

Beechview is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's southwestern side. It has a zip code of 15216, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by both the council member for District 4 (South Neighborhoods) and for District 2 (West Neighborhoods). Beechview was founded in 1905 after the introduction of a comprehensive light rail transit system. It is Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Zone 4-10 and houses Engine Company #28.[2] It is located in Zone 6 for Pittsburgh Police. While Beechview took an economic downturn in the late 20th century, its close proximity to downtown Pittsburgh, convenient access to trolley transit, sweeping vistas and an enterprising commitment and exciting new businesses fostered by the influx of more progressive residents are quickly earning Beechview a seat among Pittsburgh's "up and coming" neighborhoods, charming and extremely ripe for trendy development.

Geography[edit]

Despite Beechview's hilly terrain, its streets follow a grid pattern, resulting in some extremely steep roads. This includes Canton Avenue, the steepest street in the world, at a 37% grade. "Our hills define us"![3][4]

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods[edit]

Banksville, Brookline, Dormont (a neighboring borough), Duquesne Heights, Mt. Washington

Travel[edit]

Beechview is served by the Dawn, Pennant, Westfield, Fallowfield, Hampshire, Belasco, Boustead and Shiras Pittsburgh Light Rail Red Line stations.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps/fire_zones.html
  3. ^ Bob Batz, Jr. (30 January 2005). "Here: In Beechview". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Hills". Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen. Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. 

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