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Neighborhood of Brookline

Brookline is the second largest neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh, and is the second most populous. It is bordered by the city neighborhoods of Beechview, Mount Washington, Bon Air, and Overbrook, as well as the suburban communities of Baldwin, Mt. Lebanon, and Dormont.

Like many city neighborhoods, Brookline began largely as a series of land grants issued to war veterans. The area was named after Brookline, Massachusetts, from which several of the early settlers came. As with much of the South Hills, Brookline was primarily farms and coal mines until the advent of the trolley and the automobile in the early 20th Century. After annexation to the City of Pittsburgh in 1908, Brookline grew rapidly, building around the bustling core of Brookline Boulevard.

Over the past 20 years, the housing and business markets in the neighborhood have remained relatively stable; 78% of homes are owner-occupied.

Did You Know?

  • The current Brookline Memorial Recreation Center was built in 1970. It replaced an old farmhouse that had been in use since 1947.
  • Moore Park—named for Joseph F. Moore, principal of the West Liberty School District—was part of a national and city-wide effort to create public recreation facilities for many urban neighborhoods. With the assistance of the federal Works Project Administration, work began on the creation of the park in 1938.
  • The Brookline Monument—better known as “The Cannon”—has been a mainstay on Brookline Boulevard since 1934. The cannon is a World War I artillery piece.

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Resources Supporting Brookline Residents

ACCESS Transportation Systems

Home Centre City Tower 650 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh PA 15222 Home Phone: 412-562-5353 Website: ACCESS
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Transportation services for persons with disabilities. ACCESS serves all of Allegheny County and points 1.5 miles outside the county line. Reservations must be made by calling between 7 am and 3:30 pm at least one day in advance. Call Friday for weekend and Monday reservations.

ACTION Housing, Inc

Home 611 William Penn Way #800 Pittsburgh PA 15219 Home Phone: 412-281-2102 Website: Action Housing
Biography

Action Housing, Inc is a nonprofit based in Southwestern PA and founded in 1957. It serves the community through programs on the provision of decent, safe, and affordable housing. Some areas of scope are: real estate development, county accessibility and savings programs, first-time homebuyers, homeless families services, mortgage assistance, and sustainability.

Angel’s Place

Work 2615 Norwood Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15214 Work Phone: 412-531-6667 Website: Angels\’ Place
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Angels’ Place, Inc. offers care, concern and compassion to young parents, creating brighter futures for them and their children. Student parents receive a comprehensive program of FREE services, including child care accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), at three locations in the Pittsburgh area (Swissvale, Brookline, and the North Side). Other services include tutoring, support groups, counseling and required classes in parenting, nutrition, child safety and life skills.

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Home 4150 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Brentwood PA 15227 Home Phone: 412-668-3197 Website: BCAP
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Civic and neighborhood group serving Bhutanese and Nepalese families and businesses in the Pittsburgh area.

Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania

Home 5432 Butler Street Pittsburgh PA 15201 Work Phone: 412-782-5710 Website: Boys & Girls Club of Western PA
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Over 7,000 youth come to the Boys & Girls Clubs every year to receive tutoring and homework help, computer training, sports, fitness and recreation, arts programs, summer programming, a safe place to be with friends and mentoring. Our youth gain confidence by developing a sense of competence, usefulness, positive influence and belonging.

Casa San Jose

Work 933 Brookline Blvd Pittsburgh PA 15226 Work Phone: 412-343-3111 Website: Casa San Jose
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Casa San José is a community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency.

Family Resources

Home 1425 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh PA 15219 Home Phone: 412-363-1702 Website: Family Resources of PA
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Children and family services in the prevention and treatment of child abuse through stronger neighborhoods.

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania

Home 3230 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh PA 15238 Home Phone: 888-222-4200 Website: Family Services of Western PA

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Home 1 N. Linden St. Duquesne PA 15110 Work Phone: 412-460-3663 Website: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
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Member network of more than 400 agencies distributing food to individuals and families in an 11-county area.

Jefferson Hospital

Home 565 Coal Valley Road Jefferson Hills PA 15025 Work Phone: 412-469-5000 Website: https://www.ahn.org/locations/jefferson-hospital
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Community hospital providing inpatient and outpatient surgical services and community healthcare programs.

South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)

Home 5301 Park Ave. Bethel Park PA 15102 Work Phone: 412-854-9120 Website: SHIM
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Providing food, clothing and employment assistance to families in need in South Hills.

Resources Supporting Brookline Businesses

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

Home 4150 Saw Mill Run Blvd. Brentwood PA 15227 Home Phone: 412-668-3197 Website: BCAP
Biography

Civic and neighborhood group serving Bhutanese and Nepalese families and businesses in the Pittsburgh area.

Riverside Center of Innovation

Home 700 River Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15212 Work Phone: 412-322-3523 Website: RCI
Biography

RCI is a resource center with entrepreneurial tools for businesses and communities in Western Pennsylvania.




Brookline Quick Facts

2015 Population

14,312

2015 Households

6,349

Median Home Value

$82,814

Commercial Corridor

Brookline Blvd.

Land Area

2.08 square miles

School District

Pittsburgh Public

Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Greenspace

2 community parks






Brookline Neighborhood

City of Pittsburgh, District 4