City of Pittsburgh Council District 7
Morningside

Morningside is located east of Downtown and is surrounded by the Allegheny River, Stanton Heights, Highland Park and East Liberty.

The neighborhood of Morningside, distinguished by its tree-lined streets and two-story brick homes with porches, used to be a farm community until 1905, when the Chislett Street trolley line came.  Major residential development followed several years later.  Morningside is a quiet residential community, less than two square miles in area, where people tend to know one another.  A featured annual event here is the St. Rocco Festival, which takes place for two days in August and consists of an Italian mass followed by singing, dancing, and a fireworks display.

Morningside abounds with well-kept brick homes, matching side by side down pleasant, tree-lined streets with plenty of ballfields and playgrounds for youngsters.  It is within walking distance of Highland Park and the Pittsburgh Zoo, and is just a short drive to the Waterworks Mall.

Morningside remains a stable, prosperous community for its hard-working residents.  The neighborhood has strong ethnic roots, with local churches playing an active role in community programs.

Morningside Links

Morningside Area Community Council

 

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