Edgewood Borough was founded in 1888. The borough is located 7 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and has a population of 3,311 in its .92 square miles. Edgewood Borough combines the tree-lined beauty of an old Pennsylvania town with the advantages of an unbeatable suburban locale. Our local police force makes sure that our community is safe and secure. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation has designated Edgewood a historic district.
Edgewood Borough is located within walking distance of Regent Square and the beautiful 476 acre Frick Park, with natural trails, as well as tennis courts. Regent Square boasts many interesting shops and local eateries:
Ann Davis at Typhoon will help will all your lighting needs. Her inventory is set among unusual antiques and gift items.
Hepatica is your ‘go to’ place for beautiful flowers, arrangements and centerpieces. Rachel and her staff are wonderful and talented. I quote from a review: “Rachel is an amazing artist and I can’t imagine why anyone would choose another florist.”
David Knouse at Le Mix Antiques offers an eclectic assortment of furniture, furnishings, pottery and jewelry, both antique and Mid-Century Modern.
In the same block, Sherri Goldstein and her staff at The Square Cafe offer vegan options and sidewalk seating.
Across the street, D’s Six Pax & Dogz is home to more than 1,000 craft micro-brews, imports and domestic beers.
Root 174 believes in cooking with produce that is in season and sourced locally when possible. Their menu changes often, updated on their website by 3:30 daily.
Annette and her crew at Styles by Cardamone offer many spa services including hair cuts, color, highlights, mani/pedi. Her masseuse will come to the house for your massage, by advance request.
The Edgewood Club at the corner of Pennwood and West Swissvale Avenues is located across the street, and in the same block as the Mellor House B&B. The historic building also houses the C.C. Mellor Library, one of the only libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie not carrying his name. In 1916 it was decided that combining forces to raise funds for and construct a facility containing a library would be in everyone’s best interest. The property was purchased by the Club from the Charles Mellor family at a greatly reduced price because of its intended community-centered use. The Edgewood Club and C.C. Mellor Library building which was formally opened in 1918, is interesting architecturally because it is exactly fitted to its triangular plot. The building, designed by architect Edward B. Lee, is white stucco with a Spanish tile roof, a pergola and line of columns. According to Franklin Toker, author of “Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait,” it is “a public monument…altogether one of the best public buildings in the city.” Its unique architecture accentuates the building as a focal point within the community.
The nearby Edgewood Towne Center is a large neighborhood shopping center, within walking distance of the Mellor House B&B. The anchor store is a privately owned and newly renovated grocery store, Giant Eagle Market District. Other stores include:
•Burton’s Total Pets
•Habitat for Humanity Restore
•How Lee Chinese Restaurant
•Mirror Image Salon
•Planet Fitness (24 hours)
•Scoops Sports Bar
•PA Wine & Spirits Liquor Store
On the outer perimeter of the Towne Center, you will find Applebees, Eat n’ Park, PNC Bank, Taco Bell and Wendy’s. And can’t forget to mention my favorite dentists at Edgewood Dental Associates are also on the outer perimeter.
The house is no more than a 15 minute drive from great attractions such as The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. To the south, Kennywood Amusement Park, Sandcastle Water Park and The Waterfront Mall are about 4.0 miles, 11 minutes.
The entrance ramp to 376 East and West (also known as “The Parkway”), is located 0.3 miles from the house, at the end of the street. Squirrel Hill is 2.5 miles or about 9 minutes from the house, which is 6 miles or 13 minutes from Oakland, and 7.5 miles or 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and the Cultural District. Public transportation to all points can be reached within a short distance of the house. Nearby is a Park & Ride, as well as a main stop on the East Busway bus route. Your hostess and proprietor, Kate, will help you with all your transportation information needs.