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Highland Park: Photos

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I'm sure TheGerbil could probably do a better tour... but here's the neighborhood through my eyes.

Highland Park is a large, racially-diverse and relatively wealthy neighborhood in the northeast corner of Pittsburgh's East End. It is mostly residential though it has a small busienss district on Bryant St. Highland Park is also home to... Highland Park... one of Pittsburgh's largest parks at over 500 acres. It features the Pittsburgh Zoo, PPG Aquarium, a rare uncovered reservoir, swimming facilities, tennis courts, playgrounds, hiking trails and other amenities. It is a very beautiful neighborhood featuring lush tree-lined streets and attractive spacious detached housing in styles including Victorian, Tudor and Colonial (though there's a row here and there).

The photos are almost exclusively from the half of the neighborhood west of Highland Ave.

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the entrance to Highland Park

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uncovered reservoir

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Highland Park's residential skyscraper

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I figured this had to a museum or history center... but it said "private property"... is this a residence?

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a very bizarre row

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typical Highland Park street... I LOVE the tree canopies... but they do provide a photographic challenge

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one of Pittsburgh's favorite coffeeshops

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rehabs

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this church is now the Union Station Cafe and community center

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Stanton Ave. forms the border between Highland Park and E. Liberty... it is lined with impressive homes

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The next 4 pics are actually within the neighborhood of E. Liberty... 1 block south of Highland Park... these are of Alpha Terrace... a National Historic District featuring rowhouses in Romanesque and Queen Anne styles

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back to Highland Park...

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the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the distance

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an E. Liberty housing project in the distance... this high-rise will undergo demolition soon...

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a pedestrian passage

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I can see my house! And my car. That's too funny.

I think you did a very nice job. I always enjoy your photos, but this set especially. :)

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I always enjoy your photos, but this set especially. :)

I thought you would. You live in a beautiful neighborhood, TheGerbil! Have you been to the Union Station Cafe yet?

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Yes, I have been there, it's a nice little cafe. One thing I like about it is that they sell 'curb-side coffee' every weekday morning at rush hour. I don't drink coffee but I thought it was a neat idea.

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Thanks for sharing pics of my beautiful neighborhood. We have lived here for a year and a half since moving from CA and we love it. It is a great location, close to Shadyside and the burgeoning growth of East Liberty which will be one of the great city centers as soon as development heats up more and they deal with the issues of loitering and littering.

My one wish for Highland Park, is for the business district to gain more services and shops so we can be a more walkable neighborhood.

Thanks again!

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I forgot to mention one thing. That house you asked about (see pic below) is indeed privately owned. I think people live there. BUT it used to be public. I took an art class there as a child. And we used to go sledding on the wonderfully steep hill nearby. I wish I knew why it was sold. Maybe it was too expensive to keep up.

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Aside from the fact that I am a Seattlite by nature and love that city with all my heart, Pittsburgh is my FAVORITE US city! I love the affordability, density, functionality, and weather (Seattle NEVER snows :-(...). If at all possible, when done with college, I AM MOVING THERE! :-)!!!

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