Bus stop in Allison Park
Bus stop in Allison Park
Location in Allegheny County and state of Pennsylvania

Allison Park is a census-designated place in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It is a suburb of Pittsburgh and is located within Hampton, McCandless, Shaler, Indiana and West Deer townships. It had a population of 21,552 at the 2010 census.[1]


Allison Park in the 18th century was called Tally Cavey. Tally Cavey was part of the large Pitt Township. The word Talley Cavey is Irish Gaelic for "hill over the borough". Early Irish settlers named it after Tullycavy on the Ards Peninsula outside Greyabbey, County Down, now in Northern Ireland.[2] The town started in the woods that are now along Mt. Royal Boulevard, and continued until it reached what is now the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Allison Park CDP, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2017-11-01.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 40°34′N 79°58′W / 40.56°N 79.96°W / 40.56; -79.96