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Allegheny Center

North Pittsburgh

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Allegheny Center is situated north of Downtown, and is home to many cultural institutions, such as the National Aviary, New Hazlett Theater, Carnegie Library, and Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Allegheny Center was designed by architects Detter & Ritchey, and is situated within West Park of Allegheny Commons. Residents also enjoy nearby comprehensive medical care at Allegheny General Hospital.

Allegheny Center offers a unique combination of convenience and quality of life attributes that cannot be found in office or residential settings within the congested downtown business district or in the outlying suburbs of Pittsburgh.


Families in Allegheny Center enjoy a variety of educational options. The Pittsburgh Public School District - which was recently named one of the Country's Top Ten Large Urban Districts by - offers a mix of neighborhood schools and specialized magnet choices in or near Allegheny Center, including:
  • Pittsburgh Manchester K-8
  • Pittsburgh Allegheny Traditional Academy K-8 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh King K-8
  • Pittsburgh Schiller Classical Academy 6-8 Magnet
  • Pittsburgh Oliver 9-12
  • Pittsburgh Perry Traditional Academy 9-12 Magnet
Please visit the Pittsburgh Public Schools website for more information.
If you are interested in private, parochial, or charter school options, please visit the "Education" section of our resource page for links.


The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest and most respected public library systems in the country. Established by Andrew Carnegie as a public trust in 1895, CLP has 19 locations throughout the City of Pittsburgh. Neighbors in Allegheny Center enjoy these branches:
  • Allegheny Library
  • Woods Run Library
For more information about the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, visit their website.

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