A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
    A-
  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

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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.
    Review Pittsburgh
    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!
    Come to Pittsburgh! We have so much to offer. Our city is a very diverse one, all ages, ethnicities, orientations, etc. Everyone is welcome. And so much to do here. Pittsburgh offers numerous sightseeing opportunities. People are surprised when they come here to visit. Our roadways will get you where you are going in no time at all. Areas like Lawrenceville that border the city are the up and coming place to be. Great housing, restaurants, clubs, etc. A little for everyone. You can bike if you choose. We have a bike lane that runs through the city and lots of trails. Don't take my word for it. Come see for yourself!