A Brief History of the North Shore

History of the North Shore

The North Shore is located on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The zip code, 15212, is home to such hallowed Pittsburgh ground as Heinz Field, PNC Park and the Andy Warhol Museum. In 2012, two light rail stations opened. The North Side station is next to PNC Park and close to the Allegheny River Tunnel. The second station, Allegheny Station, is next to Heinz Field. Development is approaching epic levels between the two stadiums. In October of 2014, two skyscrapers were proposed for the North Shore area and will begin construction once an anchor tenant signs on.

Fast Facts About the North Shore

History of the North Shore

North Shore is home to many surrounding and adjacent neighborhoods including Allegheny Center, Central Northside, Downtown Pittsburgh, Chateau, East Allegheny and Troy Hill. If you’re at the North Shore, take advantage of the Rivers Casino, home of 3,000 slot machines (although the attraction is partly located in Chateau). The history of the North Shore starts as once part of Allegheny City, which was actually a borough on its own. It was 18 smaller neighborhoods that overlooked Pittsburgh. Some of the former names included Fineview (appropriate right?). If you’re in the North Shore this summer, look out for Gus and Yia-Yia’s snow cone cart in West Park. The business has been serving Pittsburgh since 1934!

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