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 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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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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Cities with the Youngest Workforces - Pittsburgh ranks #5 

Cities with the Youngest Workforces - Pittsburgh ranks #5

SMART ASSET — Some cities offer younger workers more opportunities for gainful employment, so we crunched the data to find out where younger employees make up the local workforce's biggest share. Pittsburgh ranks #5 out of the largest 100 U.S. cities, with young workers ages 16 to 29 making up 35.2... (02/26/2021)
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Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities 

Pittsburgh named one of the world’s smartest cities

NEWSWEEK - Pittsburgh has been named one of the world’s smartest cities, as part of Newsweek’s 2019 Momentum Awards. Pittsburgh has undergone a dramatic environmental and technological transformation over recent years, earning its reputation as one of America's "most livable" cities, ranks among th... (01/08/2020)
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Pitt 'Strongly Advising' University Community to Fully Vaccinate 

Pitt 'Strongly Advising' University Community to Fully Vaccinate

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - The University will incentivize, offer and promote vaccines with the goal of having everyone on Pitt campuses fully vaccinated, barring those with medical or religious exemptions, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in a statement Friday.  (07/26/2021)

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