It wasn’t too long ago that this community could not have sustained a house tour, and for this, we are excited to share with you what makes our community a wonderful place to live. As you will quickly see, Deutschtown is on the rise as a new urban village - walkable, local, friendly, and with an urban density that contains a variety of good architecture and interesting people. We sincerely hope that you enjoy finding out about this special place.
More than Meets the Eye
Deutschtown is nestled between Allegheny Commons Park and Interstate 279 and is one of the closest neighborhoods to downtown Pittsburgh. Businesses on our main street and interspersed throughout the neighborhood include restaurants, grocery and hardware stores, a post office, banks, salons and a coffeehouse. Playgrounds and a swimming pool, a theater and world class hospital add to the mix. Within walking distance are the Andy Warhol Museum, the Children’s Museum, National Aviary, and two professional sports stadiums. We host one of the city’s best farmer’s markets every Friday (May – Oct). The nearby Allegheny River is home to outdoor recreation from kayaking to biking and special events. Residents can walk or take a 5-minute bus ride into downtown, and the neighborhood enjoys easy access to and from a number of Pittsburgh’s major highways.
Supporting the Community
Our volunteer neighborhood council, the East Allegheny Community Council, serves the revitalization of our Deutschtown National Historic District, supports economic development efforts, and hosts programs that improve the quality of life for our community. The EACC has acquired and organized the restoration of approximately 80 historic homes, including the first geo-thermal home done by a community non-profit in Pittsburgh.
EACC also sponsors and coordinates charitable events and public safety initiatives, participates in local urban planning, and promotes owner-occupied, well-maintained houses. Annually, the EACC organizes Pumpkinfest, a children’s harvest festival in Allegheny Commons Park; holiday dinner for elderly residents; and two annual neighborhood parties. Volunteer street-cleaning, a weekly flea market, and a regular community newsletter are also coordinated by EACC. For community meeting information, or to find out how to support EACC endeavors, please call 412-321-1204.