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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 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, the hippest city in PA 

Pittsburgh, the hippest city in PA

THE DAILY MEAL - A hardcore sports town, Pittsburgh’s healthy economy has resulted in a lot happening here, from great food to extensive entertainment. Home to many colleges and universities, Pittsburgh is a bastion for arts and culture, as well as academia, and in addition to the many events on ca... (08/15/2018)
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YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals? 

YNGBLKPGH. What does Pittsburgh mean to 140 young black professionals?

PITTWIRE -   Pitt alum Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues to highlight young black leaders and create community ties through his www.YngBlkPgh.com site. This social enterprise started with his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh) which features more than 140 African-American professionals und... (07/23/2018)
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Anthrocon 2018: Pittsburgh welcomes this costumed community for a 13th consecutive summer party 

Anthrocon 2018: Pittsburgh welcomes this costumed community for a 13th consecutive summer party

PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER - Ever wondered when Pittsburgh — a football town with a drinking problem, a steel town-turned-medical/tech hub, a city of bridges and champions— became the furry-friendliest spot in this American Land? We did, too. So, let’s look back upon Anthrocon becoming as big a part of ... (07/06/2018)
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Pittsburgh #15 best big college town in America 

Pittsburgh #15 best big college town in America

MSN - Schools that boast a great campus environment and also happen to sit in an exceptional college town truly have the best of both worlds. Of 415 cities evaluated including looking at each area’s “wallet friendliness” (cost of living), “social environment” (demographics, entertainment options), ... (06/04/2018)
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Human Rights Campaign recognizes UPMC's Children's Hospital and WPIC 

Human Rights Campaign recognizes UPMC's Children's Hospital and WPIC

TRIB LIVE - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC were once again recognized as "Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Facilities awarded this title meet four criteria: LGBTQ patient-centered care; LGB... (04/03/2018)
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Living in Pittsburgh is easy on the wallet 

Living in Pittsburgh is easy on the wallet

PITTSBURGH TODAY - Southwestern Pennsylvania remains more affordable overall than the average U.S. region, scoring particularly well in the areas of housing and health care.  (02/19/2018)


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