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Just six miles northwest of the city of Pittsburgh by way of SR65 is the hidden treasure known as the Borough of Bellevue.  The riches of Bellevue are also easily accessible via the Interstates 579, 279 and 79.



Public Transportation features Port Authority transit buses, maintaining regular schedules, continually transporting riders from the southern areas of the city of Pittsburgh including Oakland and Aspinwall and the northern regions of Aliquippa and Sewickley, directly into Bellevue proper.


Bellevue Borough Hall (enter Bellevue Borough site)

First incorporated in 1867, the word "Bellevue" translates to 'Beautiful view' as proposed by one of the original landowners, J.J. East, a French scholar and linguist.  Deemed appropriate, this quiet, dry community, established along the Ohio River, is home to more than 8700 residents.  As a home rule charter municipality, the mayor and nine council members are elected to represent the three wards.

State Route 65, otherwise known as Ohio River Boulevard, is the bustling commercial riverside district of fast food venues, a beer distributor, an antique mall, a massage therapy studio, motorsports dealer, auto repair, sales and service establishments, and  various other enterprises. 

Bellevue Way Marker Live-Worship-Shop (link to SHOP)At the intersection of SR65 and Gallagher Way stands the landmark sign proclaiming the ORB primary entrance to Bellevue, for all, to "LIVE-WORSHIP-SHOP."

Enjoy a virtual tour of Bellevue via the Bellevue Tour Guide Map.


Turning left just beyond the way marker sign, South Starr Avenue meanders past the Suburban campus of Allegheny General Hospital and leads to the Lincoln Avenue business district.



Both left and right along Lincoln Avenue is found an interesting mix of specialty shops, gift boutiques, restaurants and eateries, as well as venues for entertainment, a diverse blend of personal and business services,  medical and dental care establishments,  and grocers and variety stores.



Within a stone’s throw of the main avenue and just a block or two away from the beaten path is another segment of interesting and unique shoppes and businesses worth a good long look.  On-street parking and three municipal lots serve the business district providing for an enjoyable shopping excursion.



The Bellevue business districts of Ohio River Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, are well-represented and are featured in the 'Businesses,' 'Merchants,' 'HealthCare' and 'Restaurants/Fast Food' links on the 'Shop' page.



The one square mile area of Bellevue offers various traditional denominations and numerous opportunities for worship and prayer as ascribed to in the 'Worship' section of this site.


Bellevue Elementary School (enter Northgate School District site)

Within walking distance of the residential area are the public and parochial elementary schools.  Northgate, the Bellevue/Avalon dual community Middle School and High School is one of the few remaining walking districts in the region and is situated on the top of the ridge.  Vehicular access is North along Union Avenue.  Click on the 'Bellevue Elementary picture' or visit the 'SCHOOLS' section located under the 'Shop' heading of this site.

Long admired as a walking community, this truly small town environment boasts a suburban setting.  The system of parks in Bellevue provide numerous opportunities for a variety of recreational activities.

Northgate teams play football at the Sheridan field.  BABA and BAGAA, the little league baseball teams, share Gillott field for practice and play.  Other organizations are also listed under 'ORGANIZATIONS' on the 'shop' page.



Bellevue Memorial Park, situated in neighboring Ross Township, is the home field for the local BABA team, the Pittsburgh area's college teams, and serves as the local field for the area's "big" league players.



Memorial Park has the added advantage of a full size guarded pool complete with a slide and diving board.  A wading pool for the little tikes, showers, a concession stand and a protected area for sunbathers are valued amenities.



Surrounding the pool is a children's play area and just beyond, nestled in the woods, are several picnic shelters which are made available for use by both Bellevue families and the friends and neighbors of Bellevue.


Andrew Bayne Memorial Library (enter site)

The Andrew Bayne Memorial Library is the centerpiece of Bayne Park. The original homestead of Amanda Bayne Balph, the property was bequeathed to the Borough to be used as a Library and Park.


The grounds surrounding Bayne Memorial Library are frequently utilized for scheduled public gatherings

Jim Porch Gazebo in Bayne Park

including summer concerts

and musical performances,

family movies after dark,

children's activities, and various holiday celebrations.

The gazebo is often  reserved for special family picnics.

Concert in Bayne Park Series



Many of the homes in Bellevue still bask in the glory of the early 20th century craftsmanship.  Constructed of brick, stone and clapboard, many feature covered front porches for sitting and chatting with the neighbors.  Tree-lined cart ways are still in vogue and some streets remain laid with cobblestone.

This is Bellevue.  Come to visit, come to stay. We are the small town next to the big city, the place where you will discover endless opportunities for work and play.  Experience and Enjoy Bellevue!  Our way marker sign speaks volumes!      - live-worship-shop -


All Roads lead to Bellevue!

Bellevue Tour Guide Map .pdf printable version



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