East Liberty

Population: 5,543

Median Household Income: $33,720.00

Median Home Value: $158,800.00

Pittsburgh can always be found on a list of best places to live. Our city’s post-industrial comeback has been touted the world over as we share stories of citywide revitalization. Nowhere has this change been more evident than in East Liberty, as scores of developers reshape the narrative of this charming patch of Steel City.

In the past few years major retailers like Target and tech giants like Google have helped this east side town pull itself up by its bootstraps. The East Liberty shopping district has helped piggyback new boutique ventures like Ace Hotel and other nightlife hotspots, which have opened up this neighborhood to new demographics. What used to be a barren landscape of abandoned buildings and forgotten storefronts is now humming with activity as luxury apartment buildings pop up and bring new life to this region of Pittsburgh.

If you’re stopping by for a visit, pay close attention to the activity happening near the intersection of Centre Avenue and South Highland Avenue. From this vantage point, one can observe the hustle and bustle of residents visiting restaurants and retail shops. These stores expand outwardly from the centerpiece in the heart of East Liberty, the stunning East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

As you move outward from the center of East Liberty, luxury condos give way to stand-alone structures and townhomes that perfectly capture the charm of Pittsburgh architecture. Older housing in this district is routinely torn down to make way for modern dwellings for newcomers. As Pittsburgh grows and creates new economic opportunity, East Liberty is becoming more attractive to home buyers and renters by the day.

Adjacent Neighborhoods:

Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Friendship, Stanton Heights, Highland Park, Larimer

 

References:

-Pittsburgh Dept. of City Planning

-2010 US Census Data

-City-Data.com

 

 

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