Why Pittsburgh is Such a Great Place to Live

After many years as an industrial center, Pittsburgh has re-invented itself!  Its job prospects, affordability and entertainment scene make it one of the most livable cities in the country.

Affordability & Stability

The seven-county Pittsburgh region has a large and stable population, with just over 2.3 million residents. A low cost of living, affordable housing, vigorous school system, and access to world-class health care draw many people to this area.

Educational & Job Opportunities

There are many educational and job opportunities in greater Pittsburgh! Many of the top schools in Pennsylvania are located in the Pittsburgh area. The region boasts dozens of colleges and universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University, which offer a full range of undergraduate, graduate and medical programs.

While long thought of as a center for manufacturing, the Pittsburgh-area economy has expanded and diversified to provide substantial opportunities for business and professional growth.  Popular employment fields include advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, healthcare, financial services, computers & technology, medicine and education. Despite its reputation as a blue collar hub, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pittsburgh ranks in the top twenty among American cities with a well-educated work force. Almost 34% of the Pittsburgh area population has a college degree or higher. Pittsburgh is home to Fortune 1000 companies such as United States Steel, H.J. Heinz, Mellon Financial, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.


The Pittsburgh region is packed with things to see and do – from festivals and concerts, to museums and professional sporting events, to the breathtaking scenery of the many bridges, parks and Mt. Washington, plus outdoor activities like camping, fishing, boating, hiking and cycling. Pittsburgh’s rich history allows visitors and residents to enjoy a wealth of indoor and outdoor entertainment opportunities.

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