"If you don't own a car, this is a great place to live"
Darlington is right off of Murray Avenue and a short block from Forbes, two of the most significant residential retail streets in Pittsburgh and the heart of the Squirrel Hill shopping district. The houses on Darlington are older, but have a lot a charm. A number of them have been converted into apartments filled with graduate students from nearby Pitt and Carnegie Mellon. The street is safe, but is very busy for a “side street” because of its proximity to the commercial heart of Squirrel Hill. Everyone is driving up the street looking for parking. The number of people parking there also seems to create a fair amount of litter, which can add to a home owner’s maintenance burdens. That said, it is extremely close to a Barnes and Noble, a movie theater and a grocery store. It is also near great restaurants, a beautifully remodeled library and a short walk to the Jewish Community Center which serves as a gym for everyone in the community, regardless of their faith or ancestry. It is a friendly street and I have known many who lived there. Other than parking and the messy people who park there, it is a fine street in a great location.