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Located on the northern side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Polish Hill is a small, but prominent neighborhood with a rich history. Largely residential, Polish Hill is so named because of the large population of Polish immigrants that lived in the area during the 1800s. Polish culture, particularly the food, continues to influence today's Pittsburgh as perogies with sausages are still a popular, local meal. Today, Polish Hill is predominantly composed of standalone, single-family homes, town homes, and a few older buildings that have been converted into smaller apartment complexes.


You won't find many businesses in Polish Hill, but you will find a handful of locally-owned restaurants, a few medical services, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. There are also a few churches in the neighborhood, including the Immaculate Heart of Mary: one of the largest churches in the city of Pittsburgh. 

Pittsburgh distinctly experiences all four seasons, so you and your pup should be ready for muggy and warm days during the summer and potentially icy days during the winter months. 

Terrain in Polish Hill
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TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
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Mostly Hilly
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Polish Hill, as the name suggests, is located on the top of a large hill in Pittsburgh. Many of the streets have incredibly steep inclines, while other parts of the neighborhood have more rolling hills. For the most part, you and your pup should enjoy your walk, but the hills may pose a bit of an extra challenge while you're out getting your daily exercise. 


Thankfully, Polish Hill has quite a few greenways and sidewalks for you and your pup to enjoy. Stroll along the well-maintained sidewalks and then stop to admire the several community or flower gardens in the area. At the very least, your pup will have plenty of smells to explore as you walk past these smaller greenways! 

The boundaries of Polish Hill include Liberty Avenue and Ruthven Street to the north, Bloomfield Bridge to the east, Ridgway Street and Bigelow Boulevard to the south, and Haran Street with the Frank Curto Park to the west. 

Greenways in Polish Hill
6 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh have an average of:
15 Greenways
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For a smaller neighborhood, it may be surprising that there are five public parks in Polish Hill. The largest of these parks is West Penn Park. This park is home to a community recreation center, a skate park, a playground, plenty of places for general recreation, benches, and a parking lot. This large park also connects with the Frank Curto Park to the west. 


The second largest public park in Polish Hill is Melwood Parklet. This parklet is largely natural terrain with un-manicured greenery and trees. Beyond that, you will find two community gardens: Polish Hill Community Garden and Harmar Street Community Garden. There is also a small flower garden, Herron Avenue Flower Garden, on the eastern side of the neighborhood. 


The nearest dog park is only a mile and a half to the north. The Bernard Dog Run is a small, off-leash, fenced-in area that is perfect for your pup to get some extra exercise in or to socialize with other Steel City pups. 

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