Shadyside, Pittsburgh

Alive With Culture


Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Neighborhood

In a city built on steel but driven by culture, our Shadyside Pittsburgh rentals are located in a vibrant, residential East End neighborhood. Whether you are a single student, young professional, part of a growing family, or an empty-nester, the location of our 1- and 2-bedroom apartment rentals have a lot to offer. Shadyside Commons is just blocks away from many great colleges and universities and several of Pittsburgh’s great elementary and college preparatory schools are available for our youngest residents. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) provides quality healthcare for the region and our residents love that it’s less than a mile away. Take advantage of the great outdoor spaces, numerous parks, fun activities, and museums that make the Shadyside neighborhood a great place to call home. Check out some popular points of interest below. Contact our leasing agents to schedule an in-person or virtual tour at Shadyside Commons.

Students & Professionals

Looking for an apartment near University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Carnegie Mellon University, or the University of Pittsburgh Medical College? Shadyside Commons makes a great home for students and employees at many of Pittsburgh’s colleges. If you work for one of Shadyside Commons’ recognized Preferred Employers, you may qualify for a reduced security deposit and waived application fee when you sign a lease. Located just one block from public transit, many universities are only a short ride away, making our apartments a great student housing option for Pittsburgh’s students.

Title Address Description
Trinity Row
2027 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USAT: 215.854.0729
A: 2027-31 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The Metropolitan
117 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USAT: 215.854.0729
A: 117 North 15th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Packard Motor Car Building
317 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USAT: 215.351.0930
A: 317 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Chocolate Works
231 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAT: 215.351.1535
A: 231 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Waterfront II
106 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USAT: 215.351.1535
A: 106 S. Front Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Sharples Works
300 E Evans St, West Chester, PA 19380, USAT: 610.431.2864
A: 300 E. Evans Street West Chester, PA 19380
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Shadyside Commons
401 Amberson Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USAT: 412.200.5014
A: 401 Amberson Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Shadyside Today

The Shadyside neighborhood is described by as “Upscale hip. Earthy undertones. Savvy style with modish sensibilities and an academic-fringe factor.” Here, you’ll find a mix of affluent families, young professionals, artists, musicians, and students. 

Easy Access to Shadyside’s Best Shopping

There are plenty of unique shopping options nearby, from practical to artsy. Known for it’s galleries, vintage clothing stores, and restaurants, Ellsworth Avenue is only 1 block from our apartments. Plus Pittsburgh’s popular Walnut Street—a street packed with pharmacies, beauty shops, and upscale boutiques—is located just one half mile from your front door.

Points of Interest in Pittsburgh, PA

The History of Shadyside

The Shadyside neighborhood was named in honor of a 19th-century Pennsylvania Railroad station in the area. Shadyside is situated in the East End of Pittsburgh and home to more than 13,000 residents. It is a place where unique boutiques mingle with mainstream businesses and historic homes fill tree-lined streets steps from culinary delights and hip community events.

Our apartments for rent in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh fit in perfectly. Shadyside Commons was formerly a family hardware business. Our building was constructed in 1903 and in each of our apartment rentals you’ll find features like exposed brick, impressive arches, and detailed cornices to match the history and unique culture of the Shadyside neighborhood.


Alex and Ani
Hey Betty!
J. Crew
Roberta Weissburg Leathers
Apple Store
Whole Foods Market
Banana Republic
Ten Toes
Toad Flax

Dining and Entertainment

Church Brew Works
Avenue B
La Feria
Pamela’s Diner

Arts and Culture

The Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Carnegie Museum of Art
Hillman Library
The Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Heinz Memorial Chapel
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Mellon Park


Children’s Hospital
West Penn Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Kraft Heinz Company
PNC Bank
University of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon University
Alcoa Corporate Center
Fidelity Bank
Hillman Center