With a thriving food and drink scene, parks worth exploring and a walkable business district, Verona belongs on your list of neighborhoods worth exploring.
Stats (via Niche)
- Population: 2,639
- Size: 0.6 square miles
- Median rent: $665
- Median home value: $76,000
Good things sometimes do come in small packages. In tiny Verona Borough, home values are going up, the school district is Grade A and the business district is booming.
Verona has plenty of places to eat and drink … and soon there will be more. Two breweries, Inner Groove Brewing and Acclamation Brewing are slated to open in 2019, joining Stonewall Cider House and Meadery to complete the borough’s craft beverage trifecta.
Verona’s food offerings span the globe. Burgh Thai on South Avenue is a great place to enjoy authentic Bangkok cuisine while Freedom Square Diner is your hub for all-American grub. Fill up on Italian eats at Verona Village Inn. Need caffeine to start your engine? Visit Mechanic Coffee Co.
And if food trucks are more your speed, you’ll find a gathering of them at Railroad Park on the fourth Thursday of every month from June through October.
Railroad Park is also the site of the Verona Farmers Market (which includes live music), the annual Easter egg hunt, car cruises and the borough’s Halloween parade. The Verona Community Group can fill you in on events happening there and other news. And Riverbank Park, nestled between Arch Street and the Allegheny River, boasts beautiful views of the waterway and includes a picnic pavilion, playground and courts for tennis and basketball.
The business district is a short stroll from the park and includes treasure troves such as the E.N. Miller Antique Mall and Time & Again Antiques. Get your four-legged friend gussied up at Pinks Tiny Paws and The Pampered Pooch. Fans of two-wheeled action should ride over to Dirty Harry’s. Their team will be performing safety inspections during the annual Bike Safety Derby on June 8 at 11 am. at the Verona Police Department. Like a challenge? Puzzle Room Pittsburgh stages real-life adventure games that require strategy and teamwork.