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So Where are the Best 'Burbs in the Pittsburgh Area?

Pittsburgh-based Niche crunched a whole lot of data to rank the best suburbs in the country, the state, and around here.

photo by dave dicello


How do you judge where is a good place to set down roots? Part of the answer depends on an individual’s personal situation. A neighborhood that’s great for a young family might not be ideal for a millennial who has just landed his or her first job.

The folks at Pittsburgh-based Niche are in the business of helping “you find the neighborhood that’s right for you.”

With that goal in mind, Niche ranked 4,875 suburbs in the U.S. based on more than a dozen criteria ranging from the cost of living to the crime rate to the weather.

Here is the list of Pittsburgh-area suburbs which made list of the top 100 suburbs in Pennsylvania. (Statewide ranking in parentheses)

  • Franklin Park (4)
  • Mt. Lebanon (5)
  • O’Hara Township (10)
  • Marshall Township (12)
  • Bradford Woods (14)
  • Edgeworth (17)
  • Fox Chapel (19)
  • Aspinall (23)
  • Upper St. Clair (25)
  • Edgewood (36)
  • Pine Township (37)
  • Seven Fields (41)
  • Leet Township (48)
  • Ben Avon (50)
  • Indiana Township (53)
  • Sewickley (56)
  • Cranberry Township (63)
  • Allison Park (75)
  • Bell Acres (80)
  • Robinson Township (84)
  • Bethel Park (85)
  • Adams Township (90)
  • Ohio Township (97)
  • Moon Township (98)

See the complete list of Pittsburgh-area suburbs here.

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