With over 20,000 students, the University of Pittsburgh is a major part of Steel City’s identity. Restaurants, bars, and retail are oriented toward the student demographic, especially in student-heavy neighborhoods like Squirrel Hill and Oakland. Entire streets are basically given over to providing off-campus housing for Pitt students. It can be hard to know where to start, if you’re looking for a new place. Luckily, we can help. Here are four of ABODO’s top options for Pitt off-campus housing.
- 149 Chesterfield Road
This charming three-bedroom — half of a duplex — is in the center of the action in Oakland. It’s perfect for a small group of friends who don’t mind sharing a bathroom, and the updated fixtures in the spacious kitchen will make dinner parties a breeze. You’ll want to show off some of the apartment’s funky touches, like the white decorative fireplace in the living room.
- 3615 Dawson Street
Located just a few blocks from Schenley Park in the center of the Oakland Square Historic district, these three- and four-bedroom apartments offer the perfect mix of proximity to and distance from campus. The tall windows, recently outfitted with new thermal panes, admit plenty of natural light, and the spacious kitchen is a rarity for this part of town.
- 3320 Ward Street
The exterior of this Oakland Square apartment is immediately recognizable: a gunmetal grey exterior with red awnings and excellent landscaping out front. The interiors are similarly memorable, with exposed red brick, hardwood floors, and decorative fireplaces. Air-conditioning is included, and the apartment is within walking distance of both Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, not to mention Schenley Park.
- 3401 Forbes Avenue
With a variety of floorplans, ranging from cozy one-bedrooms to spacious three-bedrooms, the apartments at 3401 Forbes are geared toward a broad population of students. And the fact that each unit is fully furnished doesn’t hurt, either. If you’re looking to move out of the dorms but don’t want to spend a fortune at IKEA, these efficient apartments in West Oakland just might be for you.