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Crime & Safety in 15237 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Brian Teyssier answered:
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Steve Mole answered:
Here is a place where you can look them up, by radius, zip code or other criteria:
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Tue Dec 25, 2012
Blair W. Cohen answered:
Check the crime statics on-line or call the local police department for the particular street. By the you zip code (15221) it looks like your in Wilkinsburg although that zip code covers some other arear (Forest Hills,parts of Churchill) as well. ... more
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Kathleen Sberna answered:
I Love Mt Washington, PA. Lived north of Pittsburgh for 3 years and enjoyed every minute in that city. Crime is everywhere, but you can get local statistics from the city or check out the web. ... more
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Mon Aug 2, 2010
Christa Ross answered:
The south side is a happening area, and it's popular with college students and young professionals. If you are interested in crime statistics I would suggest trying a site like City Data. ( The forum frequently has information from residents on their opinions of an area. ... more
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Wed Jun 23, 2010
Alisa Lapiana answered:
As Realtors, we are not permitted to answer questions relating to safety of any areas. You have a few choices though. You can certainly drive through the area at several times of the day and night for a good idea. You can also contact the police department, as another idea. Also, several websites, such as can assist you.
Good Luck!
Alisa LaPiana
RE/MAX Renaissance Realty West
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Jeffrey Bennett answered:
All Realtors can do is direct you to unbiased third-party sources. Here are a couple national sites that track crime. (There are many similar sites.)

And here's a local resource:

Pittsburgh police have detailed reports on their site, but it's a lot of detail to wade through.

Good luck!
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Fri Aug 22, 2008
Jenny Masaitis answered:
Cheswick is a very nice "Home ton" kind of place. I used to teach classes for seniors there.. I live nearby, Springdale is also nice. Are you moving there? It seems quiet and safe from what I know. You don't hear those areas all over the news ... more
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Wed Sep 6, 2017
Crystal Alfonsi answered:
That is such a subjective question that I don't think there is any way to answer it. Each person has to research what is important to them. Research the best schools, or the ones with the smallest class sizes or best athletics. You can research what neighborhood has the best crime statistics or what neighborhood has the best prices or the best local services like number of police, number of fire trucks, public works and road maintenance crews, etc. Some people want quick access to public transportation or shopping close by. Some people want to have an acre or more of land, some people want lots of neighbors close by, some don't.

There are too many factors that go into a person's choice of where to live that I don't think anybody can answer it for you. There are a couple of great websites for the area including;;;

Good Luck...the internet is so handy for getting information of all sorts...Also, check out the local newspaper online !
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Mon Aug 20, 2007
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
REALTORs cannot answer this question due to strict legal guidelines. We cannot "steer" a client to or away from any property due to it's neighborhood. General crime stats are available here on Trulia. Just go to the "Real Estate Guides" tab up top and type in your zip codes. You should also check with the local police department of the areas you are considering. They would be happy to help, and are probably the best and most accurate resource. Best of luck and happy hunting! ... more
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