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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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South Side Flats is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 7,612. South Side Flats is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in South Side Flats offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Side Flats there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Side Flats and residents tend to lean liberal.
About South Side Flats...
Population
7,612

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,772
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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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
    570
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    959
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    820
    500
  • Theft
    7,629
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    681
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,784
National
$55,322
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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I have lived in this area since junior year of college and love it. It's not too far from a movie theatre, great food, and multiple bars with great music. There is a little of everything in this area to party or even enjoy a quiet social evening with friends. Its nicely divided like that, to enjoy both sides.

On the other hand, parking in the area can be pretty rough. Especially as you get down closer to the south side bars on East Carson Street. I have lived here for a while now so I would prefer walking my way around if I am meeting people there. It is quite a walk, to be honest, it may be too much for most people, but I am used to getting my way around that way.
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I like the atmosphere and that it's great for college students and young professionals. There are other families and older couples here, which makes for a great mix in the community, with people always solidly there, along with the college students that make things a little lively.
Pittsburgh is an awesome city that is often underrated. It's an extremely young city, with many colleges and schools in the immediate area. You can always find things to do whether it be doing outdoor activities in the parks, checking out the bar and restaurant scene, attending one of the many Pittsburgh sporting events, or exploring the city and appreciating all the art and culture it has to offer. If I could do it all over again, I would absolutely live here again. I rank this city an 8/10 compared to all the other big cities like NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.