Banksville is located southwest of Downtown, in the 20th ward, and is surrounded by Beechview and Ridgemont. It is quickly accessible to the new Pittsburgh International Airport. Banksville residents take full advantage of Banksville Park which includes a swimming pool, a playground, a tennis court, a dek hockey rink, a ballfield and a shelter equipped with a full kitchen area. Banksville Elementary School has also been a main stay in this well rounded community, currently enrolling grades K-5. Banksville’s residents are very family oriented, with much of the community activity focusing on youth programs and family fun. Much of the neighborhood is suburban in nature, with homes attractively set off by sweeping, manicured lawns and flower beds. This neighborhood is also home to two of the City’s largest garden apartment complexes, Hyland Hills and Crane Village and is in close proximity to shopping and entertainment in Downtown.