City Living

Family Activities Around Summerset at Frick Park

When the sun is out and it’s time to relax, who wants to get in a car and travel somewhere for fun? At Summerset at Frick Park, you don’t need to– fun is just outside! We put together a list of activities for your family and friends to have an enjoyable and stress free holiday weekend!

Independence Day Weekend Activities

Summerset at Frick Park Pool
Enjoy the sun and get a tan at our community pool! Hang out with other family and friends in this carefree zone!

Cook out on the back porch
Have a low-key family cookout– all you need is some burgers, hotdogs, salad, and ice cream, right?

Have a family game night
Break out the board-games, cards, and lawn games to bring the family together!

Bike ride in the community
Feeling antsy in your backyard? Walk or bike around the community for some beautiful scenery and great exercise.

Dance party in the living room
Bad weather for Independence Day? Show off your best moves and have a family dance party. All you have to do is shift the living room furniture to the walls and play great music!

Outdoor movie
Do you have an area to hang up a queen size white sheet in your backyard? Buy a projector and have yourself a family movie night outdoors!

Camp out in the backyard
End the night outside in nature. Pop up a tent and spend your night “camping”, but with the comfort of your home.

We hope you have an awesome holiday weekend!

City Living

Kick of your Summer 2016 with family & friends, great food, and music

Summerset at Frick Park offers more than just amenities, it provides a way of life for you and your family. Besides our community pool and game room, the close knit neighborhood has plenty of small streets to walk, run, or ride bicycles. Only a short drive away are diverse Pittsburgh communities with large parks and recreation, popular business districts and restaurants.

Many of these places offer great family-friendly events all summer long, like the WYEP Summer Music Festival! Kick off your Summer 2016 this weekend with great food, music, family and friends in Schenley Plaza. This great family activity is taking place on June 25th! The music festival will feature live bands, have rows of artisan crafts for sale, children’s activities, and more! Just make your way to Schenley Plaza, near the Cathedral of Learning, for a fun filled family day!

When & Where
Saturday, June 25
Schenley Park Plaza
Starts at 3:00

More Fun
I Made It Market  (Schenley Drive)
Children’s Activities (Schenley Tent)
Bike Valet by Bike PGH

3:00 WYEP Reimagination Showcase (Main Stage) featuring HAT Co, Funky Fly Project, The Incandescents
6:00 Margaret Glaspy
7:15 Boy & Bear
8:30 Lucius

For more information visit Yelp Pittsburgh Events.


City Living

Back To School: A Look at Three Unique Schools Near Summerset at Frick Park


Summerset at Frick Park is attractive for a lot of reasons. It’s a walking community, it’s award-winning, the homes are built with quality and style in mind, and as the old adage goes — it’s all about location, location, location. We’re minutes from the hustle of downtown, a short drive from the education hub of Oakland, and a stone’s throw from the technology startup boom of East Liberty. Not to mention all of the shopping and dining options that surround us — from the big box retailers in the Waterfront to the boutiques and eateries in Squirrel Hill and Shadyside.

We’re also surrounded by a lot of wonderfully unique schools that some of our young families might be interested in. Here’s a little bit about a few worth mentioning:

  • La Escuelita — a Pittsburgh-based Spanish language immersion school. La Escuelita is one of the city’s best and most creative early childhood language immersion programs that provides pedagogical excellence using the principles and philosophy of Emergent Curriculum. Studies show that exposing children to a second language at an early age enhances the part of the brain that processes language allowing them to understand the nuances of language more quickly than non-bilingual students. Don’t worry if you don’t speak any Spanish in the home — immersion programs are designed for English-only or non-Spanish speaking households.
  • Community Day School— a pre-K through 8th grade Jewish day school. Community Day School is a nurturing and academically excellent school where students are inspired to love learning through innovative teaching methods and hands-on discovery. It is a welcoming community where “Pittsburgh families who span the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice can learn and connect along with their children. Community Day School prepares students to find their passions, embrace their Jewish identities and prepare for successful and meaningful lives.”
  • Environmental Charter School at Frick Park— a charter school whose aim is to educate each student to high academic learning standards using a themed curriculum that will foster knowledge, love of and respect for the environment and the will to preserve it for future generations. ECS is filled with a passionate and progressive group of educators who work to develop students into global thinkers with diverse perspectives. They don’t want to just graduate students. They are committed to building engaged thinkers using the platform of the environment and ecology to explore complex, diverse perspectives.