Banksville is a suburban neighborhood in the South Hills section of Pittsburgh. It has plenty of charm, along with affordable suburban housing. Recent renovation efforts in the area include the Blitz on Banksville Beautification project, which has made significant improvements to the appearance of Banksville Road through clean-up and decorative planting.
The neighborhood’s rough boundaries are Interstate 376 to the north, McMonagle Road to the south, Banksville Road to the east. The western border is the land just east of Greentree Road.
The community is sometimes referred to as Greentree City because of its close association with the Green Tree neighborhood, which is directly to the west. It is part of the 15220 and 15216 ZIP codes.
Banksville was established after the Civil War by Alexander Carnahan on land first settled by his parents, who were Irish immigrants. The neighborhood bears the maiden name of Carnahan’s wife.
The architecture in Banksville is diverse, ranging from modern tract-style housing to older, Victorian homes. This is a highly walkable neighborhood, with wide streets and sidewalks. Homes in Banksville are well maintained and often have large, manicured front yards. Visitors to the area will also notice Hyland Hills and Crane Village, two of the larger garden apartment complexes in Pittsburgh.
Residents can explore the outdoors at Banksville Park, which opened in 1977 and which was renovated in 2000. The facility includes a new playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts, ball fields, and a community center. Shopping opportunities for residents include the Parkway Center Mall, which houses a Kmart, Radio Shack, and Dollar Tree discount store.