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


  • #1 Best city for jobs, 2018 (Glassdoor)
  • "A Top Food City of 2019" (Jetsetter Magazine)
  • Best place to raise children in Pennsylvania (Business Week)
  • "Best in the World" must see places (National Geographic Traveler)
  • Best place to raise children in Pennsylvania (Business Week)
  • Best place in America for finding a partner and sticking together (Sperling’s Best Places)
  • "Best sports city" in the country (Sporting News)
  • Best city for relocating families (Worldwide ERC)
  • Second in the nation and 32nd in the world “global livability” (The Economist)
  • Second most “green certified” buildings in U.S. (LEED benchmarking data)
  • Second best cityscape view in nation (night view from Mount Washington) (USA TODAY)
  • Second best amusement park (Kennywood Park) in U.S. (Theme Parks Magazine)
  • Third lowest crime rate among top 50 U.S. metro areas (Sperling’s Best Places)
  • Third best mid-sized city for art lovers (AmericanStyle Magazine)
  • Top 5 Best places in America for the creative class (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)
  • Sixth best city for relocating families (Sperling’s Best Places)
  • Eighth most “Fun City” among the top 50 U.S. metro areas (Bizjournals)
  • Ninth Best Cities for Starting Your Career (Bankrate)
  • Ninth lowest cost of living (Forbes)
  • Ninth smartest place to live (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)
  • Tenth among world’s cleanest cities (Forbes)
  • Tenth most secure place to live in the U.S. (Farmers Insurance Group)
  • Tenth best place to walk in the U.S. (Prevention 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

  • Pittsburgh has led a wave of Rust Belt cities in an urban renaissance; it has a robust food-and-arts scene and a surplus of entry-level tech and other professional jobs. Pittsburgh has ample nightlife and culinary options. Recent grads can partake without blowing their budget: The median monthly rent in Pittsburgh is around $800, according to 2017 U.S. Census data, and the city has the ninth-lowest cost of living out of 108 metro areas. (Wall Street Journal)
  • "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)
  • Five-Time Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Six-Time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers
  • One of the seven "Best Ballparks in the Country" – PNC Park, Home of the Pittsburgh 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)