Glen Hazel (Pittsburgh)
|Neighborhood of Pittsburgh|
|Area[better source needed]|
|• Total||0.456 sq mi (1.18 km2)|
|• Density||1,600/sq mi (610/km2)|
Glen Hazel and Hazelwood are located east of Downtown, and are surrounded by the Monongahela River, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill. These neighborhoods are minutes away from suburban shopping areas. They are also home to numerous parks and green spaces.
The communities of Glen Hazel and Hazelwood, which lie along the Monongahela River, once flourished with an abundance of hazelnut trees. Beautiful places to live in the nineteenth century, they attracted some of Pittsburgh's oldest and wealthiest families, who built magnificent homes there. But the coming of the railroad and industry changed the neighborhoods. The wealthy departed, and the "good life" was redefined, as working-class men and women moved in to tend the furnaces and the coke ovens. Hazelwood and Glen Hazel are two of the city's most ethnically-diverse neighborhoods.
Glen Hazel and Hazelwood are a family-oriented neighborhoods, with many of its community activities focusing on youth programs. The neighborhoods are noted for their numerous churches and the active roles they play in building community spirit and pride in their residents.
- "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". PGHSNAP Utility. Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- Toker, Franklin (1994) . Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.
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