Pittsburgh Neighborhoods: History of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

A Brief History of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

history of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar is a neighborhood in the Northeastern part of the city of Pittsburgh and runs along the Allegheny River. The history of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar starts with Lincoln and Lemington as former neighborhoods in the same part of the city. It’s bordered by Homewood to the south, Larimer and Highland Park to the west and finally, Penn Hills to the east. The neighborhood sits on a hill that overlooks the city on Tilden Street. The neighborhood is subdivided at Lemington Ave. into Upper and Lower Lincoln.

Facts about Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

history of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

The community is one of the steepest in the city.The community is actually so steep, its residents can see Downtown Pittsburgh despite it being eight miles away. Landmarks like the Veterans Hospital and Shuman Detention Center are in Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar. The neighborhood houses the Waterworks Mall and St. Margaret Hospital. Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar is home to schools like Pittsburgh Public School system’s Lincoln, Faison and Westinghouse. Many of the neighborhood’s residents utilize the Homewood Library, as it’s a vital part of the community. Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar got the best marks for its public schools, earning a B+ rating. The average age in the neighborhood is 45 years and the population is approximately 4,000.

2 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Neighborhoods: History of Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar”

  1. I may be WAY off base here, especially given the fact I have been gone from Pittsburgh since 1962, but . . . is Washington Blvd. near that series of stone viaducts and did there used to be the Silver Lake drive-in near there?

    1. Ruth Brannigan

      Yes, It was the place that once actually had a lake by that name. For some reason it was filled in and made into a drive-in. My family went there for years when we were little. Kids wore their pajamas to the drive-in and played on equipment underneath the huge screen. When the previews started it was back to the station wagon and our parents telling us it was time to go to sleep or to be quiet while they watched the movie. Waaaayyyyy before Netflixs! lol

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