We know that Pittsburgh is the greatest city in the world. Just in case you needed a reminder, or wanted to send this to anyone thinking about moving to the ‘burgh, we created a list of just some of the many reasons Pittsburgh is just so incredibly wonderful.
1. Our breathtaking views
There’s the often lauded Mt. Washington views, but did you know Travel and Leisure voted the beautiful view from PNC Park one of America’s best views? We all know just how amazing that view is, it’s about time the rest of the world got on board.
2. You can actually achieve the American Dream here
You know the car, house, good job, 2.5 kids dream baby boomers wished for? The good news is, despite the state of a lot of the rest of the country (skyrocketing rents, extreme poverty, etc.) in Pittsburgh it CAN happen. In 2014, The Atlantic voted us the second most upwardly mobile city in the country. Pretty cool.
3. We travel in style
Did you know Conde Nast Traveler rated Pittsburgh International Airport the 8th out of 10 best airports in America in 2014? Apparently we were one of the first airports in the U.S. to adopt what’s called “street pricing,” or a promise not to raise prices on customers. Maybe that’s why our mall inside the airport seems to still be around.
4. We are a romantic bunch
Maybe it’s dates like the thrill of a Steelers game, or the ride up the incline, but Amazon named us the eighth most romantic city in the U.S. in 2016.
5. We love to have fun
Redfin named us the number one city for beer lovers and they also named us the third most affordable city for music lovers. WalletHub named us the second best city to celebrate Oktoberfest (Cincinnati was number one…ugh). WalletHub also named us the 14th most fun city in America in 2016. There’s always something to do for everyone on any given Pittsburgh weekend!
6. You can exercise happily here
We were voted by Runner’s World the 17th out of the 50 best running cities in America. With our multitude of bridges and spectacular views, we think we should’ve been number one but hey, 17 isn’t too shabby. With Pittsburgh Parks Department hosting many 5 and 10ks and of course the Pittsburgh Marathon, it’s no wonder runners love it here.
7. We know how to entertain kids
Parents Magazine ranked us the fourth best zoo for kids because of all the interaction and newer attractions like the jungle playground. Kennywood’s Noah’s Ark ride was rated the world’s top funhouse and walkthrough ride at the Golden Ticket Awards in 2016.
8. We’re a friendly bunch
Pittsburgh was voted the 7th friendliest city in America by Travel+Leisure. In the list, the magazine mentions our exuberance for our sports teams and the fact that we are especially nice in the off-season.
These are just a few of the reasons, out of many more, that Pittsburgh is the greatest city in the world!