Life in Pittsburgh

View of city of Pittsburgh with the fountain at duskLocated 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 its history of steel, iron, and glass production, Pittsburgh is driven today 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.

Pittsburgh is also great place for students, many of whom come to Pittsburgh and decide to settle here because of the unique features that make the city and the region a great place to call home.

Here are some links to help you get to know the city: