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Pittsburgh City Information
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania. The 2009 estimated population of the city was 311,647, while the seven county
metropolitan area was estimated at 2,354,957. Downtown Pittsburgh retains substantial economic influence, ranking at 25th in the
nation for jobs. Pittsburgh is known colloquially as The City of Bridges and The Steel City for its many bridges and former steel
manufacturing base. While the city is historically known for its steel industry, today its economy is largely based on health care,
education, technology, robotics, and financial services. The region is also becoming a hub for oil and natural gas companies.
Pittsburgh receives consistent amounts of moisture throughout the year. Winters are cold, with heavy snow and Summers are hot and
The growth of Pittsburgh and its economy was directly tied to the rise of the steel industry in the United States. Recently,
Pittsburgh's industries have switched to high technology, such as robotics, health care, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical
technology, finance, and services. Pittsburgh is tied for 8th in the number of Fortune 500 companies within its city limits. Fortune 500 companies that
call Pittsburgh home include, PNC Financial Services, PPG Industries, U.S. Steel, H.J. Heinz Company, Mylan Laboratories, WESCO
International, CONSOL Energy and Dick's Sporting Goods. Pittsburgh is also home to Allegheny Technologies, American Eagle Outfitters,
Kennametal, Atlas America, Bayer USA and the operations center of Alcoa. Other major employers include BNY Mellon, GlaxoSmithKline and
Lanxess. Pittsburgh and the surrounding region serve as the Northeast U.S. regional headquarters for Nova Chemicals, Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu, FedEx Ground, Ariba, and Rand. 84 Lumber, Giant Eagle, Highmark, Rue 21, and GENCO Supply Chain Solutions are major non-
public companies with headquarters in the region. Other major companies headquartered in Pittsburgh include General Nutrition Center
(GNC) and CNX Gas (CXG), a subsidiary of Consol Energy. With all of these companies calling Pittsburgh home, it's quite possible that you
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Pittsburgh Culture and Living
In the 19th and 20th centuries, wealthy businessmen and nonprofit organizations donated millions of dollars to create educational
and cultural institutions in Pittsburgh. As a result, Pittsburgh is very rich in art and culture.
Among the professional music venues, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs in Heinz Hall, and the Pittsburgh Opera performs in
the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh Dance Council and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater host a variety of dance events. Pittsburgh museums
include the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the
Mattress Factory. The city is also served by the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the
National Aviary. The city also has an extensive library system, both public and university. Most notable are the Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh's University Library System, which rank 9th largest (public) and 18th largest (academic) in
the nation, respectively.
Several professional sports teams are followed widely in the Pittsburgh area, which Sporting News named the "Best Sports City" in the United States in
2009. Professional sports teams that call Pittsburgh home include the Pittsburgh Pirates (Major League Baseball), the Pittsburgh
Steelers (National League Football) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (National Hockey League).
Like all major U.S. cities, Pittsburgh has a variety of unique neighborhoods. Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh that you might want to
explore for houses for rent and apartments for rent include Allegheny Center, Allegheny West, Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights,
Banksville, Bedford Dwellings, Beechview, Beltzhoover, Bloomfield, Bluff (also known as Uptown or Soho), Bon Air, Brighton Heights,
Brookline, California Kirkbride, Carrick, Central Business District (Downtown) (also known as The Golden Triangle), Central
Lawrenceville, Central Northside (including the Mexican War Streets), Central Oakland, Chartiers, Chateau, Crafton Heights, Crawford-
Roberts, Duquesne Heights, East Allegheny, East Carnegie, East Hills, East Liberty, Elliott, Esplen, Fairywood, Fineview, Friendship,
Garfield, Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hays, Hazelwood, Highland Park, Homewood North, Homewood South, Homewood Wes, Knoxville, Larimer,
Lincoln Lemington Belmar, Lincoln Place, Lower Lawrenceville, Manchester, Marshall Shadeland (also known as Brightwood), Middle Hill,
Morningside, Mount Oliver (not to be confused with the neighboring borough of Mount Oliver), Mount Washington, New Homestead, North
Oakland, North Point Breeze, North Shore, Northview Heights, Oakwood, Overbrook, Perry North (also known as Observatory Hill), Perry
South (also known as Perry Hilltop), Point Breeze, Polish Hill, Regent Square, Ridgemont, Saint Clair, Shadyside, Sheraden, South
Oakland, Southshore, Southside Flats, Southside Slopes, Spring Garden, Spring Hill-City View, Squirrel Hill, Stanton Heights, Strip
District, Summer Hill, Swisshelm Park, Terrace Village, Troy Hill, Upper Hill, Upper Lawrenceville, West End, West Oakland, Westwood
Pittsburgh Colleges and Universities
The City of Pittsburgh is home to many colleges, universities and research facilities, the most well known of which are Carnegie
Mellon University, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Also located in the city are Carlow University, Chatham
University, Point Park University, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and a branch campus of suburban Robert Morris University as well as
the Community College of Allegheny County, The Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. The
greater Pittsburgh region boasts even more colleges and universities, including LaRoche College, Slippery Rock University, Westminster
College and Grove City College north of the city, Robert Morris University and Geneva College west of the city, Washington & Jefferson
College, California University of Pennsylvania and Waynesburg University to the south, and Seton Hill University, Saint Vincent College
and Indiana University of Pennsylvania the biggest state university to the east.
Pittsburgh Public School teachers are paid well relative to their peers, ranking 17th in 2000 among the 100 largest cities by
population for the highest minimum salary offered to teachers with a BA ($34,300). Pittsburgh ranked fifth in the highest maximum
salary offered to teachers with an MA ($66,380). Local public schools include many charter and magnet schools, including City Charter
High School (computer and technology focused), Pittsburgh Montessori School (formerly Homewood Montessori), Pittsburgh Gifted Center,
Frick International Studies Academy, Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts 6 through 12, and a school for the blind, The Western
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, or otherwise challenged children.
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Pittsburgh Public Transportation
Pittsburgh is home to Pittsburgh International Airport. Port Authority of Allegheny County, commonly known as the Port Authority,
but sometimes referred to by its former nickname PAT or PAT Transit, is the region's mass transit system. While serving only a portion
of the Pittsburgh area's 20th largest metro area it is the 11th largest transit agency in the nation. Port Authority runs a network of
inter and intracity bus routes, the Monongahela Incline funicular railway (more commonly known as inclines) on Mount Washington, a
light rail system that runs mostly above ground in the suburbs and underground as a subway in the city, and one of the nation's largest
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