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  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
About Pittsburgh...
Population
305,305

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$100,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Pittsburgh Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    400
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    331
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    604
    500
  • Theft
    2,388
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    270
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,450
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Pittsburgh Reviews

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Pittsburgh is the perfect middle point if you are looking to live in/around a city. It’s not big like New York but not small like Cleveland. People are flocking to this city due to the big city feel and the beautiful greenery and country sides surrounding it just 5 minutes outside. Dozens of global Fortune 500-100 companies reside here and the city is leading the way in healthcare, transportation development, finance, and robotics/technology. There are dozens of top-rates universities here combined with an eclectic and diverse night life. Extremely liveable and affordable. Minor downside with traffic but every city has that. Nothing like DC or LA traffic!
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Pittsburgh is as close to a perfect balance as one can find! World class colleges and universities, a cultural district where patrons can see the symphony, ballet, opera, a broadway show, the public theater and more. Pittsburgh has multiple museums, including the Carnegie Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory. The culinary scene is greatly influenced by generations of ethnic diversity. Families have many options that include the zoo, science center, Children's Museum, Aviary, Ducky Tours, Gateway Clipper Fleet, Sandcastle Water Park and Kennywood amusement park. If you are a sports fan, you have your choice of the Penguins, Steelers and Pirates to keep you entertained. Pittsburgh is an ideal location for families, young professionals and visiting college students alike.
Pittsburgh is an all-American city located near the international airport; many good colleges: Carnegie-Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, etc.,and top-notch
in medicine! There are many hospitals in the nearby communities, the new
Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville, West Penn in Bloomfield, plus Oakland
with Presbyterian, specialty hospitals, Eye and Ear, etc. The Pittsburgh Zoo
is huge as well as the Aviary located on the North Side. Heinz Hall has the
operas,symphonies, and Heinz Field (Football, Baseball) with our Lemieux Stadium with hockey, ice skating. We have it ALL!