Pittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of activities covering a broad array of interests. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh's metropolitan area has a population of over 2.3 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, excellent restaurants and clubs, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play. Visit "Cool Pittsburgh" site and learn more of what this city and university has to offer.
Pittsburgh tops national lists for quality of life:
- The Best Cake in the country and Pittsburgh Highlights (the Huffington Post, 2014)
- Pittsburgh ranked near top for Best Places to Pursue the American Dream (Atlantic Magazine, Jan. 2014)
- Most affordable housing market in the US (10th Annual Demographia Survey)
- Voted Smartest City in the US (MOVOTO Real Estate Blog, 2013)
- Best Ballpark in the US (TripAdvisor; March 2013)
- #1 in Top Small Business Sectors in Eastern US (the Business Journals, April 2012)
- Travel magazine has named Pittsburgh one of its Best of the World for 2012.
- The city was lauded in the Upstart Business Journal article "Reborn Pittsburgh's Morning in the Sun," and on NPRs All Things Considered, and recently, on the Huffington Posts "Living Well, On Location".
Pittsburgh City Guides:
- Cool Pittsburgh: Come to Learn, Come to Live
- Pittsburgh Magazine's "City of Neighborhoods", guide to living in Pittsburgh
- The Wall Street Journal's Insider's Guide to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh and the G20:
- "Pittsburgh stands as a bold example of how to create new jobs and industries while transitioning to a 21st-century economy
a city that has transformed itself from the city of steel to a center for high-tech innovationincluding green technology, education and training, and research and development."-President Barack Obama
Lessons for the G20, The Economist, Sep 17, 2009