Life in Pittsburgh

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Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers and highlighted by a beautiful skyline and countless bridges, Pittsburgh has earned its reputation as one of America's “most livable” cities. Known for a history of steel, iron, and glass, production, today's Pittsburgh is driven by medicine, technology, education, finance, and tourism.

One of the safest American cities, downtown Pittsburgh is easily accessible on foot, bike, bus, or by the “T,” our underground rail system. Stunning views of the city can be taken in from atop Mt. Washington or the West End-Elliot Overlook.

Pittsburgh's strong, close-knit neighborhoods are as charming as they are ethnically diverse, offering a sampling of foods, traditions, festivals, and celebrations inspired and influenced by the city's rich history and cultural heritage. The region features hundreds of acres of public parks and recreational facilities, miles of bike lanes, and an ever-growing focus on active lifestyles.

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Zagat. Forbes. New York Times. Wall Street Journal. #1 Best Big City in the Northeast by Time magazine. People are starting to notice what we have known for years. Pittsburgh is an amazing city to live, work, and explore.
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Pittsburgh ranked 12th among world’s most cultural cities for students. 

Pittsburgh ranked 12th among world’s most cultural cities for students.

OXFORD SUMMER COURSES – Pittsburgh stacks up well among the world’s “most cultural cities for students” in a ranking of university towns including Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Paris, and Zurich. Pittsburgh finished 12th in the world, and sixth among U.S. cities in the rankings, which counted cinemas, muse... (08/05/2019)
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UPMC Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation, run by Pitt Public Health alum (video) 

UPMC Children's Hospital ranks among top in nation, run by Pitt Public Health alum (video)

KDKA - President Mark Sevco (HPM/Katz '91) said, "It is an extraordinary achievement to be recognized as one of the best children's hospitals in the country. I am honored to work with all the outstanding and talented health care professionals who are committed to putting children first. The ranking... (07/03/2019)
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Pittsburgh parks ranked highly by The Trust for Public Land 

Pittsburgh parks ranked highly by The Trust for Public Land

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND - On their 2019 ParkScore ranking for the 100 largest U.S. cities, Pittsburgh ranked #22. Among other distinctions, they report that 91% of city residents live within walking distance of a park.  (06/03/2019)
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A guide to Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, bars and distilleries 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, bars and distilleries

THE PITT NEWS -  Our student newspaper's preview of eight new breweries, bars, and distilleries in Pittsburgh includes Mario’s Saloon, soon to open across from Pitt Public Health. The popular local bar chain takes over a former staple of the Oakland bar scene, Peter’s Pub, which closed after 44 yea... (04/12/2019)
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Pittsburgh hockey fans ranked #1  

Pittsburgh hockey fans ranked #1

FORBES - Take note that our city has the NHL’s best fans! With a 5 year sell-out streak and top TV ratings, our fans are ready to see the Penguins take the cup. Besides a five-year sell-out streak and top TV ratings, Forbes noted: “The team’s Facebook page has 1.2 million followers — impressive con... (04/09/2019)
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When it comes to volunteerism, Pittsburgh leads by example 

When it comes to volunteerism, Pittsburgh leads by example

WESA - Whether it's participating in a match program to socialize with immigrant families or lending a helping hand at a soup kitchen, Pittsburghers are volunteering at a nationally recognized rate. Nearly 38 percent of local residents volunteer, placing the city in seventh place nationally for its... (02/11/2019)


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