A member of Pittsburgh’s 15th ward, Greenfield is next to its fellow Pittsburgh neighborhoods like Hazelwood, Oakland and Schenley Park. The area was born in 1758 when a large amount of woods was purchased under the Treaty of Fort Stanwix made with Native Americans. Most of Greenfield’s residents are of European descent (Irish, Polish, Italian, etc.). During the Civil War, Greenfield was the site of Fort Black (aka Fort Chess or Fort Squirrel Hill), which was on Bigelow St.
The neighborhood is known for its extremely steep hills and often confusing street grid. It houses a whopping seven churches and a synagogue. Multiple athletes hail from the neighborhood, including Mike McCarthy, head coach of the Green Bay Packers and Regis Monahan, professional football player for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and he was also an Ohio State All-American.