North Shore, the Pittsburgh neighborhood of choice for 25 to 35 year old young professionals, lies on the northern bank of the Ohio River. Living in this community puts residents within walking distance to Pittsburgh’s finest destinations. PNC Park, home of Heinz Field, is located directly on the river front. The $281 Million home of the Pittsburgh Steelers Football team hosted its first game in 2001.
North Shore is also the location of the Andy Warhol Museum, the largest one in the United States dedicated to a single artist. Andy was a Pittsburgh born pop art icon and the 88,000 square foot, seven floor building holds 17 galleries of his work. This museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. There are also several other popular sites in North Shore including State AE Amphitheater, the Carnegie Science Center and the Rivers Casino.
Nearby neighborhoods have interesting facilities to explore as well. The Mattress Factory museum is a popular site located nearby in Central North side. It is located in the former Sterns and Foster mattress factory and warehouse and has been open since 1977. The Senator John Heinz History Center, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, is located in the nearby Strip District. Allegheny Center is the home of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny as well as the National Aviary.
Residents can find restaurants, shops, and businesses in nearby neighborhoods, and will appreciate the new stations for the light rail planned for North Shore. The North Side station will be located near PNC Park near the north entrance to the Allegheny River Tunnel. Allegheny station will be placed near Heinz Field and will be the western end of the line.