Highland Park is a great option. It’s only about a ½ mile further than Shadyside, but it’s likely ½ the price for a comparable apartment. Rather than apartment buildings, many of the units are in duplexes or in old homes that have beautiful detail work (if the landlord hasn’t gutted the place). It’s quiet, convenient, tree-lined, and one of the few Pittsburgh neighborhoods that is still at least somewhat racially mixed.
Also, there are a few convenience stores, a nice coffee shop, and, of course, the namesake park. It may be that you’ll want a car if you live here. Friday and Saturday evening public transportation is not a reasonable option.
A great place for dog owners!
- Highland Park
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- Union Project (Cafe and gathering space for artists, community builders and people of faith)
HousingAverage rents graduate students pay:
- 1BR: $700, avg. utilities $30
- 2BR: $720, avg. utilities $65
- 500, 71A, 74B Highland Park