Beltzhoover (Pittsburgh)

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Beltzhoover
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Houses in Beltzhoover built circa 2003 to 2006
Houses in Beltzhoover built circa 2003 to 2006
Pgh locator beltzhoover.svg
Coordinates: 40°24′58″N 80°00′11″W / 40.416°N 80.003°W / 40.416; -80.003
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 0.421 sq mi (1.09 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,925
 • Density 4,600/sq mi (1,800/km2)
ZIP Code 15210

Beltzhoover is a neighborhood in southern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in an area known as the South Hills.

The area is named for Melchior Beltzhoover who was a farmer there in the early 19th century. The community contains a park called McKinley Park. The neighborhood lies in the 18th ward and is predominantly an African American neighborhood.

The neighborhood is currently the subject of a revitalization effort by several local organizations, such as the Beltzhoover Concerned Citizens Development Corporation, the Hilltop Housing Initiative, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.[2]

Surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods[edit]

Allentown, Bon Air, Knoxville, Mount Washington

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. ^ Todd, Deborah. "Hilltop housing initiative brings change to community". Retrieved 2006-12-28. [dead link]

Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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