a map of Duquesne
Visit the Duquesne
Incline Web Site.
Duquesne Heights and Mt. Washington are located directly to the south of Downtown and are surrounded by West End, Beechview, Beltzhoover, and Allentown.
This neighborhood's popularity as a place to live and tourist attraction has grown rapidly since Pittsburgh's first Renaissance began to turn the
City into a showcase. If you stand on one of the many Grandview Avenue observation decks, you literally
have the city at your feet.
The neighborhoods also boast active business districts, and a wide range of parks, green spaces, and recreational activities.
to 1851, Mt.
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.
Offering perhaps the broadest range of housing opportunities of any Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Mt. Washington and Duquesne Heights' population are a mix of single professionals, "empty nesters", and families who have lived in the neighborhoods for generations.