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Neighborhood of Carrick

Carrick is a neighborhood located on the southern edge of the City of Pittsburgh known as “The Hilltop.” It is bordered by the neighborhoods of Overbrook, Brookline, Bon Air, Knoxville, Mount Oliver, St. Clair, and the communities of Mount Oliver Borough, Brentwood Borough, and Baldwin Borough.

Carrick was originally a borough established in 1904 but voted to become a part of the City of Pittsburgh in 1926. Once home to sprawling mansions and mostly wealthy families, the neighborhood currently consists of affordable and sturdy housing stock and a family friendly environment. Houses in Carrick vary from Victorian era beauties to more modern townhouses, apartments and row homes.

A lengthy and diverse business district runs along Brownsville Road, and several more business areas exist further south in Brentwood and points south.  The Carrick section of Brownsville Road is approximately two miles long, and is comprised of three discrete business districts with residential areas in between.

Did You Know?

  • The only operational dairy in the City of Pittsburgh—Colteryahn Dairy—is on Brownsville Road in Carrick.
  • Carrick was originally part of the land grant to Major John Ormsby from King George III in 1763 for his service during the French and Indian War. Carrick and Mt. Oliver were once known as the Ormsby Tract or simply Ormsby.
  • In 1997, Carrick was named the first “Cool Community” in the northern United States by the U.S. Department of Energy. “Cool Community” is a national recognition program for strategic tree planting for energy conservation purposes.

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Resources Supporting Carrick 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.

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.

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
Biography

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.

Family Resources

Home 1425 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh PA 15219 Home Phone: 412-363-1702 Website: Family Resources of PA
Biography

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
Biography

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
Biography

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 Carrick 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.




Carrick Quick Facts

2015 Population

9,801

2015 Households

5,114

Median Home Value

$65,165

Commercial Corridor

Brownsville Road

Land Area

1.67 square miles

School District

Pittsburgh Public

Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Greenspace

1 community park
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Carrick Neighborhood

City of Pittsburgh, District 4