Arlington Heights is one of the smaller neighborhoods in the southern sector of Pittsburgh, south of the downtown area and surrounded by Arlington and South Side. Located high on a ridge, Arlington Heights offers a specular view of downtown Pittsburgh and neighboring South Side. There are several businesses in the community, and the owners employ residents to keep the jobs in the community.
The community has an active tenant council which plans multiple recreation and social activities for the residents. The Arlington Heights Recreation Center has arts and crafts, night basketball and drill team practice facilities for the Arlington Heights Stompers. Pre-school age youngsters, teens and even seniors will find activites to fit their interests at the YMCA Arlington Heights branch.
Cobden Basketball Court, Arlington Gym and Bill Soltz Field are also available for residents’ recreation time. The Arlington Pool is enjoyed in the summer along with the South Side Park. Arlington Heights residents can find additional businesses, banks and churches in nearby Arlington or in South Side, where Southside Works, a retail, office, entertainment and residential complex is located. The $300 million dollar life-style center was recently opened, and it has more than 34 acres of development including retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and apartments.
Schenley Park, close by in Oakland, is the home of Carnegie Museum and Library, Phillips Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Panther Hollow Lake. In addition, Arlington Heights residents will find an ice skating rink and swimming pool. Activities are planned throughout the year, including ice skating events and concerts on Flagstaff Hill in the summer.