Pittsburgh has been climbing the lists of the country’s most livable cities, in fact, it ranked No. 2 on the Global Liveability Index report released in August 2018 based on categories of culture and environment, education and infrastructure, healthcare and stability. Whether you’re an attorney thinking about moving and opening up a practice specializing in personal injury in Pittsburgh or working in any other profession that’s in high-demand in the city, such as a software engineer or a nurse, there are few things you may want to know first.
The Cost of Living
The cost of living in Pittsburgh is lower than it is in many cities throughout the U.S., including Cleveland, Birmingham, Phoenix and St. Louis, giving it a high ranking when it comes to affordability. The Simple Dollar ranks it among the top 10 most affordable places to live among major American cities.
If You Like Sports, You’ll Love It in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is a city filled with passionate sports fans cheering on the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, the MLB Pirates and/or the NHL’s Penguins. If you’re an avid sports fan, you’re likely to love living here.
You Can Enjoy All Four Seasons
If you want to be able to enjoy all four seasons, you’ve got that here too. While winters are cold and snowy, that just means you’ll be able to enjoy building a snowman and then cozying up indoors with some hot cocoa watching the flakes fall out your window. Natives of the city tend to be rather hearty, which you’ll be able to see by going to a Steelers game at Heinz Field later in the season.
Spring is wonderfully mild and while summer is hot, it’s not unbearable. Autumn may be the most spectacular season if all, bringing a dazzling array of color.
Pittsburgh is home to some great museums, with The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh a place that you’ll probably want to visit frequently. A legacy of Andrew Carnegie’s time in the city, he smartly combined its natural history and art museum under one roof. You’ll be able to check out pop art paintings in one room and admire dinosaur bones in another. The Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History as well as the Carnegie Science Center and Andy Warhol Museum offer plenty to do when the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor fun, and even when it does.
Indulge Your Love for a Good Brew
Pittsburgh has long-been known for its beer, but in more recent years it’s become especially popular for its craft breweries, with typically at least one opening every month. East End Brewing produces about 35 different beers throughout the year – visitors and locals can get their growler fresh-filled to go for a real taste of the city. Penn Brewery on the north side has been brewing craft beer for over 30 years as one of the earliest pioneers of the craft beer movement in the country. All its beers are brewed by hand using the highest quality barley and hops.
There Are Lots of Green Spaces for Burning Off the Beer Calories
If you like to get outdoors, and perhaps burn off all those calories you took in chugging back a few brews, you’ll find five parks right in the city and eight parks throughout Allegheny County offering everything from hiking and swimming to bigger thrills like a BMX track and zip line rides.