Point Breeze North received its name from the Point Breeze Hotel, which was located along the Greensburg Turnpike during the early 1800s (now the intersection of Fifth and Penn Avenues). It is now surrounded by Point Breeze, Homewood, and Larimer. It is one of the first planned suburban developments in the U.S. North Point Breeze grew after the introduction of the trolley during the 1800s. McPherson and Thomas, the major streets, emulate classic French boulevards, with wide, divided roads, floral islands, and a mixture of apartments and mansions. The neighborhood remains as it was then: an area of distinctive and mixed historical styles, including stately Civil War row houses, 1920 villas, and Victorian gingerbread-esque homes. Westinghouse Park is the local green space and derived its name from the Westinghouse mansion that was in North Point Breeze at its beginnings. North Point Breeze has active residents who participate in block clubs and neighborhood associations for the overall advancement of their community.