The Next Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
Lawrenceville is still having a moment, and while we don’t think a neighborhood needs to have a big explosion in order to be worthy of a visit, we can’t help but think about which Pittsburgh neighborhoods will be the next to blow up. With so many new business openings in the past year, we think we just might know which neighborhoods will be the next to put Pittsburgh on the map — or at least your weekend brunch rotation.
The once sleepy parkside neighborhood is now bustling with business, even if it is a bit tucked away and off the beaten path. Frick Park really secures Regent Square a place in our city hike-loving hearts, and we can’t help but notice how many of our friends with enviable, charm-filled apartments happen to reside just off of South Braddock.
Last year, they also welcomed a few new businesses to Regent Square: Madeleine quickly become our favorite place in the city for Parisian-style baked goods, and the brand new My Goodness organic market from the folks behind Square Cafe keep residents stocked with tasty local fare (as well as favorites from outside of Pittsburgh, like Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen ice cream).
Other Parts of Downtown
In the recent past, Pittsburghers didn’t venture far outside the Cultural District and Market Square unless they were heading to work Downtown. More recently, we’ve been seeing the Downtown area turn into more of a cohesive neighborhood, with stretches where you can walk from restaurant to bar to shop without missing a beat. Some of our favorite spots include PG&H/Redhawk Coffee, Moop, Millie’s, Yuzu Kitchen and more.
And with this uptick in activity you’ll find some of our favorite apartments; From the 1st Avenue Lofts & Alcoa to Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth finally opening its gorgeous doors and even more apartments and boutique hotels planned for 3rd & 4th Avenues, we’re thinking more and more of your friends will be moving downtown sooner than you think.
It’s still in the early stages, but the stretch of the city just above Downtown and below Oakland is seeing slow but steady growth and smart, thoughtful development. More and more vacant parking lots are being scooped up, so look for stylish apartments like the recent Locust Street development to follow along with a growing public art contingent. Once the arrival of BRT happens, you can be sure that Uptown will have its moment in the sun.
With notable additions Merantes Italian Market & Uptown Beer in 2018, look for 2019 to bring some new names and a summer Saturday parties from one of your favorite Lawrenceville spots to a future development site.