The Boutiques, shops and galleries of Shadyside mingle with national retailers in a neighborhood of tree-lined streets, historic homes, hip events, and distinctive restaurants. And most everything is within walking distance. Convenient to Pittsburgh, Shadyside is a rapidly growing community that is worth considering for a city living atmosphere. With business centers Walnut, Highland and Ellsworth, there is plenty to check out. There are many choices for shopping, dining, taverns, and entertainment. If you have time, check out neighboring Mellon Park, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, which hosts a variety of film, photography and fine arts classes and exhibitions. Shadyside's Fifth Avenue and the surrounding streets boast eclectic architecture and beautiful Victorian mansions, some of the most impressive residences in the city. Don't miss the popular Jam on Walnut, a summer concert series/block party that draws thousands of people to the neighborhood. The annual Art Festival on Walnut Street, held at the end of the summer, is worth a visit as well.