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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
West Homestead is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 1,720. West Homestead is in Allegheny County. Living in West Homestead offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Homestead there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Homestead and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Homestead are above average.
About West Homestead...
Population
1,720

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$762
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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West Homestead Rankings

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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
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    105
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    999
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,219
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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West Homestead Reviews

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Small town feel right across the river from Pittsburgh. Classes and experiences not available in the Steel Valley schools that are offered in larger school districts.
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Great neighborhood just outside of the city of Pittsburgh limits. Great outdoor shopping area with restaurants and night clubs. The area is patrolled regularly and the area has seen little crime.
In my community it is not the best to grow up but it does provide us with the stores we need to get through everyday life.