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Borough of Mt. Oliver

Mt. Oliver Borough is completely surrounded by the City of Pittsburgh and immediately adjacent to the Southside Slopes and the Pittsburgh Neighborhoods of Carrick and Knoxville. The borough’s business district runs across the length of the neighborhood, from the South Side Slopes to Carrick. Brownsville Road runs along this ridge, and connects South Eighteenth Street in Pittsburgh with the neighborhood of Carrick and communities further south.

Mt. Oliver was incorporated in 1892, and with 125 years of history as a municipality, the Borough has maintained many of the values that were key to its founding.  It is largely a residential area with single-family homes.  Mt. Oliver also boasts two community parks with a wide range of recreational opportunities.  In recent years, the Mt. Oliver Economic Development Team was formed to address the needs of the Borough’s business district and neighborhoods.  In 2016, the Team completed a Streetscape Project on Brownsville Road from Arlington Avenue to the Mt. Oliver’s signature Clock Tower, attracted two new businesses including a bakery and a chocolate shop, and rehabbed one blighted commercial property.  Mt. Oliver has also taken an active approach to stabilize property values through various methods including an extensive demolition and side yard program, rehab and resale, and aggressive code enforcement.

Did You Know?

  • Mt. Oliver is named for Oliver Ormsby, son of John Ormsby, who held the original land grant for the area from George III.
  • Mt. Oliver Borough is surrounded entirely by the city of Pittsburgh, and has resisted annexations by the city, as it prefers to manage its own local needs and finances.

Resources Supporting Mt. Oliver Residents

ACCESS Transportation Systems

Home Centre City Tower 650 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh PA 15222 Home Phone: 412-562-5353 Website: ACCESS
Biography

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.

LifeSpan Inc

Work 314 E. 8th Ave Homestead PA 15120 Work Phone: 412-464-1300 Website: LifeSpan
Biography

A resource for seniors, LifeSpan’s mission is to offer resources, programs and services that promote healthy and dignified aging.

South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)

Home 5301 Park Ave. Bethel Park PA 15102 Work Phone: 412-854-9120 Website: SHIM
Biography

Providing food, clothing and employment assistance to families in need in South Hills.

YMCA Greater Pittsburgh

Work South Hills YMCA 305 Church Road Bethel Park PA 15102 Work Hilltop YMCA 500 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh PA 15210 Work Phone: 412-833-5600 Work Phone: 412-223-6851 Website: YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Biography

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh provides programs to promote youth development, healthcy living and social responsibility.

Resources Supporting Mt. Oliver 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.




Mt. Oliver Quick Facts

2010 Population

3,403

2010 Households

1,346

Median Value Owner-Occupied Units

$49,400

Number of Businesses

76

Land Area

0.3 square miles

School District

Pittsburgh Public

Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Greenspace

2 community parks
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Mt. Oliver Borough

150 Brownsville Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Phone: 412.431.8107
mountoliver.us