The Pitzarella household, like many, can attest that Pittsburgh is indeed a terrific city. Since the turn of the century, Pittsburgh has consistently ranked at or near the tops of several such lists.
The Economist has ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable city in the continental Unites States squeaking in just under Honolulu.
That’s not all, Forbes also ranked Pittsburgh the Most Liveable Scott in America. National Urban Media indicated “in compiling their list, Forbes.com measured five data points in the nation’s 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas and averaged them to arrive at a final score. Those data points included: unemployment, crime, income growth, the cost of living, and artistic and cultural opportunities. Forbes.com utilized information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Moody’s, the FBI, and Sperling’s Best Places Arts and Leisure index.”
That’s not all, in one of their more recent lists Money magazine also found the Steel City to be the best city to live in the northeastern United States. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote at the time:
Pittsburgh’s transformation into a high-tech hub has catapulted the former rust-belt city to the No. 1 spot as best urban area to live in the Northeast by Money magazine.
The magazine includes the steel city among five “urban gems” across the country that offer an “abundance of amenities at livable prices.”
For more be sure to check out Travel + Leisure’s post on Pittsburgh.