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Shadyside: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Kate Oczypok on October 16, 2017  /  in Buyers, Neighborhoods, Pittsburgh, Sellers, Shadyside  /  Comments off

 

Interested in buying real estate in Shadyside but would like to learn more about the area? We put together a brief post on everything you need to know before you invest in buying in the community.

Shadyside is a neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh. The neighborhood got its name from a Pennsylvania Railroad station in the area, named for its shady lanes. You’ll be well cared for moving to Shadyside, as a neighborhood institution is Shadyside Hospital, a member of the UPMC. Those who love the outdoors will be pleased to know a portion of Mellon Park is located in Shadyside.

Millennials looking to buy will be pleased to know Shadyside was rated the best neighborhood for millennials in 2014.

If you love to shop, Shadyside is home to boutiques and well-known outposts of stores like White House Black Market and Williams Sonoma. Shadyside is incredibly walkable too, with all three popular streets for businesses and shops close to each other.

Those who live in Shadyside have not changed since the 1920s—the neighborhood has always been full of families, young professionals, artists, musicians and students, many of whom live in apartments. There is an extensive bus system in Pittsburgh that serves Shadyside.

For families looking to move to Shadyside, schools are excellent. In addition to the public school system, Shadyside is also home to The Liberty School (a public school that is a magnet school), Winchester Thurston School, The Ellis School and the University School.

Shadyside has an active neighborhood association as well, known as the Shadyside Action Coalition. The coalition’s goals are to preserve values and laws of the community.

If you’re interested in seeing what’s currently on the market in Shadyside, click here.

7 East End Homes We Adore

Posted by Kate Oczypok on September 25, 2017  /  in Forest Hills, Homes For Sale, Monroeville, Neighborhoods, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill  /  Comments off

If you’re looking to buy in the East End of Pittsburgh, you’re in luck! We put together a list of seven beautiful homes in the area that are currently on the market. From majestic Shadyside homes to cozy Squirrel Hill ranches, you’ll want to check out all of these.

1. 5228 Westminster, Shadyside

This luxurious home on a gorgeous tree-lined street in Shadyside is full of every possible amenity one could imagine. Imagine mornings in oversized rooms bathed in sunlight, a gourmet cook’s kitchen, indoor/outdoor pool with a hot rub and more. It’s also just a short walk to shopping in Shadyside or Oakland’s cultural district. More on 5228 Westminster here.
*Listed by Howard Hanna Shadyside Office

2. 5387 Northumberland St., Squirrel Hill North

This charming home is located directly across from the golf course at Schenley Park, making it the perfect spot for golf lovers to move into. The front gardens are bathed in sunlight and the first floor is home to a gorgeous wood-paneled library and a breakfast nook. More on 5387 Northumberland St. here.
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Listed by Howard Hanna Squirrel Hill Office

3. 122 Bel Aire, Monroeville

This home boasts a first floor master suite in a peaceful cul-de-sac, located just minutes from the Turnpike (road trip anyone?). There’s a large family room with a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and a spacious deck perfect for entertaining. There’s a first floor laundry room and large finished basement too. More on 122 Bel Aire here.
*Listed by Re/Max Advanced Realtors

4. 4929 Ashbaugh Rd., Murrysville

This Tudor-style home is on a huge 8.7 acres. Families can enjoy a huge game room area and a rear courtyard with a concrete stamped patio. The amenities are endless, from crown moldings, to gas fireplaces, a first floor office with bookshelves and more. This four-bedroom home even includes a screened-in porch. More on 4929 Ashbaugh Rd. here.
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Listed by Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Realty

5. 422 Hampton Ave., Forest Hills

An amazingly beautiful three-bedroom, two-full bath townhouse is available. On a one-way, tree lined street, this home has central air, a furnished basement with full bath and a spectacular rear deck with a hot tub. You’re just minutes from family-friendly amenities too like Frick Park, the Edgewood Club and more. More on 422 Hampton Ave. here.
*Listed by Albert Anthony Real Estate

6. 5398 Darlington Rd., Squirrel Hill South

A five-bedroom, four full bath home on a lovely Squirrel Hill Street. It is a cozy, private ranch home right near Schenley Park, just minutes from Pittsburgh hospitals, Carnegie Mellon and Pitt. A huge family room is just begging to have guests in and there are two wood-burning marble and brick fireplaces too. There’s even a custom wood paneled entertainment room and wine bar too. More on 5398 Darlington Rd. here.
*Listed by Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Realty

7. 321 S. Graham St., Shadyside

This amazing six-bedroom home is the perfect oasis in the city. There’s stained glass art atop the grand staircase as you enter the foyer and a granite counter-topped kitchen too. Entertain in the great room with beautifully stained artwork. More on 321 S. Graham St. here.
*Listed by Kefalos & Assoc. R.E.

