Council District 5 consists of nine neighborhoods: Greenfield, Glen Hazel, Hays, Hazelwood, Lincoln Place, New Homestead, part of Regent Square, Squirrel Hill South, and Swisshelm Park. Every Council district is unique, but the 5th is particularly special because it hosts some of the best attractions in all of Pittsburgh. Here are a few notable places that have recently made the news:
- Hough’s in Greenfield, who recently made the news for the opening of its brewery, which allows for visitors to brew their own beer.
- Jozsa’s Corner Restaurant in Hazelwood featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- Big Jim’s Restaurant in Greenfield, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Check out this Youtube clip!
- Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink, which recently hosted its 26th annual Mascot Skate!
Below, you can learn more about your neighborhood. Or you can visit the PghSNAP website for statistics and additional information about your neighborhood.
To find out which Council District you are in, please visit our Map of City Council Districts.
Neighborhoods in Council District 5:
Glen Hazel and Hazelwood are located east of Downtown, and are surrounded by the Monogahela River, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill. These neighborhoods are minutes away from suburban shopping areas. They are also home to numerous parks and green spaces.
Bus service to the neighborhoods is excellent. 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 is varied and affordable.
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. Today they advance into the post-industrial age with Kerotest Manufacturing Corporation.
Glen Hazel and Hazelwood are 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.
Greenfield is located southeast of Downtown and is surrounded by Squirrel Hill and Hazelwood. It is accessible by Second Avenue, the Parkway East, and the Boulevard of the Allies.
Greenfield is one of Pittsburgh's "surprise" neighborhoods, where spectacular views of the Downtown skyline are found in unexpected spots throughout the community. It is home of the Magee Recreation Center, and is on the border of Schenley Park. The Greenfield Avenue and Murray Avenue business districts are thriving, and the neighborhood is just minutes from Squirrel Hill shops.
Declaring itself as "a suburb in the city," homebuyers can find the house to fit their needs, from Victorians to Pittsburgh boxes to post-World War II ranch houses. A homebuyer looking for convenience, affordability, and a personal view of July 4th, Light-Up Night, or the Three Rivers Regatta fireworks can find the home of their dreams in Greenfield.
Greenfield is a family-oriented neighborhood with most of the community activities focusing on youth programs. Families who move here tend to stay, and most of the neighborhood's residents have lived in their homes for more than five years.
Hays is a neighborhood in southeastern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in City Council District 5. It occupies zip codes 15227, 15207, and 15236 in the 31st Ward of the city. It is named after former Pittsburgh Mayor, William B. Hayes, who served as mayor from 1903-1906.
New Homestead is a neighborhood in the southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has a zip code of 15207.
Hays was formerly the site of an ammunition plant, built by the U.S. Navy in 1942. The plant was transferred to the Army in 1966, and during its heyday between World War II and the Vietnam War employed more than a thousand people. In 1970 the plant was put on standby status until its disposition in 1988. In 1993 the site was donated to the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Hays encompasses the area known as Hays Woods, a 635+ acre woodland, the largest undeveloped tract of land in the city of Pittsburgh (larger even than Frick Park). The future of a 613-acre (2.48 km²) parcel of land including Hays Woods is uncertain, as developer Charles Betters’ application to strip mine the area was declined.
Hays is a stable community where some families have lived for generations. It is very convenient because of its location. Minutes from Downtown and the Waterfront, these hidden Pittsburgh gems are home to rural living in the city.
The Streets Run area is a beautiful, yet flood prone area of the city. Currently, there is a Flood Protection Project in the works to remedy this situation.
In addition to ballfields and community parks, portions of Hays and New Homestead have that tucked away feel that make you forget that you are living in one of America’s most vibrant metropolises.
Hazelwood and Glen Hazel are located east of Downtown, and are surrounded by the Monogahela River, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill. The neighborhoods are minutes away from suburban shopping areas. They are also home to numerous parks and green spaces.
