Neighborhood of Overbrook
Overbrook is a quiet residential neighborhood on the southern edge of the City of Pittsburgh, bordered by the South Hills suburbs. Overbrook developed along Saw Mill Run Boulevard.
Overbrook is conveniently located along the Route 51 corridor, South Busway, and light rail line, providing easy access to Downtown as well as many shopping areas such as Station Square, Century III Mall, South Hills Village Mall, and the Brownsville Road business districts.
Affordable family homes dot tree-lined streets in Overbrook, and provide a variety of architectural styles to meet anyone’s taste. For young families, both Phillips and Brookline Parks are nearby, as well as the Overbrook Center, baseball fields, good schools, and lots of greenspace. Much like Carrick, Overbrook remains an affordable place to raise a family.
Did You Know?
- Overbrook was originally called Fairhaven. The name was changed when breaking away from Baldwin Township to become a borough. Overbrook was one of the last boroughs annexed into the City of Pittsburgh.
- Overbrook, although not a large community, has three zip codes: 15227, 15210, 15234.
- The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society is a loosely-knit group that shares a love and curiosity of local history. Its mission is to record and preserve information and photos of the communities’ past.
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Resources Supporting Overbrook Residents
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.