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Where to Live: South Side

East Carson Street literally runs the whole gamut of the South Side, from flashy Station Square to hip and urbane South Side Works. In between these two entertainment and shopping destinations, though, lies a unique neighborhood with a crunchy, urban feel. Check out South Side. >

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Get a Bite:
Ethiopian to Thai

Pittsburgh cuisine is more than french fries on the sandwich instead of as a side. Stock up in the Strip District, several blocks of markets, shops, and sidewalk vendors that come alive on Saturday morning. Dining out? Eat anything from Ethiopian to Thai. The best eats in town. >

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Livable City

New York grad students can have their studio apartments while you live luxe in a roomy Victorian. While Bostonians fight the morning traffic, we’re drinking coffee at Oakland’s Crazy Mocha. And you’re never too poor to take in some culture—a Pitt ID gets you a free bus ride and entry to the city’s famed museums. Find out what it’s like to live here. >

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Play Outside

Living in a smaller city means it’s even easier to get out of the city. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and more await just outside of town. Don’t have a car? Then ride one of the riverside trails, walk the acres of city parkland, or kayak the Allegheny River. Find out how to get out there. >