Pittsburgh

35 reviews
  1. City in Pennsylvania
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$91,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      426
      264
    • Murder
      22
      5
    • Rape
      30
      37
    • Robbery
      321
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      692
      1
    • Theft
      2,327
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      194
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $40,009
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    14%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      18%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      19%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      25%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      29%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      9%
      14%

    Reviews

    35 reviews
    • Excellent
      19
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      6
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      1
    Pittsburgh has repeatedly placed in the top places to live and it's no surprise--The scenery is stunning, the job market is booming, real estate is quality and the yinzers add just that touch of uniqueness one craves from a city.

    There's nothing quite like the breath-taking view as you emerge from the Fort Pitt tunnel for the first time. You're faced head-on with a view of downtown across the point, where the three rivers Pittsburgh is famous for meet.

    Pittsburgh is host to foodie gems (protip: check the cultural district downtown), live music venues and more sports than you can shake a (hockey) stick at.

    Pittsburgh is a quaint city with a big town feel. Political ideologies from the right and the left meet, so come with an open mind and enjoy your time in the steel city!
    • Current Resident
    • 20 days ago
    I moved back after 6+ years in Boston, Florida, NYC and LA working in high end Production / Lighting Design spending 50 percent of the year traveling so I have seen it all. After years of international travel and extremely high costs of living I moved back home to Pittsburgh. Everyone said I was crazy... But I started a business, bought a house and have an amazing life! Pittsburgh is a rare gem with 4 full true seasons and countless offerings in dining, exploration, outdoor activities and great people. If you can handle the winters I highly recommend calling Pittsburgh home! There are very few places with a high quality of life, afford so many opportunities and ability do become whoever you choose to!
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    I loved the feelings of unity within each community in Pittsburgh. Every community brought a unique element of culture to the city through traditions in food, fine arts, and traditions. Support of Pittsburgh sport's teams is unified behind similar colors (black and gold) and a history of tremendous success. Pittsburgh also has a rich history in innovation, hard work ethic, and pride in city identity. Filled with eye-catching bridges and other distinct forms of architecture, it is an easily-recognizable city that drives tourism. With a strong sense of community pride and identity, family-friendly environments are the norm. Over the years, it has grown incredibly diverse and continues to be an attractive real estate market.
    • Former Resident
    • 2 months ago