Avenues Historic Business District

East 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120 [ map ]
Phone: 412-461-4141


"The Avenues" is the umbrella name for historic downtown Homestead, a re-emerging business center and destination in the region.

Settled in 1871 and chartered in 1880, Homestead is a small blue-color town located just outside Pittsburgh's southeast city limits.

For most of its history, Homestead was home to the Homestead Works, one of the most productive steel mills in the world, which closed in 1984. At its peak, Homestead was home to more than 20,000 people.

Much of Homestead is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places as many of the town's structures --- churches, commercial buildings, and homes --- date to the late 1800s or early 1900s and are of architectural and historic interest. A growing number of these structures are being renovated into an eclectic collection of uses, from loft housing to creative businesses.

Hours of operation

Varies per business or organization.


On-street, metered parking is available.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 61C - McKeesport - Homestead
  • 64A - East Liberty - Homestead
In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group