Allegheny West Real Estate
The area was frequented by Native Americans until late in the 18th century. In 1787 David Redick began a survey of the area, with land to be given to Continental soldiers as part of their pay for service in the American Revolution. In 1788 lots in the area were auctioned off in Philadelphia. Houses were first built in the district in 1846-47 and streets were laid out about the same time. In the 1860s there was another boom in housing construction.
In the late 19th century Ridge Avenue became known as "Millionaire's Row" with mansions built for Henry W. Oliver, William Penn Snyder, Harmar Denny, Alexander M. Byers, and others. Lincoln Avenue also became known for its mansions.
The neighborhood is the birthplace of Gertrude Stein.
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Allegheny West Listings Summary
Allegheny West - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Allegheny West: $1,625,000 / County Avg $695,800
Avg Taxes in Allegheny West: $8,700 / County Avg $6,400
Avg Sq. Ft. in Allegheny West: 3,360 / County Avg 2,464
Avg Price per/sqft in Allegheny West:$484 / County Avg $282
Avg Walkscore in Allegheny West: 77 / County Avg 37
Avg Year Built in Allegheny West: 1877 / County Avg 1952
Avg Days on Website in Allegheny West: 45 / County Avg 73