Bon Air is a mountaintop neighborhood of families, single people and senior citizens located in South Pittsburgh, PA. The residences are all single family homes – often with amazing views.
Young children can play in a community parklet all summer. To the north is McKinley Park, which offers tennis courts, wooded areas, beautiful hills, and a skate park with ramps, half-pipes, splines and rails.
The nearest Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh branch is Knoxville.
Road access to Bon Air is limited to two connecting streets to Knoxville – there’s little traffic and few strangers in the community. Bon Air has been described as one of the most isolated neighborhoods in the city, which makes it ideal for walks around the neighborhood.
It’s a pretty good area. I’ve been here for 4+ years and like it well enough.
Bon Air Station provides the primary access to mass transit for Bon Air residents. The Port Authority’s Blue Line light rail operates from downtown Pittsburgh to Bon Air Station and South Hills Village. The Silver Line light rail operates from Downtown Pittsburgh to Bon Air Station to Library. Both lines make numerous other stops. The station is accessible.
The other alternative for mass transit is to board the 54-North Side- Oakland-South Side bus, which has scheduled stops in Bon Air about every 45 minutes.
Houses in the neighborhood – mostly with two or three bedrooms – were built before the 1960s. Eight out of ten households own their house. The prices of houses in Bon Air is affordable. There is no commercial zoning. It is a quiet community that has been referred to as a hidden gem.
Population is 808 (2010).
Its zip codes are 15226 and 15210.
Bon Air is represented in the Pittsburgh City Council by the council member for District 4 (South Neighborhoods). The Pittsburgh Board Of Education district for Bon Air is District 7.