Highland Park

Covering one very green square mile at the top of the ‘Burgh’s East End is a neighborhood so majestic, we’ve already forgotten we’re in the city. Deemed one of the best spots in town to raise a family, Highland Park is a celebration of community, architecture, and nature. Its 380-acre namesake park is a tried-and-true win for the kiddos, boasting two playgrounds, the city’s only Olympic-size pool, and direct access to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Nearby, neighborhood staple Bryant Street is a rising destination for adventurous and source-conscious foodies. On the homefront, Highland Park’s residences reflect the fine quality and traditional values of the neighborhood itself. The Highland Park Residential Historic District (est. 2007) airs thousands of Victorian- and early 20th-century-style masterpieces: exceptional craftsmanship, rustic brick, wooden porches, generously spaced backyards. By Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young standards, all that’s missing here are your two cats.