Brief History of Greenfield
A member of Pittsburgh’s 15th ward, the Greenfield is next to its fellow Pittsburgh neighborhoods like Hazelwood, Oakland and Squirrel Hill. Greenfield 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, the area was the site of Fort Black (aka Fort Chess or Fort Squirrel Hill), which was on Bigelow St. The diverse area is also home to many of the Pittsburgh area’s students, with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, both in Oakland, close by.
Stunning views of down town Pittsburgh help the area to be 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. Proximity to all things Pittsburgh make this neighborhood an inviting residential area for all.