Crafton Heights
Coordinates: 40°26′42″N 80°03′07″W / 40.445°N 80.052°W / 40.445; -80.052
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny County
CityPittsburgh
Area
 • Total0.754 sq mi (1.95 km2)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total3,814
 • Density5,100/sq mi (2,000/km2)

Crafton Heights is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its name is derived from the neighboring borough, Crafton Borough, and the majority of today's community was annexed to the City of Pittsburgh in 1921. Crafton Heights is located west of downtown Pittsburgh, and is surrounded by Elliot, Sheraden, and Westwood.

Neighbors in Crafton Heights enjoy shopping at nearby Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center. Recreation is an important part of the community with baseball fields, playgrounds and tennis and basketball courts throughout the neighborhood.

While many of Crafton Heights' old homes still stand, additional new townhomes and single family homes are being built to satisfy new residents.

City Steps

The Crafton Heights neighborhood has 9 distinct flights of city steps - many of which are open and in a safe condition. In Crafton Heights, the Steps of Pittsburgh provides residents with a safe way to walk throughout their neighborhood and allow access to public transportation .[2]

The recently refurbished Round Top Street city stairs in Crafton Heights Pittsburgh. Photo by Laura Zurowski.
The recently refurbished Round Top Street city stairs in Crafton Heights Pittsburgh. Photo by Laura Zurowski.

Surrounding communities

Crafton Heights has five borders, three with the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Sheraden to the north, Elliott to the east, and Westwood to the south. The other two borders are with the boroughs of Crafton to the southwest and Ingram to the west.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Regan, Bob (2015). Pittsburgh Steps, The Story of the City's Public Stairways. Globe Pequot. ISBN 978-1-4930-1384-5.

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