Todd Underwo…, Other/Just Looking in Pittsburgh, PA

Isn't the regent square neighborhood boundary misdrawn on the pittsburgh map?

Asked by Todd Underwood, Pittsburgh, PA Tue Nov 13, 2007

according to the map, most of the neighborhood is the park!

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I agree with Crystal. Sometimes it is difficult to find a rhyme or reason in these old neighborhoods. I think its easiest to say that Regent Square is more of an "area" more so than a neighborhood. There are many sections of Pittsburgh and the suburbs that are referenced this way, which may or may not have a definitive boundary.
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It's very common for streets in the Pittsburgh area to be split between 2 municipalities, it happens in the suburbs too. Residents may call the area Regent Square, but according to the governing tax bodies, some of the streets are in Wilkinsburg (like Savannah), etc. The difference comes in taxes and school districts. It's confusing, but a lot of areas in Pittsburgh are like that. Don't get me started on zip codes :)
I guess the bottom line is, if you are buying and like the area, you'll have to prioritize things like school district, taxes, etc. for the houses that you like.
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Looking further, I just don't get it. If the map is right, 1/2 of Milton, Gamma, LaClare, etc are in Regent Square (the North Half) and the other half are not? Where are they? Who would make a neighborhood dividing line that cuts diagonally across 12 streets? seems to confirm the map, but that means that the city boundary is diagonal across all of those streets and that some houses must be on property that is properly in two different municipalities. Craziness!
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Hrm. Very confusing. On the map the eastern boundary cuts diagonally across a set of streets. Also, nothing (or almost nothing) east of Braddock is included. People from Pittsburgh that I know include the whole area up to and past Braddock in 'Regent Square'.

So here's my followup question, then: if this is where 'Regent Square' is, what neighborhood is Savannah St in?
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I agree. The drawing accessible through this website appears fairly accurate to me also.
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It looks like it's correct. It's a little bit difficult to tell by the map, but Regent Square is actually pretty small. [It is also known as the 14th Ward according to the County]. I think it borders Swissvale, Edgewood, Wilkinsburg and, possibly, Sq. Hill! So, techinicall, Regent Square, the 14th ward, really is a tiny little area along Frick Park and South Braddock Ave. However, the neighborhood really includes 4 different municipalities.
I hope that helps!
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