Life in Pittsburgh
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|Edward Chu, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology|
|Amanda Gillespie-Twardy, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow|
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Pittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh boasts a population of more than 2.6 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, excellent restaurants and clubs, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play.
- City population: 369,879
- Allegheny county population: 1,281,666
- Average high temperature (July): 82.5°F
- Average low temperature (January): 20.8°F
- Allegheny County has more than 1,700 bridges and 720 are within the Pittsburgh city limits.
- Pittsburgh has been ranked the No. 1 most livable city in the United States by:
- Forbes.com, 2010
- The Economist, 2009
- Rand-McNally Places Rated Almanac, 2007 and 1985
Things to Do and Community Resources
Pittsburgh has undergone a striking renaissance from a down-and-out smokestack to a gleaming cultural oasis. There are great restaurants, excellent shopping, breakthrough galleries, and prestigious museums.
Food, sports, music, and the arts – you’ll find it all in Pittsburgh, and more! Here are a few Web links to get you started.