Nestled in the far eastern corner of Pittsburgh, the neighborhood of East Hills welcomes residents with tree lined streets and parks. East Hills, Hunter, and Duff parks are available for children to run and play. Local businesses, including a hardware store, clothing and food stores, a flower shop and medical care are all found in the community.
With the Pittsburgh Transit bus lines available, residents have short commutes into the Downtown area for employment, recreation, or entertainment.
Historic Duquesne Incline Railway is a short drive or bus ride away. The upper station houses a museum of Pittsburgh history. The incline runs every morning, 365 days a year. The tickets for this popular ride are only $4.50 for a round trip ticket and children, senior citizens and students all ride for free.
East Hill residents can find the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium a great place to take their children. It is situated on a 77 acre site that provides a natural habitat facility for thousands of animals. Exhibits include the Asian Forest, African Savanna, the Tropical Forest, the Aquarium World of Discovery, the Kid’s Kingdom, and Waters Edge which is the only exhibit in the country with two underwater tunnels where visitors can see Polar Bears swimming underwater.
Schenley Park in nearby Oakland is the home of Carnegie Museum and Library, Phillips Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and Panther Hollow Lake. In addition, there is 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.