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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
Penn Hills Township is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 41,838. Penn Hills Township is in Allegheny County. Living in Penn Hills Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Penn Hills Township there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Penn Hills Township and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Penn Hills Township...
Population
41,838

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    287.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    123.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    388.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,303.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Penn Hills Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,099
National
$55,322
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Penn Hills Township Reviews

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When we first moved to Penn Hills a ton of friends and families were not giving us positive vibes on our decision. It went from complaints with the school district and how poor the education and curriculum was designed. Crime was another concern and residents even made similar comments that "it's not like it use to be!" I feel that Penn Hills had definitely improved it's imagine within the mental paradigm of the residents. The individuals who were once in charge of the School Board are gone and a new leadership infrastructure has been implemented. I feel in terms of crime it's not the worst and I truly believe that the Law Enforcement personnel does its best to keep the residents safe. The bureau they support the residents with leaf removal, snow plowing, but I feel they could do a better job with the roads and resident landscape encouragement which will help beautify the neighborhood.
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I just purchased a home.
Wanting to leave a crime ridden neighborhood, (Carrick) I absolutely wanted peace, quiet, neighbors who cared and didn't allow dogs barking constantly etc etc.. I made sure I hung out in EVERY area for a long period of time BEFORE I chose to buy there. Penn Hills wasn't gonna cut it.
What I seen after 10 days of visiting was not good.
Won't get into it. It was bad. Even the somewhat nice areas, that seemed quiet, changed at night especially.
Purchased in Chalfant. Right by ChurchHill. Just read about your taxes because of your schools. THANK GOD I nixed it. I knew I made the right choice. Feel bad for decent people stuck there.
Living in Penn Hills for the last 10 years, I can say that it's definitely been a good experience. It has easy access to most major locations in the eastern side of Pittsburgh while staying just outside of the major lanes of traffic. The community seems to have had a reduction of crime over that period, and there are lots of neighborhood activities to make it family friendly. There are some improvements that I'd like to see in the future in more retail locations and night life in the area, but for the meantime, neighboring Pittsburgh neighborhoods easily compensate for that.