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What do you look for in the place you call home? Different qualities speak to different people: some envision a wide front porch overlooking a rolling vista, while others imagine a sleek high rise in the heart of the city. Still others picture a neighborhood where kids ride their bikes while neighbors share small talk across backyard fences.
Whatever your idea of living might be, the Pittsburgh region offers a setting to match. Here, you can lay down the foundation from which you can start building the life you want, whether that means biking to work or tossing your keys to the valet.
You can live more in Pittsburgh
The median price for a single-family home in the region is 42.3% less than the national average, while rent is 36.5% lower — meaning your housing will be an order of magnitude grander than that of your friends in other places.
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Facts About Pittsburgh
The city is home to 90 unique neighborhoods and more than 400 bridges, while the region is home to authentic main streets, up-and-coming suburban hubs and rural getaways.
If everything seems a little familiar, it could be because Pittsburgh has served as the location for more than 120 movies and TV productions since 1990, and is currently home to the second largest sound stage outside Los Angeles and New York.
The Economist ranked Pittsburgh the most livable city in the continental United States and 32nd in the world in 2018; in 2019, it was the third most livable, based on metrics including health care, culture and environment, education, infrastructure, and crime.
The region goes long on education. Home to 34 colleges and universities — four of them among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings — Pittsburgh also has 25 high schools that made the magazine’s “best of” list and several elementary schools that won the prestigious Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education.
Pittsburgh lies within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and less than a 90-minute flight from half of North America’s population. Public transportation options include bus, light rail, and the iconic Monongahela and Duquesne inclines. You can also ride a bike from one of 100 different stations.
In 2019, Realtor.com named Pittsburgh one of the nation’s safest and most affordable metros.
Hungry? According to the Associated Press, “a mix of homegrown chefs and transplants from other cities have been opening risk-taking and award-winning restaurants” in Pittsburgh. Maybe that’s why BBC Good Food named Pittsburgh to its 2019 list of top destinations for foodies — the only American city to make the cut.
Interesting in making the move?