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.
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.
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.