CUTEST STREETS OF PITTSBURGH
Mexican War streets
Despite the name, there were no wars in these streets. In the 19th century the street’s homes were actually owned by the wealthy. The ex-mayor of Allegheny at the time, separated this area into streets/lots and named them after the generals and battles of the American-Mexican war. Honestly these are THE cutest houses of Pittsburgh. The design/architecture of the buildings are beautiful and each door is pained a different color; each of them are truly one of a kind. The great thing about these streets is they are so quaint and right near Randyland and The Mattress factory; the Pittsburgh art museums.
I feel like this adorable street is actually very overlooked. I have only been here twice since I lived in the city but it just has so much to offer! There are super cute restaurants, vintage stores, and art galleries. The best thing about this street is the architecture and a sense of community when you walk the street. Con Alma has jazz nights outside where not only restaurant patrons can enjoy the music, but because of the pandemic many people set up chairs across the street to watch.
This street I know well because it’s only a few minutes from my old college, Chatham University. It is constantly changing with new boutiques and restaurants but there are some places that have stood the test of time like Jitters coffee, Pamela’s Diner, Kards Unlimited, and Mario’s Saloon. The streets in this area are just so adorable and it’s a great place to shop and dine with friends. Every summer, walnut street hold events like the vintage grand prix, the walnut art fest, and jam on walnut (where people can drink and listen to bands on the street).
This street, like the others has cute shops and restaurants. What really makes this a perfect street is that its right next to Frick park! So, after shopping and eating at a café or getting some ice cream at Millie’s, you can go take a sunset walk in the park.