Learn more about Pittsburgh
We would love to welcome you to this metropolitan area with small-city charm! Pittsburgh has received national and international accolades for the quality of life, amenities, livability over the last several years. Here’s just a sampling:
- The Economist's Intelligence Unit livability survey ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable location in the Continental U.S.
- Time's Best Places to Live includes Pittsburgh.
- The Simple Dollar has named Pittsburgh as one of the most affordable big cities in the U.S.
- Pittsburgh was recently ranked 14th best city for recreation by WalletHub.
- Pittsburgh ranked as the 17th most affordable city in the United States, according to Forbes Magazine.
- Motovo, an online real estate company, has ranked Pittsburgh as the Smartest City in the United States.
- Amazon.com announced its third annual list of "most well-read" U.S. cities: Pittsburgh is at no. 10.
- Pittsburgh was rated the 5th happiest city to work in by Careerbliss.com, an online career website.
- Pittsburgh listed among most livable worldwide by Metropolis Magazine.
- New York Times Recommends 36 hours in Pittsburgh
- Forbes declares Pittsburgh is the New Cool
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Relocating to Pittsburgh
Did you know that Pitt has teamed up with Howard Hanna in order to provide faculty and staff with discounts on buying a new home? The Hanna Gold Advantage Program is a unique package of discounts available to all University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students, including estate commissions and relocation assistance. You must register in advance with Howard Hanna Relocation and Business Development to take advantage of these exclusive benefits. Registration is free. You may register by telephone (412-967-9000, ext. 307) or online.
Pittsburgh has very distinctive neighborhoods ranging from traditional ethnic enclaves to trendy hipster hangouts. Explore the 50+ fun places to live within the city limits or learn more about the communities adjacent to the city, but still in Allegheny County.
Pitt offers an extensive description of residential areas in Pittsburgh, which focuses on the livability of each neighborhood.
Some commercial Web sites to help in your home search:
Helping dual-career couples is a central part of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium’s mission. HERC's member institutions know that dual-career concerns influence candidates' decisions when searching for and considering a job. The decision to accept a job frequently becomes contingent upon an offer of job search assistance and opportunities for your accompanying partner. HERC offers dual-career jobseekers:
- Access to the most comprehensive list jobs at institutions within a commutable distance.
- State-of-the-art dual-career search technology.
- A comprehensive list of articles, research, and links to campuses that have dual-career programs and policies.
- Dual-career search technology that enables you to search for jobs that meet both you and your partner's job search criteria.
- A library of articles, research, and studies on the dual-career topic.
- Links to institutions that have dual-career programs and policies.
- Jobseeker webinars on dual-career subjects
Living Here in Pittsburgh
- visitPITTSBURGH is the Web site for the Convention & Visitors Bureau, a site with a great deal of information about things to see and do here in Western Pennsylvania.
- Pitt provides a listing of many of the options for entertainment, dining, shopping, and transit near the university.
- Here is a list of 50 fun things to do in the Pittsburgh region.
- Want to learn about things to do that will suit the whole family? Here are some expert suggestions.
- Rebirth of Pittsburgh - brief documentary created by Time Magazine.
World class child care
The University Child Development Center enrolls children of staff, faculty and students. It utilizes a child-centered, extended family approach to support the developmental needs of all children. Learn more here. There is also the Falk Laboratory School for K-8 students.