Brier Hill


Youngstown's North Side

Neighborhood Boundaries: Gypsy Ln. and Sarah St. to the north, Belmont Ave. to the east, Madison Ave. to the South, Martin Luther King Blvd. to the west.

Aerial View


Historically Brier Hill is an industrial neighborhood whose residents worked in factories which were located nearby. Today Brier Hill is still an important part of Youngstown's industrial façade, with businesses like V&M Star. In the 1800's the neighborhood was a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds due to its industrial involvement. In the 1920's and 30's Brier Hill was primarily Italian immigrants, today the Italian- American War Veterans Club (ITAM Post) still holds an annual Italian festival called Italian Fest. Brier Hill is also the birth place of the original Brier Hill style pizza.

The Brier Hill Neighborhood has an abundance of churches and is conveniently only a 5 minute drive from Downtown Youngstown, Youngstown State University, ST. Elizabeth's, and North Side Hospitals. The neighborhood is only a short distance away from Crandall Park, Mill Creek Park, and the Arlington Heights Recreation Center and Playground.

Types of Homes

The housing stock in the Brier Hill Neighborhood is a rich mix of older homes as well as modern homes. The neighborhood also contains some of Youngstown's oldest historic homes that date back to the early 1800's. The majority of the homes on the side streets are older Dutch Colonial Revival and Bungalow architectural styles. There is also a mix of smaller Ranch and Cape cod style homes on the side streets off of 422. The lower part of Belmont Ave, from Lexington to Alameda, and various bordering streets have modernly developed colonial homes.

Home Prices

(units sold in parentheses)

NOTE: Home prices are based on median home sales within a twelve month period (5/3/10 to 1/13/11).

Neighborhood Contacts

NOTE: The Neighborhood Contact is a volunteer that lives in the neighborhood. This person is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the neighborhood and general city information. They are friendly and look forward to being contacted to answer questions about the neighborhood.

Valeria Goncalves

Patricia Coney


"I like my house and the people in the neighborhood are still friendly. I love my church it has been there for over 100 years, and I like being close to the hospitals."
Patricia Coney, Brier Hill

"It's a nice neighborhood. I like being involved in the block watch, and I love attending St Augustine's Church in my neighborhood."
Barbara Nall, Brier Hill


In Neighborhood:

St. Joseph the Provider: Grades K-8; Diocese of Youngstown School.

In City:

NOTE: A number of surrounding communities have open enrollment in their school district. These communities offer private school options, as well. This option is a consideration while living in the City of Youngstown because there is virtually no traffic congestion in the region.

Some schools on this list might offer curriculum for children with special needs. Nevertheless, additional schools do exist in the City and surrounding communities that specialize in providing such services.

Neighborhood Groups