Apartment Living


Student Budget? Student Discount.

rebecca - Monday, June 19, 2017

Everyone loves a good discount–especially college students, who are often overwhelmed with student-debt and other costs of living. So, why not make living easier? There are a lot of restaurants, museums, theatres, and more that offer the same amount of fun for a fraction of the cost, catered specifically to students in the city of Pittsburgh. Not only are there numerous businesses that have adopted certain specials–a few apartment complexes make it easier for students to commute to school and work, while simultaneously including deals of their own for restaurants and the like in the surrounding area.

City View Apartments, located in Downtown, Pittsburgh, is a great location for Duquesne students who travel around the city regularly. Park View Apartments is a little more central, with the building perched between Downtown and the North Shore, making it easily accessible via bus, which many students use as transportation. Carson Street Commons in the South Side is surrounded by a bustling neighborhood complete with restaurants, bars, and grocery stores, not to mention Carlow University and Pitt. All three of these apartment complexes offer an outstanding location, and that’s not all—they include resident perks, which range from 10%+ off meals at surrounding restaurants and coffee shops, to discounted gym memberships. These apartment offers mixed with local college discounts will have you feeling frugal!

We’ve gathered a few places in Pittsburgh that are offering great college discounts, so you can feel free to check them out and spend (small)!

The Milkshake Factory

Students save 50% on milkshakes during happy hour, which is every Wednesday from 4-6pm.

Pizza Fiesta

Students can order a huge pizza for less than ten dollars. The “college special” includes one large cheese pizza, 1 liter of Pepsi, and side of ranch for $9.49.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

After grabbing a milkshake and some pizza, why not stop at one of the amazing Carnegie Museums? These include the Andy Warhol, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Carnegie Science Center. If you’re a CMU or Chatham University student, you get an extra bonus of free admission year-round, and Pitt students get in free during fall and spring semesters.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

If plants are more your thing, why not take a break from studying and visit Phipps Conservatory? This flourishing establishment is open daily and displays an arrangement of beautiful flowers and plants year-round, not to mention art exhibits. If you’re a Pitt student, you get in completely free during the fall and spring semesters! If you’re not a Pitt student, but still in college, you still qualify for a discount, so no worries!

Penn Avenue Fish Company

At the PA Macaroni Company, every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, meaning you get two tacos for $4.99, three for $6.99, or all you can eat for $8.99!

SouthSide Works Cinema

If you’d prefer to see a movie, stop by the South Side Works Cinema for discounted tickets. On Monday, even concession prices are lowered!

Pittsburgh Sports

If you love baseball, hockey, football, or all three, being a student has its perks! All the Pittsburgh teams offer college discounts, which will surely save you money during game season! Find out more information here: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-student-discounts-for-sporting-events/

Do you have any favorite events, or spots that you have scouted with a great discount? We’d love to hear from you! Follow us on Instagram @farosresidential, or check out one (or all three) of our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/parkviewpgh, www.facebook.com/cityviewpgh, and/or www.facebook.com/carsonstreetapts). Happy discounting!