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Squirrel Hill South is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 15,088. Squirrel Hill South is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Squirrel Hill South offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Squirrel Hill South there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Squirrel Hill South and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Squirrel Hill South are highly rated.
About Squirrel Hill South...
Population
15,088

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,317
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Squirrel Hill South 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
    30
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    184.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,028.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,940
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Squirrel Hill South Reviews

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A tight-knit, friendly, and open-minded community. While it's 70% white, it's very diverse due to its proximity to Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, and the confluence of Asian and Jewish influences on the business district is a joy. People truly are friendly and want to help each other out, and there's a strong "third place" feel to a number of the coffeeshops and hangouts that you don't find easily in many cities.
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it's a very family friendly neighborhood. It is also a very safe neighborhood There are many cool places to visit and its located close by to a lot of things, like Downtown Pittsburgh, the Waterfront, and Kennywood park. Lots of buses run through the neighborhood and there are several schools located in the area like Taylor Allderdice and John Minadeo elementary school. Its semi affordable and there is always a house or two for sale. It's a pretty quiet neighborhood during nighttime.
There are a lot of amenities in my neighborhood - access to several bus lines, a market nearby, Riteaid etc. The shopping leaves something to be desired, and the neighborhood isn't as "hip" as I'd like. But overall I feel safe and have everything I need close by.