I must say, as good as the schools are here, I wonder why the crime is so bad. I just don't understand why the thefts are so high until I think about employment and the current state of jobs here. People don't make that much so I guess that plays a major role in the numbers, but regardless that is one issue so bring your security system.
Other than the obvious, Steubenville can be a really lovely place to live as long as you can get past the headache of potential robbery. We do have the Franciscan University Of Steubenvill and the students tend to always have something going on for residents to be a part of. I know that the homes on Lincoln Avenue to 7 Creeks can be immaculate.
If you feel like checking out an easy going town, with close proximity to a river and a university then Steubenville is the place for you. Keep in mind that the job market isn't that great, although education here is definitely a plus.