Living In Pittsburgh

Why choose Pittsburgh? A rapidly growing metropolitan area with outstanding educational opportunities and a vibrant cultural landscape, Pittsburgh has been repeatedly ranked as one of the safest, most affordable, and most livable cities in the United States.  For more detailed information about living in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors’ Bureau website or the City of Pittsburgh’s website.

Interesting Facts About Pittsburgh

  • In 2018, the Global Liveability Index named Pittsburgh the second most livable city in the United States and the 32nd most livable city in the world, far above larger metro areas like New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. This ranking is based on a wide array of factors, including healthcare accessibility, educational opportunities, and cultural engagement.
  • Pittsburgh is consistently ranked as one of the safest and “greenest” metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • President Obama chose Pittsburgh as the site of the 2009 G-20 Summit because it stands as a bold example of how to create new jobs and industries while transitioning into a 21st century economy. The city has transformed itself to an epicenter of high-tech innovation, from green technology to education to research.
  • Pittsburgh’s three professional sports teams (Steelers football, Penguins hockey and Pirates baseball) have won multiple championships, earning the city the title of “City of Champions.”
  • Pittsburgh is home to 29 world-renowned colleges and universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, Duquesne University, Chatham University, Carlow University, Robert Morris University, and Point Park University.
  • Pittsburgh residents enjoy some of the best outdoor recreation in the Northeast United States, with plenty of space for canoeing, kayaking, cycling, hiking, and even mountain biking. Five beautiful city parks

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