There's a neighborhood that exudes elegance and fosters a strong sense of community.

Welcome to Shadyside

Where Elegance and Community Thrive in Pittsburgh

Nestled in the heart of Pittsburgh, there's a neighborhood that exudes elegance, fosters a strong sense of community, and beckons with a lifestyle that blends sophistication with warmth – welcome to Shadyside. With its tree-lined streets, boutique shops, and cultural allure, Shadyside invites you to experience a refined urban lifestyle like no other.

A Tale of Timeless Beauty

As you stroll through Shadyside's picturesque streets, you'll be captivated by its timeless beauty. The neighborhood's historic architecture, from stately mansions to charming row houses, evokes a sense of grandeur and nostalgia. Each building carries a story, each corner exudes character, and every step feels like a journey through the pages of history.

Cultural Enrichment and Diversity

Shadyside's cultural tapestry is woven with threads of diversity. Its galleries, theaters, and cultural institutions reflect the neighborhood's thriving arts scene. From galleries showcasing local artists to performances that captivate your imagination, Shadyside nurtures an appreciation for creativity that knows no bounds.

Sophisticated Shopping and Dining

Shadyside is a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Its boutique shops and upscale boutiques line Walnut Street, offering a curated selection of fashion, art, and home décor. As you indulge in retail therapy, you'll discover unique treasures that reflect your individual style. When it comes to dining, Shadyside's culinary scene is a journey of culinary exploration, from cozy bistros to trendy cafes, each plate a masterpiece.

Community Connection and Gathering Spaces

Shadyside's elegance is complemented by its strong sense of community. The Shadyside Action Coalition brings residents together, fostering connections and initiatives that enhance the neighborhood's quality of life. Parks like Mellon Park and Frick Park serve as tranquil escapes, inviting neighbors to unwind, engage in outdoor activities, and savor the beauty of nature.

Cultivating Intellectual Pursuits

Shadyside's intellectual allure is evident in its proximity to cultural institutions like Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. These academic hubs infuse the neighborhood with a dynamic energy, attracting scholars, innovators, and students. The result is a community that thrives on intellectual curiosity and the exchange of ideas.

Green Oasis Amidst Urban Life

Shadyside embraces nature's beauty amidst the urban landscape. Mellon Park's Walled Garden offers a serene escape, where the fragrant blooms and lush greenery provide a backdrop for relaxation, reflection, and cultural events. Here, you'll find a quiet oasis that offers respite from the city's pace.

Embrace the Shadyside Lifestyle

Shadyside isn't just a neighborhood; it's a lifestyle that celebrates elegance, diversity and a genuine sense of belonging. It's the pleasure of exploring art galleries, the joy of savoring fine cuisine, and the fulfillment of being part of a community that values tradition and progress.

Step into the Shadyside Story

Shadyside isn't just a place; it's a living narrative waiting to be embraced. It's an invitation to immerse yourself in a world where sophistication harmonizes with genuine camaraderie, where art and intellect coalesce, and where every corner tells a tale of grace and charm. Welcome to a neighborhood that's as refined as it is welcoming.

Overview for Shadyside, PA

14,575 people live in Shadyside, where the median age is 30.7 and the average individual income is $51,970.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

30.7 years

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Around Shadyside, PA

There's plenty to do around Shadyside, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Lucky Sign Spirits, The Open Road, and Brother Andre's Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.95 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.07 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.22 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.57 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Shadyside, PA

Shadyside has 8,385 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Shadyside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,575 people call Shadyside home. The population density is 14,177.57 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.2 / 52.8%

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Schools in Shadyside, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Shadyside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Winchester Thurston School
PreK - 12th
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Pittsburgh Liberty K-5
K - 5th
De Paul School For Hearing & Speech
PreK - 7th
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The University School
9th - 12th
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