Welcome to District 4


At the turn of the 20th century, immediately prior to the majority of the annexations, the coal mining industry began to take off in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. Most residents of Brookline, Beechview and Overbrook were employed as either farmers or miners, and large portions of present day Brookline were farm land at the time of its annexation. Carrick Borough was a higher income neighborhood, featuring beautiful Victorian mansions built by the owners and management of the City’s booming coal and steel industries.

Today, South Pittsburgh is a diverse community of working class families. Many City employees call South Pittsburgh home, charmed by its neighborly attitude, quality housing, and walkable business districts.

Our Neighborhoods


Beechview is located southwest of Downtown, and is situated between Brookline, Banksville, and Dormont. Serviced by the "T", Beechview's Broadway Avenue business district is currently seeing revitalization in new businesses and a renovation of its historic architecture. Recent additions to the corridor include Brew on Broadway, the Crested Duck Charcuterie, and the IGA grocery store.The neighborhood offers a great number of amenities, including a branch of the Carnegie Library, a spray park, ball fields, and a senior center. Nature enthusiasts love exploring the Seldom Seen Greenway, one of the last undeveloped parcels of green in the City. Beechview is also home to two excellent Pittsburgh Public schools, Beechwood Elementary and Brashear High School.

Bon Air

Bon Air is best known by its reputation of 'country living in the City.' A spacious neighborhood, Bon Air boasts larger than average residential parcels, dotted with mid-century single-family homes. Recreational amenities include the Marc Kolenda basketball court and the Bon Air parklet. The community also borders McKinley Park and is serviced by the Blue Line "T", with service to Downtown and South Hills Village. It is truly a great pocket for new and long standing families.


Bordered by Overbrook and Beechview, Brookline is a mostly residential community with a bustling main street, Brookline Blvd. In 2013, the Brookline Boulevard business district will receive a facelift, complete with a new street, sidewalks, landscape design, street lights, street furniture and more. This small business corridor has quickly become known City-wide as a destination for delicious food and drink. Take a trip to the Boulevard and you'll find authentic Greek, Italian, and Mexican cuisine, as well as delicious pastries, fresh pretzels, cool ice cream, and delicious coffee to wash it all down with. Other neighborhood amenities in Brookline include the Moore Park swimming pool, Brookline Recreation Center, ball fields, and easy access to Downtown via Port Authority bus.


South of Downtown, Carrick is surrounded by Overbrook, Brookline, Bon Air, Mt. Oliver Neighborhood, and St. Clair. Carrick today retains the traditions of its proud independence and is the first "Green Community" in the City. There are 3 distinct business districts along the length of Brownsville Road, separated by residential blocks, as well as many free-standing stores and shopping centers. Amenities in Carrick include a neighborhood library, a swimming pool, a wide range of recreational facilities at Phillips Park, and numerous churches. The Port Authority bus provides easy transportation along Brownsville Road.

Mt. Washington

Overbrook is bordered by Carrick and Brookline, and runs along Rt. 51. This community is also convenient to the Brownsville Road business district, and has access to Downtown via Port Authority bus or T. Amenities for Overbrook residents include the Fran Accamando Community Center, a Senior Center, ball fields, and nearby Phillips Park in Carrick. Like the other District 4 neighborhoods Overbrook is a pocket with much potential and a rich history to build off.


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Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak

Natalia, a two-term City Council member, was born and raised in South Pittsburgh, where she is a proud graduate of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Carrick High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University and the London School of Economics through scholarships awarded from the Pennsylvania and national AFL-CIO before completing her graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University.

Natalia’s professional background is in fiscal management and technology. She previously worked at Deloitte Consulting, where she implemented a statewide information technology system. On Council, she serves as the Chair of the Committee on Finance and Law, which deals with the Department of Finance, Ethics, the Equal Opportunity Review Commission, the Law Department, the Treasurer, and related matters. Natalia has worked to balance the city’s books in the face of state financial oversight, has improved the city’s credit outlook, and has built best financial practices into the city code.

Natalia has been a trailblazing legislator who advocates tirelessly for quality early childhood education for all children. She is steadfast in her commitment to families, introducing and passing family-friendly legislation for the workplace, and advocating for livable wages.

Natalia was named one of the 40 Under 40 by PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine in 2009, and was voted Young Democrat of the Year in 2011 by the Young Democrats of Allegheny County. Natalia was a 2010 Women of Achievement Awards Honoree, and won the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women Outstanding Elected Democratic Woman Award in 2012. Additionally, she was a Pittsburgh Business Times Fast Track award winner in 2014, and a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh Class 28. Natalia was formerly an Executive Board Member of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority of Pittsburgh and is currently a Board Member of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation. She is also the head of the Pennsylvania Young Elected Officials Network.

District 4 In the News

  • Councilwoman Rudiak's 2017 Budget Address

    On Tuesday, December 20th, City Council passed a $539 Million dollar operating and a $74 Million dollar capital budget. Click title to read more!

    Published: 01/06/2017
  • Councilwoman Rudiak and Advocates Encourage Pittsburgh to Adopt Gender Equity Bill

    On Tuesday, 11/15, Councilwoman Rudiak will host a press conference, post-agenda, and public hearing to discuss her legislation aimed at supporting equity between women and men in the workplace, city services, public safety, and all elements of the City government and services. Click title to read more!

    Published: 11/15/2016

    The information contained in the report "Opiate-Related Overdose Deaths in Allegheny County: Risks and Opportunities for Intervention" released today by the Allegheny County Health Department and Department of Human Services... Click title to read more!

    Published: 08/10/2016

Contact District 4

The Office of Councilmember Natalia Rudiak
City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Telephone: 412-255-2131

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