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Life in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable livingdistinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh boasts a population of over 2.6 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, excellent restaurants and clubs, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play. We believe that quality of life is important, especially on a resident's salary! Come see what Pittsburgh has to offer.

Pittsburgh tops national lists for quality of life:

Most Livable City in the Continental US- 2014 - The Economist

Must Visit in 2014 - Esquire Magazine

Top 15 Places to Go in the World - Conde Nast Traveler

America's Best Food City - Zagat 2015

Pittsburgh's Youth-Driven Food Boom - New York Times

How the Arts Drove Pittsburgh's Revitalization - The Atlantic

36 Hours in Pittsburgh (Video) - New York Times

Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover - New York Times

Built on Steel, Pittsburgh Now Thrives on Culture - New York Times

Featured on Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown - Eat Like Bourdain: Pittsburgh  |  Destination: Pittsburgh

A Nature article entitled "From Steel to Science" highlighted how Pittsburgh has emerged as a "knowledge economy."

The city was lauded in the New York Times article "For Pittsburgh, There's Life After Steel," in the Wall Street Journal article "Dreaming of Pittsburgh," on NPR's All Things Considered, and on the Huffington Post's "Living Well, On Location".

"At the heart of the revitalization is UPMC.… Health care and higher education have replaced steel as the city's economic engine."—Steve Hamm,BusinessWeek



Pittsburgh City Guides:

Esquire's Pittsburgh City Guide

Cool Pittsburgh: Come to Learn, Come to Live

The New York Times 36 hours in Pittsburgh

The Wall Street Journal's Insider's Guide to Pittsburgh