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Visitor Information

Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" and as the "City of Bridges". As one of the most livable cities, Pittsburgh is home to over 86,000 students from 10 colleges and universities. The city is also 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.

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.

Highlights of Pittsburgh

Most livable city in the U.S., low cost of living (Forbes Magazine); see also Pittsburgh Regional Alliance about quality of life in Pittsburgh.

A clean and green city following a dramatic transformation from a "Smoky City" (Union of Concerned Scientists).

City of innovation, major biomedical and engineering research centers (Heinz History Centervideo).

City of sports, "City of Champions", football, hockey, baseball, ... (Wikipedia).

City of culture, museums, symphony, ballet, opera, theaters, art gallaries, movie studios, ...(Pittsburgh Culture Trust).