Live and Learn

A City of Neighborhoods

Some of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods are predominantly urban, with an eclectic mix of residences, shops, restaurants, museums and institutions—including Pitt’s home neighborhood of Oakland, considered to be the city’s cultural, academic and medical heart.

Others are more trendy and artsy (like Lawrenceville, the “Brooklyn of Pittsburgh”) or ethnic and historical (Bloomfield, the city’s “Little Italy,” for example, and Squirrel Hill, long a hub for Jewish life in Pittsburgh).

Still others, such as Highland Park and Regent Square, are quiet, leafy and mainly residential. A number (Mt. Washington and Greenfield among them) offer spectacular views of the city.

Among the neighborhoods that are a short bus ride—or even a bike ride or walk—from campus: