About the Area
Pittsburgh's Latest Trends
Pittsburgh is becoming the place to live, and the lifestyle of this thriving metropolis is changing as the years progress. New real estate developments are physically changing the skyline and attracting more residents and employers, but those are certainly not the only changes. Pittsburgh is becoming a trendy place to live, and here are the top four recent trends that we have seen.
1. Pittsburgh is Becoming Upscale
It seems like every new real estate development in Downtown Pittsburgh is attached to the luxury lifestyle, as newer highrise condominiums like 151 First Side and 941 Penn Avenue Condominiums are changing the city skyline and offering a wide range of fine features, including:
- high ceilings, often between 9' and 18'
- granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms
- open floor plans
- master bathrooms with soaking tub and separate shower
- valet services and garage parking
- state-of-the-art fitness centers
2. Steel City is Becoming Tech City
Pittsburgh is famous for its steel industries; the city even has a professional football team named for it. But year after year, the Steel City is building its reputation as a blossoming technology hub, bringing in more engineers than steel workers and attracting the nation's top employers and start-ups to its mixed-use developments.
Apple and Uber have offices in the 3 Crossings development in the Strip District; Google has offices in Bakery Square; Microsoft has offices in the Alcoa Business Services Center; and dozens of other tech companies have made Pittsburgh their home.
The Steel City's reputation isn't completely forgotten, though; older factories are being revitalized, transforming into the current homes of these technology companies, local businesses, and residences.
3. Pittsburgh Supports Its Arts and Culture
Cultural experiences and celebrations are plentiful in this city of more than 300,000 residents, and the numerous theaters, art galleries, music venues, and special events — including Three Rivers Arts Festival, Three Rivers Regatta, and 80+ concerts and festivals around the city — top the lists of reasons to live in Pittsburgh.
4. Pittsburgh Adds Bike Lanes and Bike Sharing
Adding to its reputation as a trendy city and the top place to live, Pittsburgh, along with the organization Bike PGH, is making its streets safer for cyclists by adding more bike lanes. There is even a bike sharing program — Pittsburgh Bike Share, like New York's CitiBike — that allows residents to rent bicycles from stations throughout the city.
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