Life in Pittsburgh
What’s so great about Pittsburgh?
You can afford to live in this town. Think: quaint urban apartments in turn-of-the-century row houses — or modern high rises. You could lay your tired head down at night in an affordable neighborhood that is a 10- to 20-minute walk from Pitt’s medical campus.
It’s beautiful. Pittsburgh’s “Point” sits at the vortex of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. Take one of our two Inclines up to nearby Mt. Washington to see the city’s majestic gold bridges that suture Pittsburgh’s North and South Shores to the Downtown Golden Triangle.
Name a hobby or interest. We’ve got it. Biking and hiking trails abound. PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, offers you the most beautiful city view of any baseball park in America. Rent a personal kayak for a few hours to paddle on the Allegheny. Or if it’s a more creative adventure you seek, visit our Cultural District. Its world-class theaters and productions, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, art exhibitions, and restaurants will not disappoint. And last but not least, the Carnegie Museum’s dinosaur collection is one of the largest and finest in the world. You and your kids will love it. Tell them Dippy sent you.
Hollywood loves us. Call us “Hollywood on the Mon” (for Monongahela). Tom Hanks was spotted multiple times in Oakland while the film You Are My Friend, starring Hanks as Mr. Rogers, was being produced. We have a big film industry — The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Flashdance (1983), and the Night of the Living Dead (1968), to name just a few.
Pittsburgh Claims to Fame
Once called the “Comeback City” by Forbes, Pittsburgh is globally renowned for transforming itself from a steel town to a burgeoning Med-Ed economy.
Mr. Rogers really did live here. His real neighborhood was Oakland, home of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine in 1954 at the University of Pittsburgh
We are the City of Bridges — more than 440 of them, in fact, surpassing Venice, Italy, and the rest of the world, for that matter.
At A Glance
City population: 302,407
Pittsburgh metro area population: 2.36 million
Largest nongovernmental employer: UPMC
Percentage of people 25 years and older with bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.7%
Recent Press and Accolades
These are the top 15 U.S. cities to launch your career
(LinkedIn.com, May 20, 2020)
Fast, First and Fun Facts About Pittsburgh
(tripsavvy.com, Dec 29, 2018)
These Are the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in America
(www.cnbc.com, Aug. 17, 2018)
Best of Pittsburgh City Guide 2018
Pittsburgh Named Best U.S. City for Millenials by ApartmentList.com
(www.NextPittsburgh.com, June 7, 2018)
5 Budget-Friendly Alternatives to a Big Apple Vacation
(US News, Jan. 10, 2018)