The two established, modest neighborhoods that make up the Pittsfield School area are surrounded by commercial strips lined with superstores, party stores, and fast-food chains. Small starter homes line the streets around the school. Anchoring the neighborhood is the 422-unit Village Cooperative Homes; laid out in 1943, it has winding streets and sweeping, parklike yards. The many children in the area enjoy a neighborhood pool and swim club.
To the southeast, kids are bused from the shady streets of the 1960s-era neighborhood off Golfside between Woodside and Ellsworth. The Silverleaf subdivision near Golfside and Ellsworth is composed mostly of two-story homes. The newer University Palisades subdivision off Ellsworth closer to Carpenter offers ranches, colonials, and split-colonials. Pittsfield students attend Scarlett Middle School and Huron High.