Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Pittsburgh, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Pittsburgh neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Pittsburgh are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Pittsburgh for 2018:
- Squirrel Hill North (Homes)
- Point Breeze (Homes)
- Greenfield (Homes)
- Squirrel Hill South (Homes)
- Southside Flats (Homes)
- Morningside (Homes)
- Banksville (Homes)
- Highland Park (Homes)
- Central Business District (Homes)
- Upper Hill (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Pittsburgh that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Pittsburgh for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 68 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Pittsburgh.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Squirrel Hill North.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Pittsburgh has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Squirrel Hill North
Median Income: $100,402
Median Home Value: $378,340
2. Point Breeze
Median Income: $96,337
Median Home Value: $259,671
Median Income: $60,480
Median Home Value: $128,878
4. Squirrel Hill South
Median Income: $68,915
Median Home Value: $233,986
5. Southside Flats
Median Income: $54,425
Median Home Value: $169,367
Median Income: $50,300
Median Home Value: $114,225
Median Income: $59,644
Median Home Value: $141,150
8. Highland Park
Median Income: $51,463
Median Home Value: $167,500
9. Central Business District
Median Income: $92,096
Median Home Value: $226,783
10. Upper Hill
Median Income: $30,228
Median Home Value: $128,133
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Pittsburgh
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Pittsburgh where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Pittsburgh:
- Terrace Village
For more reading, check out:
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Pittsburgh
|1||Squirrel Hill North||11,765|
|4||Squirrel Hill South||15,298|
|9||Central Business District||3,117|
|27||Point Breeze North||1,801|
|61||Spring Hill-City View||2,447|