Pittsburgh is a wonderful choice not only for pursuing an education but also for living. The region offers a cost of living lower than that of other major cities like Boston, San Francisco, and New York. Our city is also much safer than cities like Atlanta, Baltimore, and Phoenix. In 2010, Pittsburgh was ranked as the most livable city and the number one city for relocation in our nation.
Pittsburgh, the city that produced the first Big Mac and banana split, is the birthplace of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; dancer/actor Gene Kelly; jazz greats Billy Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine, and George Benson; Negro Leagues championship-winning teams the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays; playwrights August Wilson and George S. Kaufman.
Pittsburgh is also the home of the Pittsburgh Courier (one of the oldest African American newspapers in the country); directors Rob Marshall (Chicago) and Antoine Fuqua (Training Day); actors Michael Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Zach Quinto (Heroes and Star Trek), Joe Manganiello (True Blood and Magic Mike) and Tamara Tunie (Law and Order). Award-winning DJ Girl Talk and rap artists Wiz Khalifa and the late Mac Miller all hail from the Steel City.
Our city today is a rich blend of individuals who are almost uniquely hometown proud. Pittsburgh is a wonderful place to learn and to live.
The links below will refer you to valuable information about living in Pittsburgh.
- Cocoapreneur (information on Pittsburgh's Black neighborhoods)
- Allegheny County Department of Human Services LGBTQ Resources
- Allegheny County Department of Human Services Disabilities Resources
- Vibrant Pittsburgh
- Cool Pittsburgh
- Global Pittsburgh
- Latin American Cultural Union (LACU)
- Student Guide To Pittsburgh
- The New Pittsburgh Courier
- La Jornada Latina
- Barrio Latino Pittsburgh
- Soul Pitt
- Cultural and Community Centers
- Soul Pitt's Business Directory