Welcome to District 6
Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle
The Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle welcomes you to District 6. We are proud to serve a diverse coalition of neighborhoods that includes Downtown, Pittsburgh's Business District; Uptown, home of the Eco-Innovation District; the Hill District, home to Pittsburgh's rich cultural and arts legacy; parts of West and South Oakland; and the historic Northside. Our goal is act as advocates and speak for he constituency that comprises our district, and to the Greater City of Pittsburgh as whole.
Perry Hilltop is a diverse, close-knit community, located on the Northside of Pittsburgh. Perry Hilltop features spectacular views of Downtown Pittsburgh from its rows of architecturally interesting homes and buildings. With access to Interstate 279 and the Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65), residents are only minutes from downtown attractions and McKnight Road shopping. The Riverview Park woodlands, just minutes away, have more miles of hiking trails than the other three Pittsburgh regional parks.
The Hill District, once known as the “Crossroads of the World” is a collection of neighborhoods that border Downtown Pittsburgh, Polish Hill, Uptown and Oakland. In its former heyday it was the spot for a vibrant nightlife and was a mecca of the Jazz scene in Pittsburgh catering to African-American luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, August Wilson and Lena Horne. This historic neighborhood is beginning to experience an economic renaissance from the blight and devastation that occurred as a result of the struggle for civil rights and is poised to return as a beacon of cultural enlightenment in Pittsburgh.
The North Side, located to the north of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, is a collection of 16 neighborhoods that are individually diverse in their own right. Council District 6’s portion of The North Side includes various Pittsburgh landmarks including the Carnegie Science Center and the historic homes of Manchester. If you are visiting Pittsburgh during the summer months, be sure to stop by Gus & Yai-Yai’s Iceball Stand in West Park. This family owned Northside landmark has been serving iceballs, peanuts, and popcorn every summer since 1934.
The Uptown neighborhood is located between the two largest economic activity centers in the city: Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh. Uptown is the 1.5 mile stretch that comprises an eclectic mix of old time residents, university students, artists, tech startups, non-profits and wholesale companies including Duquesne University, UPMC Mercy Hospital, and PPG Paints Arena. It is this versatility which has ensured the stability and recent growth of the Uptown community as a prime location for investment and future development.
Downtown is the urban center of the City of Pittsburgh; also known as the Golden Triangle and the Central Business District, it is located where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to become the Ohio River at Point State Park. Point State Park, at the tip of the Golden Triangle, offers a stunning panorama of the 3 rivers and its surrounding hillsides. In recent years Downtown has witnessed a marked rise in its residential community. Downtown has a smorgasbord of amenities for almost everyone’s pleasure including restaurants, night spots, and numerous theaters in the Cultural District.
Oakland, the third largest business district in Pennsylvania, is a metropolis of universities, businesses, and culture in one residential neighborhood. The educational and medical arenas of Oakland share this neighborhood with great cultural amenities including world class museums, theaters, botanical gardens, and Schenley Park. Oakland is home to the great gift from Andrew Carnegie - the Carnegie complex of buildings which include the main branch of the Carnegie library, the museums of Art and Natural History, and the music hall; Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood was also filmed at WQED in Oakland.