Life in Pittsburgh

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Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers and highlighted by a beautiful skyline and countless bridges, Pittsburgh has earned its reputation as one of America's “most livable” cities. Known a history of steel, iron, and glass, production, today's Pittsburgh  is driven by medicine, technology, education, finance, and tourism.

One of the safest American cities, downtown Pittsburgh is easily accessible on foot, bike, bus, or by the “T,”our underground rail system. Stunning views of the city can be taken in from atop Mt. Washington or the West End-Elliot Overlook.

Pittsburgh's strong, close-knit neighborhoods are as charming as they are ethnically diverse, offering a sampling of foods, traditions, festivals, and celebrations inspired and influenced by the city's rich history and cultural heritage. The region features hundreds of acres of public parks and recreational facilities, miles of bike lanes, and an ever-growing focus on active lifestyles.

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Zagat. Forbes. New York Times. Wall Street Journal. #1 Best Big City in the Northeast by Time magazine. People are starting to notice what we have known for years. Pittsburgh is an amazing city to live, work, and explore.
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A guide to Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, bars and distilleries 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, bars and distilleries

THE PITT NEWS -  Our student newspaper's preview of eight new breweries, bars, and distilleries in Pittsburgh includes Mario’s Saloon, soon to open across from Pitt Public Health. The popular local bar chain takes over a former staple of the Oakland bar scene, Peter’s Pub, which closed after 44 yea... (04/12/2019)
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Pittsburgh hockey fans ranked #1  

Pittsburgh hockey fans ranked #1

FORBES - Take note that our city has the NHL’s best fans! With a 5 year sell-out streak and top TV ratings, our fans are ready to see the Penguins take the cup. Besides a five-year sell-out streak and top TV ratings, Forbes noted: “The team’s Facebook page has 1.2 million followers — impressive con... (04/09/2019)
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When it comes to volunteerism, Pittsburgh leads by example 

When it comes to volunteerism, Pittsburgh leads by example

WESA - Whether it's participating in a match program to socialize with immigrant families or lending a helping hand at a soup kitchen, Pittsburghers are volunteering at a nationally recognized rate. Nearly 38 percent of local residents volunteer, placing the city in seventh place nationally for its... (02/11/2019)

Pitt's Bike-friendly efforts recognized 

Pitt's Bike-friendly efforts recognized

PITT WIRE - The league of American Bicyclists recognizes colleges and unversities that support bicycling with its Bicycle Friendly University status, scoring across five categories: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation. This year, Pitt earned the status with a bronze d... (01/07/2019)
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What’s the only U.S. city on National Geographic Traveler’s global Cool List for 2019? Yup. Pittsburgh. 

What’s the only U.S. city on National Geographic Traveler’s global Cool List for 2019? Yup. Pittsburgh.

NEXT PITTSBURGH - When they scoured the globe in search of “the 19 destinations set to hit the headlines in 2019,” the reporters at National Geographic Traveler magazine chose only one location in all of America. Pittsburgh. “While Pittsburgh is a blue-collar town at heart,” the magazine writes, “i... (12/06/2018)
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Pittsburgh, the hippest city in PA 

Pittsburgh, the hippest city in PA

THE DAILY MEAL - A hardcore sports town, Pittsburgh’s healthy economy has resulted in a lot happening here, from great food to extensive entertainment. Home to many colleges and universities, Pittsburgh is a bastion for arts and culture, as well as academia, and in addition to the many events on ca... (08/15/2018)


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