Pittsburgh Metro Area Guide

Traditionally known as, “the Steel City,” Pittsburgh is now a successful economic center for technology, education, healthcare and financial services. This city has a rich history and unique culture that cannot be matched by or compared to any other city. Renting an apartment in Pittsburgh will allow you to experience one of the most livable cities in the nation.

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The downtown area of Pittsburgh is triangularly shaped by the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. However, it is very unlikely for Pittsburgh to be affected by natural disasters because the rivers are well managed by locks, dams and reservoirs. Within the downtown area there are nine buildings that surpass 500 feet, with the U.S. Steel Tower being the tallest at 841 feet. Including the downtown area there are ninety neighborhoods within the city of Pittsburgh. These neighborhoods are grouped together as North Side, South Side, East End or West End.

Pittsburgh is home to numerous venues for entertainment and performing arts. Mattress Factory is a popular contemporary art museum that is located inside a former mattress factory and warehouse. City Theatre is a playhouse that is heavily involved in educational outreach. Pittsburgh is home to several casinos one of which is The Rivers Casino that has over 3,000 slot machines, four restaurants, four bars, a night club and an outdoor amphitheater.

Sports are a huge part of Pittsburgh’s culture; all three of Pittsburgh’s major league teams wear the colors of Black and Yellow, which was inspiration for a song by local artist Wiz Khalifa that peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team that plays at PNC Park. The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins play in the, ‘Igloo,’ otherwise known as Consol Energy Center. The NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers are a top notch football team, proven by their record amount of six Super Bowl wins, and play at Heinz Field.

In addition to history, sports and entertainment options there are also many beautiful Pittsburgh apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Pittsburgh has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Pittsburgh area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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There are cities in the Pittsburgh Metro Area. Learn more about what each city has to offer when it comes to tips, restaurants, shopping, demographics, and much more.

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Here is the average rent in the Pittsburgh Metro area for a Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment.