The neighborhood is trendy, bursting with Brooklyn-style nightlife, and home to a thriving art scene.

Welcome to Lawrenceville

Where old and new come together for the ultimate living experience
One of the largest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville sits in the northeast of downtown, bordering the Allegheny River. The neighborhood is trendy, bursting with Brooklyn-style nightlife, and home to a thriving art scene.
In 1814, William Foster, father of composer Stephen Foster, designed the layout of the neighborhood and named the town in honor of Captain James Lawrence, whose famous dying words were “Don’t give up the ship!” Over the next two centuries, companies like U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Westinghouse, and Pittsburgh Steel were born in Lawrenceville, and the neighborhood continues its expansion today.

What to love

  • The modern and historic architecture
  • Artwork decorating every avenue across the neighborhood
  • A charming, welcoming environment

Local Lifestyle

This industrial area is one of Pittsburgh’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Its hip culture and unique shopping and dining experiences put Lawrenceville on the map, and the area has been highly praised by The New York Times for the neighborhood’s experiences of huge growth and revival over the years. Over 11,000 people call this 2.5 square-mile neighborhood home and are proud of their historic yet modern village outside of the city. It's a short commute to downtown with walkable streets and business districts that serve the needs of the community in one central location. Residents of all ages and backgrounds love calling Lawrenceville “home.”

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Cuisine and culture are two words synonymous with Lawrenceville’s excellent dining and entertainment opportunities. Breweries line the cobblestone streets, eclectic shops can be found in old, industrial buildings, and art is at the heart of all events in this expansive neighborhood. Check out Round Corner Cantina, where chef Julio Peraza recreates indigenous Oaxaca recipes for the citizens of Pittsburgh directly from independent farmers in Mexico. Their food menu offers options for all diets, and their drink menu is unique, flavorful, and fun.
Pusadee’s Garden Thai restaurant offers beautiful meals, and their location is an architectural delight. Guests can choose to dine in the transformative garden oasis or the cozy indoor dining room overlooking the expansive kitchen. Try menu items like pumpkin curry or pan-roasted wild halibut and a drink from the bar or the extensive wine list.
For an authentic taste of France in Pittsburgh, visit La Gourmandine, owned and operated by Fabian and Lisanne Moreau of France. They had the vision to bring a traditional French restaurant and bakery to Pittsburgh, and La Gourmandine quickly became the best spot for an authentic experience. They offer delicious bread, pastries, sandwiches on baguettes, and danishes, all handmade with exceptional attention to detail.

Things to do

For a fun night out, visit Arsenal Bowling Lanes, a world-famous bowling alley with 22 lanes, themed bowling nights, and live music. Arsenal was established in 1938 and has been voted the best bowling spot in Pittsburgh year after year. Another option is Belvedere’s, known as the “ultra-dive bar” on Butler Street. They offer themed DJ nights and dance nights in a hip atmosphere.
Row House Cinema is an 84-seat, single-screen theater offering movies across all genres. Each week is a different theme, and films range from new, popular, foreign, and obscure. They also provide “Brews and Views” nights, locally made concessions, film festivals, and an active movie club with over 400 members!
For outdoor activities, residents enjoy the expansive Arsenal Park. The park sits on the historic Allegheny Arsenal, established in 1812, and now offers plenty of space for festivals, parties, and hiking, as well as basketball and tennis courts. They host the annual 4th of July celebration, Back-to-School Bash, weekly farmers’ markets, and Cinema in the Park.


There are several notable, high-achieving schools in the Regent Square neighborhood. A few schools include:
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