About Pittsburgh

From low crime rates, to family friendliness, to achievement in sports and greening, Pittsburgh has recently received the following awards and accolades:

Rank Recognition​
#1​ ​Best city for jobs, 2017 (Glassdoor​)
"Best" "Top Food City of 2015" (Zagat)
“Best” "Best in the World" must see places of 2012 (National Geographic Traveler)
"Best" B​est place to raise children in Pennsylvania (Business Week)
“Best” Best place in America for finding a partner and sticking together (Sperling’s​ Best Places)​
"Best" "Best sports city" in the country (Sporting News)
#1 Most livable city — 2010 (Forbes)
#1 Best city for relocating families (Worldwide ERC)
#1 First in the nati​on and 26th in the world “global livability” (The Economist)
#2 Second most “green certified” buildings in U.S. (LEED benchmarking data)
#2 Second best cityscape view in nation (night view from Mount Washington) (USA TODAY)
#2 Second best amusement park (Kennywood Park) in U.S. (Theme Parks Magazine)
#3 Third lowest crime rate among top 50 U.S. metro areas (Sperling’s Best Places)
#3 Third best mid-sized city for art lovers (AmericanStyle Magazine)
Top 5 Best places in America for the creative class (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)
#6 Sixth best city for relocating families (Sperling’s Best Places)
#8 Eighth most “Fun City” among the top 50 U.S. metro areas (Bizjournals)
​#9 Best Cities for Starting Your Career​ (Bankrate)
#9 Ninth lowest cost of living (Forbes)
#9 Ninth smartest place to live (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)
#10 Tenth among world’s cleanest city (Forbes)
#10 Tenth most secure place to live in the U.S. (Farmers Insurance Group)
#10 Tenth best place to walk in the U.S. (Preventi​on Magazine)
Top 10 Most beautiful cities in America (USA TODAY)
Top 10 Most literate cities (America’s Most Literate Cities)
Top 10 Best city for couples (Forbes)
Top 20 Cities that eat smart, be fit, and eat well (Cooking Light Magazine)


Other Accolades

  • "As this brave new world begins to take shape, Pittsburgh is not only right in the middle of it all; it’s one of a few cities poised to lead it. Yes, Pittsburgh." (Read the full article from Philadelphia​ magazine)
  • Most livable city in America (Places Rated Almanac)
  • "The Next 'It' City" (USA TODAY)
  • Only metro area in U.S. to achieve “5-Star Quality of Life” designation three years in a row (Expansion Management)
  • World record holder of the most amount of bridges - 446, naming Pittsburgh the "City of Bridges"
  • Most trees per capita of any U.S. city (Strategic Energy)
  • Excellent for Geeks (Wired Magazine)
  • Largest academic medical provider in U.S. (UPMC)
  • Number 1 of 7 "Adventure Cities" (National Geographic Adventure)
  • Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins 2016
  • Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers 2009
  • One of the seven "Best Ballparks in the Country"-PNC Park, Home of the Pirates (ABC News)
  • Host of the 2009 G20 Summit

      "Those who visited Pittsburgh (during G20 week) — from French first lady Carla Bruni to the grungiest freegan — enjoyed a city with cultural institutions, businesses, and parks well in excess of its modest size." (Wall Street Journal, September 26, 2009)

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