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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

West View Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    150
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135
    500
  • Theft
    1,575
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,078
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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West View is a small boro just 10-15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Top on my list of pros is the police force and how present they are patrolling and responding. Crime is low and the schools are good. Also our public works department is first rate—snow covered streets have never been an issue in winter (I used to leave for work at 5:00 a.m. and they were already plowed) and street cleaners never fail to show up the rest of the year!! Residents take care of their property and take pride in their working class backgrounds. Neighbors look out for one another. While there is shopping and restaurants in the immediate area, I would love to see a revitalization in the main business district—it could be a quaint showplace bringing in more customers! Higher end stores in the shopping plaza would be a real boost as well. West View is a great place to raise a family, commute to work, or retire!
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I enjoy the quiet neighborhood of West View. We have everything we need here and are only fifteen minutes from the city. I believe there is an opportunity for this area to become revitalized and bring more retail and restaurants to the area. West View is ripe for redevelopment and could rebrand itself as being a nice place to live right outside of the city. Betsy Ann Chocolates is located here and they have some of the best chocolate my husband and I have tasted. It is right on Perry Highway and connects you to McKnight Road. West View is a great place to live with plenty of parks and places to walk. I would highly recommend it for people who work downtown, but are looking to live outside of the city.
There is not much in the way of large cultural events in the suburbs of my city, although lots of things happen downtown. There are not many small unique places to go, or eat, or do activities, but a lot of chain restaurants and things like that. Many new chain businesses have opened up relatively closely, and new housing is being built.