Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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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

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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

Pittsburgh Sunshine Reply - 6/19/2015
The sun shines 58 days annually in Pittsburgh.Source: National Weather Read More

Ellis School - 6/9/2015
Parents BEWARE and WARNED. I am very disappointed in this administration as well as a few teachers with regards to how they handle bullying. They are more concerned for their own reputation and liability issues than a student who has been bullied and the psychological aspects that stem from it. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP AND ELLIS BETTER GET A GRIP SOON OR THEY WILL BE EXPOSED BY SOME OTHER FAMILY IN THE FUTURE. THE COUNSELORS ARE GREAT BUT THEY ARE HELPLESS AGAINST THIS ADMINISTRATION. SO PARENTS BEWARE AND READ OTHER REVIEWS ABOUT THIS VERY SAME ISSUE. It is more devastating to a child who has been a victim of bullying when their own teacher and administration does not stand behind them. Instead, at Ellis, they will treat the bullied child as though THEY are at fault and dismiss them from their school. Making that child feel worthless. I am hopeful this has not scared my granddaughter. She already has trouble sleeping and eating and needs counseling from all this. So parents please Read More

I recently relocated to Pittsburgh - 3/13/2015
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Lived as an adult in NYC, and spent the last 20 years in south FL. I moved to Pittsburgh 1.5 years ago for an executive position in healthcare, when my husband retired. Things I love: the friendliest people I have ever met, ever, anywhere. Really inexpensive housing, my 85 year old Tudor, walking distance from restaurants, movies and shops, would have cost twice as much in FL and 3 times as
much in NY. Lots to do; great boating in summer, biking, hiking, museums, art, restaurants, theater, lectures, concerts, sports,32
colleges, it goes on and on. Lots of educated people, jobs in healthcare, tech and education, and active Buddhist community
( important to us). Amazing restaurants, green markets, yoga downtown area. On the down side is winter. Spring, summer and fall are perfect in my book, but, winter is gray and snowy, January and February are a good time to get away- the airport is 20 minutes away. Taxes in my community Read More

Reply to concerns about Pittsburgh climate, cultur - 3/12/2015
Maybe I can shed some light for those considering a move to Pittsburgh. First, I have lived in Pittsburgh for eight and a half years, moving here from Southern California. ROUGH adjustment! The culture, food, weather, everything. Having said that, I have seen Pittsburgh really grow in the eight years I have been here, including the 'burbs. You have world class museums, and of course, three major league sports teams; Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. The black and gold thing is a bit much for me, but at times it is endearing. Pittsburgh is really a small city with a lot of big city amenities. Having moved here from California, the cost of living was a great bonus. Great cost of living. Cautionary note; we bought our first home here (never being able to afford CA prices) but were set back by the property taxes in Allegheny County. While I pay just under 4,000 a year in property taxes, I have family back home in California whose houses are worth 3-4 x what mine is worth and pay Read More


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