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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 #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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Pittsburgh praised as “already a decade ahead” by Mayor 

Pittsburgh praised as “already a decade ahead” by Mayor

CITY LAB - “Universities are key drivers of the knowledge economy. And I know firsthand that Pittsburgh has great ones. Could the city have turned around without these institutions?” There is no question that what sets Pittsburgh apart from our Rust Belt brothers and sisters is the fact so much inv... (02/09/2018)
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156 things to do in Pittsburgh to stay busy every month of the year 

156 things to do in Pittsburgh to stay busy every month of the year

DISCOVER THE BURGH - There is so much going on in and around Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods. Discover the Burgh has covered quite a bit - with no end in sight! (02/07/2018)
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Pittsburgh is first stop for memorial for opioid overdose victims 

Pittsburgh is first stop for memorial for opioid overdose victims

WESA-FM – “Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis” has arrived at the University of Pittsburgh in the William Pitt Student Union. A machine carves a new pill on site every 24 minutes to represent the frequency of fatal overdoses. The wall will include up to 22,000 pil... (02/02/2018)


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