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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Bethel Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    6
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72
    500
  • Theft
    879
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,083
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Bethel Park is an idyllic suburb located a short trolley ride from the City of Pittsburgh. New technology, job growth, global companies are within sight of Bethel Park. Bethel is the largest municipality in PA with convenient access to public transportation, libraries, shopping, outdoor recreation a major park and a modern Community Center. Our new high school prepares all students from athletes to musicians to technology aficionados (and others) to prepare for a career or decide upon one. Community activities, fundraisers and support drive the success of our South Hills suburb by offering opportunities for every resident to live their best life and encourage others to do so. A safe suburb with visible police presence, and access to new health care facilities, anyone would love to call Bethel Park "home".
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Great neighborhood to grow up in. Schools are great, community is great, everything is great. However, this probably isn't the best place for people without kids in their 20s and 30s.

There's not much going on here. To find anything you have to travel to downtown Pittsburgh, which isn't far, but if you're an active individual who likes to meet like-minded individual in a social setting, live closer to the city. The adjacent township Mt Lebanon is a little closer to the city and has slightly more nightlife on the Route 19 strip.
I grew up here and honestly it’s not that bad of an area. The school district has gotten way too strict with things recently but that honestly only effects the students.
After awhile there isn’t much to do here for fun especially in the winter. Me and my friends usually have to leave bethel in order to go do something fun. But in general most of the people here are middle class and all good families. There is little diversity from the last time I checked we were 97% Caucasian but most suburbs around Pittsburgh happen to be that way. It was a very good district I grew up in.