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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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  9. Cost of Living
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Squirrel Hill North is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 11,793. Squirrel Hill North is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Squirrel Hill North offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Squirrel Hill North there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Squirrel Hill North and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Squirrel Hill North are highly rated.
About Squirrel Hill North...
Population
11,793

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$437,353
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Squirrel Hill North Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    20.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    257.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    589.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,502
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    58%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Squirrel Hill North Reviews

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Neighborhood has good schools, and is close to universities. It is safe. There are shops to cater to most people's needs, although I recommend owning a car to get around. It is PRICEY. Most residents are well-educated with good jobs, or are affluent retirees to match. With that comes some snobbiness, but that is the minority. Due to residents being well-educated and progressive, there seems to be a lot of philanthropy, activism, and nonprofit work. Home values are high, but it is still possible to find affordable housing here or in bordering neighborhoods. Jobs and commute are both ideal, though it depends on what sector you work in. Med/Ed/Tech are most common, but there are many part-time opportunities too.

Overall, Squirrel Hill North's pros outweigh its cons by a long shot. Cost of living and housing, while somewhat intimidating, are still doable on 2 or more incomes. If you want a sense of community, you will find it as long as you're willing to reach out.
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Safe neighborhood with well maintained houses. Hugh level of education since many of the residents work at Carnegie Mellon or University of pittsburgh. This part of Sq Hill has relatively little automobile traffic making it safe for children to play outside. In the last decade, many young families have moved in.
This neighborhood is absolutely beautiful, with people so friendly, you’ll be waving hello to several of them walking down the street. Scenery is priceless, and there are many activities that are perfect to do with family. Wish I still lived here!