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Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill owes its easygoing prosperity to the fact that it wasn't revived – most of its liberal, middle-class denizens never abandoned it. A center for Pittsburgh's Jewish community, Squirrel Hill has proved both adaptable and constant. Malls can't seem to displace Murray and Forbes avenues where you'll find scads of restaurants and institutions such as the Carnegie Library and Little's Shoes. Besides restaurants and specialty shops, neighborhood services remain: groceries, a drugstore, and a neighborhood movie house. Though a quintessential family neighborhood, Squirrel Hill offers its long-toiling grad students up-to-date conveniences and, in coffeehouses like the lauded 61C Café. The idyll continues on Squirrel Hill's leafy residential streets, as its solid brick houses merge with Schenley Park to the west and Frick to the east.

The 61A, 61B, 61C and 61D bus routes all provide services to Oakland and Downtown as well as some other fun destinations on their outer ends -- take the 61B to Regent Square, hop the 61C to Kennywood or ride the 61D to the Waterfront. The 64 bus route also heads to the Waterfront, as to Shadyside, Bloomfield and Lawrenceville.


Pittsburgh Carrick High School in Carrick

Is Pittsburgh doing enough for families?

When the clouds clear and the rivers glimmer, Pittsburgh's future looks pretty bright. But one of the most literal indicators of a city's success -- its children -- aren't necessarily reaping the benefits of a shiny new Pittsburgh. Here, Pop City details where the city is missing the mark, and how some leaders are stepping up for local youth.

The porches at Summerset

Summerset at Frick Park: A new, traditional neighborhood redefining Pittsburgh

Summerset at Frick Park recently received the 2015 Merit Award in Design by the American Society of Landscape Architects, and won the Act 2 Award for "Place to Live" by the PA Brownfields Conference.

The porches at Summerset

Summerset celebrates the season of the porch with a new kind of neighborhood block party

Summerset at Frick Park celebrates the front porch as an icon of city living with a porch party on May 17.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: 22nd Pittsburgh JFilm Festival

Pittsburgh's JFilm Festival celebrates its 22nd year with a slate of 20 incredible films from eight different countries, all of which examine and celebrate Jewish culture. The festival takes place from April 16 - 26.

Learning laboratory

Parks conservancy group gives Pittsburgh students a lesson in STEM

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has turned the city's green spaces into a vast outdoor classroom for students exploring STEM subjects at Pittsburgh Public Schools.
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