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Life in Pittsburgh


Our beautiful city has hundreds of historical and cultural attractions, architectural landmarks, professional sports, great shopping, and food to delight every taste. The only city rated among the top five "Most Livable" in all three editions of the Places Rated Almanac, Pittsburgh is safe, clean, friendly, affordable and fun.

Because of its low cost of living, low crime rate, cultural and entertainment venues and rural surroundings, Pittsburgh is consistently voted one of the most liveable cities in the country.

The city itself is beautiful: Rivers wind under dozens of bridges--more than any other city in the world, except Venice; glass towers rise high above Downtown. Three new sports stadiums, Heinz Field for the Steelers, PPG Paints Arena for the Penguins and PNC Park for the Pirates, brighten the scene with their lights and gold seats.

pgh-orchestraPittsburgh also offers entertainment and cultural opportunities on par with many major cities. The city is home to more than 200 museums and art galleries, including the world famous Carnegie complex of museums and the funky Andy Warhol Museum. The cultural district features live theater, music and dance, including the world-famous Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Career opportunities are abundant. Pittsburgh is home to several Fortune 500 companies, 250 international corporations, one of the country's largest banks, and a health system that's ranked in the nation's top 10.

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