The South Shore is a mainly industrial and commercial neighborhood located directly south of the Point on the shore of the merging of the Monangahela and Ohio Rivers. This area has been mostly industrial for the balance of Pittsburgh history and settlement. Major railways still exist on the banks moving many thousands of tons of commerce every day.
The area is bordered by Mt. Washington and the South Side. In more recent years, commercial development has also blossomed in the neighborhood, with the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad building developed into Station Square, a mixed use commercial and retail development housing many offices, shops and restaurants. Located just across the Smithfield Street Bridge from Downtown Pittsburgh, and at the west end of Carson Street on the South Side, this attraction is a destination for many thousands of residents and visitors alike to dine, shop and catch the Gateway Clipper fleet over to sporting events such as Steelers games and PNC Park for the Pirates. Across Carson Street from Station Square is the Mon Incline, famous for some of the best views in Pittsburgh. The Duquesne Incline is a few more blocks on Carson Street to the west.
More recently constructed, Highmark Stadium for the Pittsburgh River Hounds (Soccer) has been named as one of Pittsburgh’s hidden gems.