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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
    B+
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  9. Cost of Living
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West View is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 6,698. West View is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in West View offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West View there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West View and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West View are highly rated.
About West View...
Population
6,698

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$781
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    136.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,667.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    45.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in West View

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,000
National
$55,322
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West View Reviews

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We bought our first home in West View and really like the area. It's close enough to downtown that the commute is minimal, but it's still a suburb. It's conveniently located 5-10 minutes from McKnight road which is incredible. Although, I would love to see revitalization of the main business district/strip, as well as the shopping plaza. I could definitely see the area boom in the future if those two areas acquire more upscale stores, as well as more restaurants and healthier food options. There are also a decent amount of smoking bars in West View... I really think if these were regular bars/night clubs, they would also boom as there aren't many regular non-smoking bars/clubs in the area.
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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!
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.