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Coordinates: 40°27′47″N 80°03′14″W / 40.463°N 80.054°W / 40.463; -80.054
CountryUnited States
CountyAllegheny County
 • Total0.23 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Total301
 • Density1,300/sq mi (510/km2)

Esplen is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's West End. It has a zip code of 15204, and has representation on Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 2 (West Neighborhoods).

The area bears the name of John Esplen, an early settler.[2] Esplen started out as a Railroad Camp, which housed workers building the various railroads which border Esplen.

Esplen is bordered by the Ohio River to the northeast and southeast, Chartiers Creek, which feeds into the Ohio at Esplen, and McKees Rocks via bridge over the creek to the north, Windgap to the northwest, Chartiers City to the south and southwest, Sheraden to the south, and Elliott to the southeast.

Major intersecting streets in Esplen are Tabor, which cuts Esplen in half as well as providing access to Sheraden via the Radcliffe St. Bridge, and West Carson Street which borders all of the northern portion of Esplen, between Esplen and the old P&LE Railroad right of way (now CSX) and the Ohio River.

Esplen is part of Pittsburgh and is in the Pittsburgh City School district.

Esplen is approximately 7 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh via Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus service.


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Pittsburgh Public Schools operates public schools. Stevens Elementary School previously served Esplen.[3]


  1. ^ a b "PGHSNAP 2010 Raw Census Data by Neighborhood". Pittsburgh Department of City Planning PGHSNAP Utility. 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013. ((cite news)): External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Bloom, Albert W. (Jan 14, 1953). "Pittsburgh today made up of many villages". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 23. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School". Pittsburgh Public Schools. 2004-01-12. Archived from the original on 2004-01-27. Retrieved 2019-04-12.

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