Pittsburghers are born and Pittsburghers are made. Transplanted Pittsburghers quickly realize what makes our beautiful city so special and, well, why it’s definitely one of the best. The list could could go on and on but here are 12 reasons Pittsburgh is the best city.
1. Pittsburgh's filled with natural beauty and...
From Frick Park (pictured) and Schenley Park to the three rivers, Pittsburgh's a masterpiece of natural beauty no matter what the season.
2. Man-made marvels.
Rivaling Pittsburgh's natural beauty is its man-made marvels. The historic old Allegheny County Jail, the Allegheny Observatory, PPG Place, and the Cathedral of Learning are but a few of the breathtaking man made marvels around the city.
3. Memories of the past and…
Pittsburgh honors its rich history by preserving its historic buildings and landmarks like the pictured Fort Pitt Block House.
4. Plans for the future.
But, while we honor the past, we also look toward the future. One of America's greenest cities, Pittsburgh also finds ways to invigorate the economy by transforming beloved spots - like the former Kaufmann's building downtown - into 21st century attractions.
5. Diverse neighborhoods and…
Pittsburghers can easily travel the world without ever leaving the city. The diverse neighborhoods - Polish Hill, Bloomfield, and Mount Washington, for example - allow us to experience the rich culture and foods of Poland, Italy, and Germany (and that's just the start).
6. Charming suburbs.
PIttsburgh's charming suburbs, like Oakmont (Pittsburgh), add to the city's diversity and appeal.
7. A language all our own and…
What other city has its very own language, complete with apparel and books to show it off? Yinz know it's true.
8. A food lover's dream.
Living in a diverse city also means having access to delightfully delicious food. Whether you're a carnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan or you prefer upscale or hole in the wall eateries, you'll find the perfect restaurant to meet your tastes in Pittsburgh.
9. A sports town and…
Between pro sports - the Buccos, the Pens, and the Steelers - and college sports, you'll never lack for teams to root for in the Burgh. And, if you prefer getting out there and playing sports, you'll find plenty of sporting and outdoor activities in and around Pittsburgh.
10. A cultural center.
Pittsburgh may be known as a sports town but it's also got plenty of cultural activities - from performances in the Cultural District to an eclectic mix of museums.
11. Friendly people and…
Pittsburghers always have a smile and a nod of hello for strangers. And, that should come as little surprise considering Pittsburgh is home to one of the most famous children's entertainers of all time: Mister Rogers.
12. Hometown pride.
Pittsburghers can get annoyed and maybe even insult Pittsburgh. It's our city, our right. But, when it comes down to it, we don't take anyone badmouthing Pittsburgh. And, we display our pride, whether we're wearing our black and gold here in the Burgh or when we're halfway across the world.