Evolving from steel to science, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into one of the best "made over towns" in America and has been declared the "#1 Most Livable City" on four separate occasions.
According to Worldwide ERC, Pittsburgh has ranked #1 for relocating families, as well as ranking the second best place to raise kids. With a cost of living 40% lower than the national average, the city of Pittsburgh also ranks 6th in the U.S. for job growth.
Pittsburgh is now considered to be an economic hot spot for the life sciences and biotechnology industry with about 3,200 high-tech companies. In addition, 36 colleges and universities surround the Pittsburgh area.
Besides major pro teams in baseball, football and hockey, the University of Pittsburgh's football and basketball teams have large fan bases. Robert Morris and Duquesne provide Division I basketball as well and nearby Penn State and West Virginia University have a number of fans in the Pittsburgh region.
Pittsburgh's dedication to sports has a long history. All of its major professional sports teams—the Steelers of the National Football League, the Penguins of the National Hockey League, and the Pirates of Major League Baseball—share the same team colors, the official city colors of black and gold. This tradition of solidarity is unique to the city of Pittsburgh. The black-and-gold color scheme has since become widely associated with the city and personified in its famous Terrible Towel.
Pittsburgh is comprised of many diverse neighborhoods and districts, including The Southside, Market Square, Station Square, Strip District, and Cultural District, which offer unique opportunities for spending an entertaining evening with family or friends. And with an impressive variety of arts and leisure amenities, and legendary sports teams, Pittsburgh has something to offer everyone.
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