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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also known as the City of Bridges, Steel City, or the City of Champions, is a growing city with its roots in the steel industry. Just across the Monongahela River and the Fort Pitt Bridge, you will find Duquesne Heights, a largely residential neighborhood. This residential community is a typical Pittsburgh neighborhood with multi-story homes, many that are single-family homes and others that have been renovated into multiple apartment spaces. Duquesne Heights is located on Mt. Washington, the small mountain to the south of the downtown area, so much of the neighborhood has a great view of the downtown area!

There are a few businesses in the region, including a few local restaurants, a school, a church, and the famous Duquesne Incline. The Incline was originally a coal hoist and it has been operating since the 1850s! However, it has since been converted into a passenger incline that is frequently used by commuters heading into the city. 

Terrain in Duquesne Heights
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Duquesne Heights might be a slightly difficult neighborhood to walk around in and explore. First, as this community is on a mountain, there are plenty of steep inclines for you and your pup to navigate. Physically, it may not be the easiest neighborhood to walk in for those with mobility issues. In fact, some streets and paths are so steep that there are staircases to help pedestrians navigate around! The winter months can pose additional difficulties, as Pittsburgh frequently gets snow or icy conditions, making the inclines and staircases potentially dangerous to traverse. 

On top of the different hills, only some of the streets in the Duquesne Heights neighborhood have sidewalks for you and your pup to use. Many of the main streets do, but smaller streets in the residential areas do not. No matter where you are, exercise caution, make sure you have control of your pup, and watch out for traffic and other pedestrians. 

Greenways in Duquesne Heights
Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh have an average of:
15 Greenways
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For being so close to the downtown area, Duquesne Heights actually has plenty of natural terrain and public parks. Almost half of the neighborhood is actually composed of green spaces!

First, there is one smaller public park located in the residential area of Duquesne Heights. Eileen McCoy Playground, located centrally in the neighborhood, has a small playground, a basketball court, a few benches, and some small areas of grass. This may be a good place to stop for a quick pit stop or to people-watch for a bit. Point of View Park, also referred to as a parklet, is a smaller greenway located on the northern side of the neighborhood.

However, much of the neighborhood is composed of a larger greenway: Emerald View Park. Formally known as the Grand View Scenic Byway Park, this public park is 280 acres and also has panoramic views of the downtown area. Additionally, this large park has plenty of connected walking trails to explore.

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