The borough of Green Tree is a southwestern suburb of Pittsburgh, about four miles from the downtown area. This community is roughly bounded by Noblestown Road/Highway 50, McKenna Avenue, and Hamburg Street on the north. The borough’s western and eastern boundaries come to a point on the south, along McMonagle Road. The railroad tracks and Interstate 376/Highway 22/Highway 30 traverse the community from west to east, roughly cutting the borough in half. The zip code for this Allegheny County community is 15220.
As of 2000, the population of Green Tree was roughly 4,720. Residents of this community enjoy easy access to the city via the Fort Pitt Tunnel and I-376. Among the many neighboring communities are East Carnegie, Ridgemont, Scott Township, and Oakwood. Interestingly, Green Tree is the birthplace of both television actor Zachary Quinto and politician Ron Paul.
Several parks can be found within Green Tree community boundaries, including Suella/Hemlock Park, Wilson Park, Hale Park, and a nature center. Suella/Hemlock Park, situated along the interstate and bordering the Fred L. Aiken Elementary School, is the largest park in the neighborhood. Among the amenities offered there are several baseball/softball fields and a soccer/football field. Wilson Park also offers tennis courts and a swimming pool. Clearly, residents of Green Tree have no shortage of options when it comes to outdoor recreation.
For more to see and do, residents of the neighborhood are less than 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Cultural attractions and entertainment options abound there, including theaters, live music venues, and art galleries. A variety of medical centers and higher-education options are also in downtown Pittsburgh. Finally, sports fans flock to the downtown area to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team at the Heinz Stadium or to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB team hit it out of PNC Park.