According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, current trends suggest that Pittsburghers have plenty of reasons to celebrate, especially those who are moving into the area. Pittsburgh ranked tops in the “Best Cities for Young Professionals” with its vibrant restaurant scene, bustling nightlife, easy bike lanes, and companies enjoying a booming economy. In downtown Pittsburgh, the median home value is $287,810, while the median rental price is $1,593, giving renters more affordable options to consider than other large and mid-size cities.

In addition, has rated the top 100 best places to live in the USA, and Pittsburgh came in 9th in the nation. If you’re planning on moving to Pittsburgh, what are some highlights to bear in mind?

As notes, Pittsburgh’s 90 unique neighborhoods means there’s something for everyone. They noted its affordability, growing technology and robotics industry, and diverse landscape. The abundance of rivers valleys, and green spaces certainly helped bolster Pittsburgh’s ranking. That nature abundance paired with major league sports teams and world-class universities like Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh significantly adds to Pittsburgh’s appeal as well. We also noted several attractive reasons to move into the Steel City in a recent post.

As for life beyond Pittsburgh, the five best U.S. cities to live in (from the Census Bureau data) include Denver, Colorado; Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and San Jose, California. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that these five cities will have high population growth rates due to factors like job opportunities and a low cost of living.

Meanwhile,’s top 10 mid-size cities (under 500,000 people) are as follows: Madison, Wis., Ann Arbor, Mich., Rochester, Minn., Naperville, Ill., Overland Park, Kansas, Minneapolis, Fishers, Ind., Salt Lake City, Utah, Pittsburgh, and Carmel, Ind.

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