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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Shadyside is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 13,574. Shadyside is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Shadyside offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Shadyside there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Shadyside and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Shadyside are highly rated.
About Shadyside...
Population
13,574

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,803
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    192.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,166.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,293
National
$55,322
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    48%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Shadyside Reviews

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Young professional-centric region, primarily inhabited by people associated with CMU/Pitt or UPMC. Walnut St is small, quaint, fun, but can become repetitive. Lots of good small bars, restaurants are generally mid tier and won't destroy your wallet but there are some amazing hidden restaurants on the side streets (Pallantia, Noodlehead, Umi, SOBA). Safe to walk around with occasional problems, and plenty of lovely homes nearby that are better for families while there are also plentiful apartment complexes for younger people. Housing is very pricey, and grocery stores are difficulty (Market District and Trader Joe's nearby, Aldi close and Giant Eagle close but not as accessible). Public Transportation one of the few gold stars of Pittsburgh - the buses are great generally and Shadyside is frequented by many lines.
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Location is prime. Walking distance to multiple universities as well as several bus routes. Walking distance to restaurants (many chains and stand-alone eateries with a variety of options), grocery stores (Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Aldi, Giant Eagle) and other shopping (Target, RiteAid, clothing stores). Mix of affordable rentals for students and young professionals and fancier homes for established adults and families. Safe and community oriented. Many dogs. Street parking is ample and 2h free always, free on Sundays.
I love the look of Shady side. It is clean, welcoming, and updated. There are also many things to do during the day or night. There are an abundance of places to eat! The only thing that took some getting used to is the traffic. It took me awhile to get used to the set up of the roads since i am not used to city driving.