Pittsburgh January 24, 2018
by Beth Price-Williams 9 Undeniable Reasons All The Cool Kids Can’t Get Enough Of Pittsburgh
Let’s face it. Pittsburgh’s cool. Not a little cool but so super cool that it’s won awards for its coolness. Last year, in fact, it was named the third best city in the U.S. to live in. But, of course, the rest of the country is just discovering what we’ve known all along. Here are nine undeniable reasons all the cool kids can’t get enough of Pittsburgh.
1. Pittsburgh’s all about the future and...
Sure, we embrace our rich past,
but Pittsburgh's also all about the future. It's pretty easy to see why, too. The Burgh's a medical and technological hub. It's also known for its commitment to eco-friendliness. In fact, Pittsburgh was named one of the top 15 "most sustainable cities" by Arcadis just over a year ago.
Pittsburghers don't know the meaning of the word lose - whether in sports or in life. We're the City of Champions for a reason, right?
3. Pittsburgh’s an affordable city and…
Yep. If you want affordability, come to Pittsburgh. Skeptical? Well, Pittsburgh's the top city in the United States for first time homeowners (that's according to Smart Asset). And, Forbes named the Burgh one of the best cities in which to retire
early (thanks, affordability!).
4. Promises big city excitement with…
You don't have to go to New York or to Los Angeles for first rate entertainment, museums, and cultural events. You've got it all right at your doorstep in the Burgh. Pro sports teams. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The Carnegie Museums. Always a jam-packed schedule of events. What more could we want?
5. Small town friendliness and…
How about some small town friendliness? We've got that, too. Even though it's continuously growing, Pittsburghers still smile at others, strike up conversations, and are always ready to lend a helping hand.
6. Tranquil places where you least expect them.
How awesome is it that we can find peace and nature right in the middle of Pittsburgh? Relax at Mellon Square, an oasis of green and water fountains, atop a parking garage. Or, go for a stroll, a jog, a picnic, or play an invigorating game of hoops at Frick Park.
7. Pittsburgh’s proud of its roots, its…
We're Pittsburgh proud. And, for good reason. Just look around at our beautiful city and all that those before us have accomplished. A booming steel town segued into a technological, medical, and educational hub.
8. Diversity and its…
Travel all over the world without leaving the Burgh. Just visit the many diverse neighborhoods that comprise our beautiful city - Polish Hill, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville. or East Allegheny, to name just a few.
9. Close proximity to even more to do.
Pittsburgh's got so much to do that we really have no need to leave, right? But, sometimes it's nice to get away. We're fortunate to be surrounded by so much to do both in PA - like Ohiopyle State Park - and across the border. Want a quick weekend getaway? Cleveland, for example, is just a few hours away.
What are some of the undeniable reasons
you can’t get enough of Pittsburgh? Join the discussion below! Away from our beloved Burgh? Follow these tips to help you combat your next bout of homesickness.
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