Morningside is located east of Downtown and is surrounded by the Allegheny River, Stanton Heights, Highland Park, and East Liberty.
The neighborhood of Morningside, distinguished by its tree-lined streets and two-story brick homes with porches, used to be a farm community until 1905, when the Chislett Street trolley line came. Major residental development followed several years later. Morningside is a quiet residential community, less than two square miles in area, where people tend to know one another. A featured annual event here is the St. Rocco Festival, which takes place for two days in August and consists of an Italian mass followed by singing, dancing, and a fireworks display.
Morningside abounds with well-kept brick homes, matching side by side down pleasant, tree-lined streets with plenty of ballfields and playgrounds for youngsters. It is within walking distance of Highland Park and the Pittsburgh Zoo, and is just a short drive to the Waterworks Mall.
Morningside remains a stable, prosperous community for its hard-working residents. The neighborhood has strong ethnic roots, with local churches playing an active role in community programs.