Squirrel Hill

A Pittsburgh Neighborhood

Summary

There might be only one species of squirrel here — North American Gray — but in every other respect, Squirrel Hill is an incredibly diverse neighborhood. Historically, Squirrel Hill is the heart of Pittsburgh’s thriving Jewish community and is home to numerous synagogues, Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Center, and an eruv, a consecrated wall behind which Orthodox Jews can perform certain activities on the Sabbath. In addition to its vibrant cultural heritage, the area’s proximity to two major universities — Chatham and Carnegie Mellon — makes it one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Murray Avenue is a dining hotspot, home to restaurants from a variety of global cultures and three of Pittsburgh’s best pizzerias (Napoli, Aiello’s, and Mineo’s). Forbes Street offers visitors block after block of boutique shopping, with local businesses — like Classic Lines, a used bookstore opened by a former librarian — moving into spaces left by departing mega-chains like Barnes and Noble and Panera.

Budget

If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

$1,113
Studio
$1,243
1 Bedroom
$1,438
2 Bedrooms
$1,810
3 Bedrooms
$2,244
4 Bedrooms
$1,975
5+ Bedrooms

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