A Brief History of Overbrook

history of overbrook

Overbook is a community in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh.  The history of Overbrook begins with the neighborhood originally named Fairhaven. Its name was changed to Overbrook when it broke away from Baldwin Township and was therefore a borough. The community is located on the edge of the city and is south of Downtown Pittsburgh. Overbrook Community Center, a historic building, is still used by the neighborhood and has kept its borough origins.  Overbrook is a mix of new and old today.

Fast Facts about Overbrook

history of overbrook

Overbrook is surrounded by Brookline, Carrick, Castle Shannon and Whitehall. It was one of the very last annexed into the city. Overbook has become a favorite of young families as it’s convenient to Phillips and Brookline Parks, downtown, Station Square and two malls (Century III and South Hills Village). The Overbrook Center and field give the young people of Overbrook plenty of recreation ideas. The average age of Overbrook dwellers is 43. A large amount of people are homeowners in the neighborhood (83 percent). Its population is 3,709. Its cost of living score was an A+ and weather in the area earned a solid B. The average household size in Overbrook is 2.2 people.

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