Department of OBGYN

Relocating to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a rejuvenated community nestled at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania. It boasts three professional athletic teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 2016 Stanley Cup Champions the Pittsburgh Penguins, not to mention the strong local support of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. It has marked cultural diversity from the collection of Old Masters in the Carnegie Museum of Art or the Broadway musicals presented by the Civic Light Opera to the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Recreational activities are easily accessible including camping and hiking in nearby State and National Forests, fishing and boating on the three rivers and surrounding lakes, whitewater rafting in Pennsylvania or nearby West Virginia, or downhill skiing an hour's drive from the city on Laurel Mountain. The city is a patchwork of ethnically diverse neighborhoods with a very reasonable cost of living and an open and friendly populace. Pittsburgh is a "big" little city where both urban sophisticates and small-town folks can easily feel at home.

Get to Know Pittsburgh (VisitPITTSBURGH):

  • Forbes named Pittsburgh the best housing market for Baby Boomers. 

  • WalletHub named Pittsburgh the nation’s best city for football fans.

  • Fodor’s Travel declared Pittsburgh as one of the best coffee destinations in America.

  • Gi-Jin ranked No. 48 on Yelp’s Top 100 U.S. Restaurants 2022.

  • U.S. News & World Report rated Pittsburgh among the best places to live in the U.S.

  • Betsports ranked all three major Pittsburgh sports stadiums in the top 20..

  • Lantern Credit named Pittsburgh among the top 10 best cities for college grads to live.

  • PredictHQ declared Pittsburgh one of the 10 busiest U.S. cities in terms of events/festivals for June 2022.

  • WalletHub named Pittsburgh the second-best hockey city in the country for 2022.

  • ranked Pittsburgh the #1 city for LGBTQ+ home buyers.

  • The Discoverer Blog named The Andy Warhol Museum as one of the top-10 coolest museums in the nation.

  • Insurify named Pittsburgh the best city for road trips in Pennsylvania.

  • Insurify named Pittsburgh the best city for singles in Pennsylvania based on the population of singles, affordability of cost-of-living and restaurant meals, and interest in dating apps. 

  • USA Today’s named Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge the second-best roller coaster in the U.S. 

  • Fodor’s Travel tabbed Pittsburgh as one of the best craft beer cities in the U.S.  

  • WalletHub named Pittsburgh the best city for football fans in the nation.

  • WalletHub named Pittsburgh the third-best city for hockey fans in the nation.

  • Pittsburgh named the best city for beer drinkers by SmartAsset. 

  • Kennywood tied for Favorite Traditional Amusement Park in the 2020 NAPHA survey. 

  • ranks Pittsburgh as the third-best city for artists. 

  • Golf Digest ranked Oakmont Country Club the fifth-best golf course in America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

  • According to WalletHub, Pittsburgh is the sixth-best metro area for STEM professionals.

  • Con Alma named one of the best bars in America according to Esquire Magazine. 

  • Food and Wine named Squirrel Hill’s Pigeon Bagels one of the best bagel shops in the nation. 

  • The Great Allegheny Passage is the ninth-best recreational trail according to USA Today’s 10 Best List. 

  • Porch, a home services firm, conducted research on housing data and found Pittsburgh is the best place to move after college. 

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes became the first and only building to reach six of the world’s highest green building certifications, attaining Fitwel® 3 Star Rating.