Settling into a new city is always a challenge. Regardless of the amount of research you do before moving, you don’t feel like an insider upon arriving to your new neighborhood. While it is true that calling a community home is a process that takes a number of years, there are a few places that you can visit in Pittsburgh that will make you feel a bit more welcome. Here are five Pittsburgh hotspots in the city that every newcomer must stop by.
Get a dose of history from the Steel City. Highland Park has Victorian, Edwardian and Tudor styled homes that earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The neighborhood is also home to a vibrant recreational area, named Highland Park of course, that has playgrounds for the kids and walking trails for athletes. In addition, the park has tennis and volleyball courts for those who want a variety of exercise activities to choose from. Highland Park is the perfect spot for those looking to buy a house because it offers a sense of elegance that is unmatched with other neighborhoods in the city.
There is nothing like a good and healthy place to eat. Amazing Cafe stays true to its name with great food that is also wholesome. While many may view the spot as an ordinary juice bar, this eatery offers more than drinks. There is the Buddha burger that has an extraordinary veggie patty at its core, and then there’s the abundance of kale that can be found in nearly every drink combination and meal. Did we mention that you can also get a good workout in with Yoga classes? This cafe was made for health food junkies.
South Hills Village
Shop, catch a movie and grab a bite to eat all without having to ride a train or drive down the street. South Hills Village is recognized as the one stop location when you want to have fun with friends and family. Macy’s and Sears are two of many premiere retail stores while Barnes & Nobles is a great place to stop off and enjoy a book. You can also catch a movie and enjoy a meal at the Cajun Cafe Grill.
Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
There are many Argentinian restaurants but few are like Gaucho Parrilla Argentina. This eatery began as a simple hole-in-the-wall and has progressed to become a celebrated hotspot in the Strip District. The most celebrated items on the menu are steak plates that include filet mignon, and roasted wedges that are cooked with care and attention to detail. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina is a great place for new homeowners who haven’t unpacked all of the kitchenware just yet.
Home of much of the city’s history and another one stop location for shoppers, Shadyside is the ultimate hotspot in Pittsburgh. The abundance of history, Mike Tomlin became the first Pittsburgh Steelers coach to buy a home in Pittsburgh and he settled in Shadyside, and activities make the neighborhood appealing for tourists and natives. Shadyside is home to the economical Noodlehead restaurant and the extravagant Open Bottle Bistro. New residents will absolutely fall in love with the shopping district that includes high-end retailers such as Ann Taylor and Talbots. Nothing about this neighborhood is disappointing.