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Squirrel Hill is a rather large neighborhood located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With it being such a large neighborhood, it is typically divided and referred to as Squirrel Hill North and Squirrel Hill South. This neighborhood was originally named for the plethora of gray squirrels that call this area their home. Additionally, Squirrel Hill is one of the largest, predominately Jewish communities in the United States. Along with that large community, there are plenty of Jewish-owned businesses like bakeries and stores, synagogues, nonprofits, and community centers in this neighborhood.  


The largest of the two, Squirrel Hill South, is largely residential, however, there are a few commercial streets and several prominent greenways in the neighborhood. Murray Avenue is home to many of the commercial businesses with everything from grocery stores, locally-owned restaurants and cafes, theaters, and convenience stores. Squirrel Hill is also home to Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University.


Residentially, Squirrel Hill South is largely composed of standalone, single-family homes and a few smaller apartment complexes. 

Terrain in Squirrel Hill South
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
Squirrel Hill South should be incredibly dog-friendly, with the exception of some of the larger hills in the neighborhood! First, most of this beautiful neighborhood has well-maintained sidewalks that are lined with grassy patches and large, beautiful trees. Due to the hilly nature of the neighborhood, some sidewalks can be a bit uneven, but they are well-maintained overall. However, as the name implies, Squirrel Hill South is an incredibly hilly neighborhood and the hills are made even more difficult during the winter months as Pittsburgh gets quite a bit of snow and icy conditions.


Finally, there are plenty of green spaces in this neighborhood, so you should never have any issue finding a place to walk or a place for your pet's quick pit stop. 

The boundaries of Squirrel Hill South are Forbes Avenue to the north, Fern Hollow Creek and Nine Mile Run to the east, the Monongahela River and Penn-Lincoln Parkway to the south, and Browns Hill Road, Saline Street, and Junction Hollow Trail to the west. 

Greenways in Squirrel Hill South
24 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh have an average of:
15 Greenways
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There are plenty of public parks in Squirrel Hill South, so you and your pup will have many places to explore. The first major greenway in this neighborhood is Schenley Park. This 450-acre park is home to a golf course, a conservatory and botanical garden, a sports complex, and plenty of hiking! There are also a few historical landmarks like the Niell Log House, the Martin Log House, and the Tufa Bridge. 

The second greenway is Frick Park, a 640-acre park and nature preserve. Frick Park has an environmental center, playgrounds, sports facilities, miles of wooded hiking, and an off-leash area for your pup! This fenced-in area has a water fountain and a small creek that your pups can play in during the hot summer months.

The other public greenways in this neighborhood are Heritage Place, Monitor Street and St. Phil Park, Summerset Greenway, Mark Schneider Memorial Park, Shelburne Park, Crescent Park, and Upper Frick Park. 

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