Welcome to The Strip District & Downtown Pittsburgh

Historic Downtown is home to young professionals, skyscrapers, and a large state park featuring beautiful walking trails, a stunning fountain, and views of three rivers. The Strip, as locals call it, is located just east of Downtown and is known for its restaurants, bars, funky shops, and specialty grocery stores.

Key Details


walkable, historic, diverse, young professionals, tall buildings, condos, pricey, high-rise, apartment


Commute Times
Pittsburgh International Airport 40m by car
Carnegie Mellon University 25m by train, 15m by car
University of Pittsburgh 10m by car
East to West 33rd Street, Lincoln Highway, and I-579 to Point State Park
North to South Allegheny River to the Monongahela River
Nearby Neighborhoods North Shore, Hill District, South Side Flats, Mt Washington

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Strip district & downtown
An industrial hotspot transformed to a one-stop-shop for the city’s best restaurants, bars, and retail stores.

The Strip District and Downtown Pittsburgh began as the hub for multiple industries including produce terminals and ship building. After the collapse of the steel industry, most industries left with it. The neighborhood reinvented itself and became home to the city’s best eateries, breweries, distilleries and more.

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What to expect:
A walkable area with a bustling urban feel on one end, and a serene state park on the other end.

Downtown is home to historic, cultural and entertainment sites while restaurants, nightclubs, international markets and shopping fill the Strip District. If you’re looking to enjoy outdoor activities, Downtown’s Point State Park (“The Point”) is a central place where Pittsburghers come together to socialize. The Strip District, originally home to mills and factories, now boasts a variety of food markets like the Wholey Seafood Market and the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company.

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The lifestyle:
Endless options for bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and specialty grocery stores.

Spend the day in the Strip District eating at local restaurants, sipping at quirky coffee shops, and shopping at unique boutiques. At night, visit some of the city’s best bars or nightclubs. During the day Downtown, many find themselves exercising or sunbathing in Point State Park; while at night they venture to upscale bars, restaurants, or catch a show at one of the historic theaters.

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Unexpected appeal:
Point State Park (The Point), a 36-acre state park, surrounded by rivers at the edge of downtown.

Where the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela Rivers come together, the Historic Point State Park sits—a spot perfect for a run, bike ride, picnic, and more. Dating back to the 1700s, the park played an important role during the French and Indian War and the development of English colonies. Take about a ten minute walk east to get to the center of Downtown and another twenty minutes further to get to the heart of the Strip District.

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The market:
Lower priced apartment walk-ups to higher priced luxury condos.

The main offerings of the Strip District and Downtown are walk-up apartment buildings and luxe condos. Prices have risen in the past few years due to the intense wave of hiring at tech firms, reputable hospitals and universities.

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You'll fall in love with:
Classic downtown feel full of history with plenty of things to do.

Whatever you’ll want to find in a city, you’ll find it in the Strip District and Downtown, including a vast offering of restaurants, shopping, and activities. Explore the Strip District, which offers the Heinz History Center, Wigle Whiskey Distillery, and the iconic Primanti Brothers sandwich shop. You can also take a stroll through Downtown’s Market Square, which is a pedestrian square with markets, art installations, pop-up events, and dining, including the city’s oldest restaurant, The Original Oyster House (est. 1870).

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