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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,032
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109
    283
  • Murder
    27
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    191
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    438
    500
  • Theft
    1,751
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    328
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,142
National
$55,322
Children
3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Oh, Oakland! The love and hate students have for you. Primarily occupied by the students of University of Pittsburgh Oakland offers all the things a University student needs and wants. Local grocery store, restaurants with amazing student deals, bars, liquor stores, pizza bars, and even a Pamela's Breakfast! Loved by Obama himself! Oakland - where history has been made. Appearances of Donald Trump, Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and great legends Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth and so many more. Oakland probably the best place in all of Pittsburgh to experience the life of a University College Student.
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Pittsburgh is a hidden gem I discovered by attending University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate studies. It has a beautiful city with the three great rivers weaving through. Many tourists who visit might not appreciate the city at first unless you have someone who lives there show you the ins and outs. UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) has really helped Pittsburgh thrive within the University of Pittsburgh and around the city. Due to me being a student athlete on the women's soccer team at Pitt, it's a great perk of having our football team share the steelers stadium and having the "Rawraw" from all the die heart steelers fans. Being that my major in exercise science is setting me up for Physician Assistant school, Pittsburgh is the prime place for me to set my foundation for my career in sports medicine through UPMC and their connections. as far as living, it has the best of both worlds; the city urban vibe or the upscale suburban life right on the outskirts.
Most of the houses in Oakland (the most college-dense area of Pittsburgh) were built around 1900, so most of them are pretty poorly maintained and not up to code. In my three years living in South Oakland, two houses in my neighborhood burned down and one just outright exploded. But you'll never find anywhere cheaper!