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Living in Pittsburgh

"Pittsburgh has evolved from a steel city of the industrial boom into a modern mecca of culture and education." - Huffington Post

"Sometimes gritty, always hilly, Steel City’s charms are often hidden below the surface." - The New York Times

"Pittsburgh is a city that will surprise you." - Time Magazine

Old-fashioned character and contemporary style mix to form Pittsburgh's 89 distinctive neighborhoods and communities. Nearly 300,000 people reside in Pittsburgh city limits (3 million in the metro region). Its accessibility, affordability, diversity and reputation as a safe place, make Pittsburgh an ideal location for students and families alike.


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top ranked city

  • Most Livable City (Places Rated Almanac 2007, The Economist 2009, Forbes 2009 & 2010)
  • Most Affordable Cities (Forbes 2014)
  • Most Affordable City to Buy a Home (Forbes 2010, Demographia International 2014)
  • Best Hospital in PA - UPMC (U.S. News and World Report 2012-2014)
  • Best Sport Cities (Sporting News 2011)
  • America's Smartest Cities (Movoto 2014)
  • Healthiest Cities (Forbes 2012, American Fitness Index 2014)
  • Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Farmers Insurance Group 2013)
  • Most Well-Read Cities (Amazon 2013)
  • Happiest Workers (Career Bliss 2013)

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