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:

  • #2 Best city for jobs, 2020 (Glassdoor)
  • "A Top Food City of 2019" (Jetsetter Magazine)
  • Best place to raise children in Pennsylvania (Business Week)
  • "Best in the World" must-see places of 2012 (National Geographic Traveler)
  • "Best sports city" in the country (Sporting News)
  • Best city for relocating families (Worldwide ERC)
  • Second in the nation and 32nd in the world “global livability” (The Economist)
  • Second most “green certified” buildings in the U.S. (LEED benchmarking data)
  • Second best cityscape view in the nation (night view from Mount Washington) (USA TODAY)
  • Second best amusement park (Kennywood Park) in U.S. (Theme Parks Magazine)
  • The third lowest crime rate among top 50 U.S. metro areas (Sperling’s Best Places)
  • The third best mid-sized city for art lovers (AmericanStyle Magazine)
  • Ninth Best Cities for Starting Your Career (Bankrate)
  • Ninth lowest cost of living (Forbes)
  • Tenth among the world’s cleanest city (Forbes)
  • Tenth best place to walk in the U.S. (Prevention Magazine)
  • Top 10 Most beautiful cities in America (USA TODAY)
  • Top 10 Most literate cities (America’s Most Literate Cities)
  • Top 20 Cities that eat smart, be fit, and eat well (Cooking Light Magazine)

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