Distance from Campus: 1.8 miles

One of the smallest Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Friendship encompasses a few blocks 1.8 miles from the Tepper School of Business and 3.3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Founded in the late 1800s, Friendship may be best known as the home of the Allegheny Health System’s West Penn Hospital.

Friendship’s wide, flat streets are flanked by striking, turn-of-the-century Victorian, Edwardian, and Arts and Crafts houses, many of which have been converted to apartments that still retain their original hardwood floors, stained glass windows and ornamental woodwork. Residents enjoy a mix of on-street and private parking, as well as easy access to public transportation. Friendship is also within walking distance of the nearby neighborhoods of Shadyside and Bloomfield.

While homes dominate this tiny community, Friendship boasts two community parks (Friendship Park, Baum Grove) that are enjoyed by locals and their pets. Food is available at restaurants serving Vietnamese (Pho Minh) and Italian (Calabria’s) cuisine, and featuring local vendors (Salt of the Earth). Friendship also offers art galleries along Penn Avenue, including Modernformations and the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination.


  • Tepper students: 2 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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