The Allegheny Center Neighborhood is in the 15212 zip-code area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood is rich is Pittsburgh history and culture, kept contemporary in the post-steel life of the city. The Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, an engaging and considerate approach to live theater for children is a member of the neighborhood, as is the Hazlet Theater that began its life as one of the first of the free Carnegie Libraries.
The northern border for the Allegheny Center Neighborhood is West North Avenue until it crosses Forest Street and becomes West North Avenue to connect with the eastern boundary as it follows Cedar Avenue. The Interstate 279, forms the south border before it jumps up to meet the western front of Brighton Road.
To the north of the neighborhood is the Riverview Park, a 251-acre park that was originally donated to Allegheny in 1894, and named for its many overlooks, now overgrown, of the Ohio River. The Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park/The First Tee of Pittsburgh is an 18-hole course, designed over 4,620 yards, setting a challenging par 67, is to the east of the neighborhood.
To the south of the neighborhood, tucked between the freeway and the river is the PNC Stadium, the fifth home of the Pittsburgh Pirates since the team’s 1887 creation. Not to be outdone, just to the west is the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
The neighborhood has been through many life cycles, beginning as a busy river port for goods and materials, becoming industrialized, and now with the city as a key player in the technology age. The renewal has surrounded the neighborhood with parks, connected by wide sidewalks and has public transportation provided by the Port Authority through a network of bus routes and light rail connections referred to as the “T.”