This neighborhood that encompasses Summerset at Frick Park offers a cornucopia of shopping and entertainment. The popular Forbes and Murray Avenues are home to shops and businesses providing just about anything you would ever need, including professional offices, houses of worship, a supermarket, shoes, pharmacies, specialty food shops, restaurants, bike shops, banks, hair dressers, dry cleaners, tailors and ethnic shops. Located on the corner of Forbes and Murray Avenues, the Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library is a popular destination, as is the Jewish Community Center, The JCC (at the same intersection), which is open to all and offers many classes and exercise programs. The Manor features first run major films, as well as critically acclaimed indie films and documentaries. Forward Lanes, on Forward Avenue provides fun for all ages with its “old school” bowling experience.
Located just over the bridge from Summerset at Frick Park, The Waterfront is a one-stop shopping and entertainment location. It is an outdoor shopping complex with many popular retail stores. Major retailers include: Costco, Target and Lowes. Other retailers include Barnes and Noble, Bed Bath and Beyond, The Gap and more. The Waterfront is also a prime entertainment destination. Loews Theater, Dave and Busters, a piano bar, Sing Sing, and a comedy club, Improv, are great for a night out. For family fun, Sandcastle (a water park) and Kennywood, (an amusement park), two Pittsburgh summer favorites, are also just over the river.
Trendy Walnut Streetfeatures upscale retail chains, fashionable boutiques, and shops. Nearby Highland Avenue offers home furnishings restaurants and specialty shops. Ellsworth Avenue is home to a more eclectic offering of shops and galleries and has a new pedestrian bridge linking it to some of the shops in East Liberty. A listing of Shadyside retailers can be found here. Shadyside also has a road race, Run Shadyside, each year.
This up and coming area now is home to Whole Foods, Home Depot, Giant Eagle, Trader Joe’s, Walgreen’s and Target making it a popular destination for essential items. With recent new development in East Liberty, including Bakery Square, new shops have moved into East Liberty recently, including Trek, Anthropologie, Free People and other businesses, including some independent retailers. Located right next to Shadyside, East Liberty is quickly becoming a prime destination for shopping and entertainment, with an array of shops, exercise studios and entertainment venues.
This neighborhood is home to ever-popular Pittsburgh Zoo, with its own Kid’s Kingdom, specifically designed for younger children. Bryant Street, located just off Negley Avenue, is becoming a destination for “foodies” with specialty food shops and restaurants.
A two-block shopping district makes up the business district of Regent Square, It includes restaurants, a movie theater, a bakery, hair salons, and independent retail shops. The Run Around the Square is a popular race held in the neighborhood each year.