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As the name suggests, Southside Flats (alternately written “South Side Flats”) is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s south side. This community is roughly one and a half miles from the heart of the downtown area, which is about five minutes away by car. Southside Flats is bounded by the Monongahela River on the north and east and the Liberty Bridge on the west. It extends to the railroad tracks on the south and East Carson Street/Highway 837 runs the length of the community, roughly parallel with the tracks. The zip code for this Allegheny County community is 15203.

This primarily residential neighborhood spans more than one and a quarter square miles and is home to nearly 5,725 residents. Southside Flats is sometimes referred to as Pittsburgh’s “Georgetown” due to the large number of 19th-century homes found here. This neighborhood is a true example of city living, with homes that are spaced very close together and no discernible yards. In addition to the residential areas, many restaurants and bars can be found in Southside Flats, and East Carson Street alone hosts a large portion of the city’s nightlife and entertainment options.

Also within neighborhood bounds are the UPMC South Side Hospital, which provides a convenient health care option. The northern portion of the community hosts the Southside Riverfront Park, a popular destination for area families. Among the amenities offered here are a jogging/biking trail, public boat launch, and picnic area. Schools within community bounds include South Side High School, which is situated along East Carson Street and hosts the George K. Cupples Stadium.

Directly north of Southside Flats, on the other side of the river, is downtown Pittsburgh. The downtown area is easily accessible via the Liberty Bridge and hosts a variety of cultural attractions, entertainment options, sports stadiums, and higher education opportunities.


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