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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  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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North Oakland is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 9,424. North Oakland is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in North Oakland offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In North Oakland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North Oakland and residents tend to be liberal.
About North Oakland...
Population
9,424

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,626
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    62
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    323
    500
  • Theft
    948
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$20,706
National
$55,322
Children
1%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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There are policemen around because the police of both Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh operate here alongside the City Police. I answered not sure because I haven't had personal experience with them. The main concern I have is that there seem to be very few streetlights in my area. Walking around at night is always in the dark!
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I admire this area because it is the cusp of many different areas of the US. I have lived in many places and this stands out to me because it does not have the aggressiveness of the NE or the sluggishness of the South. The people are friendly and diverse and the urban area feels relatively safe for an urban area. I think a lot of good is being done in terms of academic research and it can be felt in the atmosphere. There are a lot of interesting places and businesses to visit and they are accessible to me by foot or by bus.
The community here is mainly run by the fact that there is a university here, which makes the sense of community stronger. When there is a game, people like to talk about it and cheer for the team. People are friendly and say hello/offer help more often than in a typical urban setting.