post-title Neighborhood Profile: North Shore and North Side

Neighborhood Profile: North Shore and North Side

Neighborhood Profile: North Shore and North Side

North Shore and North Side
Along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, the North Shore boasts great views of Downtown.

Most famous for its iconic sports venues on the North Shore – Heinz Field and PNC Park – it’s also home to world-class museums and award-winning attractions. Take the T (the subway under the river…it’s free) or walk to Rivers Casino, The Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, Kayak Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Science Center, to name a few! Make a note: It’s one of the best places in the city to watch fireworks…and there are plenty of chances to do that!

The Vibe
Genuine and historically relevant. Sporty. Community-minded. Diverse and dynamic.

The List
1. Go on a guided tour of PNC Park or Heinz Field.
2. Stroll or bike along the North Shore Trail.
3. Visit Randyland, the city’s most colorful building.
4. Visit the larger-than-life Mister Rogers’ statue located near Heinz Field.
5. Check out the City of Asylum, where exiled writers are invited to stay.

The Name
The “North Shore” was once part of Allegheny City, a separate borough from Pittsburgh. It describes 18 smaller neighborhoods overlooking the city, including aptly named places like Fineview and historic Deutschtown.

One More Thing
Don’t miss the orange cart with the bright umbrella in West Park. Gus and Yia-Yia’s serves old-fashioned, hand-scraped iceballs all summer long, since 1934.

Article provided by VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County. Learn more at Photo Credit: Golden Triangle Bike