Oakland – Neighborhood information
Oakland is one of the most important academic and cultural centers of Pittsburgh, giving home to many hospitals, university facilities and theaters. To be specific, Oakland consists of 4 larger areas: North Oakland, Central Oakland, South Oakland and West Oakland. Here we will give you information on all 4 of those and also recommend you a trip to discover this lovely neighborhood.
Many important buildings can be found in this particular area. One of those is the Cathedral of Learning, which is an integral part of the university campus, providing a fantastic library to the city. Interestingly the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh can be found here also, which is basically the biggest mosque of the area.
This one is probably the least fascinating of the four neighborhoods, but still it has many important landmarks and buildings. It is rich in buildings of different universities from the city.
This district can be found at the banks of the Monongahela River, it is an important residential area in Pittsburgh, while it can be also considered an area, where the student population density is very high, similarly to other parts of Oakland. Andy Warhol was born in this part of the city, although the famous museum named after him is a bit further away from it.
This neighborhood is located to the west of Schenley Park and can be considered the center of Oakland. From the perspective of architecture this area has very strong values, most of the oldest buildings of the city can be found in this part of the city. The public transportation network of this area is also fairly developed, so you do not necessarily need a car if you want to discover Central Oakland.
Here we have collected some interesting spots for you; if you visit these, you will have a pretty good grasp of Oakland by the end of your tour.
Starting at the Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh University – Oakland located at 329 Technology Dr you should drive northeast on Bates Street until you reach Carlow University at 3333 Fifth Ave.
After visiting Carlow University you should head north on Robinson Street until you reach the University of Pittsburgh.
When you have sen enough of the University of Pittsburgh, you can drive south on O’Hara street to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum at 4141 Fifth Ave.
Right after leaving the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum the best option is to go northeast on Bayard Street until you reach the St. Paul’s Cathedral at 108 N Dithridge St.
Straight after you have visited the Saint Paul’s Cathedral, you should drive southwest on Fifth Avenue to visit Las Palmas Pittsburgh #2 at 326 Atwood St.
After you have done some shopping at Las Palmas, you can always just drive back to 5 Grandview Ave on Mt Washington.