Beechview (Pittsburgh)

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Beechview
Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Former Borough
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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Area[1]
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 7,974
 • Density 5,500/sq mi (2,100/km2)

Beechview is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's southwestern side, it is commonly referred to as "Pittsburgh's Little Mexico". It has a zip code of 15216, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by both the council member for District 4 (South Neighborhoods) and for District 2 (West Neighborhoods). Beechview was founded in 1905 after the introduction of a comprehensive light rail transit system. It is Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Zone 4-10 and houses Engine Company #28.[2] It is located in Zone 6 for Pittsburgh Police. While Beechview took an economic downturn in the late 20th century, its close proximity to downtown Pittsburgh, convenient access to trolley transit, sweeping vistas and new businesses have allowed Beechview to stabilize economically.

Geography

Despite Beechview's hilly terrain, its streets follow a grid pattern, resulting in some extremely steep roads. This includes Canton Avenue, the steepest street in the U.S., at a 37% grade. "Our hills define us"![3][4]

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Banksville, Brookline, Dormont (a neighboring borough), Duquesne Heights, Mt. Washington

Travel

Beechview is served by the Dawn, Pennant, Westfield, Fallowfield, Hampshire, Belasco, Boustead and Shiras Pittsburgh Light Rail Red Line stations.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps/fire_zones.html
  3. Bob Batz, Jr. (30 January 2005). "Here: In Beechview". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Pittsburgh Hills". Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen. Archived from the original on 16 May 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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