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The Point Breeze neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s east end is known as the early childhood home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard. Her memoir, An American Childhood, was set in Point Breeze in the early 1950s.
This is a popular urban area with an old-fashioned grocery store, Frick Park Market. The neighborhood is also home to the Manor movie theater and a variety of restaurants. Point Breeze residents and visitors can enjoy anything from a cup of tea on the patio at the Frick Art and Historical Center to Italian, Belgium, European, or vegetarian cuisine or just coffee and a sandwich at Charlie’s Diner.
Residents enjoy walking and biking within the neighborhood but also have access to public transportation. Bus and light rail passes are available to almost anywhere in the city and can even be purchased online at the Port Authority website.
Pittsburgh is known as the Most Livable City and is a vibrant cultural and educational center. It is home to several universities. Higher education opportunities for residents include Chatham University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh, some within walking or biking distance of the Point Breeze neighborhood. The Frick Art and Historical Center is located in Frick Park, a five-acre site in Point Breeze that includes the 1860s home of noted industrialist Henry Clay Frick.
Residents can take advantage of several parks in the community, including Homewood Park; Forges & Braddock Playground; Frick Park and Historical Museum; and Schenley Park, which is a short distance from Point Breeze. It is the home of the Carnegie Museum and Library, the 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 such as ice skating events and summer concerts on Flagstaff Hill.