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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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McCandless Township is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 28,739. McCandless Township is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in McCandless Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McCandless Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in McCandless Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in McCandless Township are highly rated.
About McCandless Township...
Population
28,739

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
    10.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    10.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    467.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in McCandless Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,794
National
$55,322

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McCandless Township Reviews

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Not much to do for fun in town, but Pittsburgh is only 20 minutes away! McCandless boasts the best school districts around, so there's great public education right in the area. Many options for healthy food, and North Park (biggest park in the area) is close. It has options for everyone to exercise.
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I have lived in McCandless Pa for many years and actually moved back after my children were born. The schools in the area are amazing both for children who are excelling and those that need extra supports. Although traffic can be hit or miss to get to downtown Pittsburgh, usually it is not too bad. The HOV lane is amazing if you can carpool with someone to get into the city.
Opportunity abounds when you live in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes away and with that you are connected to all that it has to offer- sports(Pirates, Steelers, Penguins), cultural opportunities (The Strip District, The Benedum Theatre, Wood Street Galleries), and great outdoor spaces (Point State Park, The Riverwalk, Schenley Park). If you're not looking to go into town, no problem- there is plenty to do in the North Hills! There are a number of nationally top-ranking public school districts, private schools of different faiths, and churches and worship facilities. Also there are tons of shopping malls, stores, shops, etc. But my favorite thing about living in the North Hills is North Park Lake, a 5 minute drive from my house. I have spent countless hours fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding on the Lake. Around the Lake is a 5 mile paved trail to run, walk, or ride bikes in addition to countless pavilions for picnicking and parks to play at. North Park is also home to miles of wooded trails for hiking, mountain biking, or trail running. North Park also has an Olympic sized swimming pool where many cool off after a long bike ride or jog around the Lake.