|Neighborhood of Pittsburgh|
|• Total||0.25 sq mi (0.6 km2)|
|• Density||5,100/sq mi (2,000/km2)|
Fineview is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's North Side. It has zip codes of both 15212 and 15214, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 6 (North Shore and Downtown neighborhoods) and District 1 (North Central neighborhoods). Fineview was known to older generations as Nunnery Hill. Its modern name derives from the expansive views of downtown Pittsburgh. The most famous of these views is from the Fineview Overlook at the corner of Catoma and Meadville streets.
For older generations, this neighborhood was well known for its locally famous streetcar line (#21 Fineview), and for its incline, known as the Nunnery Hill Incline. This incline was one of two in the city that had a curve in it (the other was the Knoxville Incline on the South Side). The incline started at the present-day intersection of Henderson Street and Federal Street. The curve was located in the area of Henderson Street and Jay Street. The incline ended at the top of the hill, along Meadville Street. The old retaining wall that was built for the incline can still be seen running up the side of Henderson Street. This route ran from 1877 to 1899.
Surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods
Henderson-Metz House, built circa 1860, at 1516 Warren Street.
Heathside Cottage, built circa 1855 to 1860, at 416 Catoma Street.
Fineview (center, with large apartment block) as seen from Frank Curto Park. Troy Hill and Spring Hill can be seen to the right of the neighborhood.
- Toker, Franklin (1994) . Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.