Things to do in Regent Square

REGENT SQUARE BY THE NUMBERS

  • POPULATION
  • 1,003
  • 18 to 24: 3%
  • 25 to 34: 20%
  • 35 to 54: 21%
  • 55 to 64: 22%
  • 65+: 17%
  • RACIAL DIVERSITY
  • White 90.83%
  • African American 4.44%
  • Asian 3.14%
  • Hispanic 1.55%
  • Other 0.01%
  • EDUCATION
  • Less than a high school diploma: 8%
  • High school diploma or equivalent: 4%
  • Some college or associate degree: 13%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 27%
  • Master’s degree or higher: 48%
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  • HOUSING
  • Rent: 24%
  • Own: 76%
  • Median Home Construction Year: 1939
  • Median Rent: $832
  • Median Home Value: $216,809

 

On the eastern edge of Pittsburgh sits Regent Square, a charming tree-lined community nestled between the busy Parkway East to the south and Forbes Avenue to the east.

Geographically, the community sits on a rectangular plateau, wonderfully buffered from the city by the steep valleys of Fern Hollow Creek to the west and Nine Mile Run to the south, giving it a small town within a city feeling. One of the best things going for Regent Square is the awesome and huge Frick Park, along its western edge — a favorite spot to walk dogs and give them the freedom to play in the popular dog park. Hiking trails, soccer fields and playgrounds abound.

Four municipalities contribute to the neighborhood—Pittsburgh, Edgewood, Swissvale and Wilkinsburg—giving it wide and welcoming streets that are graced by an eclectic mix of homes with a diverse range of architectural styles.

The village-like business district on Braddock Avenue lies at the heart of Regent Square, a tremendous source of civic pride. Here you will find the Regent Square Theatre, one of the largest nonprofit art houses in the region, and one of America’s last great single-screen movie houses.

The business district teems with foot traffic and adds to the bustle of those making their way to coffee shops, café, bakery, yoga studios, vintage dishware and lighting shops and the many services, all within a mere two blocks. Don’t miss Root 174 where chef Keith Fuller works his magic, and the much-loved Square Café, a must for Sunday brunch. Across the street is D’s Six Pak and Dogs, another neighborhood classic where you can mix and match bottled beer from all the world in the famous beer cave.

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