Distance from Campus: 1.8 miles
1.8 miles north of the Tepper School of Business and 3.5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh lies Bloomfield, one of the most charming Pittsburgh neighborhoods known as “Little Italy.” Bloomfield is a working-class community with an urban feel. Here, old mingles with new.
Narrow streets and row houses radiate outward from the commercial center and newer construction on Liberty Avenue. Classic drug and hardware stores flourish alongside newer art galleries (Boxheart) and tattoo parlors (Tattoo Noir). And the neighborhood’s traditions are celebrated with the same vigor as its recent accomplishments.
Today, Bloomfield is popular with college students and health professionals. Allegheny Health System’s West Penn Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Shadyside are all located within one mile of Bloomfield. The neighborhood offers easy access to the city’s public transportation, with direct routes to downtown Pittsburgh, the South Side and the Carnegie Mellon University campus.
Known for its large Italian immigrant population, Bloomfield has also been home to German, Irish, Polish and other ethnic groups since the late 1700s. Bloomfield’s restaurants offer residents and visitors a taste of this rich heritage. Italy’s pastas and sausages can be found at Groceria Italiana and Donatelli’s Italian Food. The Bloomfield Bridge Tavern features Polish haluski and pierogies. And Nico’s Recovery Room serves Greek specialties. The neighborhood also has several coffee shops (Crazy Mocha), bakeries (Paddy Cake), grocery stores and pizza parlors.
- Tepper students: 5 percent of the student population lives here
- Median resident age: 36.3
- Average household: 2.1 people (renters: 59 percent)
- Median house value: $64,871
- Median income: $25,901
Tepper students receive free rides on all Pittsburgh public transit (PAT) buses year-round with their Carnegie Mellon ID.
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The Tepper School of Business also accommodates bikers, walkers, drivers and carpoolers.
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