Beltzhoover Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Some of the city’s best housing deals can be found in the Beltzhoover neighborhood, located just south of downtown. Revitalization efforts in recent years have improved the area, bringing in new businesses while stabilizing the community. There are plenty of homes available for purchase at low rates in Beltzhoover, while renters can find great deals on apartments and row houses which offer a location convenient to downtown and other major urban centers in Pittsburgh.
Beltzhoover’s boundaries include Warrington Avenue to the north, Bausman Street to the south, Saw Mill Run Boulevard to the west and Beltzhoover Avenue to the east. It is part of the Pittsburgh City Council District 3 and the 15210 ZIP Code.
Beltzhoover is named after Melchor Beltzhoover, a German immigrant whose family settled the neighborhood in the late 18th century. The land was originally used for farming, but the area became more industrialized with the advent of mining and factories. Magazine Hill picked up its name during the Civil War, as it was the site of a brick powder magazine constructed when General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces threatened Pennsylvania.
McKinley Park serves as a hub for life in Beltzhoover. The park was originally known as Butcher’s Grove, reflecting its place as a favorite destination for oxen roasts held by butchers and other employees of nearby slaughterhouses in the 19th century. Today, McKinley Park hosts families who take advantage of the heavily wooded site for BBQs, picnics or to play sports such as tennis, basketball or roller hockey. There is also a skate park for adventurous kids and adults featuring a half-pipe and street obstacles.