Cosmopolitan and convenient, living in Downtown Pittsburgh is a perfect blend of “big city” vibe with small town comfort. Decidedly distinctive, living in Downtown is also surprisingly affordable, when compared to other major U.S. metros.
With a central location, eclectic historic and contemporary architecture, a spectrum of amenities within less than one square mile and three signature rivers bordering it with natural beauty, Downtown Pittsburgh is your urban neighborhood in the heart of the city … a place that you’ll love to call home.
Downtown Pittsburgh: Live in the Center of it All
You'll want to live here!
Within one mile:
A growing neighborhood with $4.5 billion of investment and 7,000+ people.
Diverse residential options at all price points from modern apartments and condos to spacious lofts in historic buildings
The second lowest crime rate among top 40 U.S. metro areas (2008)
“Walk-to” entertainment options including six theaters and six performing arts organizations
presenting world class performances; the Harris Theater showing the world’s best independent films daily; 3major league sports venues and top-rated college football and basketball; and over 81 outdoor concerts, crawls and festivals every year.
The region’s best food options including 215 restaurants and eateries; the world famous Strip District and the region’s best urban Farmer’s Market.
Shopping just minutes from your front door – major department stores including the flagship Macy’s and a variety of specialty boutique shops
Over 13 miles of waterfront green space, one of the largest assortments in the U.S., with much of it linked together for biking and walking, including the 36-acre Point State Park: Pennsylvania’s only urban state park
Three Rivers, the region’s new “front yard” – transformed and drawing enthusiasts for fishing, boating and kayaking. “America’s No. 1 U.S. Adventure City” (National Geographic Adventure)
The center of the region’s transportation network, 102 bus and light rail routes daily – free within Downtown; two inclines; and Amtrak’s Downtown station connects travelers daily to major metros including Philadelphia, New York, D.C. and Chicago. Greyhound and Megabus have Downtown hubs.
Educational opportunities for college students and adult learners at eight Downtown institutions of higher education
Zipcar – a robust “car-sharing” network allowing residents and others to conveniently access a variety of vehicles when they need them, paying a simple hourly rate that includes gas, insurance and maintenance