This small community was originally developed as a streetcar suburb for white-collar professionals and includes mostly family homes, many of which have been converted to apartments.

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At A Glance

  • Median resident age: 30.4
  • Average household: 1.9
  • Median rent: $798
  • Median home value: $145,162
  • Median household income: $50,424

Residents of Friendship define the neighborhood specifically by the types of homes within it; Friendship’s manors give way to Bloomfield’s row houses along Gross Street. The community encompasses little more than a few blocks and lacks a central business district that generally defines most of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods; however, the nearby communities of Shadyside and Bloomfield offer plenty of dining and leisure opportunities.

Friendship developed around trolley lines and began as a “streetcar suburb,” a residential community of streetcar commuters. The neighborhood’s flat streets surround several specks of public green space that residents enjoy with their pets. Many of the square Victorian and Edwardian homes that encompass Friendship’s community still house the white-collar families around which the neighborhood developed, but many more share third-story apartments or have been divided into multiple rental spaces to accommodate the growing community of students and other young adults who have come into the region.

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Getting Around

Port Authority Bus Routes

  • 71A Negley: Highland Park, East Liberty, Shadyside, Oakland, Downtown
  • 71C Point Breeze: Wilkinsburg, Point Breeze, Bakery Square, East Liberty, Shadyside, Oakland, Downtown
  • 77 Penn Hills: CCAC Boyce Campus, Penn Hills, Bakery Square, East Liberty, Downtown
  • 87 Friendship: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh Zoo, East Liberty, Bloomfield, Strip District, Downtown
  • 88 Penn: Point Breeze, East Liberty, Children’s Hospital, Bloomfield, Strip District, Downtown
  • 89 Garfield Commons: Garfield, Bakery Square, East Liberty


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