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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Westwood is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,216. Westwood is in Allegheny County. Living in Westwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Westwood and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Westwood...
Population
6,216

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,186
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    43.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    158.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    691.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,560
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Westwood Reviews

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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.
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