Quality of Life
TRANSFORMATION CITY »
Showcasing a 'New America'
The Pittsburgh region has survived wrenching economic change and emerged with a balanced, innovation-driven economy renowned for health care and life sciences, technology and robotics, higher education and research, financial services, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy.
A City Full of Diversity
As a city full of diversity, you will love exploring the culture, food, and atmosphere of Pittsburgh’s 89 unique and ethnically distinctive neighborhoods. Pittsburgh’s downtown is full of the city hustle and bustle, and Squirrel Hill has the quaint charm of a main street-like community. Meanwhile, Oakland, with its many universities, supplies a uniquely intellectual atmosphere. Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and the unique people in them are just waiting for you to come and visit!.
Pittsburgh Quality of Life
Pittsburgh offers a vibrant and affordable quality of life to residents and visitors. Since its foundation as a trading post before the French and Indian war, Pittsburgh has been a prime destination for shippers, traders, artists and businesses. It's easy to see why. Located where the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers meet to form the Ohio River, the "Golden Triangle" as it's called, has drawn generations of people from around the world to form its diverse neighborhoods.
This diversity, together with the generosity of Pittsburgh industry captains, sparked a cultural phenomenon as world-renowned artists, architects and performers found inspiration within the city and its surrounding landscape. As you explore Pittsburgh, this culture is evident in the unique neighborhoods, unforgettable museums and incredible performance halls that you'll discover in the Steel City.
With such amazing culture and so much to offer, it's no wonder so many people choose to call Pittsburgh home. Incredibly livable and affordable, Pittsburgh consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. By reinventing itself during hard economic times in the 1980s and 1990s, Pittsburgh avoided the brunt of the current recession and continues to maintain strong job and housing markets.
Looking to the future, Pittsburgh is at the forefront of modern industry, improving the quality of life for residents and visitors alike!
ENVIRONMENTAL RENAISSANCE »
A view of the David Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh is leading the way in green initiatives. With green buildings located throughout the city and the nation’s first green convention center, we’re rethinking the cityscape and uncovering new ways to keep it green.