Grandview Avenue Business District

Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-481-3220


Grandview Avenue is the primary street for the city's impressive Mount Washington neighborhood. Here you will find restaurants, private homes, various other business and a remarkable view of the Pittsburgh Skyline from an overlook.

Mount Washington was founded in the early 1700's and was named for George Washington, who stood near what is now the flag pole along Grandview Avenue and offered his survey of the land and rivers below.

Later, Mt. Washington and Duquesne Heights were known as "Coal Hill" in recognition of the prosperous mines located there. Initially, German immigrants settled in the areas. Their technical and engineering skills led to the construction of four inclines from 1867 to 1877, solving the long-standing problem of transportation; two of the inclines remain standing today.

Many events and programs are coordinated through the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation.

Hours of operation

Varies per business.


On-street parking is available; some businesses have their own parking lots.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 41A - Pioneer Avenue
  • 41B - Bower Hill Road
  • 41C - Cedar Boulevard
  • 41D - Brookline
  • 41E - Mount Washington
  • 41G - Dormont
  • 42S - South Hills Village via Beechview
  • 43E - Mt. Washington Express
  • 46A - Brentwood
  • 46B - Baldwin Manor
  • 46D - Curry
  • 46F - Baldwin Highlands
  • 46G - Elizabeth
  • 46H - Pleasant Hills
  • 46K - Knoxville
  • CL - Clairton Flyer
  • E - Elizabeth Flyer
  • JL - Jefferson - Large Flyer
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