Located in Oakland, the Pittsburgh Innovation District boasts world class urban amenities. From sprawling urban green space, to over 40 restaurants, proximity to world renowned universities, and arts and cultural institutions, the Innovation District has something for everyone.

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The Pittsburgh Innovation District is the heartbeat of Pittsburgh’s growing ‘eds  and meds’ economy. Home to a wide array of on and off campus innovation  assets, the District is experiencing construction boom of new developments that  house thousands of square feet in innovative office, laboratory and educational  space. From start-ups, to scaling companies and university-led research projects  with large corporations, Oakland is the epicenter of our region’s economy.

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Why work in the Pittsburgh Innovation District?

KIZ Credit Program

University Adjacency

Transportation & Mobility

Innovation District Skills Alliance

The Innovation District Skills Alliance creates career pathways for high-barrier residents from surrounding neighborhoods to support inclusive growth of the Pittsburgh Innovation District. By training participants directly in the skills needed for a selected position and providing them with supportive services, graduates of this program are connected with lucrative positions within local universities and companies.

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Living in the District

The Pittsburgh Innovation District’s strength is in its diversity of people who  work, learn, live and play here. Featuring Pittsburgh’s best transit options, amenities,  restaurants, and outdoor activities & green space, the District has the best elements of a  well-connected, well-rounded, urban lifestyle. Within the Pittsburgh Innovation District,  there are opportunities for career development, healthy living, and cultural enrichment for a  high quality of life. As you search for a place to live in the Pittsburgh Innovation District, you  will see a variety of places to make your next home. From modern apartment buildings to  upscale townhomes and charming homes in South Oakland, there is an option for all stages  of life. And with unparalleled bus service and walkability, you can be anywhere in the city  within minutes.

Highly Accessible
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A Multitude of
Micro-Transit Options Exist in the Neighborhood

One of the Most Educated Markets on the East Coast

One of the Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Neighborhoods

Oakland Boasts the City’s Best Suite of Urban Living Amenities

The Innovation District is Pittsburgh’s Largest Employment Center

3500 Forbes

This newly renovated apartment complex offers luxury living in the heart of Pittsburgh’s bustling Oakland neighborhood, with stunning city views, modern amenities, and easy access to the city’s top attractions.

Burrows Street Townhouses

A charming residential community located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Burrows Street Townhouses offers a range of spacious and modern townhomes for families and professionals alike.

Oakland Community Land Trust

The Oakland Community Land Trust preserves homeownership in Oakland by providing permanently affordable, owner-occupied homes.

Oakland Crossing – Phase 1

A mixed-use development featuring modern apartments, retail space, and outdoor amenities, Oakland Crossing Phase 1 is designed to foster a sense of community and connectivity in the heart of Oakland.

Oakland Pride

A multi-use residential community housing for LGBTQ+ seniors. The six-story building will consist of 80 one- and two-bedroom units, 60 of which would be for lower-income residents.

One on Centre

One on Centre offers pet friendly studio to 3-bedroom apartments near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Portal Place Apartments

Portal Place Apartments offers luxury living at the doorstep of Oakland. A great location makes commuting a breeze, whether it is a quick walk to one of the nearby hospitals or universities or direct bus lines to downtown Pittsburgh.

SkyVue Apartments

Located in the heart of Oakland between Forbes and Fifth Avenues, SkyVue Apartments brings vitality and luxury to Pittsburgh’s Innovation District with a world-class urban living experience

The Bridge on Forbes

A premier off campus student housing community that offers an urban living experience in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.

The Julian

This stylish apartment complex offers a range of luxury amenities and a prime location in the heart of Oakland, just steps from top-rated restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions.

Webster Hall Apartments

Cutting edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, award-winning schools, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.

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Getting around town has never been easier, as the Pittsburgh Innovation District is at the forefront of mobility and micromobility. Our neighborhood is one of the best-connected in Pittsburgh, with unrivaled bus access, bike-friendly pathways, innovative microtransit options, nature trails in green spaces, and walkability district-wide.


Pittsburgh’s landmark Mobility as a Service program takes strides to improve shared mobility options by linking modes to fulfill all your transportation needs.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Connect to most major bus routes between Downtown, the East End, and Southside within minutes. A multitude of buses come through Oakland each minute to take you to everything Pittsburgh has to offer.

