Located on a hilltop in Pittsburgh’s upper north side, Brighton Heights overlooks the Ohio River to the south, and borders the Pittsburgh suburban communities of Bellevue and Ross Township. Originally settled by German immigrants in the 1800s, the neighborhood now boasts a very diverse and vibrant mix of residents.
Known for it’s early 20th Century architecture of large brick and stone stately homes, Brighton Heights is a frequent feature of many of Pittsburgh’s seasonal walking and house tours. A mix of large, beautiful Victorian homes as well as more modern architecture welcomes visitors. The area’s streets are lined with large maple trees, and many recreational areas such as the adjacent Riverview Park, the Jack Stack pool, and Marmaduke Playground.
The diverse neighborhood now boasts two business districts. Brighton Road and California Avenue. Lots of shopping, dining and other activities invite many locals and visitors to Brighton Heights for a day of fun.