Neighborhood Guide: Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill has it all: a vibrant business district that stretches along two streets (Murray and Forbes) with local shops, restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine (including some of the city’s best Asian food), the historic Manor movie theater and two universities: Chatham and Carnegie Mellon (which also is claimed by Oakland). The neighborhood has easy access to two great parks – Frick and Schenley – with enough going on to keep you busy year-round.

Did you know: Squirrel Hill (which technically is divided into Squirrel Hill North and Squirrel Hill South) is the site of Pittsburgh’s annual Lunar New Year celebration.


Famous Landmark: Squirrel Hill is the hub of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and sadly the focus of the worst antisemitic attack on U.S. soil at the Tree of Life synagogue, which is being reimagined to include a museum, memorial and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

Major institutions: Carnegie Library, Chatham University, Carnegie Mellon University, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Frick Park, Schenley Park