5 Reasons to Move to Pittsburgh

Posted by Helene McQuaide on 1st April 2020

Plenty of people are realizing what we’ve known for years: Pittsburgh is an excellent place to live. If you’re ready to pack your bags and call the movers, you certainly can’t go wrong if you relocate to the Steel City. In fact, these five reasons make moving to Pittsburgh a sound decision.

Four Seasons

Life would be boring if the view outside your window always looked the same. Pittsburghers enjoy watching the leaves changes in the fall, sledding in the winter, celebrating the return of spring and enjoying the summer weather at local parks. That doesn’t mean we don’t complain about the snow, of course. Despite a little grumbling during the coldest months of the year, we’re glad we live in such a beautiful place.

Strong Job Market

Many large employers are located in Pittsburgh, including the University of Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Health, UPMC, PNC Bank, Giant Eagle, U.S. Steel, Comcast, Rivers Casino, Carnegie Mellon University, Bank of New York Mellon, Bayer, Duquesne Light, Core Network and Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Area neighborhoods also offer a variety of small businesses that employ Pittsburghers.

Good Schools

Good schools are an important consideration if you’re thinking about moving the whole family to the area. Four area school districts made Niche.com’s list of the best school districts in the state. They include Mt. Lebanon (4), North Allegheny (5), Fox Chapel (7) and Upper St. Clair (10). School district quality also affects home prices and values. Buying a home in a good school district means it will be easier to sell your house one day for a great price.

No Shortage of Recreational Opportunities

Green space and parks dot the area, providing plenty of space to hike, bike, play a game of softball or enjoy a picnic. Most residents live within a few miles of a park, whether it’s a neighborhood or county park. Do you enjoy rooting for professional sports teams? Pittsburghers aren’t afraid to show their enthusiasm for the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins, which makes attending sporting events an exhilarating experience.

When you live in Pittsburgh, you can also enjoy nights at the symphony or opera, amazing 4th of July and New Years’ celebrations, and afternoons at the zoo or local museums.

Plenty of Home Choices

Most of us have different opinions about what defines the perfect home. Luckily, Pittsburgh offers plenty of sizes and styles of homes. You’ll find historic Victorians and Tudors, mid-century bungalows and Cape Cods, and contemporary homes in the city and throughout the suburbs.

Do you prefer a house in a neighborhood with a small town feel? If you live in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill or Lawrenceville, you can walk to shops and restaurants. Would you like a big yard with plenty of room to add a garden or a tennis court? Cranberry, Mt. Lebanon and Sewickley Hills offer lots with the space you need. Every neighborhood in the Pittsburgh area offers its own unique amenities. One of them is sure to be the ideal place for you.

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