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 for 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.
On top of being one of the country's most livable cities, Pittsburgh is also one of the most affordable! Make your own cost-of-living comparison and calculate your savings.
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