Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Pittsburgh,
the Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 4.8% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 55.0% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, a majority of the adults in the Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Pennsylvania by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.6%
of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students, urban sophisticates and young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 45.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U
neighborhood, analysis shows that 19.2% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U neighborhood has more
Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry.
Bellefield / Carnegie Mellon U is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.