About Regent Square
Four Communities, One Neighborhood.
Regent Square is a tree-lined neighborhood on the eastern edge of the City of Pittsburgh.
Situated along both sides of Braddock Avenue between the Parkway East and Forbes Avenue, the neighborhood is composed of portions of the municipalities of Edgewood, Pittsburgh, Swissvale, and Wilkinsburg.
The neighborhood is home to unique restaurants, convenient shopping, an indie movie theatre, centers for learning, art galleries, and so much more.
As the University of Pittsburgh states,"Everyone is welcome in The Square."
Scenic Frick Park borders the western edge defining the unique physical character of the neighborhood and creating its strong sense of place. - RSCA.org
When millionaire industrialist Henry Clay Frick told his 17-year-old daughter, Helen, that she could have anything she wanted for her debutante party in 1908, she asked for a park where the children of Pittsburgh could enjoy nature.
The largest of Pittsburgh’s regional parks at 561 acres, Frick Park is also the youngest. The park officially opened in 1927. Most recently, 106 acres were annexed to the park as part of the process that created the Summerset at Frick Park housing development and restored the Nine Mile Run stream valley. Frick Park stretches from Point Breeze to the Monongahela River.
Known for its extensive trails throughout steep valleys and wooded slopes, Frick Park is an ideal escape from the noise of the city. Birding enthusiasts love to visit Clayton Hill, where over 100 species of birds have been recorded.
Children flock to the famous Blue Slide Playground and learn about nature at the Frick Environmental Center. Frick Park's variety of trails makes it a popular destination for mountain bikers.
The park also features red clay tennis courts, baseball fields, and the only public lawn bowling green in Pennsylvania. Future plans include building a new Environmental Center at Frick Park.
Dogs are welcome in all areas of the park on a leash. The popular Off-Leash Exercise Area in Frick Park is located about a half mile past the Blue Slide playground on Riverview Trail.
The up and coming art scene is both well established and ever evolving.
Concept Art Gallery is located in the business district and was established in 1971. The gallery features experienced American and European artsits such as Sol Lewitt, Richard Serra, and Wolf Kahn. The gallery also focuses on Contemorary Realist painting as well as historic and industrial images of Pittsburgh.
Local art meetups can be found on Biddle Ave with rotating beading and art classes, as well as poetry readings, music gatherings, and other events at Biddle's Escape.
A brand new art gallery, Percolate, is also located on South Trenton Avenue. The gallery features emerging and established local artists and has upcoming art classes and openings.
A community atmosphere is something that can be found throughout the Square. With the annual community yard sale, 5K Run Around the Square, rotating food trucks on Wednesdays, and community pet and herb gardens, the community has plenty of events to keep you busy.
Classes are available for belly & Tango dancing, speaking Italian, cooking traditional Northern Indian Cuisine, and even playing the ukelele at the local Wilkins Community School, just blocks away.
If you're hungry stop by one of the many locally owned and operated restaurants sprinkled throughout the square, where you can find the city's best hotdogs, a beer library, Turkish coffee, Italian Cuisine, good old fashioned comfort food, and some of the best desserts in the city:
D's SixPax and Dogz
Dunning's Bar and Grill
East End Food Co-op
The Map Room
Ms. Jean's Southern Connection
Salvatore's Pizza House
Vanilla Pastry Studio
Regent Square Rentals is focused on neighborhood improvement and is located in the tree-lined neighborhood on the eastern edge of the City of Pittsburgh. RSR is focused on improving the quality of life for all of its residents. Situated along both sides of Braddock Avenue between the Parkway East and Forbes Avenue, the neighborhood is composed of portions of the municipalities of Edgewood, Pittsburgh, Swissvale, and Wilkinsburg.
We have over 450 apartments and houses for rent in the Regent Square/Frick Park area. We have efficiency, one, two, and three bedroom units available. Cats are welcome in all of our locations and many spaces are dog friendly as well.
We offer 24 hour maintenance, 7 days a week, with additional snow and ice removal, rubbish removal, and landscaping.
As a close knit work family, we strive to exceed the expectations of our residents. We are passionate about getting to know our neighbors, supporting our local artists and area non-profits, and helping other small local businesses like us any way we can.
For more information you can view the Wikipedia page for Regent Square, check out the Regent Square Civic Association, or contact us with any neighborhood ideas you may have!