Approximately two million people live in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The city is composed of many old and interesting ethnic neighborhoods, set among hills and shady, tree-lined streets. It is a city with sidewalks, neighborhood restaurants, bars, and stores, and a strong sense of local community. Public transportation is well developed and easily accessible. Pittsburgh remains one of the most livable cities in America based on its excellent educational, recreational and health facilities, a broad range of cultural amenities (especially in drama and music), and low crime rates and housing costs. The city has successfully undergone a major transformation from heavy industry to a service and high tech economy. Its industrial and social landscapes are rich visual documents. The city is completing its third major physical redevelopment in the past four decades.
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Here are some sites on the Web that will tell you a lot more about Pittsburgh:

Visit Pittsburgh
City of Pittsburgh's Complete Guide
Greater Pittsburgh Area's Greatest Web Sites

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