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Overbrook is a neighborhood of people who live in affordable homes on tree-lined streets. Young families with children are moving into the neighborhood, which is located at the edge of the City Pittsburgh, PA. More than 4,000 people live in Overbrook.

the variety of architectural styles means that there’s something for every taste

The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society

Part of the draw is the Overbrook Community Center and baseball fields. Phillips and Brookline Parks are close nearby. The Fran Accamando Community Center is there. The community has a lot of green space.

Pittsburgh Public Schools offer young Overbrook children an educational day care program. Starting in kindergarten, children attend West Liberty PreK-5 in Brookline. From grades 6 through 8, it’s Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8, also in Brookline. High School teens attend Carrick High School, a 6-story building built in 1924 and equipped with science labs and computers for the 21st century. The Career and Technical Education program (CTE) teaches skills to high school students that can lead to jobs right out of school. Families can also look into enrolling children into the public schools’ home school program, or a magnet school for students with special interests, talents or careers ahead of them.

Two Carnegie Libraries are close by in Carrick and Brookline.

Overbrook is convenient to the Brownsville Road and Brookline Boulevard business districts, downtown Pittsburgh and South Hills Village. Mass transit makes it easy to get around by light rail or bus. The Blue Line light rail runs from downtown Pittsburgh to Library and South Hills Village, making several stops in and near Overbrook. The Silver Line operates from Downtown Pittsburgh through Overbrook to Library. Several bus routes also make stops in Overbrook.

Overbrook is bordered by Carrick and Brookline in Pittsburgh, Castle Shannon and Whitehall Boroughs, and Baldwin Township.

Local representatives are elected to District 4 (South Neighborhoods) of Pittsburgh City Council, Pittsburgh Board of Public Education District 6 and 7, and Allegheny County Council District 12.

Saw Mill Run and Saw Mill Run Boulevard (State Route 51) pass through Overbrook.

Overbrook straddles several zip codes – 15227, 15234 and 15210.

History

The area was called Fairhaven when it was part of Baldwin Township. When it became a borough, the name was changed to Overbrook. It was one of the last municipalities annexed into the City of Pittsburgh, which happened around 1930.

For many years, children attended Overbrook Central School or St Norbert’s School. St Norbert’s Church served the area until it was closed in the 2010s. The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society archives the area’s history.

In 2015, a 30-inch water main burst on Homehurst Avenue. Water from the break created a sinkhole, and rushed down a hill, where it flooded homes.

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