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Pittsburgh has warm, partly cloudy summers with cold, snowy, and cloudy winters. If you can stand icy temperatures in the 20s, you’ll enjoy summers averaging in the high 70s. 

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pittsburgh, pa

pittsburgh, pa at a glance

The cost of living in Pittsburgh is on par with the national average, with the annual household income of more than $80,000.

Pittsburgh’s robust economy attracts a range of major employers, including these top five:
The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Highmark Health
PNC Bank
The University of Pittsburgh
Giant Eagle

Getting around is relatively easy in Pittsburgh, as it ranks No. 35 in the United States for traffic. A journey from Pittsburgh International Airport to downtown is just 14 miles, and Pittsburgh Regional Transit operates convenient buses, light rail, incline, and paratransit service throughout the city.

As the second largest school district in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh public schools are renowned for their quality K-12 education and high test scores. The city is home to four major universities: Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Chatham, and Duquesne. Pittsburgh’s rich culture and quality schools are major reasons why the city’s so sought after. It’s home to high performing sports teams, historic attractions, lush green spaces, and renowned universities. 

If you’re moving to Pittsburgh, PA, CEND can simplify the process with eco-friendly solutions, including full-service moving where our team packs, loads, and unloads your possessions. We can even provide storage containers before, during, or after your move. Visit our website to learn more about our services. 

where to live, have fun, and explore


Home to both Chatham and Carnegie Mellon Universities, this leafy neighborhood is brimming with young, lively energy, bookstores, pizza joints, and over 1,100 acres of parks.

In this charming residential neighborhood, tree-lined streets meet boisterous bars, late-night noodle joints, American eateries, and an eclectic mix of vintage, antique, and indie boutiques.

 This trendy district is a go-to destination with a diverse population of creative types, and it hosts the city’s largest, most popular art events.

 The place to see and be seen, downtown thrives with lively sporting venues, eateries, bars, events, and cultural attractions in one place. 

Get out of your comfort zone along this 15-block National Historic District, an alternative and colorful neighborhood filled with theaters, bars, music venues, and tattoo shops.

Welcome to Little Italy, home to old-school Italian dining, independent shops, and a dive bar scene buzzing with live bands and DJs

This quaint residential neighborhood features a relaxed vibe with bistros, cafes, and green spaces, including a Victorian garden.

This tree-lined district combines charming historic homes with charming parks, shopping, and dining. 

things to do in pittsburgh

Three Rivers Arts Festival: Every June, this lively outdoor music and arts festival celebrates summer with 10 days of spectacular live music, performance art, and local artisans selling their goods.
Pittsburgh International Film Festival: Each September, experience 3 nights of must-watch screenings followed by buzzing after-parties.
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix: This 10-day July motorsport festival wows thrill chasers with two weekends of racing, car shows, and auto events.
Pittsburgh Pride: This 3-day June event celebrates diversity and inclusion through riveting performances and parades, from dancers to speakers and drag performers.
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival: Covering over 200 acres, this annual festival runs from August through October and features entertainment, activities, and events straight out of the Middle Ages.

Pittsburgh Steelers: This NFL football team is one of the best in the franchise, with six Super Bowl wins and eight AFC championships. 
Pittsburgh Penguins: This top-of-the-league NHL hockey team has won the Stanley Cup a whopping five times.
Pittsburgh Pirates: This record-breaking MLB baseball team has brought home five World Series championships and nine National League pennants.

South Side: The pubs, dive bars, and music venues within this 15-block radius have an alternative vibe.
Lawrenceville: Find arts and cultural events mixed with trending bars and popular eateries.
Downtown Pittsburgh: There’s something for every taste in this urban center, from world-class theater and music performances to cocktail bars, clubs, and laid-back lounges. 
Cultural District: Breweries, cocktail bars, theaters, and music venues are always buzzing in this vibrant neighborhood. 
Strip District: This hip district is brimming with international shops and restaurants combined with a thriving selection of breweries, distilleries, and wineries. 

The award-winning, interactive Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh combines hundreds of hands-on exhibits with engaging programming, workshops from visiting artists, performances, festivals, and field trips.

Some of Pittsburgh’s outings allow service animals to join as well: 
Carnegie Science Center: Explore the sciences through more than 400 interactive exhibits spanning four floors along the Ohio River. It’s also home to the Buhl Planetarium and Rangos Giant Theater.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: This expansive 77-acre zoo features over 4,000 animals representing 400-plus species, making it a must-visit for animal aficionados. 
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Get close with nature at this lush attraction with a plethora of world-class gardens, exotic plants, and tropical habitats.

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pittsburgh restaurants & breweries

The city’s thriving food scene is ever-changing, with diverse cuisine ranging from American favorites to Caribbean, Italian, and South American classics. Some local hotspots include DiAnoia’s Eatery, Spork, and Chengdu Gourmet. With over 40 craft breweries to choose from, there are ample opportunities to get your drink on. 

environmental standards

Pittsburgh, PA has been making significant strides in improving its environmental standards over the years, focusing on reducing air and water pollution, promoting renewable energy adoption, and implementing sustainable urban development practices to enhance the overall quality of life for its residents.

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pittsburgh moving & storage

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