The communities of Hazelwood and Glen Hazel, which lie along the Monongahela River, once flourished with an abundance of hazelnut trees. Beautiful places to live in the nineteenth century, these neighborhoods 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. Today they advance into the post-industrial age with Kerotest Manufacturing Corporation.
Hazelwood and Glen Hazel are family-oriented neighborhoods, with many 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.
Lincoln Place is a neighborhood in the 31st ward of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the southeast section of the city. It spans two zip codes, 15207 and 15120.
Lincoln Place is home to suburban living in the city. Minutes from downtown, the neighborhood is similar to suburban neighborhoods found hours away from the city. Classic communities as well as brand new custom home developments can be found here, while still being surrounded by woods, greenways and greenspace.
It is not unusual to find flocks of wild turkey and deer roaming the greenways of this quiet but growing community.
In addition to ballfields and the community park, portions of Lincoln Place and New Homestead have that tucked away feel that make you forget that you are living in one of America’s most vibrant metropolises.
New Homestead is a neighborhood located in the 31st Ward of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. New Homestead is bordered by Hays, Lincoln Place, West Mifflin Borough, and Munhall Borough.
This section of the City is home to many new, single family detached residential developments, as well as some earlier developments from the mid-to-late 20th Century. New Homestead is nearly all residential, but this quiet family friendly community is close to the shops of the Waterfront in Homestead as well as Century III Mall in the suburban community of West Mifflin. New Homestead boasts the number four ranking for safest neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh.
Regent Square is on the city's border, east of Downtown, and is surrounded by Point Breeze, Squirrel Hill, and Swisshelm Park. The neighborhood has easy access to the Parkway East, as well as Braddock and Forbes Avenues.
The neighborhood's proximity to parks, especially Frick Park, and an interesting commercial area add to its appeal. It's also just a few blocks from the restaurants and shops at Edgewood Towne Center.
Regent Square's attractive family homes which sit along wide streets offer residents an array of architectural styles. The abundance of trees gives the neighborhood a park-like quality.
Regent Square is a family neighborhood. Its residents often spend their leisure time taking advantage of recreational activities at Frick Park.
Squirrel Hill is located east of Downtown, and is surrounded by Greenfield, Hazelwood, Glen Hazel, Swisshelm Park, Regent Square, Shadyside , Oakland, and Point Breeze. Squirrel Hill is actually represented by two City Council Districts: District 5 and District 8. However, all of what is called "Squirrel Hill South" is in District 5. Only parts of what is called "Squirrel Hill North" are in District 5. See the overall Map of Council Districts for the delineation.
This neighborhood is one of Pittsburgh's most popular, with a variety of ethnic restaurants, delis, bakeries, old fashioned grocery stores (which still deliver) and landmark taverns, as well as chic new eateries, trendy boutiques, movie theaters and upscale shops. Frick and Schenley Parks border Squirrel Hill, offering residents with a wide range of recreational activities.
Homes in Squirrel Hill range from high-rise apartments on Forbes and Murray Avenues to sprawling brick mansions on Fair Oaks. Whether you're looking for a quaint apartment, or a contemporary house with a garage, you'll find it in Squirrel Hill.
Squirrel Hill's culturally diverse population includes a harmonious mix of families, affluent older homeowners, young singles, and students.
Situated across the Parkway East from Regent Square, Swisshelm Park is often mistaken for a suburban neighborhood. Swisshelm Park is located southeast of Downtown, and is surrounded by Regent Square and Squirrel Hill.
The Sarah Jackson Black Community Center caters to the recreational and civic interests of the neighborhood. Swisshelm Park Parklet is the place for young children to play. The neighborhood is convenient to nearby Frick Park, the Squirrel Hill shopping district, and Edgewood Town Center.
Swisshelm Park is full of suburban-style ranch and two-story brick homes. It is also a tightly knit, family-oriented community. Its residents are active in its many recreational and youth programs.