Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s East End, Shadyside is home to a mix of families, young professionals, artists, and students. This dense neighborhood contains three bustling business districts on Walnut Street, Ellsworth Avenue, and South Highland Avenue. Located throughout the neighborhood is a beautiful patchwork of stately Victorian mansions, well-maintained apartment and condominium buildings and contemporary homes.
Walnut Street is home to upscale shopping and dining, chic boutiques, quirky shops, delicious bakeries, locally owned coffee shop chains. By day, the street is hums with shoppers clutching their dog’s leash in one hand and their shopping bags in the other and casual diners sitting on restaurant patios and rooftops. By nightfall, the decorative lights that are draped across Walnut Street’s storefronts turn on and the lively entertainment located on the street begins to ignite.
Whether you prefer to dance the night away or enjoy a few casual cocktails with friends, Ellsworth Avenue, just a few blocks from Walnut Street, is home to multitude of bars and clubs suited to the diverse needs of residents and visitors alike. Hungry patrons line up to enjoy some of Pittsburgh’s finest cuisine at a number of the City’s hottest restaurants.
Though markedly smaller than the other business districts in the neighborhood, South Highland Avenue also contains an assorted array of dining and shopping options. If you’re in the mood for some of the City’s best Mexican cuisine, Chinese-style street noodles, or fine Mediterranean dining, come to South Highland and dig in! Truly one of Pittsburgh's oldest and most lovely assets, Shadyside continues to be a wonderful community to take part in.