The West Allegheny neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. is located north of the Allegheny River. Pittsburgh, known as the Most Livable City, is a vibrant cultural and educational center. The city is home to several universities, teaching hospitals, and the popular Pittsburgh Steelers football team.
West Allegheny is a mixture of residential and commercial properties. The older, predominately brick buildings are well maintained. This family friendly community offers both schools and daycare facilities. Restaurants with a variety of cuisines and movie theatres provide evening entertainment. The nearby allegheny General Hospital offers excellent medical care. Located close to downtown Pittsburgh, residents can drive across the Allegheny River on Interstate 279 or take public transportation into the city.
Recreation opportunities include Benton Field, which has recreational programs for baseball, softball, soccer, and futsal. The little known sport of futsal is a type of association football, which is played in a smaller playing area. Riverview Park covers 251 acres and offers a public pool, playground, equestrian bridle path, archery range, ball fields, and an off-leash dog area. It is also the home of The Allegheny Observatory, which hosts multiple community events and summer concerts.
Residents and visitors to West Allegheny will want to visit Point State Park, which lies just across the Allegheny River. This 36-acre site opened in 1976, and is located at the three way intersection of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers as they meet the Ohio River. The Park includes the remains of two of Pittsburgh’s oldest structures: Fort Pitt and Fort Duquesne. History buffs can visit the Fort Pitt Museum, which contains historical items and information about the French and Indian War (1754-1763).