Shadyside is the ultimate in city living in Pittsburgh. It has shops, restaurants, tree lined streets, and night life. Visit a local art gallery, find kooky gifts at Kards Unlimited, grab breakfast at the legendary Pamela's Diner (cash only!) or enjoy a torte at Prantl's Bakery.
When others have to get in their car after an evening of fun on Walnut Street or Ellsworth Avenue, you can simply walk home to your apartment. In the morning, walk to the nearest coffee shop for breakfast.
Walking to campus or taking the shuttle or bus saves you the expense and hassle of parking in Oakland, near the PITT and CMU campuses. You can even take the bus downtown and walk to the nearest Pittsburgh sports game!