Perry North (Pittsburgh)

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Perry North
Observatory Hill
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
The Allegheny Observatory at the top of Observatory Hill.
The Allegheny Observatory at the top of Observatory Hill.
Pgh locator perry north.svg
Coordinates: 40°29′13″N 80°01′01″W / 40.487°N 80.017°W / 40.487; -80.017
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 1.212 sq mi (3.14 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4,050
 • Density 3,300/sq mi (1,300/km2)

Perry North (also known as Observatory Hill) is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA's north city area. It lies within zip codes 15212 and 15214, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 1 (North Neighborhoods). The highest elevation in Pittsburgh is 1,370 feet at the Brashear Reservoir at the top of Observatory Hill.[2] The Pittsburgh Bureau of fire houses 34 Engine in Perry North.

Observatory Hill was originally part of Allegheny City. Since Allegheny City's annexation to the city of Pittsburgh in 1907, the Observatory Hill district has expanded and is home to nearly 14,000 residents. The neighborhood has stately homes, a business district, Riverview Park, and the Allegheny Observatory.

Surrounding neighborhoods[edit]

Bellevue, Brighton Heights, Marshall-Shadeland, Northview Heights, Perry South, Ross Township, Summer Hill

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  2. ^ O'Neill, Brian (June 4, 2014). "Brian O'Neill: At its peak, there's not much to see of Pittsburgh". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

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See also[edit]

List of Pittsburgh neighborhoods