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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,122
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    159
    500
  • Theft
    692
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,967
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Westwood is a great small, family oriented neighborhood that you can feel safe and comfortable in! It has a great local elementary school and park. It is convenient only 10 mins to get to downtown Pittsburgh. There is easy access from Westwood to all the parkways; 15 mins away from Robinson where you have access to all the shopping centers. The only downfall is the access to public transportation.
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We live in a plan that is less than 20 years old. We came from an older section of the West End. We are close to everything. Work and shopping are less than a half hour away on a bad day. We have a SPECTACULAR VIEW! It is really quite serene and we have a lot of wildlife: birds, deer, etc. There are great routes for walking but either bus stop is almost a mile away. This would be my main complaint. We have good city services, I think because there are a number of public works employees, police officers & firemen who live on our cul de sac! Our kids are grown so schools are not much of an issue for us. Most of the kids on the street seem to go out of the neighborhood to magnet or private schools but we do have some city teachers and administrators too. The homes are relatively modest newer construction. We have upgraded some things and plan on staying here through our retirement. We are city born & bred and would not consider the burbs.
I have never felt unsafe here. We tend to know the people on the street and can spot strangers. Since we are a cul de sac and relatively new we often see "explorers" who obviously just want to see what's here! Sometimes, I feel folks have to know that we're here to find us.