Beechview (Pittsburgh)

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Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Former Borough
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Coordinates: 40°24′49″N 80°01′21″W / 40.413687°N 80.022433°W / 40.413687; -80.022433
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny County
City Pittsburgh
Incorporated July 28, 1905[1]
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,974
 • Density 5,500/sq mi (2,100/km2)

Beechview is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's southwestern side. 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.[3] It is located in Zone 6 for Pittsburgh Police. While Beechview took an economic downturn in the late 20th century, its proximity to downtown Pittsburgh, convenient access to trolley transit, sweeping vistas and new businesses have allowed Beechview to stabilize economically.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1940 10,853 —    
1950 11,994 +10.5%
1960 14,032 +17.0%
1970 14,360 +2.3%
1980 11,911 −17.1%
1990 9,311 −21.8%
2000 8,772 −5.8%
2010 7,974 −9.1%
University of Pittsburgh[6]


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.[7][8]

Surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods

Beechview has six borders, including the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Duquesne Heights to the north, Mt. Washington to the northeast, Brookline to the south and southeast, Banksville to the west, and Ridgemont to the northwest (separated by the Parkway West I-376). The borough of Dormont borders Beechview from the southwest.


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

See also


  1. ^ Loney, Anna; Marini, Nate (1 January 2005). "Beechview". Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved 1 February 2017 – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
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  5. ^ "Census:Pittsburgh" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2012. [better source needed]
  6. ^ "Pittsburgh Census Tracts". Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  7. ^ Bob Batz, Jr. (30 January 2005). "Here: In Beechview". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Pittsburgh Hills". Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen. Archived from the original on 16 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 

Further reading

  • Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. 

External links

  • Interactive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Map

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