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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
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.
About South Oakland...
Population
3,166

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,751
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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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
    109.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    191.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    437.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,750.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    328.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$14,364
National
$55,322
Families with Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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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.
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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.
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.