Glen Hazel (Pittsburgh)

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Glen Hazel
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
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Coordinates: 40°24′22″N 79°55′44″W / 40.406°N 79.929°W / 40.406; -79.929
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1][better source needed]
 • Total 0.456 sq mi (1.18 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 716
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (610/km2)

Glen Hazel is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's east city area. It has both zip codes of 15207 and 15217, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by Corey O'Connor.

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.

From small well-kept row houses near the river to larger, two-story brick homes on top of the hill, housing in Hazelwood and Glen Hazel are varied and affordable[citation needed].

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.


  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". PGHSNAP Utility. Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

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

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