Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar

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Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Lemington Elementary School
Lemington Elementary School
Pgh locator lincoln lemington belmar.svg
Coordinates: 40°28′08″N 79°53′46″W / 40.469°N 79.896°W / 40.469; -79.896
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 1.812 sq mi (4.69 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4,883
 • Density 2,700/sq mi (1,000/km2)

Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is located in the northeastern section of the city and spans the Allegheny River. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire houses 15 Engine in the Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar section of the city.[citation needed]

Lincoln and Lemington were former neighborhoods in the northeastern section of the city. Bordered by Homewood to the south, Larimer and Highland Park to the west and Penn Hills to the east, it is an area hidden in the hills of the city. It is a predominantly black neighborhood[2] that was once a white neighborhood in the early 1920s and '30s. Belmar was a neighborhood atop a steep hill that overlooked the city on Tilden Street.

Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar is generally subdivided at Lemington Ave into two parts, "Upper Lincoln" and "Lower Lincoln".

Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar is one of the steepest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, with Downtown Pittsburgh (8 miles (13 km) away) visible from many parts of Upper Lincoln.

The Veterans Hospital and the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center sits off of Highland Drive in the northern part of the neighborhood. Larimer borders Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar to the west and is connected by the Lincoln Ave Bridge and the Larimer Ave Bridge. Homewood is bordered south of Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar, and is connected by Upland Street, Apple Avenue off of Lincoln Avenue and by Stranahan Avenue from atop Belmar. Penn Hills lies east of Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar, and is reached via Lincoln and Lemington avenues, and also by Bruston Avenue streaming in from Homewood. Highland Park is separated by Washington Boulevard to the west.

Part of the neighborhood extends across the Allegheny. Lincoln–Lemington contains the Waterworks Mall and St. Margaret Hospital, which is part of the UPMC health system.

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  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Census: Pittsburgh (PDF). Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. January 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-19.