PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — According to U.S. News & World Report, Pittsburgh falls inside the top-30 and takes Pennsylvania’s top spot as the best city to live in the state.
The list, which ranks the best 150 cities to live in nationwide, ranked Pittsburgh #26 in their 2022-23 rankings.
“Known by nicknames like Blitzburg and Steel City, Pittsburgh is on the verge of greater heights. Emerging from a dying steel industry, Pittsburgh is earning another name: Reinvention City. Since the steel mills closed in the 1980s Were, Pittsburgh feels clean and full of energy. Pittsburgh encompasses nearly 2,000 acres of land in its city parks and offers county parks, state parks, and riverfront parks to its residents,” the report said.
Pittsburgh was given an overall ranking of 6.5 out of 10. The city received high marks on the list’s price index, which “measures how comfortably the average resident of each metro area can live within their means.”
“The area is also attracting major corporations looking to set up shop. Transplants are surprised to find the region a hub of technology and education. The growth in job opportunities has made Pittsburgh an attractive destination for families and graduates. Pittsburgh also offers a cheaper housing market than other large cities. Its old blue-collar reputation is being replaced and quality of life continues to improve with new industries that make Pittsburgh home,” reports According to.
“In addition to ample green space and increased job opportunities, Pittsburgh attracts residents with its strong sense of community.”
Pittsburgh was ranked as the sixth cheapest place to live as well as retire.