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Borough of Pleasant Hills

The Borough of Pleasant Hills sits six and a half miles from the Liberty Tunnels on the Route 51 corridor. Pleasant Hills, which was incorporated in 1946, is a popular suburb for new home buyers with everything from “first home” to “dream home” to “retirement home” in its housing stock. Houses frequently sell within days of listing.

Despite the decline in the local steel industry and many other corporate giants merging away, Pleasant Hills has enjoyed a slow, but steady growth coupled with a low turn-over in residential housing.

Pleasant Hills has been deliberate in preserving its heritage. Within its borders there are two privately-owned historic structures: a log home dating back to 1774 and a stone house—the Torrence House—which dates to 1797.  Pleasant Hills Borough is one of the few communities in the United States with its own preserve of virgin woodland—the 16-acre A.W. Robertson Arboretum.

Did You Know?

  • Originally part of the vast Province of Virginia, what is now Pleasant Hills was in turn a part of Yohogania County, Westmoreland County, Washington County and finally, in 1788, it became a part of the newly established Allegheny County.
  • Corn and rye farmers in the area now known as Pleasant Hills joined the Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s.
  • The A.W. Robertson Arboretum of Pleasant Hills, where trees and shrubs are cultivated for scientific and education purposes, has specimens of trees that have been growing there since the time of the Delaware, Shawnee, and Mingo Indians.

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Resources Supporting Pleasant Hills Residents

ACCESS Transportation Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources Supporting Pleasant Businesses

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

Pleasant Hills Quick Facts

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Land Area

2.78 square miles

School District

West Jefferson Hills


Pleasant Hills Public Library


Pleasant Hills Arboretum
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Borough of Pleasant Hills

410 E. Bruceton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: 412.655.3300

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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