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 very diverse.
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 and an even better place for families!
- 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