East Pittsburgh is so diverse, active and interesting that it could be a city all by itself. From multi-cultural Squirrel Hill to the trendy shops on Walnut Street in Shadyside, East Pittsburgh is much like Pittsburgh's own "New York City" with a hometown flavor. Go a little further East via I-376, and you'll reach Monroeville, a large convention and exposition center, shopping district and residential area.
The East has one of the most diverse neighborhood populations in the Pittsburgh area. From Polish Hill to Bloomfield, Squirrel Hill to Oakland, many different cultures and nationalities are represented here. You'll find the finest Kosher products, the best Italian bakeries, fabulous sushi and the widest variety of International restaurants in Pittsburgh. Hope you're hungry! Ranging from Asian and Middle Eastern to European, you'll also find diverse international entertainment, quick access to various churches, synagogues and mosques, and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Pittsburgh has always been known for its advanced medical care and pioneering transplants, and many of the hospitals that perform these medical miracles are located in the East section of Pittsburgh. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Magee Women's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are all situated in Oakland, within a three block radius. The Western Pennsylvania
Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center rise high above Bloomfield, and Shadyside Hospital serves its namesake community right down the road. For more information on Pittsburgh's hospitals, visit our Yellow Pages.
Besides being a cultural and medical hub, the East is also home to the area's most well known academic institutions, the University
of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Not to be hidden in the shadows of these major schools, Carlow
College is quickly making a name for itself as the nation's fastest growing women's college, and Chatham College of Shadyside has established itself as a quality liberal arts school.
Not quite in the East (downtown), but just as noteworthy, Duquesne University has been rated in the Top 5 percent of best values in college education by Money Magazine and in the Top Half of all national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Robert Morris College is also making headlines with its downtown location and its 230-acre campus in Moon Township. Last but not least, Point Park College offers its students the campus of Downtown Pittsburgh, within walking distance to the best features of this wonderful city.