Moving to Pittsburgh discussion

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Pittsburgh is home to three professional sports teams, all of which have been extremely successful.

For NFL Sundays, the Pittsburgh Steelers boast a loyal following and rich history of winning. Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell lead the six-time Super Bowl champs and the thousands of terrible towel waving fans at Heinz Field.

If baseball is more your style, then the Pirates will be your team. The seven-time World Series champs play at PNC Park on the north side of town.

Lastly, if you prefer hockey, then you’re in luck. The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the brink of a dynasty. Prepare to pay a pretty penny for a ticket to see the back to back 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup Champions.


I lived in Pittsburg for three years and completely loved it. But I wish I found something so helpful like this when I first moved


I’d say the biggest thing for you will be weather! Pittsburgh has gorgeous summers but winters may be a bit rough for you. Otherwise it is a great place to live / work / play!


Hi! I live in the Regent Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh and I think it fits the bill for what you are looking for. It is not within the City of Pittsburgh limits, but it is adjacent. It is an older neighborhood and there are houses in all kinds of condition: very well maintained single family homes that are on the expensive side; a good many large old homes that had been converted to apartments/duplexes have been or are being restored to single family homes; lots of inexpensive housing is available here (especially contrasted to California!!). My own situation is a duplex where the tenant lives on the 1st floor and I live on the 2nd and 3rd. I've been here for about 5 years and really love it. It has tons of character, huge old trees lining most of the streets (some of the streets are brick). It's near enough to Oakland, where the universities are, for some grad students to live here, but far enough away that it doesn't have all the congestion/loud parties/etc that comes with a university town.

There is a website, whose name I cannot quite remember, but if you google (or use the Pittsburgh-based search engine I'm sure you will find it easily.

THere is a real walking downtown, although very small. It has a movie theater that usually runs indie type films as opposed to blockbusters, a dry cleaner, several bar/restaurants, a coffee shop -- lots of people walking around with their dogs. The town is also adjacent to one of the largest city parks in Pittsburgh -Frick Park.

Anyway, that's about all I have time for, but I hope I've given you some insight into the area and hope you will consider it because I have really enjoyed it here.


Fries and melted cheese on salads are normal.

Pittsburgh really lives in its neighborhoods--downtown is for business, court/govt. and culture (opera, theater).

People slow down in/around tunnels FOR NO REAL REASON.

Distinctive local accent (yinzer). Not impenetrable, but can be confusing.


Beware the "Pittsburgh Left". It's when a car turning left at an intersection steals the right of way from opposing traffic.

A random toilet in people's basements is perfectly normal. I don't mean a random bathroom, just a random toilet with no walls or anything

The Go Mobile PGH app allows you to pay for parking with your phone within Pittsburgh.

Our roadways make no sense. GPS will help, experience helps more.


Pittsburgh has the unique characteristic of being a city but with the feel of a small town (if that makes sense)


I love it here. I'm young (23) and the cost of living is much lower compared to other places I've lived, so I have more disposable cash to spend on fun.


Pittsburgh has everything you would ever want from a city. If you're trying to find and meet young people there is no shortage of outlets for that too. From Pittsburgh Sports league, to cultural amenities, to outdoor activities, to a thriving bar and restaurant scene in multiple parts of the city.

I am 30, grew up here, and there is something to please anyone.

Yea it's cheaper to live here and plenty of young people.


Not from Pittsburgh, from southeast Missouri, but I lived there for 4 years because worked moved me there and just recently moved to St Louis with my fiancé that I met in Pittsburgh. So dating was a success for me. She isn't from there either, just there for residency, and we moved because she got a job out here.

Anyways, ya being single in Pittsburgh is a lot a fun. While Pittsburgh is a smaller city, there's something g for everyone to do no matter your interests. Like bar hopping there's a street with a ton of bars. Like sports and don't care to hear how many superbowls they've won (you will because they'll let you know even when you're not talking about sports) they have sports teams to watch and tons of sports bars and pretty good fans. They'll rib you but I've never had a problem. Like watching plays or being in plays, there's a ton of auditions for movies and plays. Like art, there's great art galleries. Just about all music acts go there, wwe always goes there, pretty much if you like it, it will come.

Now, like everyone has said, it may be a little hard to meet new people since or do stuff with people, but I feel like that's every place you move too. I was lucky to work with younger people and met people that way. Everyone is nice or friendly though, and you'll have no problem meeting new people, but you might have to go out of your way and maybe join like a intramural league or stuff like that if you don't work with younger people or people around your age. But like I said, there's plenty of things like that to join, so just find something that interests you and go do it.

Hope that was helpful.

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All agree that Pittsburgh is one of the country's best-kept secrets-a mid-sized city with an affordable cost of living, world-class educational institutions and vibrant performing arts.


My hubby is from Pittsburgh (we currently live in the ‘burbs of Chicago). I’ve been to Pittsburgh many times – hubby still has family there. Shadyside is awesome! The South Side is up and coming and has my fave coffee shop – The Bee Hive. I love Phipps Conservatory and Schenley Park. So much to explore and enjoy! But you probably already know this. I especially love the Mattress Factory contemporary art museum on the North Side. The thought process behind the art is what amazes me most about that place. I could go on and on – but you’re probably already familiar with these Pittsburgh hotspots. I’m looking forward to reading more of your story and can’t wait to see what you do with your place in Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh is such a great town. I lived there for seven years after college and grad school and loved it. There’s a lot to do, and the restaurant scene is incredible. I hope it turns out to be exactly what you’re looking for. Good luck!


You will love Pittsburgh! I’m a bit partial….was born and raised there but now live in a suburb of Kansas City, KS (which is also a pretty great place!). When we go home to visit family and friends we mostly eat! The restaurants are great, the people are friendly, and the eclectic feel of the city is wonderful. You won’t be bored! Good luck to you!


I am from Pittsburgh, and you are going to love it! People are very friendly and many young people have moved or stayed in the city due to Uber, google and all the new opportunities here. Great restaurants, nightlife, parks and outdoor activities and of course sports! If you ever need anything I will be happy to answer!


I absolutely love Pittsburgh. I grew up in Elk County and went to Pitt. Then after college I moved to Maryland and still want to live in Pittsburgh. In fact my husband and I took our sons to the Burgh this past weekend to watch the Pirates play. We stayed at the Wyndham Grand and walked to everything. It is the best. You are going to wonder why you hadn’t moved sooner