There are many housing options. I myself chose to live in an affordable older apartment complex. There are many housing options including townhouses, apartments, small houses, older houses, and huge newer houses. There is actually a brand new housing complex being built less than a mile away from me, including new huge houses. Considering all areas surrounding Pittsburgh, I would consider this area to be one of the safest. I never see vacant properties in this area - and, if I do, it's a rarity.