Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Pittsburgh is turning into a Liberal he’ll hole - 11/17/2019
Taxes are so high, people are sick of working to pay for the city full of welfare recipients. Liberal Gov and Mayors in all major cities in PA are dragging down our state, raising taxes faster than our COL raises can handle! Gas prices #2 highest in the country. Mayor talking about Pgh being the next Sanctuary city. Not the place I hoped to raise my children in. Big mistake trying to stay in this state, currently looking to move elsewhere to raise my Read More

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Can I give Pittsburgh 0 stars? - 10/31/2019
If it was possible to give Pittsburgh 0 stars. Sadly, there is lack of opportunity for minorities. I am an educated minority female that had to leave Pittsburgh to earn the salary I feel I deserve. Since I moved 4 years ago, my salary has more than doubled. I considered moving back because I missed my family, but an over the phone interview with Robert Half reminded me why I left in the first place. Once they realized the color of my skin, the interview went south right away. They didn't even talk about my skill set, but just about the fact that I wasn't living in Pittsburgh at the time, and when I decide to make my move, call them. Lol, who leaves one city for another without a perspective employer? I could be overreacting, however, this has been my past experience, as well as my current experience, I just did the telephone interview two days ago!

Additionally, the weather is not favorable at all! It is always cold and dreary. Winter lasts way too long, and it is Read More

The facts about Pittsburgh - 7/12/2019
Here are the facts about Pittsburgh that can be Googleable:

- 305 days of cloud cover and high rates of seasonal depression
- 7th most congested city in the United States due to poor infrastructure
- Top 2% cancer risk due to air pollution
- Consistent F ratings for air quality by the American Lung Association every year
- In Pennsylvania which is rated 49th out of 50 for total tax burden (city, county, and state)
- Among the lowest job growth of any large metro in the country
- Lead levels in the water surpass Flint, Michigan
- Among the least diverse large cities in the United States
- Allegheny County has the highest amount of automobile crashes than other county in the state
- Nicknamed the "City of Bridges" but over 3000 bridges in the state of PA have been deemed structurally deficient
- Has lost population for nearly 70 years and counting

Those are the facts, not opinions. There are reasons Read More

Pittsburgh is horrible - 5/30/2019
First of all, the rainfall is wrong. We've been averaging 57 inches of rain per year. All it does is RAIN! I've lived here my entire life, and I want out. People drive horribly, as if they don't know what a speed limit is. In fact, a lot of people I've met believe the speed limit is a suggestion. Yes, a suggestion. So, mostly you'll do 10mph under the speed limit. When it isn't raining in Pittsburgh, it's so humid in the summer from the moisture in the air, you can hardly breathe. It's a horrible place to live. Our roads are some if the WORST I've saw. I've been to a lot of states, and nothing tops western Pennsylvania. We have the highest gas tax to boot. Supposedly to "take care of the roads". Allegheny county screwed up paperwork, so we also pay EXTRA for gas on TOP of the gas tax. It's quite comical. Why anyone would want to visit this place is beyond me. There's not much to really do, either. Unless you want to cruise the bars ??. Read More

Brown - 4/3/2018
This place has no sun. This winter has been hard. We are in April and Next 2 week forecast is rain, low temps. Of course we could get hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. but we get constant flooding. Don’t move here if u like Read More

Good and Bad..depends on what you are looking for - 11/28/2017
Hi, born in Germany, grew up in Queens/Manhattan. Lived in Ohio, Cali, PA, CT, MI and Europe. Have traveled all over the states and the world. Have lived very rural to big city. People coming from a more diverse area ( large city or Cali), you can't expect that a small city in western PA will be the same. That can be said for most of the country, it isn't diverse everywhere, that is somewhat unrealistic. The city can be kind of grungy, so if you are looking for new suburbs with generic new build houses with large great rooms, probably not the city. I personally find many places appalling because they are brand new, tacky and have no soul. But that's my taste, everybody is different I respect that. People are nice, they appear to be genuinely kind, but not over doing it. If you are coming from states with no taxes, well yes then a state that has taxes is a pain. Cost of living is decent, utilities are higher than some areas, there are good jobs depending on what your profession is. Read More

Pitts—burgh - 11/8/2017
As a native that has always been in personal conflict with the non tolerant experiences I have lived through and practices of the majority here I can honestly state; after relocating for only 3 years, then returning to care for a sick parent I was the happiest, Felt Free, when I was away as I also had much more options...on ny way out again Read More

Harsh and Repressive - 2/10/2017
I am not sure where Bert got his information, from what I can tell he based his evaluation on economic and nothing else. In my opinion the review written in Oct, 2015 by Amy in Turtle revealed the true character of Pittsburgh that still holds true today. In addition to her comments Pittsburgh is sorely lacking in diversity in all area's that I have listed.
Understanding and appreciating interdependence of humanity, cultures, and the natural environment.
Practicing mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own.
*Understanding that diversity includes not only ways of being but also ways of knowing;
*Recognizing that personal, cultural and institutionalized discrimination creates and sustains privileges for some while creating and sustaining disadvantages for others;
*Building alliances across differences so that we can work together to eradicate all forms of discrimination.

Pittsburger's don't know how or don't Read More

Don't even think of moving here if you don't fall - 10/4/2015
Hello everyone. I see the rave reviews of Pittsburgh and must comment.
People who live in the Burgh tend to be defensive, so permit me to say:
I’ve lived in Manhattan, Queens, Bklyn, New Haven & Hartford CT, and rural areas in both states. In Pittsburgh I’ve lived in Squirrel Hill (affluent), nearby Greenfield, Bellevue (middle/lower middle class) Turtle Creek (working class). I was a journalist for 25 years, hitting cities in most areas, researching all. I have enjoyed virtually everywhere but here – even considered moving to Arkansas.
Here’s what they leave out of the livability lists:

1) Cost of Living: it's 15.9% lower than average but you'll probably earn at least 15.9 percent less at your job (and probably won't like it if you're boss is UPMC, or so I've been told).
Expenses you don’t consider -- water bills, etc. are obscene, as is what little public transportation exists. The less affluent can't afford to live in the more affordable Read More

Austin TX to Pittsburgh PA - 7/26/2015
I am a college educated mellennial who moved from Austin to Pittsburgh in 2013 and this city is freakin' awesome. Here's why:

-this is one of the most friendly places I have ever been.
-the entire area has unbelievable character, the architecture makes you feel like you have steped back in time to a late 1800s industial city. Everything is brick, there are old smoke stacks and remenants of the steel industry everywhere.
-in TX the weather is great but it is unavoidable that the sun will fry your skin. In Pittsburgh it is cloudy a lot but that results in people staying way younger looking. I often can't tell if a woman is 45 or 30. When the sun does come out the landscape around Pittsburh is beautiful lush green mountains checkered with patches of golf course like grass around the houses.
-it is not unbearably crowded like Austin and other "hot spots" (bay area, Seattle)
-the art and cultural scene is good with a bunch of museums left over that Read More

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