Shopping Districts Around Pittsburgh

Small towns around southwestern Pennsylvania are redeveloping their business districts to create vibrant shopping districts for visitors. Many have rebounded by not trying to compete with outlying strip malls and box stores; instead they are supporting local shops & restaurants in a walkable district. Visit a local shopping district near you and discover the hidden gems that await you!

Station Square, Pittsburgh

125 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Station Square lies at the base of Mt. Washington across from Downtown Pittsburgh and offers a “unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience.”  Including its recent expansion, Bessemer Court, Station Square contains well-known restaurants such as the Hard Rock Café, Houlihan’s and Buca Di Beppo.  It also houses the Buckhead Saloon as well as several stores and shops.  Station Square is the most visited destination for tourists in Pittsburgh.  It is also a central point for several nearby attractions, including the Monongahela Incline, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Just Ducky Tours and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Shadyside Shopping District

5520 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Walnut Street in Shadyside is widely known for its upscale shopping, restaurants and services. Surprisingly, there is usually ample parking in nearby metered lots or in the parking garage. If you love window shopping in a city atmosphere, then be sure to stop by.

Waterfront Town Center, Homestead, PA

270 West Bridge St, West Homestead, PA 15120

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“The Waterfront” is a great example of redeveloping old industrial sites. Once the location of a steel mill, this riverfront property is now home to Pittsburgh’s most well-known mixed-use development. It is well known for its many restaurants and specialty shopping, but also includes residential and office space as well.

Volant Shopping District

875 Main St., Volant, PA 16156

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Take a day trip up to Amish country in Lawrence County, and stroll through the dozen or so shops that make up the Volant Shopping District. The shops are unique and quaint, and the district capitalizes on them with special events and horse-drawn carriage rides. Open 361 days per year!