The Pittsburgh Property Diva may not be the listing agent on these homes, the listing agency is referenced at the end of each of the homes’ descriptions.  However, if you have questions on any of these homes, or buying any home listed for sale in the Pittsburgh area, you can contact me at any time!

 

 

 

What to do this Fall in Shadyside

Posted by Kate Oczypok on September 19, 2017  /  in Neighborhoods, Shadyside  /  Comments off

Shadyside is a vibrant, active community, full of plenty to do. This fall, try out all of these events and places to go. There should be enough to keep you busy on the weekends all summer long!

Jam on Walnut

Join the whole neighborhood as Walnut Street is blocked off October 21st at 7 p.m. for an outdoor concert. Typically Jam on Walnuts attract 5,000 people for the block party. Funds raised will go toward Humane Animal Rescue.

Run Shadyside

On Saturday Oct. 7th, a 5K run and 1 mile family fun walk will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Shadyside. Many consider it a fast-moving house tour—while you’re there check out all of the listings in the area.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

This fall, Shadyside’s Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will call itself home to many exhibits. There’s Laura Jean McLaughlin’s “Shards in Leotards,” where shards and broken pieces are place together to create new “visual experiences.” Also worth checking out is Desiree Palermo’s “Fleeting Elation.” The exhibit focuses on making art while emphasizing materials and using paint in full.

The Tipsy Cow

This friendly neighborhood eatery is home to trivia nights and lots of delicious specials like half off wing night, half off happy hour on weekdays and more. Their chicken fingers and wings offer so many flavors the whole family will be happy.

Visit Hey Betty!

You’re going to need a few new pieces to your fall wardrobe right? Hey Betty! is a vintage clothing shop in the neighborhood perfect for that unique something. The shop will reopen with their new fall merchandise on Sept. 26th. Get out of the ordinary, unique pieces that will have everyone wondering where you snagged such a special item.

 

 

Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Shadyside

Posted by Kate Oczypok on August 30, 2017  /  in Neighborhoods, Pittsburgh, Shadyside, Shopping  /  Comments off

 

The holidays are fast approaching and if you’ve decided to buy a home in Shadyside, you’re in luck. There are multiple cute, quirky and fun shops to find a unique, one-of-a-kind item just in time for the holiday season, many easily in walking distance to your home.

Dina Ellen
817 S. Aiken Ave.

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Dina Ellen is full of gorgeous women’s fashions and is always on point with what’s on trend. This fall, expect to see lots of chunky knit sweaters, frayed jeans, boots, and deep reds. Their accessories are always on point too. Dina Ellen’s hours are typically 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Picket Fence
5426 Walnut St.

shopping in shadyside

This super sweet lifestyle boutique is home to fashions for women, home, baby and kids. They also have a selection of Pittsburgh gifts. Outfit your little ones in fun frocks like star-print leggings and a matching top, or adorable little wristlets for preteens. For mom, expect to see lots of vintage items and plenty of color with a boho twist.

Moda
5401 Walnut St.

shopping in shadyside

This men’s clothing store has been around since 1990—and it’s longtime sophistication shows. If you’re looking to update your fall wardrobe with supple leather jackets from Rag & Bone or a Christmas gift for your significant other of a cozy sweater or two, you’ll want to check out Moda.

Petagogy
5880 Ellsworth Ave.

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Of course we can’t leave your furry loved ones out of the mix! Petagogy is all about pet nutrition. They are locally owned and operated and offer a huge array of healthy and of course fun products for your pet. There are tons of treats and food and toys and accessories.

Penhollows
244A South Highland Ave.

shopping in shadyside

This home goods store also sells new and rare books. If you’re looking for great gifts like luxury candles, glasses and mugs, office and barware decor, Penhollows is the place for you.

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