Dormont is a borough of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, located just over four miles southwest of the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. It extends roughly to McFarland Road and Scott Road on the west; Crosby Avenue and Louisiana Avenue on the north; Wenzell Avenue and McNeilly Avenue on the east; and West Liberty Avenue, Dellwood Avenue, Lovingston Drive, and Fernwood Avenue on the south. The railroad tracks traverse the borough roughly from north to south. Dormont is in the 15216 zip code area, within Allegheny County. Area communities include South Hills and Brookline.
As of July 2009, roughly 8,450 people called this community “home.” Residences here are mostly tightly spaced, single-family homes. The vast majority of the borough is residential, but a variety of commercial offerings can be found scattered throughout the community, especially along McFarland Road and Pontomac Avenue. Some of the attractions here include Hollywood Theater and the Dormont Public Library. DePaul Institute is located just outside of neighborhood bounds on the southeast.
Nestled along the community’s western boundary is Dormont Park, a popular outdoor recreation destination for area residents. This community park offers a large outdoor swimming pool with water slide, softball/baseball field, walking/jogging trails, playgrounds, and an indoor recreation center that offers additional amenities.
For more to see and do, residents of Dormont make the nine-mile drive into downtown Pittsburgh, which is known for its cultural attractions, entertainment options and higher education opportunities. The latter include well-known Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), and Carnegie Mellon University. Also in the downtown area is Heinz Stadium, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team, and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB team. Allegheny Commons Park, the city’s oldest park, is a popular destination for outdoor recreation in the downtown area.