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Neighborhood of Knoxville

Knoxville is a predominantly residential neighborhood in the western Hilltop area of the City of Pittsburgh.  At the time of its founding, Knoxville was agricultural.  It was named for the Rev. Jeremiah Knox, an early Methodist minister who established a fruit farm on land formerly owned by the Beltzhoover family.  Knoxville was annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1927.

The neighborhood is densely populated with many homes that are a great value for the money.  Knoxville homes tend to be brick, built of product from a neighborhood brickyard. This is the perfect neighborhood for adventurous do-it-yourselfers looking to rehabilitate a lovely old home as Knoxville ranks fifth in the City for percentage of homes built before 1939. Homes vary from Victorian-era beauties to row houses.

Knoxville has numerous narrow streets. Primary access to the neighborhood is via Brownsville Road, which forms much of the eastern boundary of Knoxville.

Did You Know?

  • Strawberries grown on Rev. Knox’s farm were particularly well known. Other industries that later developed in Knoxville included mining, stained glass manufacturing, and shoe making.
  • Knoxville became accessible from the South Side in the 1870s with the opening of the Mount Oliver Incline, which closed on July 6, 1951.
  • The location of Knoxville, on the second ridge from the Monongahela River, was a desirable location because it was shielded from the smoke emanating from the factories and mills of the South Side.

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Resources Supporting Knoxville Residents

ACTION Housing, Inc

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

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.

Resources Supporting Knoxville Businesses

Knoxville Quick Facts

2015 Population


2015 Households


Median Home Value


Commercial Corridor

Brownsville Road

Land Area

0.3 square miles

School District

Pittsburgh Public


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


0.1% Open Space

Knoxville Neighborhood

City of Pittsburgh, District 4

EDS is currently winding down operations. For more than 20 years, we have served the neighborhoods south of Pittsburgh, focusing on collaboration and community growth. We appreciate the opportunity to have served these diverse communities and wish them the best for years to come.

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