Oakland

Population: 5,790

Median Household Income: $32,713.00

Median Home Value: $126,900.00

What do one of the world’s largest dinosaur fossil collections, the region’s best schools, and the Pitt Panthers have in common? They all call Oakland home.

If you’re visiting Oakland, you’ll want to leave your calendar open for the day. The Carnegie Museum of Natural Science, Phipps Conservatory, and Carnegie Music Hall can chew up your day before you get to dip your toe into the culinary acumen this fast-paced neighborhood offers. It’s a lot of ground to cover, both in the landscape of culture and in sheer square footage. This is another sprawling region of Pittsburgh that’s been parceled into North, South, East, West, and Downtown segments.

As you drift through downtown Oakland taking advantage of its cultural district, hundreds of locally owned businesses will beckon you off the street, offering tastes and wares from all over the world. You’ll bump into academics on their lunch breaks, students shuffling to and from class, and medical professionals of all stripes buzzing about the city. Nightlife is a must for both students and collegiate staff, so Oakland won’t disappoint when you’re looking for dinner and drinks after the symphony.

Residential streets abound surrounding Oakland’s campuses, hospitals, and shopping district with demographics aging a bit the further you recede from the hub of the district. A college town that offers convenience and top-notch retail also provides residents exceptionally built homes in North, South, West, and East Oakland.

Adjacent Neighborhoods:

Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Bloomfield, Sugar Top, Polish Hill, South Side, Uptown

 

References:

-Pittsburgh Dept. of City Planning

-2010 US Census Data

-City-Data.com

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