One of the city's largest neighborhoods, Lawrenceville stretches from the eastern edge of the Strip District, barely a mile from downtown, along the banks of the Allegheny River, almost to the western border of Highland Park. Penn Avenue and Butler Street provide convenient access to the neighborhood. It is also surrounded by Polish Hill, Bloomfield, Garfield, and Stanton Heights
Lawrenceville bills itself as a "back to the basics" neighborhood. What it offers is affordable housing, the convenient Butler Street business district, and easy access to work, shop and play in Downtown, Shadyside and Oakland.
This neighborhood has a house to fit almost any taste. Large single family brick homes dominate the eastern part of Lawrenceville, while residents closer to Downtown enjoy the urban character of the streets lined with turn-of-the-century rowhouses alongside newly constructed townhomes in Doughboy Square.
Lawrenceville's more than 11,000 residents represent a changing mix of established families, whose parents and grandparents moved to Pittsburgh in the late 1800s to work in the factories, and young professionals, artists, and musicians attracted by the architectural gems and affordable homes.