The South Hills offers the benefits of the suburbs and the convenience of the city. While still in the city of Pittsburgh, Dormont and Mt. Lebanon are viable alternatives to the more condensed neighborhoods.
Mt. Lebanon has long been one of the high-end neighborhoods of the city with top schools and sports programs for youth. Homes in this area tend to be expensive, so renting a Mt. Lebanon apartment is an option for those who can’t make the investment in home ownership. Mt. Lebanon has several clusters of businesses in its expansive area. Beverly Road boasts several shops and restaurants, including sushi, pizza, and ice cream. The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh, a non-profit that offers yoga classes, is also located in this stretch of shops. Washington Road houses another commerce district, that includes restaurants, galleries, and coffee shops. The largest stretch of businesses is on Banksville Road, which includes several auto repair shops and larger stores, like Staples and Kuhn’s.
Mt. Lebanon borders on Greentree and Dormont. It offers multiple entrances to the 376 parkway — either via Greentree or Banksville Road.
Dormont is an affordable neighborhood that is on the rise. Along with an abundance of shopping and eating options, the borough is home to several unique attractions. The Hollywood Theater screens cult favorites — including a weekly audience-participation Rocky Horror Picture Show — and hosts the premieres of local films. The neighborhood is also home to Rickert & Beagle Books, formerly Eljay’s, where local authors are invited to read from their books in the shop that sells both used and new. The Dor-Stop Restaurant is an attraction in and of itself. The small family-owned diner garners out-the-door lines for breakfast on the weekends. Dormont apartments are also close to Dormont Lanes, as well as the unique bars and shops of Potomac Avenue.
Dormont apartments are just a short car or bus ride from the South Side, Downtown, and, in the other direction, South Hills Village. The borough offers the convenience of proximity to major areas while being removed from much of the chaos and the high price tags.
Apartments in Dormont and Mt. Lebanon are the ideal combination of city and suburb.