This is the neighborhood that is the closest to the Pitt and the CMU campuses and the UPMC complex. It is just a matter of stepping out your front door and walking a few blocks, and you are on campus or at the hospital. Just as easily, you are at one of dozens of eateries that have sprung up for the large hospital and student crowd.
For the off hours, Schenley Park is just a jog away, with lots of running trails, tennis courts, picnic spots, a soccer field and a swimming pool. This park is the home of Phipps Conservatory. The Carnegie Museum, Music Hall and Library complex is also within a few blocks.
For those who love to be independent of their cars and like the vibrant life that springs up around campuses, this is the neighborhood.