If you are looking to live close to Duquesne Unviversity, most of the South Side (15203) is within walking distance. However, the homes on the South Side are very pricey. The quality of life is low as there is too much noise, too many bars, too many bar patrons urinating in public. When I lived on the South Side five (5) years ago there was still stilt left over from the steel mills that would blow off the roof-tops of large commercial buildings and into my home. It seemed like I was fighting a never ending battle against the dust. I was constantly mopping and dusting. The dust & lack of trees also made my eyes & skin dry out. I now life in Highland Park in the East End, (15206) which is in close proximity to the universities and there is a much higher quality of life. The homes are less expesive, the air is fresh & clean (we are essentially living in a park) and it is much quieter at night. We have the added bonus that if you need the City police they will actually respond to your calls in Zone 5 (East End) as the cops all aren't preoccupied dealing with the drunks from the South Side Bars as they are in Police Zone 3 (South Side, 15203).