Shadyside

Stylish Upscale Neighborhood
An upscale neighborhood that's located about 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Shadyside offers a mix of quiet pockets full of historic homes and a main hub which has streets lined with boutique shops and national retailers. It's seen as a very stylish neighborhood with top-notch restaurants and events constantly taking place. Popular things to do include al Fresco dining, strolling across the colorful pedestrian bridge, and enjoying the arts at The Pittsburgh Center for Arts.

Public transit reaches this area so you don't necessarily need a car to commute. It's predominantly populated by families and people who are willing to spend a bit more but it's a very friendly place that's welcoming to all.
What Shadyside Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.5
value
7.5
amenities
7.0
social
7.5
management
9.0
Median rents in Shadyside
Studio
$
1,300
1 Bedroom
$
1,450
2 Bedroom
$
1,900

Living in
Shadyside

Shadyside — 9/10 Rating (based on 45 neighborhood reviews)
As someone who does not own a car, accessibility was extremely important to me. I'm within a 7 minute walk of three bus lines that will get me to school in 20 minutes less, and just as close to bus lines that take me to CHP and St. Margaret's. I'm walking distance to several grocery stores and restaurants and just down the street from Walnut Street, which has coffee shops and some shopping.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
NA
Building borders on North Oakland and Shadyside. Nice neighborhoods just behind the building that have made for good running streets. Next to bus stops. Grocery store is not very walkable, but on a bus line and a short drive away by car.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Centre Court
I love Shadyside! The buses run quite often making it accessible to get anywhere I need to go, and there are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores close.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A I live in a townhouse
Very nice neighborhood, close to restaurants, bars, shopping, groceries, and bus stops that take you anywhere in the city. Slightly pricey
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10
/10
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Walnut Capital - Elmer and Bellefonte Apartments
Very safe and quiet! Access to all the major bus lines: 75, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D which all come fairly frequently!
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9
/10
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Shadyside Commons
I'm close enough to everything I need to be, or to a bus line that will get me where I need to go
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
545 S Aiken Apartments
Excellent neighborhood. A lot of residential areas but also several restaurants and bars
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
None
Within 5-10 mins bus/drive distance, it has Whole Foods/giant eagle/Trader Joe's and target.
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9
/10
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Chalfont Apartments
There is so much great stuff to do and available amenities. I am a short walk to Whole Foods, a ton of restaurants and shopping, and a short drive or bike ride to Bakery Square (where I go to LA Fitness), Market District Giant Eagle, Oakland and other East End locations. Lots of medical students and residents live here so there is loads of community. My neighbors are friendly and help with snow removal and trash/recycling.
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10
/10
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Cute 2br in Shadyside
I live on South Highland Avenue, which has a lot of great shops, restaurants, and coffee. I am about a ~10 minute walk from Walnut Street, which is the other main shopping and restaurant area in Shadyside. Shadyside is very safe, fun, and has a lot to do. I like having a separate neighborhood to come home to after a day at school, and there is always a new place to explore in Shadyside. It only takes me about 15-20 minutes on the bus to get to Scaife, which makes the neighborhood very convenient to live in as well.
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10
/10
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350 S Highland Ave
Most graduate student experiences happen here so I am a stone throw from whatever is happening. It is an active neighborhood but still quiet and peaceful. Everything you could need is within walking distance. It also has a lot of bus lines which makes it easy to get around.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
634-636 Summerlea St
Very residential, so it's usually pretty quiet. All the houses are pretty which makes the whole neighborhood fun to walk/run/bike around. There's lots to do on Walnut and South Highland, plus Giant Eagle Market District is within walking distance.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Marigold
Shadyside offers many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, stores and exercise studios to its inhabitants. Mostly flat with sidewalks perfect for walking or running. Quiet and safe.
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9
/10
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The Highwood
Shadyside is fairly residental and feels like a safe place to live. There is petty theft, which happens everywhere, but you have to be aware of this and always lock you car.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Rutledge Hall
Everything you need is walking distance (except Scaife)--groceries, public transit, workout studios, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, neighborhoods to walk in.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
Shadyside is close to a lot of restaurants, bars and transportation. This building is also super close to Shadyside hospital.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Shadyside Commons
Very safe, quiet, and grad-student friendly area. Easy to take walks and go for runs in the area. Close to grocery stores.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
NA
Best neighborhood for med students
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10
/10
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5826 Pierce Street
Shadyside is great, I don't have anything bad to say about it. We've been very happy here.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
4924 Centre Ave
Shadyside is very residential with bars , restaurants, and shops.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Arlington
Good
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Chalfont Apartments
Quiet but has a few nice spots.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5850 Pierce St
