City Info

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA is the county seat of Allegheny County. That is the 63rd largest city of the United States as its population had reached 305.704 people by 2017.

The city is known as the ‘Steel City,' as there are about 300 steel-related businesses spread across the city. And is also known as the ‘City of Bridges' as there are approximately 446 bridges in the city.

The city covers a total area of 151 square kilometers, 144 square kilometers of which are covered by land, and only 7.3 square kilometers are covered by water.

Pittsburgh is divided into several areas as Golden Triangle, North Side, South Side, East End, West End.

The Golden Triangle district is the home for the majority of theatres and museums. That is also the central part of the city where U.S. Steel Tower, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the PPG Place, Point Park University and Duquesne University are located.

The North Side district is the place with the architecturally exciting homes and residential neighborhoods. Among attractions located within that district are PNC Park, Heinz Field, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Randyland, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory installation art museum, etc.

The South Side district has become one of the best places to live in Pittsburgh. The price for the real estate increased by 10% for the past few years.

The East End district is regarded as the ‘university' corner of the city as the majority of the universities of Pittsburgh are located there. Among those, there are the Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Carlow University, etc.

The West End district hosts famous neighborhoods as Sheraden and Elliott.

That region's primary sources of the revenue are technology, robotics, nuclear engineering, biomedical technology, finance, education, etc.  Six Fortune 500 companies have the headquarter in Pittsburgh as The Kraft Heinz Company, U.S. Steel, PNC Financial Services, PPG Industries, WESCO International, and the Findlay Township, and Pennsylvania based Dick's Sporting Goods.

Pittsburgh is known for its cultural heritage in various fields. There is a vast amount of museums and concert hall. Among those there are as Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, the Benedum Center, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, the Quantum Theatre, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Mattress Factory, and many more.

In 2015, Pittsburgh was ranked the 11th most livable city of the United States.