Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forest Hills at a Glance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Forest Hills at a Glance

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Website: foresthillspa.org.

Inside out: Since it's inception on July 29, 1919, Forest Hills Borough has sought to maintain its natural assets and to that end has dedicated almost a fourth of the 1.5 sq. mile area as public park space. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated the borough as a "Tree City USA" Community for two decades.

At the last census, 6,477 people in 3,040 households called the borough home. Like many boroughs in Allegheny County, Forest Hills was part of other, larger boroughs (first Pitt Township in 1812, then divided between Wilkins and Braddock Township in 1855) before it petitioned the courts to establish their own borough to oversee public services.

Greensburg Pike was known as "The Great Stage Road" and collected tolls as a main throughway to Philadelphia. In the early 1800's more than 5800 covered wagons, coaches and stages traveled the road yearly. …

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