South Oakland is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,166. South Oakland is in Allegheny County. Living in South Oakland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Oakland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Oakland and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Oakland are highly rated.
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South Oakland Reviews
South Oakland is a good place for college students looking for reasonably priced housing. It's close to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Carlow University, and Duquesne University. The majority of housing in South Oakland is what stereotypical "off-campus college housing" would be. The quality sometimes isn't up to par, but pricing is reasonable. South Oakland has a reputation for being somewhat unsafe but I haven't experienced anything or felt unsafe since I've lived there.
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.
From run down, dingy apartments to herds of students crossing every street, South Oakland is the typical college neighborhood. Lots of food, lots of people watching and lots of fun.