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Pass the Pittsburgh! 10 Reasons We Can't Gobble Up Enough of the Steel City

Pass the Pittsburgh! 10 Reasons We Can't Gobble Up Enough of the Steel City

The holiday season has arrived! It is a time for family, friends and fun in a city that we’re so thankful to call “home.” Yes, Pittsburgh, this one is for you.

Before we pass the gravy, stuffing and pumpkin pie this week, we’re reflecting on just a few of the things that so many of us who live in Pittsburgh are thankful for this year (and every other year, too!)

Here are 10 things Pittsburghers love about living in the Steel City:   

1. Our Sports Teams. It is nearly impossible to turn anywhere in Pittsburgh and not find a die-hard, enthusiastic Steelers, Pirates or Penguins fan. In fact, it is almost impossible to travel anywhere in the U.S. and not find a Pittsburgh sports fan. Our professional sports teams give us a lot to cheer for each year; but, even when they’re a little off, proud Pittsburghers keep rooting on.

 

2. A Low Cost of Living. Pittsburgh consistently makes it onto lists of the nation’s best places to live and part of that reason is that it is one of the most affordable places to live. Overall, Pittsburgh’s cost of living ranks several points below the national average. So, whether it is groceries, gas or other goods, things are just often more affordable in Pittsburgh. 

 

3. The View from Mount Washington. Let’s see; three rivers that meet in the center of the city, impressive architecture that stretches across the skyline and a historic incline that allows for a breathtaking view of it all? Need we say more?

 

4. The Cultural District. Whether you’re looking to catch a ballet, theater, symphony or comedy show, Pittsburgh’s cultural district can accommodate any artistic taste. The city is bursting with local talent and also hosts a variety of big-name film and concert performances.

 

5. The Museums. Speaking of art, Pittsburgh is known for its creative havens. From the Andy Warhol Museum to the Mattress Factory, the city is overflowing with artistic options. Children young and old also can brush up on their science anytime, thanks to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

 

6. The Food! Primantis, pierogies and Heinz 57 are not the only tastes that Pittsburghers crave (though they are staples in this city!). There are also an abundance of trendy new eateries and fine dining options in and around the city.

 

7. The Green Space. With three top professional sports teams and countless cultural and restaurant options, how can a city still offer green space galore? Pittsburgh’s geography caters to cutting out beautiful regional parks. Plus, Pittsburgh suburbs are overflowing with beautiful parks and playgrounds, too.

 

8. The Strip District. Local produce, street vendors and other unique gift options line Pittsburgh’s Strip District every Saturday morning. From fresh fish to a fresh cup of coffee, this specialty marketplace really does have something to satisfy any taste.

 

9. The Opportunity! Once known only as a blue-collar steel city, Pittsburgh has become one of the nation’s major healthcare and technology hubs. It is also the perfect place to open a small business. Even Hollywood has made a home in Pittsburgh. The Dark Knight Rises, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Jack Reacher are just a few of the big-name flicks that have been shot in Pittsburgh.

 

10. The Affordable Homes. While we’re obviously partial to this feature, we’re proud to say that Pittsburgh and its suburbs offer some of the most affordable, diverse housing options around. The area is the perfect place to find trendy, downtown lofts and apartments, single-family starter homes in friendly neighborhoods and quiet, stretching farmlands for Fido to roam free… all at affordable price points. Find out more about what homes are available in Pittsburgh. Contact a trusted Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty real estate agent today.

After you pass the fixings this Thanksgiving, spend a day or two exploring some of the things that Pittsburghers are so thankful for. Have a wonderful holiday!