Things to do in Regent Square

Regent Square homes, Regent Square Theatre and Braddock Avenue shopping district (all photos by Erika Gidley)

Regent Square may be tiny but it’s full of mighty appeal with wide streets, eclectic stores and a border with Frick Park.

Stats (via Niche)

  • Population: 4,185
  • Size: 0.192 sq. miles
  • Median Rent: $1,035
  • Median Home Value: $200,737

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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, plus tennis fans love the clay courts. Locals and visitors especially flock to these beautiful spots during Regent Square’s Yard Sale and Run Around the Square, two beloved annual events.

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.  Madeleine Bakery & Bistro serves up hot breads and pastries, while Thai Cottage offers homestyle Thai fare and El Burro Comedor brings the Mexican spice. Locals also adore Istanbul Sofra for Middle Eastern cuisine and Ease for modern comfort food. Don’t 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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