One of the best places to live in Pittsburgh
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9
/10
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5819 Elwood Street
Shadyside is a safe, residential-feeling neighborhood with a ton of restaurants, bars, and stores a short walk away. It’s quiet but social and transit is so easy here. For students it’s a great spot for some distance from campus but an easy commute. Also, the proximity to grocery stores is great.
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8
/10
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412 S Highland Ave
Safe/family friendly neighborhood, lots of other med students and grad students live in the neighborhood. Near restaurants, bars, shopping, on Walnut street and easy commute to Oakland (plenty of buses).
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5600 Ellsworth Avenue
Absolutely recommend living in shadyside during school. It’s nice to get a little break from campus, be close to other students, and right around restaurants/bars.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Elmer Street Apartments
Shadyside is where it’s at! Super close to campus but with lots of things to do! Plenty of food, coffee, and friends around!
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10
/10
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632 Bellefonte
very safe and fun neighborhood to live in! Also very convenient and easy access to campus when needed.
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9
/10
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Shadyside At Home Apartments
Within walking distance to bars, restaurants, grocery stores, many public buses, and nice parks!
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10
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514 Ivy St Apt 1
There are a lot of kind people. Especially for kids my neighbors are really kind, which is help for me.
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8
/10
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Eastside Bond
Everything is convenient and transportation is accessible
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Arlington
Would definitely recommend living in Shadyside. Our previous apartment was right near Walnut Street, and we could take 4 different bus lines to get to campus. The flexibility with transit alone was amazing. I also really enjoyed being able to walk to multiple grocery stores and a pharmacy. There were a ton of restaurants close as well. I always felt safe, even later at night.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Shadyside
Convenient to commute to Oakland campus without feeling like I am living on a college campus. Neighborhood is quiet and residential, close to attractions like restaurants, bars, shopping. Also close to other great neighborhoods like Squirrel Hill, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and Highland Park.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5719 Howe St
I love shadyside! It's quiet and walkable and I loved it overall. Many of my friends lived here so it was great to all be close. the buses come often! It was a bit annoying taking a bus to oakland everyday but the transit system is very fast and convenient!
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6
/10
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The Winston
I live in the heart of Shadyside on a bus line, there is a bus stop on my block. I can walk 2 blocks to the bars, and restaurants, walk 3 blocks to the grocery store. Plenty of pet owners, and young families in the area.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
James Manor
Very safe and accessible. Many students and people in their 20s make this place a bit noisy at times, but that hasn't been too much of an issue. Affordability can be a concern.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5721 Elwood St. Apt B3
Very popular with graduate and medical students. Undergrads few and far between. Many bars, restaurants, stores, and coffee shops. Easily walkable. Easy parking.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
Given a 9/10 only because shadyside is just a little more expensive than other neighborhoods, but otherwise it's a great place to live during medical school.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5729 Holden St
Lots of excellent restaurants are there. Daily shopping is convenient because many kinds of supermarkets are near the area.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Eastside Bond
It’s dope
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10
/10
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5932 Elwood St
Shadyside is a nice quiet area. Walkable to universities around & many bus route options.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Shadyside Commons
I love my apartment. Its a 3 unit building. Lots of space. Parking included.
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10
/10
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350 S Highland Avenue
Close to Oakland and school but not as undergrad-y.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
514 Ivy Street
Expensive but worth it
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8
/10
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Maryland Gardens
Theres lots to do and I feel safe
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
n/a


Getting to Know
Shadyside

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Penn Ave to N Neville St
North to South Boundaries: Centre Ave to Fifth Ave
dining
1947 Tavern
Butterjoint
P&G’s Pamela’s Diner
Paris 66
grocery
Giant Eagle
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Walgreens
fitness
Fitness Factory
LA Fitness
The Barre Code
X Shadyside
parks
Mellon Park
coffee
Crazy Mocha Coffee
Starbucks
The Coffee Tree Roasters
The Coffee Underground
bus
64 (bus)
71B (bus)
71D (bus)
75 (bus)
parking
K -7 Parking
Pittsburgh Parking Authority Shadyside Garage
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Shadyside includes zip codes 15206, 15213, 15224, and 15232
Rent vs Own
64
%
of Shadyside residents are renters
Driving to Work
48
%
of Shadyside residents drive to work
New Construction
3
%
of housing units in Shadyside have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
79
%
<20 units
10
%
20-49 units
12
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
9
%
18 - 34
55
%
35 - 54
17
%
55+
19
%
Unit Mix
8
%
Studio
38
%
1 Bed
27
%
2 Bed
29
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
62
%
Undergrad Student
17
%
Grad Student
16
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
-1
%

Best Apartments
in Shadyside



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2 Beds $3,099

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