Perry North (Pittsburgh)

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Perry North

Observatory Hill
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
CountryUnited States
CountyAllegheny County
 • Total1.212 sq mi (3.14 km2)
 • Total4,050
 • Density3,300/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]

Perry North has six borders, five with the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Brighton Heights to the west, Summer Hill to the east and northeast, Northview Heights to the southeast, Perry South to the south, and Marshall-Shadeland to the southwest. The other border is with Ross Township to the north.


  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning. 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