East Liberty

The culturally diverse neighborhood of East Liberty today is undergoing a monumental redevelopment effort.

Google established offices here. Historic buildings are being rehabbed into boutique hotels. And, new restaurants are popping up all over. The neighborhood's greatest landmark, the East Liberty Presbyterian Church endures, but now embraces a diverse and socially active congregation, who call it the Cathedral of Hope.

The Vibe

Edgy, urban and metropolitan chic.

The List

  1. Make way to Highland, Union and Penn avenues for some exceptional dining
  2. Visit Bakery Square's outdoor markets including I Made It Market artists and Farm to Table vendors
  3. Take a "Make-It-Now" class at Pittsburgh Glass Center and take home your creation
  4. Try some Halotherapy at the Himalayan Salt Cave in Peace, Love & Zen Holistic Wellness Center
  5. See a show at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater named in honor of neighborhood natives Gene Kelly and Billy "Take the A Train" Strayhorn

The Name

Named for the common grazing lands - "liberties" - east of Pittsburgh's original settlement, East Liberty became a city neighborhood when the trolley lines arrived.

One More Thing

Two boutique hotels – The Maverick by Kasa and Indigo Hotel – are thriving.

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