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 #3 Best Neighborhoods to Live and Raise a Family in Pittsburgh 

#6 Best Neighborhoods to Buy a House in Pittsburgh

With its upscale houses, wide streets and border with Frick Park, you’d never know Point Breeze sits just minutes away from bustling city life in Pittsburgh’s East End

The people that live in a very tranquil one-square-mile Point Breeze neighborhood have a very strong sense of community. Their attractive homes are mix of architectural styles, including ranch, stone and mansions, sitting back off the quiet streets surrounded by Frick ParkFrick Park is the largest municipal park largely located in Point Breeze, making the neighborhood another great option for outdoor enthusiasts and dog-lovers. Mellon Park is little city park shared between Shadyside and Point Breeze. Named after an early 19th-century hotel, Point Breeze was host to some of the wealthiest families in Pittsburgh and the entire United States. Andrew Mellon, George Westinghouse, Henry Clay Frick, and Henry John Heinz all had their estates located along Penn Avenue, in stark contrast to its appearance today. The most prominent feature of Point Breeze is the mansion belonging to Henry Clay Frick, known as Clayton, the last remaining home of its kind in Pittsburgh, standing as a testament to another era on the 5.5- acre site. 

North Point Breeze, just north of Penn Avenue and part of Point Breeze is generally considered a neighborhood unto its own, where you can find popular grocery store with  locally-sourced, organic food East End Food Co-op, and warehouse supplying surplus construction materials & appliances at reduced prices Construction Junction.

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Median Home Value

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Area Feel
Dense Suburban

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Must Go Places in Point Breeze

A quaint business district anchors the community, offering professional services as family owned Point Breeze Veterinary Clinic, arts & crafts shop Needle Point Breeze, custom framing studio Framezilla, yoga studio, hair saloons and dry cleaning.


Beloved Point Brugge Café is known for its signature dish of steaming bowls of mussels, soups and salads. Enjoy locally sourced and seasonal fare in Pittsburgh's most beautiful dining setting at Café at the Frick. The intimate, chef-owned Pino serves up Italian food with a modern twist in the middle of the small but sweet business district offering Italian food and an inviting bar. Peppi’s is home to old tyme sandwich shoppe where you can try Roethlis”burger”, chicken subs, burger and sausage sandwiches. 

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