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Pittsburgh Beautiful

The city through your eyes.

Pittsburgh Beautiful

The city through your eyes.

Pittsburgh Beautiful

The city through your eyes.

Pittsburgh, a shining gem on three rivers.  Known as the “Steel City” to many.   Pittsburgh is known for it’s friendly and welcoming feeling, it’s unique and beautiful geography, it’s quirky and wonderful people, and it’s incredibly resilient nature.   The county seat of Allegheny, Pittsburgh has also been called the “Paris of Appalachia.”   

Was Pittsburgh Really Named Pittsburg First?

I can't tell you how many times I've received an email where the sender spelled Pittsburgh without...

The Ultimate Guide to The Best Pittsburgh Restaurants for Every Occasion

Welcome to the ultimate guide to the best Pittsburgh restaurants.   Since Pittsburgh was named the...

The View From The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Anyone who has lived in Pittsburgh and taken a car ride (most likely everyone) has experienced the...

Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule

Welcome to another season of Pittsburgh Steelers Football!  You've discovered our Pittsburgh...

Arlington

Arlington and Arlington Heights are located in the southern part of the City of Pittsburgh....

California-Kirkbride

California-Kirkbride is a Pittsburgh neighborhood on the north side of Pittsburgh. It is bordered...

Pittsburgh’s 7 Seasons

If you've ever seen the memes circulating around social media about varying seasons based on a...

Trafford

History of Trafford Trafford was incorporated in 1904 and was named by George Westinghouse....

Cheswick

A History of Cheswick Cheswick is named after a town in England. The history of it begins with the...

Pittsburgh Foods from A to Z: 26 Dishes to Try in the ‘Burgh

Pittsburgh food is on the rise!  There are the classics... and then there are those that you have...

Memorable Pittsburgh Moments: The 1960s and ’70s

We all know Pittsburgh has a rich history. Here is the third in a series of memorable Pittsburgh...

Pittsburgh’s Growth During the 19th Century

Pittsburgh's Growth During the 19th Century Pittsburgh, along with all of Western Pennsylvania,...

Ross Township

A Brief History of Ross Township Ross Township got its name from prominent Pittsburgh attorney...

Chartiers City

Facts about Chartiers City Chartiers (or Chartiers City), was named after Peter Chartier. Chartier...

Wall Borough

A Brief History of Wall Borough Wall is a borough with a population of just 580 as of the 2010...

Memorable Pittsburgh Moments: The 1950s

Brady Stewart Studio; Aerial View of Pittsburgh’s Skyline, 1954; Courtesy of Brady Stewart Studio...

Ridgemont

Facts about Ridgemont Ridgemont is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh's southwest area. It has five...

New Year Musings from Moio

Can’t think of a good reason to reflect on the Steelers’ loss to Baltimore, entirely predictable,...

Pittsburgh Neighborhoods: Westwood

Facts about Westwood Westwood is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh's West End region. Westwood was...

A History of KDKA Radio

Celebrating 99 Years This November, KDKA Radio celebrated 99 years.  In 2020, KDKA Radio will be...

7 More Iconic Pittsburghers

Photo by DMerk via the Pittsburgh Beautiful app Our readers enjoyed our iconic Pittsburghers post...

Memorable Pittsburgh Moments: The 1940s

Pittsburgh has a rich history.  During the 1940's, the country was embroiled in the largest global...

And the Duck… Has Landed.

It’s not over, but isn’t it? Didn’t the season effectively come to an end on the turf of MetLife...

Was Pittsburgh Really Named Pittsburg First?

I can't tell you how many times I've received an email where the sender spelled Pittsburgh without the "h"...  Pittsburg.  Heck...  I'd even be a liar if I told you I never accidentally left the "h" off of Pittsburgh, and told someone I was from "Pittsburg"... only to...

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The View From The Fort Pitt Tunnel

Anyone who has lived in Pittsburgh and taken a car ride (most likely everyone) has experienced the view from the Fort Pitt Tunnel of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline as you cross the Fort Pitt Bridge into town.  It's legendary.  It's famous.  It's one of the first...

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Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule

Welcome to another season of Pittsburgh Steelers Football!  You've discovered our Pittsburgh Steelers schedule page!   Keep this handy throughout the season...  check this Steelers schedule for updated scores, links to Moio's musings, and Pittsburgh sports podcast...

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Arlington

Arlington and Arlington Heights are located in the southern part of the City of Pittsburgh.  Arlington Heights is at the top of the hill and offers some wonderful views of Downtown Pittsburgh.  Originally, the neighborhoods were connected to the mills that ran along...

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California-Kirkbride

California-Kirkbride is a Pittsburgh neighborhood on the north side of Pittsburgh. It is bordered by Manchester, Perry South and Marshall-Shadeland. The period of 1870-1900 saw the development of California-Kirkbride as a primarily industrial area with tanneries,...

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Pittsburgh’s 7 Seasons

If you've ever seen the memes circulating around social media about varying seasons based on a region's crazy weather patterns, here are Pittsburgh's. We don't have four seasons, we actually have seven! 1. Freezing our kielbasas off You know this time of year. You're...

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Trafford

History of Trafford Trafford was incorporated in 1904 and was named by George Westinghouse. Westinghouse named the town after Trafford in the UK, which is near Manchester. Westinghouse bought the land two years prior, in 1902, and the Trafford Foundry began in October...

