Once known as the Steel City, these days Pittsburgh is best known for a new top export: innovation.
Pittsburgh is an internationally recognized city, known as well for its research and industry, world-class medical facilities and corporate headquarters as for its cultural community, dynamic food scene and professional sports teams. Keep reading to find out why so Pittsburgh is a great playground for student life:
- Pittsburgh was named one of seven U.S. cities on Travel + Leisure’s international survey of the best places to visit in 2016!
- Pittsburgh was the only US city to make the 2019 National Geographic Cool List.
- Still think Pittsburgh is an old steel town? Check out what began in the City of Champions - including the emoticon.
Sports and Fitness
- WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh as the 25th best city for an active lifestyle.
- Up for a little baseball? Our very own PNC Park was named the 2nd best ballpark in America by Baseball America.
- Is it because we put french fries on top of everything? Catching critics by surprise, Pittsburgh was ranked as the best food city in 2015 by Zagat.
- Setting a new standard for budding entrepreneurs, Pittsburgh is home to the new future of tech and startup cultures in the United States. Take that, Silicon Valley!
- Of course we’re a top city for techies! Pittsburgh is ranked 8th as a top city techies should consider moving to in 2016. Carnegie Mellon is credited with many of Pittsburgh's technology successes.
- Amidst widespread revitalization and development, Downtown Pittsburgh has grown to be one of the hottest real estate markets on the east coast.
- Pittsburgh earned the #1 ranking on the Top Cities for Jobs list from Glassdoor.
- Pittsburgh was ranked #2 on the list of 25 best cities for people under 35 from CNBC.
Clearly there’s only one solution—come visit Pittsburgh and see what everyone’s talking about!