Residentially, this neighborhood exhibits many of the typical Pittsburgh traits: adjacent townhomes with a few standalone homes and apartment complexes. Many older homes have also been renovated into multiple units. Originally settled by Irish immigrants, there are still some Irish-Catholic influences in Garfield, especially as it relates to a few of the local churches. Beyond places of worship, this neighborhood also has a grocery store, a community farm, local restaurants and coffee shops, and the Center for PostNatural History.
Outside of Garfield, Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with so many things to see and do! Home to several championship-winning, professional sports teams, museums, plenty of public parks, a local food scene, an ever-increasing number of local breweries, and several colleges, Pittsburgh continues to grow and thrive!
Thankfully, even though you will be navigating some steep hills, most of Garfield does have sidewalks for your use! Some are more well-maintained than others as the bricked sidewalks are always a bit uneven. Be sure to watch your step whenever walking!
The boundaries of Garfield include Mossfield Street and Black Street to the north, North Negley Avenue to the east, Penn Avenue to the south, and North Mathilda Street to the west.
All other greenways in Garfield are smaller parks found in residential areas. These include Garfield Commons Park, Kite Hill Park, Hillcrest Park, Kincaid Street Garden, and Nelson Mandela Peace Park. While there may not be a pup park in the area, you will, at least, have plenty of options for pit-stops or to just stop and smell the flowers!
The nearest dog park, Bernard Dog Run, is located two miles to the east of this neighborhood.