Things to do in Squirrel Hill
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One Pittsburgh neighborhood made the list, ranking #3, of U.S. neighborhoods that have it all.

If you guessed Squirrel Hill, you’re correct.

Seattle-based Redfin analysts found just 25 neighborhoods that fit the “has it all” bill across 80 major U.S. markets.

“More than half of the neighborhoods on the list are in the Chicago area, the rare major metro area that has remained relatively affordable and has largely bucked the severe inventory shortage trend seen across much of the country over the past few years,” writes Redfin in their article. “Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Miami also made the list. These are places to watch in 2018, when we expect last year’s trend in migration from expensive, high-tax coastal markets like San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York toward smaller, more affordable cities, to intensify.”

Dunning and Ashburn take the top two slots as shown in the graph here.

In addition, Redfin has this to say about Squirrel Hill:

“Another theme for areas that ranked highly was access to job centers, which is the case for Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh.

“Relocators have really taken kindly to Squirrel Hill not only because of the affordability, but also the commute,” said Redfin Pittsburgh agent Jennifer Sowers. “Google, Uber and Carnegie Mellon University are large employers in the area and a short commute away via public transit.”

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Tracy Certo

Tracy is the founder and Editor at Large of NEXTpittsburgh which she started in March 2014 and sold in December 2020. She is passionate about making Pittsburgh a better place for all and connecting people to do the same.