The City of Pittsburgh was established in 1758 and now has a population of over 350,000 people.
We are proud of our city as Pittsburgh holds rankings in the top five Most Livable Cities in the 1983, 1985, 1989 and 2007 editions of the "Places Rated Almanac." The Pittsburgh International Airport was also ranked one of the top five U.S. airports by Conde Nast Traveler.
For all you sports fanatics, Pittsburgh is famous for its sports teams. Pittsburgh fans cheer on four major sports teams, the Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, and Riverhounds.
There are 29 colleges and universities in southwestern Pennsylvania including Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, and Geneva College.
Pittsburgh’s media is second to none with two major newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Pittsburgh Tribune Review; thirty-two radio stations; and five major television stations: KDKA (CBS), WPXI (NBC), WTAE (ABC), WQED (PBS), and WNPA (FOX).
Art enthusiasts enjoy The Carnegie and Frick Museums, and the Andy Warhol Museum, displaying some of the world's finest art. History fans enjoy the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the Pittsburgh Regional History Center. For a hands-on science and experience, there's the Carnegie Science Centerand the Pittsburgh Children's Museum which adults and children alike are sure to enjoy.
If you enjoy music and the performing arts, the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District is home to the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, The Benedum Center, The Byham Theater and the O'Reilly Theater. These amazing venues host the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, Civic Light Opera and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Known as the “City of Bridges”, Pittsburgh has 720 bridges while Allegheny County boasts more than 1,700 bridges.
The area’s mass transit needs are met by the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the 14th largest public transportation system in the nation.