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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$810
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      381
      273
    • Murder
      19
      6
    • Rape
      27
      41
    • Robbery
      280
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      716
      525
    • Theft
      2,313
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      196
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $40,715
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    13%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      19%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      20%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      29%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      13%

    Pittsburgh Reviews

    117 reviews
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    Pittsburgh is a wonderful city and perfect for someone who is looking for an affordable cost of living. Pittsburgh has an active cultural scene with many museums, galleries, and concert venues. Additionally, there are parks, markets, a beautiful river train, and the countryside is close for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. If you're a sports fanatic there is hardly a better city for you! Lastly, Pittsburgh excels in academics with wonderful Universities such as Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.
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    Pittsburgh is a great college town! The University of Pittsburgh campus is great and really easy to navigate though the roads could use some TLC. There is plenty to do and see, and it's all connected by public transportation. Museums are really well done, the Mattress Factory is a personal favorite, and it's a lot of fun to explore the different neighborhoods. A trip to Mt. Washington is a must! The city does a great job with preserving green space, try visiting Schenley Park in Oakland. The bike/pedestrian paths beside the three rivers are also very nice and well maintained. There is plenty of great food at all price points and it's not just chain restaurants. Pittsburgh has yet to disappoint!
    Pittsburgh has repeatedly placed in the top places to live and it's no surprise--The scenery is stunning, the job market is booming, real estate is quality and the yinzers add just that touch of uniqueness one craves from a city.

    There's nothing quite like the breath-taking view as you emerge from the Fort Pitt tunnel for the first time. You're faced head-on with a view of downtown across the point, where the three rivers Pittsburgh is famous for meet.

    Pittsburgh is host to foodie gems (protip: check the cultural district downtown), live music venues and more sports than you can shake a (hockey) stick at.

    Pittsburgh is a quaint city with a big town feel. Political ideologies from the right and the left meet, so come with an open mind and enjoy your time in the steel city!