Bloomfield is home to one of the city's largest and most active business districts along Liberty Avenue.
Commonly known as the city's Little Italy, the neighborhood began as an independent municipality before being annexed by Pittsburgh in 1868. Although initially settled by German immigrants, starting in the 1900s newcomers from Italy began to dominate the homes and businesses. Many of these families came from the towns in Abruzzi, a region of eastern Italy.
The neighborhood is located just east of Downtown, and is surrounded by Shadyside, Friendship, Garfield, Lawrenceville and Oakland. In addition to many bars and restaurants, Bloomfield is home to West Penn Hospital, two churches and various small retailers.
On-street parking is available.