NEIGHBORHOOD | Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville stretches from the eastern edge of the Strip District, barely a mile from Downtown, along the banks of the Allegheny River. Nearly 11,000 people call these 2.5 square miles home.
Lawrenceville offers modern and historic housing, quick access to several neighborhood business districts, and easy access to work in Downtown and Oakland, the two largest employment centers in the region.
Key features of Lawrenceville include Arsenal Park (formerly the Allegheny Arsenal and now a Pittsburgh City Park), Allegheny Cemetery (one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the nation), Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Consortium, and the new Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC campus.
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The Butler Street business district has become a regional destination – boasting a single screen movie theatre, pinball café, and bowling alley all within two blocks. There is something for everyone here- shopping, dining, and recreation.