Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania with nearly three million people. This industrial giant is known by many as Steel City. What few know is that it is also known as the City of Bridges; Pittsburgh, with its 446 bridges, holds the world record for bridges. The history of Pittsburgh is almost as colorful as its promising future as a city of industry and innovation.
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Housing Statistics Housing is always a tricky business. In some places, it's better to rent to own than to buy outright, while in some places it's better to find houses to rent and never buy. The best way to determine the right situation for you is to arm yourself with as much information as possible. In Pittsburgh, the average listing price is $237,489 with the median home sale price coming in at $145,000. The number of home sales is 1,852. slightly more than half the population -- 51.35% -- owns their home, while the rest rent. Of those that rent, the apartment vacancy rate is around 15.97%.
Local SportsSports fans have plenty to love about Pittsburgh. Three professional sports teams -- Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball), Pittsburgh Steelers (football) and Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey) -- call Pittsburgh home. All three share the city's official colors of black and gold. In addition, there are several semi-professional and amateur sports teams that are based in the city, including:
Tourist AttractionsThe problem with tourists attractions in Pittsburgh is that there are so many to choose from! The National Aviary has over 600 of the most beautiful birds in the world. Not interested in birds? How about the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History? If history isn't your interest, maybe you are looking for a thrill? Take a trip on one of the inclines to the top of Mt. Washington. That should take your breath away! Try taking the trip twice, once during the day and once at night. The view of the city after dark is absolutely magical. If none of that entices you, then take a stroll on The Strip and visit a massive shopping gallery. If you happen to be a fan of comics and cartoons, you might want to stop in at the The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. Here you will find a history of the medium as well as hands-on workshops and exhibitions of original art.
NeighborhoodsWith almost 100 neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is sure to have the perfect community for every new resident. Here are just a few of the most notable and well-known neighborhoods.
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