Distance from Campus: 3.0 miles
One of the quietest Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Highland Park is a tree-lined community three miles from the Tepper School of Business and 6.3 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Named for and inclusive of a 380-acre park, the neighborhood offers residents quiet living in a mix of well-spaced duplexes and single-family Victorian, Tudor and Colonial-style homes. The area is serviced by multiple bus routes, and parking is largely private.
Established in 1889, Highland Park is located in the northern part of the neighborhood. Its lush grounds appeal to runners, bikers and walkers. The park also features tennis and volleyball courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas, a playground, and formal gardens. Located within the park, the 77-acre Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is ranked one of the top children’s zoos in the U.S. It also features Pennsylvania’s only public aquarium. In total, the zoo and aquarium exhibits are home to more than 8,000 animals.
Highland Park is serviced by several locally owned retail shops and restaurants, many of which are located on Bryant Street. Diners can feast on Thai at Smiling Banana Leaf, traditional Italian at Joseph Tambellini or French bistro at Park Bruges, then end the evening with coffee and pastries at Tazza D’Oro. Art aficionados can explore Haitian art and history at Galerie Macondo. And anyone seeking relaxation can pay a visit to the Nuin Center, a holistic wellness facility.
- Tepper students: 2 percent of the student population lives here
- Median resident age: 37.4
- Average household: 2.1 people (renters: 57 percent)
- Median house value: $89,929
- Median income: $32,283
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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