Squirrel Hill

Walkable Neighborhood Sandwiched Between Two Beautiful Parks
Squirrel Hill is a safe and commuter-friendly neighborhood that offers easy access to Murray Ave where you can find buses to any college campus in Pittsburgh. It's a very walkable area that offers fantastic spots to dine at places like Mineo's, Naya, and Chengdu Gourmet. There's also two beautiful parks, Frick and Schenley, which have great bike trails that can take you to other parts of the city and give you alternative options to driving or catching the bus.

The area is a tad more expensive than other neighborhoods in Pittsburgh but it certainly won't empty your pockets. It's quieter than what you would find in downtown Pittsburgh and the folks here like it that way.
What Squirrel Hill Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
5.0
value
5.0
amenities
7.0
social
6.0
management
9.0
Median rents in Squirrel Hill
Studio
$
900
1 Bedroom
$
1,100
2 Bedroom
$
1,400

Living in
Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill — 8/10 Rating (based on 4 neighborhood reviews)
Squirrel Hill is much more of a family neighborhood than the more north areas such as Shadyside or East Liberty. The community is a majority mix of Jewish families, college students, and international students. While it does not have the social bar scene like some other areas around school, it is very safe and very homey. The diverse makeup of the neighborhood means there are many restaurants from just about every culture you can think of, all of which are delicious. It is also well spread out, so parking is never an issue. The bus system runs heavily through the area so you can get most places in the city from here.
Additionally, the major shopping area called the Waterfront is just south of here, ~5min by car. This area has every major shopping need you could have including an outdoor mall, a Costco, Lowe's, Giant Eagle, a gym, and more.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5848 Burchfield Ave
Squirrel Hill is a vibrant and safe neighborhood.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2025 Wendover St
Overall, safety was not an issue. There are grocery stores, coffee shops, and a library nearby. However, buses are very busy and there is a lot of traffic on the streets because there are three nearby universities and several public schools.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5833 Beacon St
Peaceful
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
5730 Wilkins Avenue


Getting to Know
Squirrel Hill

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Frick Park to Schenley Park
North to South Boundaries: Fifth Ave to Browns Hill Rd
dining
Chengdu Gourmet
Food Shoppe
Hokkaido Seafood Buffet
Nellie’s Sandwiches
grocery
Giant Eagle
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
One Stop Market
Rite Aid
fitness
Duck Hollow Trail
Hydration Health and Fitness
Schoolhouse Yoga
parks
Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park
Frick Park
Mellon Park
coffee
Dunkin’ Donuts
Pink Box Bakery Cafe
Tazza D’Oro
Tea Pittsburgh Margarets Fine Imports
bus
28X/71B/71D (bus)
61A/61B (bus)
65 (bus)
93 (bus)
parking
Carnegie Mellon - East Campus Garage
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Squirrel Hill includes zip codes 15207, 15213, 15217, and 15232
Rent vs Own
46
%
of Squirrel Hill residents are renters
Driving to Work
62
%
of Squirrel Hill residents drive to work
New Construction
4
%
of housing units in Squirrel Hill have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
83
%
<20 units
5
%
20-49 units
12
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
16
%
18 - 34
38
%
35 - 54
20
%
55+
26
%
Unit Mix
7
%
Studio
21
%
1 Bed
20
%
2 Bed
52
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
60
%
Undergrad Student
14
%
Grad Student
11
%
Unemployed
3
%
Retired
10
%

Best Apartments
in Squirrel Hill



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1 Bed $945
2 Beds $1,190

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