The second-largest city in the State of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is known as the “City of Bridges” due to the prevalence of dozens of steel bridges that span the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, and the “Steel City”. While the steel industry is what the city was originally built upon, it has diversified its economy to include the healthcare, robotics, technology, education and financial sectors.
Pittsburgh was rated as the country’s “most livable city” by the Places Rated Almanac in 2007 and 2009. Major businesses like PNC Bank, The Heinz Company, U.S. Steel, Dick’s Sporting Goods and American Eagle Outfitters are headquartered in Pittsburgh. The nationally-acclaimed University of Pittsburgh is located downtown.
Visitors and residents enjoy a variety of culturally-rich activities in the city. The National Aviary, the Carnegie Museums of Art, Natural History and Science, the Andy Warhol Museum, PNC Park, The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and The Strip are just a few places to create memories within the city of Pittsburgh.
Professional Pittsburgh sports teams include the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team, Pirates MLB team, and the Penguins NHL team. Famous Pittsburghers include Nobel Prize-winning novelist Pearl S. Buck, entertainer Gene Kelly, actor Jeff Goldblum, Demi Moore, Arnold Palmer, Christina Aguillera and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, among many others.