The North Shore is located… on the North Shore of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, just north of Downtown Pittsburgh. Once part of Allegheny City, it actually describes 18 smaller neighborhoods, all separated by the merging of Allegheny City in 1907 into the City of Pittsburgh. This area is generally now known as the “North Side”.
Pittsburgh residents see the North Shore as the stretch of land where PNC Park, Heinz Field, the Carnegie Science Center and the Rivers Casino now reside. Other attractions such as the National Aviary, The Warhol Museum and the Children’s museum are also located in this neighborhood. Other well-known destinations such as the Mattress Factory and the New Hazlett Theater are located there.
Once home to fabled Three Rivers Stadium (home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers), the site of the first professional football game in 1892, and the site of the first World Series at Exposition Park in 1903, in the last decade the area has seen a large amount of redevelopment, public and private alike. The area can, in some ways, lay claim to the beginnings of this most recent renaissance of the City of Pittsburgh. A destination for Pittsburghers and travellers from around the globe, the North Shore continues to attract more and more attention. Large corporations (Alcoa, for example) have located to the North Shore for it’s proximity to downtown Pittsburgh and the attractions.