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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$548,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,001
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    56
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    37
    525
  • Theft
    333
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$154,722
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    53%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Fox Chapel Reviews

10 reviews
All Categories
The High school's renovations were incredibly. Along with new shops and restaurants at the waterworks mall and a new park openning along the river, my neighborhood has really boosted in the past few years!
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Pittsburgh is a great city for families, but after growing up here for many years it has become a bit dull. I wish downton Pittsburgh had a more lively atmosphere. However, I have noticed positive changes that accommodate a younger crowd in certain areas of the city. I really think there is an attempt to cater to the growing college student population in areas like Oakland and Shadyside. As an upcoming college freshman, I chose to leave Pittsburgh for Boston. I was largely attracted to the lively atmosphere of Boston-more college students such as myself. I also like how accessible Boston is to pedestrians in terms of public transportation. I rarely use public transport in Pittsburgh, but I've already utilized it in Boston. I do not think I'll be returning to Pittsburgh, although I believe it has a bright future.
The schools in the area are top notch, but it is an overwhelmingly white neighborhood. The cost of living is pretty high, but there are a lot of wonderful ammenities. It is a mostly residential area, so there's not much in the way of nightlife or shopping.