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Cheswick

A History of Cheswick Cheswick is named after a town in England. The history of it begins with the Keen family. Archie Pillow (also referred to as Pillar) inherited land from the Keen family, the land where Cheswick is today. The level land near the river was used as...

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Memorable Pittsburgh Moments: The 1960s and ’70s

We all know Pittsburgh has a rich history. Here is the third in a series of memorable Pittsburgh moments—the 1960s and '70s.  We’ll take you through every decade through present day over the next few weeks. Of course, most all of us are familiar with the great...

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Pittsburgh’s Growth During the 19th Century

Pittsburgh's Growth During the 19th Century Pittsburgh, along with all of Western Pennsylvania, has been a vital region of the country since colonization. In the 19th century, it gained prominence as an important manufacturing point and was nicknamed "Iron City."...

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Ross Township

A Brief History of Ross Township Ross Township got its name from prominent Pittsburgh attorney James Ross. He was later a U.S. Senator and personal land lawyer to George Washington. Ross Township's beginnings started in June 1809, when John McKnight and dozens of...

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Chartiers City

Facts about Chartiers City Chartiers (or Chartiers City), was named after Peter Chartier. Chartier was a French and Native American trapper who built a trading post at the mouth of Chartiers Creek in the 1740s. The neighborhood is in the west area of Pittsburgh and...

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Wall Borough

A Brief History of Wall Borough Wall is a borough with a population of just 580 as of the 2010 census. The neighborhood has a history dating back to the late 1820s. The community is located on the site of a farm that was bought by James Walls. Walls' farm was on the...

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Memorable Pittsburgh Moments: The 1950s

Brady Stewart Studio; Aerial View of Pittsburgh’s Skyline, 1954; Courtesy of Brady Stewart Studio We all know Pittsburgh has a rich history. Here is the second in a series of memorable Pittsburgh moments—the 1950s. We'll take you through every decade through present...

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Ridgemont

Facts about Ridgemont Ridgemont is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh's southwest area. It has five borders, including Westwood to the northwest, West End Valley to the north, as well as Green Tree, Banksville and Beechview. Ridgemont has received a grade of A and its...

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New Year Musings from Moio

Can’t think of a good reason to reflect on the Steelers’ loss to Baltimore, entirely predictable, their late-season demise, or anyone’s individual season (do you really want me to rant about Juju, James Conner or the lame Duck?) Nor can I think of a good reason to...

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Pittsburgh Neighborhoods: Westwood

Facts about Westwood Westwood is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh's West End region. Westwood was annexed by the city at three separate times in three separate pieces—1872, 1921 and 1927. Westwood is a mainly quiet and peaceful neighborhood. There are interesting parts of...

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A History of KDKA Radio

Celebrating 99 Years This November, KDKA Radio celebrated 99 years.  In 2020, KDKA Radio will be in operation for 100 years.  They became the first commercial radio station on Earth on November 2, 1920. Here is a history of the radio station, from that fateful...

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7 More Iconic Pittsburghers

Photo by DMerk via the Pittsburgh Beautiful app Our readers enjoyed our iconic Pittsburghers post so much that there were a handful of comments with other ideas for even more notable Pittsburghers throughout our city's rich history. Here are seven more 'burgh icons to...

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Memorable Pittsburgh Moments: The 1940s

Pittsburgh has a rich history.  During the 1940's, the country was embroiled in the largest global conflict in history.   Pittsburgh played a very important role in America's industrial endeavors, especially during this time.   Here is a look at just a few of the...

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And the Duck… Has Landed.

It’s not over, but isn’t it? Didn’t the season effectively come to an end on the turf of MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets? Yes, those Jets. Didn’t it end about six minutes into the game when you realized that stubbornness in coaching more often leads to...

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The Yinzer 12 Days of Christmas… n’at.

Photo by Brad Berkstresser submitted with the Pittsburgh Beautiful app. You remember singing the song as children to annoy your parents. Now, we created a brand-new version of the iconic Christmas song, perfect for yinzers. Happy Holidays! The Pittsburgh 12 Days of...

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The Ultimate Pittsburgh Gift Guide: 5 Ideas for Friends

This holiday season, we decided to create a series about shopping locally for everyone on your list. Each week, we’ll feature a fresh list of boutiques and stores in the area. This week, here are five items perfect for friends. 1. A game or puzzle from Games Unlimited...

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Pittsburgh Suburbs: McDonald

A Brief History of McDonald The neighborhood was settled by John McDonald in 1775 and was the site of a fort and Indian trading post. McDonald was one of the judges of the Youghiogheny County courts. The McDonald Hotel was the first hotel in neighborhood. The borough...

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This holiday season, we decided to create a series about shopping locally for everyone on your list. Each week, we’ll feature a fresh list of boutiques and stores in the area. This week, here are five items perfect for your brother or sister. 1. A gift certificate to...

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Has the Duck Been Grounded?

Duck mania had its limits. Fans wearing ridiculous hats, mallard calls at games, Rubber Duckies flying off the shelves - Duck mania seemed to be growing with every terrible defense he barely managed to beat. But it had its limits. Until last night. I feel like Mike...

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