Experience Shadyside: 5 Things to Do and See in Pittsburgh

Shadyside Commons apartments are Pittsburgh’s answer to the urban neighborhood model. Nested in the residential neighborhood of Shadyside, these perfectly situated Pittsburgh apartments are close enough to the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC-Shadyside, and Carnegie Mellon and offer easy access to the some of the city’s best places to shop, eat, and visit. With this list of things to do when living at our Pittsburgh apartments, you’ll never be bored.

Walnut Street Shopping 

Walnut Street shopping in Shadyside is the one of the best places for a mid-day shopping spree. You can window shop at some of your favorite places like American Apparel or Gap, or explore locally-owned stores like Roberta Weissberg Leathers or Moda. From mainstream retail stores to shops and boutiques, this quaint street has everything for you and is only a stone’s throw away from our Pittsburgh apartments.    

The Jam on Walnut

The Jam on Walnut is arguably one of Shadyside’s biggest attractions and draws in thousands of people each year. This year’s concert benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The concert series will end with a major show featuring Donora and Radio Tokyo on August 20. This annual attraction is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re a resident at our Pittsburgh apartments.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 

This small non-profit community arts campus has been enriching the Shadyside community for over five decades. Since its establishment in 1945, the PCA has been offering educational courses and hosting exhibitions. Artist of the year, Richard Pell, will be holding an exhibition of his greatest works all through August and October. Visiting the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is definitely worth your time.

Roslyn Street

Shadyside is home to one of the last wooden paved streets in the world. Built in 1914, Roslyn Street is made up entirely of more than 26,000 wooden blocks. Take a stroll through this gorgeous continually inhabited side street, one of America’s historical streets found right in the heart of peaceful Shadyside.

Dine al Fresco

When living at our Pittsburgh apartments, dining on one of Shadyside’s side streets is a great way to shake up your routine, and this is one of the best neighborhoods in Pittsburgh to do just that. Dine on scenic side streets at al Fresco restaurants like Casbah on Highland Avenue, or at Girasole on Copeland Street. You can also enjoy a light brunch at one of Pittsburgh’s best French bistros, Paris 66

Enjoy what Shadyside has to offer this season, from local festivals to modern art exhibitions, and more. Experiencing Shadyside life has never been easier, especially when living at our Pittsburgh apartments.}

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