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 Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 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 40.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(21.1% ride the bus) than 97.3% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
35.7% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
PA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus neighborhood has more
Spanish and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 2.1% have Welsh ancestry.
Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
23.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Oakland / U of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus neighborhood could be your paradise. With 29.6% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 3.4% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.