Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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The Area

It is rare that people who visit Pittsburgh aren’t impressed with the beauty of the city, the energy of the neighborhoods and the success of the economy alongside inexpensive real estate. So, what keeps the population from exploding? Location. Pittsburgh is on the far western side of the state, right next to the border of Ohio. When Northeasterners look at Pittsburgh they get queasy about how far it is from the eastern seaboard line from Boston to NYC, to Philly and then down to DC. That’s the question for people considering Pittsburgh. Amazing city but it’s ~4 ½ hours from that east coast line. If that bothers you this ain’t your place. If it doesn’t bother you then you’ll love it.


Young Professionals

Downtown, also known as the Golden Triangle, is where the headquarters of the big corporations are and so for those looking to walk to work this is your spot. Plenty of large condo/apt buildings offer reasonably priced options for those on the way up that corporate ladder and all the cultural and sporting options are balanced by a downtown foodie and bar scene. Outside of downtown lie incredible neighborhoods like Shadyside and Lawrenceville that can be pricier but have small commercial districts with amazing diverse food options, pubs and boutique shopping.

  • Downtown
  • Shadyside
  • Lawrenceville
  • Oakland

Shady Side


The neighborhoods of Shadyside and Squirrel Hill are beautiful places to live for virtually anyone but if you want to avoid downtown and still have a local social scene these are good options. Shadyside is near Carnegie Mellon and has an interesting mix of families enjoying the huge historic homes, and younger couples and singles living in apartments, smaller home options and condos. Squirrel Hill is another great option. Built into the hill and near Frick Park it has a social/commercial scene like Shadyside but an added bonus of being surrounded by nature for hiking, biking and strolling.

  • Shady Side
  • Squirrel Hill

East End


Pittsburgh is frequently ranked the #1 city in the U.S. for LGBTQ+ homebuyers. It doesn’t have a specific neighborhood for the community to congregate but the East End area, including the East Liberty, Strip District, Polish Hill and Lawrencefill neighborhoods, is a good place to start. These are more downtown feeling neighborhoods with condo/apartment living options + great social scenes. Also consider the quieter neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside – again, the city leans heavily progressive and most areas worth considering.https://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/ejpd16/does_pittsburgh_have_a_gayborhood_or_lgbtq_area/

  • East End (East LIberty, Strip District, Polish Hill etc.)
  • Squirrel Hill
  • Shadyside

Squirrel Hill


Squirrel Hill is a favorite of families in Pittsburgh. The historic Jewish neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill has tons of kids running around, riding their bikes into the commercial district to get ice cream, or just riding around with friends. The schools are amazing and the homes are big and beautiful. It’s pricier than other neighborhoods but if you’re coming from New York or Boston or Chicago you’re going to love the price tag. Point Breeze is another favorite and it has the same advantage as Squirrel Hill in that it borders Frick Park. This means you get the best balance of nice lively blocks of restaurants, shopping, book stories and cafes, and nature in your backyard.

  • Squirrel Hill
  • Point Breeze
  • Regent Park