dentalicious123

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I am excited to be moving to Pitt this summer. Does anyone have any names of apartment complexes that are affordable, yet in a nice area? I am planning on making a trip out there to look around and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!
 

banana87

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Oct 7, 2008
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hi! I'm not from pittsburgh, but I am very familiar with the area and have spent a lot of time there. I'm still hoping to hear from there, as its my top choice. Anyways, I am pretty sure that most of the students live in either Oakland or Shadyside. The dental school is located in Oakland, but its not as nice of an area as Shadyside is. Shadyside is about 10? minutes from the school, if that, and ITS ADORABLE. Plus, about everywhere you live in Pittsburgh will be cheap (~400-600 /month i think). Oakland is a little cheaper, but Shadyside is still not too outrageous. I hope you find a good place to live! I really hope I will be moving to Pitt this summer as well (fingers crossed!)
 

katy5787

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Sep 18, 2008
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Hey I go to Pitt for undergrad and am possibly going there for dental school next year (still trying to decide!). The poster above is right, most students live in Shady Side, Squirrel Hill, or Oakland. The area right around the dental school isn't the safest. Most students either drive in or take the bus in to Oakland from those places. It's about a 10 minute drive if there isn't much traffic. There is a parking garage right behind the dental school and it's about $350 a semester. You will probably spend more than $400-600 a month though if you want to live in a pretty nice place. I lived in a nice place in Oakland and it was $615 a month and about $30 dollars a month for electric (all other utilities were included). That place was right on Forbes Ave. though, which is where all of the main restaurants and stores are. South Oakland, which is where a lot of the Pitt undergrads live is usually cheap. Maybe around $400-$500 a month, but many of these places are not in the best shape and it's not the safest area. Some people I know were robbed at gun point in their house in South Oakland so ya, maybe not the best place to live haha. I would guess that places in Shady Side are around $600-1000 a month depending on the place. I would suggest North Oakland, Shady Side, or Squirrel Hill, which are all pretty close to the campus. There are a lot of apartment complexes in those areas. I'm pretty sure that once you turn in your deposit to Pitt, Rose will send out some info on housing as well. Let me know if you have any other questions about Pitt! I've lived in Pittsburgh my whole life so hopefully I can help!
 
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Dentchica

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Jun 6, 2008
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Hey I go to Pitt for undergrad and am possibly going there for dental school next year (still trying to decide!). The poster above is right, most students live in Shady Side, Squirrel Hill, or Oakland. The area right around the dental school isn't the safest. Most students either drive in or take the bus in to Oakland from those places. It's about a 10 minute drive if there isn't much traffic. There is a parking garage right behind the dental school and it's about $350 a semester. You will probably spend more than $400-600 a month though if you want to live in a pretty nice place. I lived in a nice place in Oakland and it was $615 a month and about $30 dollars a month for electric (all other utilities were included). That place was right on Forbes Ave. though, which is where all of the main restaurants and stores are. South Oakland, which is where a lot of the Pitt undergrads live is usually cheap. Maybe around $400-$500 a month, but many of these places are not in the best shape and it's not the safest area. Some people I know were robbed at gun point in their house in South Oakland so ya, maybe not the best place to live haha. I would guess that places in Shady Side are around $600-1000 a month depending on the place. I would suggest North Oakland, Shady Side, or Squirrel Hill, which are all pretty close to the campus. There are a lot of apartment complexes in those areas. I'm pretty sure that once you turn in your deposit to Pitt, Rose will send out some info on housing as well. Let me know if you have any other questions about Pitt! I've lived in Pittsburgh my whole life so hopefully I can help!
i'm from pittsburgh too, and this info is really good. even if oakland is sort of shady, its still relatively safe, esp. compared to some other dschool campuses.

i still have to decide if i'm going to pitt too...katy5787, where else are you thinking about going?
 

katy5787

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Sep 18, 2008
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Ya you're right, Oakland definitely isn't as bad as some other cities. As long as you're careful and don't go walking around by yourself at night, you'll be fine.

I'm trying to decide between Pitt, Penn, and UCLA right now. Tough decision!!! How about you?
 

DuffMan01

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Nov 14, 2008
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Ya you're right, Oakland definitely isn't as bad as some other cities. As long as you're careful and don't go walking around by yourself at night, you'll be fine.

I'm trying to decide between Pitt, Penn, and UCLA right now. Tough decision!!! How about you?
:love: UCLA!! :bow: hahah I am from Cali so that would be a no brainer! Good luck on ur decision, but I would tell you, your gonna LOVE UCLA!!
 
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