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Squirrel Hill South is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 19,793. 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 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
19,793

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,839
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Squirrel Hill South Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    65
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185
    500
  • Theft
    1,029
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,646
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I love this little community. The commute to Oakland is never more than 10 minutes via bus, and you have every necessity within walking distance; shops, grocery, specialty grocery, restaurants, and parks when we all need to reconvene with nature. The real estate is a little older, though there are some new apartment complexes scattered throughout. All of the houses have character, so walking the residential streets are always a beautiful sight.
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Squirrel Hill South (including Greenfield) is a lovely residential alcove just below the heart of Squirrel Hill. The atmosphere is friendly, but you can keep to yourself if you'd like. The real estate and renting opportunities are fairly plentiful and the prices are unbelievably low for being so close the city and so many amenities. Several of Pittsburgh's best parks are less than 2 miles away. The view of Downtown is one of the best the city has to offer. Several homey bars offering quality beer have established themselves, as well as a few great coffee shops.
I love this neighborhood because it's actually a community. It's a lovely place to live, although it is expensive, but not unaffordable. I can walk to work from my house, and I am a young woman and unafraid to walk around late at night by myself. I've had very little experience with sexual harassment since I moved here, and the people in the shops and on the streets are very friendly and willing to help in case of an emergency. This is a supportive community where you can feel safe and welcomed.