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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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Shadyside is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 17,202. 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
17,202

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,222
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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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
    47
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    193
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461
    500
  • Theft
    2,167
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,930
National
$55,322
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I've lived in Shadyside going on 6 years and have had nothing but positive experiences here. It's incredibly quiet, safe, and you can walk everywhere! There are also a ton of restaurants, bars, and fun events throughout the year (definitely check out Jam on Walnut).
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Shadyside is one of the safest area in Pittsburgh. There are lots of high-end private schools and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) branches. Many physicians, sucessful local and international people studying/working in famous universities. Also couvenient to eat out, and to go shopping.
Shadyside is a decent place to live. Rent can be expensive, but you are paying for closeness to a lot of attractions and shops. Normally pretty quiet during the day and some bustle in the evenings. Two world-class universities are very close, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.