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Welcome to Pittsburgh.

One of the most livable cities, Pittsburgh is home to over 86,000 students from 10 colleges and universities. Among mid-sized metros, the American Institute of Economic Research ranks it No. 3 for students.

Some 177,000 people work in Pittsburgh's tech-related industries, and their ranks continue to grow. Low costs of living, networking opportunities, small business accelerators, and an innovative community make the city appealing to entrepreneurs, especially recent graduates.

Pittsburgh is emerging as a city of makers and entrepreneurs that The Atlantic calls "the next tech mecca."

Robotics and software engineering lead the way. The city is home to Google, Uber, Disney Research, Intel and Apple offices and a budding ecosystem of tech startups including Duolingo, Modcloth and 4Moms, all of which have CMU roots.

Hollywood of the East

The Dark Knight Rises on the CMU Campus

From the zombie cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" by CMU alumnus George Romero to the blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises," Pittsburgh — and CMU's campus — is a hotbed for film production, with more than 50 movies shot in the region in the last decade. Want to be an extra? Visit the Pittsburgh Film Office.

A Green City

Green Space in Pittsburgh

The Steel City has become known for its green living. Pittsburgh has more trees per square mile than any other U.S. city, 1,700 acres of city parks and is bike-friendly. The city also has one of the world’s largest concentrations of certified "green" buildings, including the Phipps Conservatory.

Food in The 'Burgh


Pittsburgh’s traditional fare of Polish pierogies and sandwiches topped with french fries is making room for chefs feeding off new opportunities and garnering national attention.

Tartan Express Food Truck
Food trucks, craft beer, locally roasted coffee, farm-to-table dinners, organic and vegan options, and cuisine from far corners of the world — there is something for everyone.