Etna and Sharpsburg are communities roughly six miles northeast of the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This area is sometimes referred to collectively as Etna – Sharpsburg.
This large community extends roughly to William Flynn Highway, Saxonburg Boulevard, Brownshill Road, Dorseyvill Road and Squaw Run Road on the north; Squaw Run Road/Fox Chapel Road on the east; and Newland Lane, Mt. Vernon Drive, Lewis Street and Little Pine Creek Road on the west. On the south, it extends to the railroad tracks, which means that the river falls within community bounds. The zip code here is 15215, and Etna – Sharpsburg is part of Allegheny County.
Much of the Etna – Sharpsburg neighborhood is devoted to residential areas, but there are commercial options throughout this large community as well, especially along Main Street in the riverfront area. Much of the residential areas consist of large, single-family homes on spacious, well-shaded lots. Some of the homes have their own above-ground swimming pools.
A variety of parks and playgrounds can be found within Etna – Sharpsburg, which make this a great neighborhood for families, fitness fanatics, and outdoor enthusiasts. Some of the options include Shaler Township Park, James O’Hara Park and Kerrwood Park/Sylvan Park. Just outside of neighborhood bounds on the south is Highland Park, a large city park with several lakes. This city park also hosts the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Opportunities for outdoor recreation just outside of neighborhood bounds to the northeast include Trilium Trails and the Fox Chapel Golf Course.
For more to see and do, residents of Etna – Sharpsburg make the 12-minute drive into downtown Pittsburgh, which offers no shortage of attractions and amenities. The downtown area is especially known for its cultural attractions, nightlife, sports venues, and higher education options.