Pittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, the Pittsburgh region boasts a population of over 2.6 million people and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, great restaurants, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to live and visit.
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Things to Do and Community Resources
Food, sports, music, and the arts—you’ll find all that in Pittsburgh, and more! With so much to do in Pittsburgh, here are a few web links to get you started.
- Carnegie Museums
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- Carnegie Science Museum
- Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms
- Phipps Conservatory
- The Warhol Museum
- The Mattress Factory
- Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
- Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- Falling Water
- Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation
- Pittsburgh Opera
- Pittsburgh Symphony
- The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
- Kennywood Amusement Park
Other Areas in Pittsburgh
The vivacious bar and pub district historically known for its eclectic mix of blue collar and alternative youth scene, the South Side continues to undergo a recent facelift. New urban-style apartments target a community of young professionals and graduate students. The South Side is also home to the South Side Works, a complex of high-end shops and restaurants, as well as Station Square, an area of dance clubs, restaurants, and concert venues with a riverside view.
Once upon a time, this area was the heart of Pittsburgh’s steel industry. Now the Waterfront is home to an array of restaurants, department stores, and entertainment venues. Part of the Pittsburgh revitalization, popular features include a comedy club, a dueling piano bar, Dave and Buster’s, and a large multiplex cinema. New condominiums and apartments have sprung up around this bustling commercial center.
The center of Pittsburgh nightlife, the Strip District is home to numerous dance clubs, bars, and lounges. During the daytime, it’s a thriving commercial district filled with international markets, fresh produce, and the famous Benkovitz fish market. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the best time to shop, as the streets and sidewalks are lined with merchants and food stands.
Atop the highest point in the city, Mount Washington offers spectacular views of downtown Pittsburgh. Hilltop restaurants overlook Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Golden Triangle, and Point State Park. It is known for its world famous view of the Pittsburgh skyline, the nighttime view of which was rated the second most beautiful vista (as well as the best urban vista) in America by USA Today; its funiculars, the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines–the oldest continuous inclines in the world; and for the row of upscale restaurants paralleling the crest of Mount Washington, the hill the community sits upon.