Students rave about Carlow’s beautiful campus—in the middle of the coolest part of the city: Oakland. Our Oakland neighborhood is filled with a diverse mix of grand architecture and renowned museums; quaint coffee shops and international cuisine; theaters, parks, and countless eclectic treasures.

You never know what you might find.

Have you seen these treasures? Select a thumbnail below to view a larger image.


Mural by Kyle HolbrookOakland mural by Pittsburgh artist Kyle Holbrook. Corner of Atwood and Sennott Streets.

Mosaic on door to Tong's Cuisine, by Alix PaulDoors of Oakland celebrates art on the doorways of area businesses. This mosaic by artist Alix Paul graces the door of Tong’s Cuisine, Semple Street just below Forbes Avenue.

The Spirit of American Youth, by Daniel Chester French The Spirit of American Youth, a sculpture by Daniel Chester French, Schenley Park.

Locks of Love, Schenley Park Bridge Locks of love—a trend born in Paris—now adorn the Schenley Park Bridge.

Exterior of Conflict KitchenConflict Kitchen serves up ethnic dishes from countries with a politically rocky U.S. relationship.


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensPhipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden has welcomed visitors since 1893.


Photography by David Holzemer