Carefree Inn Pittsburgh

100 Kisow Dr., (Formerly Travel Inn Pittsburgh West), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205, United States
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Moving to Pittsburgh in Fall 2007 to do a PhD from UPitt - Housing Help Needed!

by MuteZ

Hi everyone,

I'm a 32 year old male from Karachi, Pakistan who's gotten himself selected for the Fulbright Scholarship to do a PhD in Development Policy from the University of Pittsburgh :-)

I'm moving to the city sometime early August 2007 to start my studies and am looking for a place to live! While the best solution that I see is a temporary place (for the Fall of 2007 only, for example) and looking for a REAL place after i've settled into the city and country, I'm open to all options. Rent-wise, i'm hoping to get something in the vicinity of 600 bucks all inclusive.

Basically, I'm looking to rent a 1-bedroom apartment with a private bathroom in a safe neighbourhood close to UPitt (my dept. - GSPIA - is on Bouquet Street / R Clement Drive). Something with a well-equipped kitchen and a washer/drier in unit or on premises would be a great life-saver.

For anyone reading this: I need help in identifying safe neighbourhoods (the posts about crime rate make it sound scary!) and any housing opportunities that you can point me towards. General tips on living in Pittsburgh for somebody who's not been to the US would be greatly appreciated too!

Many thanks in advance,

Re: Moving to Pittsburgh in Fall 2007 to do a PhD from UPitt - Housing Help Needed!

by lizilex

Sorry I'm no help on Pittsburgh -- I'm sure other VTers will be -- but just wanted to congratulate you on your Fulbright and welcome you to the US. Best, Lisa

Re: Moving to Pittsburgh in Fall 2007 to do a PhD from UPitt - Housing Help Needed!

by Travmad

A good website to try is For meeting people and outdoor activities have a look at I know you will enjoy western Pa.

Re: Moving to Pittsburgh in Fall 2007 to do a PhD from UPitt - Housing Help Needed!

by jelw

Well done, a Fulbright!
My Husband from Pittsburgh said the first thing to do is become a Steelers fan. That is the local football team, colors Gold and Black. Wearing one of their shirts may at least offer the initial comfort of looking as if you belong in the area. Said with a smile.
In the Oakland area you will be in, on campus offers the great amenity of bus transport at no charge with student Identification. it is a safe amiable area right there on campus, could you consider the Graduate housing there?
I have the recently retired operating engineer from Grad housing here. He strongly suggests you contact and get on Campus Grad housing at least initially. This is the phone number for Graduate housing 011-412-624-9900.
They can be of great help to you.

If on campus housing is out of the question please just avoid the south section of Oakland.
Best wishes

Travel Tips for Pittsburgh

Grandview Avenue


Climb to the Grandview Avenue (Mount Washington) to enjoy a beautiful viewpoint of the city and the confluence. I went here at the day light and by night to take photographes. Unfortunatly, I had no tripod and the pics are blurred but I brought a good video.

You must know that Pittsburgh...

by JenCat

You must know that Pittsburgh truely consists of many different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is only 5-10 minutes away from the city-proper. Check out Oakland, Shadyside, the South Side, Squirrel Hill.


English is spoken...

by C_Thunder


English is spoken by the vast majority of Pittsburgh's residents. However, this is a multi-cultural city where it is not uncommon to hear Spanish, Italian, Polish, German and Arabic languages. The Amish community speak Pennsylvania Dutch (a German dialect), but only at home.

Heinz Field

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Home of the six time World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers!!! Congratulations Steelers for winning your record sixth Super Bowl, and second in four years!

Heinz Field opened in 2001 after 2 years of construction replacing worn & outdated Three Rivers Stadium. It has seating for 65,000 fans and was constructed at a total cost of $230 million, much of which was privately funded by the team. Local ketchup manufacturer H.J. Heinz Company (of "57 Varieties" fame) paid $57 million for stadium naming rights. Heinz Field is also home to the Pittsburgh Panthers college football team as well as concerts and other events.

Washington, PA

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Washington is a small city of about 20,000 people located approximately 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. Like many of the other cities and towns of western Pennsylvania, Washington's economy was driven by the steel industry, which has declined in the past 30 years. As a result, parts of Washington have seen better days, but its historic downtown is intact with a number of interesting older buildings, including its courthouse and two historic home that are open for tours: the Bradford House, which was the home of one of the leaders of the WHiskey Rebellion, and the Lemoyne House, which served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Washington is aslo the home of Washington and Jefferson College, a small, but well-regarded liberal arts college.


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 Carefree Inn Pittsburgh

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Address: 100 Kisow Dr., (Formerly Travel Inn Pittsburgh West), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205, United States