The Steel City. Steeler Country. City of Bridges. The ‘Burgh. Regardless of its many names, we want you to call Pittsburgh home.

Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in Pennsylvania, and has been referred to as “The Paris of Appalachia.” Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, its unique topographical location gave way to nearly 500 bridges throughout the city, connecting neighborhoods to each other and Pittsburgh’s epicenter dubbed the Golden Triangle.


For nearly a century, Pittsburgh’s primary industry was steel production, spearheaded in the 1800s by industrialist Andrew Carnegie. After World War II, steel production and manufacturing slowed, and the city demanded transformation. Pittsburgh shifted its focus toward the “meds, eds, and tech” industries. The two major health care providers, UPMC and Allegheny Health Network, are ranked among the best in the United States. The greater Pittsburgh area boasts over 40 colleges and universities, with one of the most well-known being Carnegie Mellon University. Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Uber have added Pittsburgh to their networks. Pittsburgh has been commended for its transformation toward new industries and economic evolution.


Pittsburgh has continued to rise as a destination and place to live. Recently, the city has been named one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2016" by Travel + Leisure, rated the nation's "No. 1 Food City" by Zagat and named among the "Top Destinations on the Rise" by TripAdvisor. Pittsburgh has also been named the “Most Livable Cities” by The Economist, Forbes and Places Rated Almanac. Pittsburgh offers a variety of activities and recreation. Visit museums, concerts, theaters, libraries, festivals, and markets. Get outside and kayak, bicycle, or walk your dog on tree-lined trails. Eat and drink at a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Downtown Pittsburgh added 25 new restaurants alone in 2015.

Downtown Pittsburgh was once a lonely business district that shut down at 5 p.m. In the past decade, it has transformed to a bustling neighborhood filled with residences, parks, and restaurants. Downtown is also home to the Cultural District, providing everything from stand-up comedy and local theater productions to world-class Broadway shows. Sport fans, rejoice; four major professional venues – Heinz Field, PNC Park, PPG Paints Arena, and Highmark Stadium -- are within a 5-mile radius of Downtown.

If Downtown living isn’t for you, the region boasts numerous towns and suburbs. Pittsburgh itself has 90 neighborhoods! A 15-minute drive from Downtown can easily place you among tree-lined streets.


Whether you want to live in the midst of the city, in nearby suburbs, or among rural hills, we are thrilled to show you our dynamic region.

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City of Pittsburgh

Visit Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine’s City Guide

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Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation

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