Woods and farmland, replete with shady lanes at the time of its development in the mid 19th century, provided the inspiration for the appropriately named Shadyside neighborhood, in the heart of Pittsburgh's East End. This residential Pittsburgh neighborhood is swarming with students, faculty and staff from nearby colleges like Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham and Point Park. Being well within the city limits and nearby many hip neighborhoods like Oakland, Bloomfield and East Liberty, Shadyside offers urban living with the tree-lined village feel. Walnut Street, S Highland Avenue and Ellsworth Avenue, Shadyside's prosperous commercial and entertainment thoroughfares, offer a bustling atmosphere of boutiques, shops, lounges, and restaurants. Stately Victorian mansions sit elegantly alongside carefully restored homes, condominiums and apartment complexes boasting an array of amenities. Since the 1920s, a mix of affluent families, young professionals, artists, established professors, students, and apartment dwellers have called Shadyside their home.