Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
North Oakland is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 10,551. North Oakland is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in North Oakland offers residents a dense 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.
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North Oakland Reviews
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!
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.