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The aptly named neighborhood of Fineview is renowned as one of the best places from which to view Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s city skyline. Residents from all over the greater Pittsburgh area come to the Fineview Overlook to gaze out at their great city. Fineview is a particularly popular lookout during sunrise and sunset, and many envy the scenery enjoyed by its residents.
A true gem of a community, Fineview sits above Allegheny General Hospital. Its gently sloping grounds are fixed in the hillsides of the northern slopes of Pittsburgh. It is a part of zip code 15214 in Allegheny County.
This historic neighborhood was originally called Nunnery Hill for the convent that once existed here. It is well known for its famous streetcar line #21 that ran from 1951 to 1966. Two buildings from the civil war still stand, Heathside Cottage and the Henderson-Metz House. Both are wildly popular with history mavens.
Fineview has an active community organization and beautifully restored historic homes. There is an abundance of terraced green space ideal for walking, hiking, biking, and gardening. Fineview is home to the annual Fineview Step Challenge, a 4.5 mile race that challenges its participants on the naturally elevated steps of Fineview.
Downtown Pittsburgh is within walking distance, as is a profusion of shopping, dining, employment, and entertainment options. Furthermore, cultural indulgences abound. The Carnegie Library, National Aviary, West Park, and the Andy Warhol Museum are all just minutes away.
Its central location overlooking downtown Pittsburgh provides easy commutes for Fineview residents. It is only about a twenty-minute walk or five-minute drive to the downtown area. It is close to Route 65, Route 28, Interstate 279, and Interstate 579.
Its rustic charm, stunningly scenic views, and prime location make Fineview a desirable place to call home.