Beers of the Burgh: One of Pittsburgh’s Favorite Festivals

Want to expand your love for a good brew? Are you new to the Burgh and looking for something to do? Beers of the Burgh is returning. This year, the best fest is happening at Hunt Armory in Shadyside! Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or someone who’s up for a good time, Beers of the […]

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12 Fun & Spooky Activities for the Family to Enjoy

October is chalk full of awesome things to do in Shadyside! From fitness to local parties, and, of course, all things Halloween themed. We’re making sure you have all the dates and times you need to know about. Friday, October 5th Steel City Improv Theatre Mixer Does the thought of improv scare you? Steel City […]

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4 Apartment Approved Ways For Beautiful Fall Decoration

The crisp cool air of Fall finally made its debut in Pittsburgh. It’s time to bring out the pumpkins and flannel blankets! Decorating for everyone’s favorite season can be a little tricky when you live in an apartment. More times than not, there are restrictions on apartment decor. Things like limited space, nailing or taping […]

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The Silk Screen Film Festival

Anyone with a love for feature films will surely enjoy this annual Pittsburgh event. Introducing the 2018 Silk Screen Film Festival! First created back in 2005, this nonprofit media arts organization showcases Asian Art through music, dance, and film. The mission behind the Silk Screen is to, “celebrate diversity and multicultural appreciation of the Asian […]

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Mark Your Calendars for These 5 Shadyside Events

The beginning of the fall season welcomes live performances and some of Pittsburgh’s most unique events. Shadyside, in fact, has a little something for everyone. Want to enjoy a chill night with your significant other? Head over to Mansions on Fifth. Are you an adventurous spirit willing to try anything new? You have to check […]

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Shadyside: One of Pittsburgh’s Best Neighborhoods

If you walk through Shadyside today, you will experience charming Victorian homes, many unique shops, and eateries, as well as one of the most historically rich areas of Pittsburgh. Shadyside has also been known as one of Pittsburgh’s best neighborhoods. This awesome claim to fame comes from the fairly, convenient public transportation, nightlife, nearby universities, and […]

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6 Tips for Getting Settled into Franklin West Apartments

Whether it’s a career move or just to experience a new area, picking up and finding a new place to live can be a daunting task. We’ve compiled a few must-do items to complete after you’ve found the place to call home. We get it. You’ve picked a nice apartment, paid the movers, and now […]

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Top 5 Happy Hour Spots in Shadyside

After a hectic day, there’s nothing better than knowing your favorite eatery has a happy hour waiting for you. This gives you the perfect opportunity to get your crew together for a few drinks as you vent about the day or rummage on past memories. With that said, it’s also a fantastic way to meet […]

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Become Your Healthiest Self: Fitness Options in Shadyside

Taking part in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you remain your healthiest self. Not only does exercise help control your weight and strengthen your muscles, it also improves your overall mood and mental health. Shadyside offers a wide range of fitness options such as CrossFit, […]

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Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Cool this Summer

At Franklin West, apartment living is our bread and butter. We value making sure residents are able to comfortably call our apartments home. Though occasionally, the sunny season throws a few curve balls in apartment life. Today, we’re arming you with convenient, easy, and life-changing tips so you can get back to enjoying Pittsburgh’s summer […]

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