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
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
7.0
social
7.0
management
9.0
Median rents in Shadyside
Studio
$
1,300
1 Bedroom
$
1,450
2 Bedroom
$
1,900

Living in
Shadyside

Shadyside — 8.9/10 Rating (based on 26 neighborhood reviews)
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
Neighborhood Rating
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
Neighborhood Rating
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
Neighborhood Rating
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
Neighborhood Rating
NA
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
Expensive but worth it
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Maryland Gardens
Theres lots to do and I feel safe
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
n/a
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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/10
Neighborhood Rating
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
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Eastside Bond
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
Neighborhood Rating
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
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


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
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1 Bed $1,772
2 Beds $2,305

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