Bus Rapid Transit

The BRT will operate in dedicated bus-only lanes in downtown Pittsburgh, Uptown, and Oakland. This project is expected to improve transit amenities, foster more reliable service, and create development opportunities. Coming in 2025.


Offers short-term car rentals at various on-street locations throughout Pittsburgh and beyond. For those who don’t own a car, Zipcar is the perfect option for occasional errands or day trips that aren’t possible on a bike or bus.

POGOH Bike Share

Affordable 30-minute rentals of both electric bicycles and traditional pedalcycles available at over a dozen stations in the Oakland area, getting around the neighborhood is a breeze.

Spin E-Scooters

If you’re looking for a quick connection that takes you door to door at a fraction of the cost of rideshare, look no further than Spin’s dockless e-scooters. Spin has served thousands of Pittsburghers with short-term rentals all over the city.

Bus Routes


71 A, B, C, D and 61 A, B, C, D

Boutique shops line the streets of Downtown. With a vast cultural district and pedestrian friendly streets, Downtown is popular among local art and theatre lovers, and tourists alike.

Squirrell Hill

61 A, B, C, D

Filled with some of the best ethnic eateries in the city, Squirrel Hill is a food lovers’ paradise. Surrounded by Schenley Park, this neighborhood has easy access to outdoor amenities from walking trails to the city’s only urban golf course.

Highland Park

71 A, B

Abundant green space, attractive business hubs, and historic homes make Highland Park one of the city’s most family friendly neighborhoods. Located in the neighborhood is the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium and the largest park in the city, this neighborhood is an urban oasis.


75, 71 B, 71 D

Shadyside offers multiple premier shopping district that boast unique one-of-a-kind shops as well as familiar national brands. Popular with young professionals and families alike, this neighborhood’s tree covered streets offers something for everyone.

East Liberty

71 C

Popular among college students and recent graduates, East Liberty hosts familiar shopping and dining, while maintaining its eclectic vibes with its strong locally operated performing arts venues.



Up and coming meets fresh in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. A unique nightlife mixed with eccentric shopping and dining options makes this neighborhood a popular destination for all ages.


54 C, D

Pittsburgh’s “Little Italy” neighborhood, Bloomfield boosts authentic Italian grocers, restaurants, and annual festivities. Popular among young professionals for its quaint business district and city-maintained amenities that includes a public pool and bocce court.

South Side

54 C, D, 81, 83

Funky and vibrant, Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhoods host countless nightlife options from bars to music venues. For a more daytime friendly option, shop its business district or take a bike ride on the Greater Allegheny Passage.



The 28x airport flyer bus is an easy connection to the Pittsburgh International Airport – catch it right around the corner!

East Busway


The P3 is the express bus linking Oakland to the East Busway – skip the traffic and quickly connect to Shadyside, East Liberty, and beyond.

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Arts & Culture

The District is home to internationally known arts and cultural institutions. Whether you want to view high end and contemporary art, delve into human and animal past, relax and learn, or enjoy a brisk walk through meticulously cultivated gardens, The District has it all.

Spanning centuries, CMOA’s collection tells a multitude of stories about creativity and artistry. Visitors will find something thought-provoking around every corner. Plan a visit, spend some time with your favorite artworks, and get to know new ones you might not have encountered before!

More than 100 years after Andrew Carnegie’s initial gift, Carnegie Museum of Natural History remains a place of scientific inquiry and a world class public institution. By displaying nature’s wonders, museum leaders hope to spark conversation about the inherent worth of nature and to inspire a new generation of scientists.

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, CLP – Main offers a variety of free entertainment, training sessions and literature-based programs for all members of the family. Expert librarians are also available to answer questions, provide research guidance and readers’ advisories, and to assist in using popular technology.

A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens.

Green Space

Oakland is home to one of Pittsburgh’s largest parks. Donated to the City in 1889, Schenley Park now encompasses 456 acres of trails, forests, venues, and attractions sprawling through Oakland and Squirrell Hill. Operated by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Schenley Park has something to offer to everyone.

Programs & Initiatives

Learn how the Innovation District promotes collaboration and growth.