University of Pittsburgh

Mexican War Streets/Allegheny West/Central North Side

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Mexican War Street housefront.

Among the city’s oldest, the North Side neighborhoods were laid out in 1788, and many of the buildings date from the mid-19th century and include some truly beautiful examples of Victorian architecture.

The area nestles among Pittsburgh cultural institutions like the Mattress Factory, the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, the National Aviary, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Children’s Museum, and of course, all the attractions on the North Shore (Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the Carnegie Science Center).

Though a grocery store is a car ride away, the ambiance and neighborliness of the Mexican War Streets attracts many people. The great green expanse of Allegheny Commons serves as a beautiful “front yard” for North Side residents, and local organizations are always looking for ways to improve the park and the community at-large. Don’t forget to drop by Nicky's Thai Kitche, one the best places in the city for Thai cuisine, or Schorr's Bakery for any occasion.





Health and Wellness

  • YMCA: 412-321-8594


  • Take the "T" from Downtown to the North Shore for FREE with your Pitt i.d
  • 500 to Oakland
  • 54C to Oakland
  • 16B to downtown then transfer
  • 16D to downtown then transfer