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Testimonial Carrick living means walking to a Chinese Restaurant, a shoemaker, a barber, a hardware store, a park and everything else you need all within 10 walking minutes. My neighbors are the best!
- John Rudiak
- John Rudiak
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Located between the suburbs of the South Hills and Downtown, the Carrick neighborhood, often referred to as the “Hill Top,” has an affordable, solid housing stock and remains quiet, family-oriented and close-knit. Houses in Carrick vary from Victorian era beauties to more modern townhouses, apartments and row homes, where all types of Pittsburghers - including young professionals, families, and elderly residents - call home. In fact, it's not unusual for several generations of one family to live on the same street in Carrick.
Carrick is conveniently located and well-served by public transportation, but still retains its quaint charm. The Carrick section of Brownsville Road is approximately 2 miles long, and is comprised of three discrete business districts with residential areas in between.
Carrick prides itself on having two fine elementary schools, Concord and Roosevelt, as well as Carrick High School.
Along with well-kept modest and large grand homes, the neighborhood offers numerous parks and playgrounds, the Carnegie Library of Carrick, historic Phillips Park and Volunteers Field, which offers an expertly maintained baseball-only field and a multi-purpose athletic field.
In 1997, Carrick was named the first "Cool Community" in the northern United States by the U.S. Department of Energy. "Cool Community" is a national recognition program for strategic tree planting for energy conservation purposes. Partnering with conservation organizations, community groups worked to weatherize homes and businesses, plant trees and flowers, and add elements of “green building” to the renovation of Carrick High School.
SchoolsFamilies in Carrick 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 GreatSchools.org - offers a mix of neighborhood schools and specialized magnet choices in or near Carrick, including:
- Pittsburgh Carmalt Science and Technology PreK-8 Magnet
- Pittsburgh Concord K-5
- Pittsburgh Roosevelt PreK-5
- Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5
- Pittsburgh Brookline K-8
- Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8
- Pittsburgh Carrick 9-12
If you are interested in private, parochial, or charter school options, please visit the "Education" section of our resource page for links.
LibrariesThe 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 Carrick enjoy these branches:
- Carrick Library
- Knoxville Library