The Strip District
The Strip District is a long, thin strip of land adjacent to Downtown. Just several blocks wide and bordered by a steep hillside on one long edge and the Allegheny River on the other, this area is filled with warehouses and brick factory buildings, once housing large business, and now more likely to be filled with both funky and elegant options for loft-living. Because of the style of housing available, the proximity to downtown and the flat terrain, this area attracts empty-nesters with a sense of adventure, young adults interested in biking to their downtown offices, and anyone craving a roof-deck view of the city after dark.
The area is also home to the city’s favorite market district, very popular on afternoons and weekends, when people converge here to buy fresh and bulk foods from a wide variety of purveyors, grab an espresso or a chicken kabob, and purchase Steelers, Pirates and Penguins fan-gear from open-air stalls.
Median Home Value: $226,000
Majority of residents are renting their condos or lofts
747 residents, but growing
Popular with singles, hipsters, loft-dwelling and bike-riding professionals
There are also good options for dinner and drinks, or an early breakfast
A great website for this area: stripdistrictneighbors.com