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 #1 Best Neighborhood for Young Professionals in Pittsburgh

#6 Best Places to Live in Pittsburgh

A business district known nationally for its historic and innovative architecture, Downtown offers major cultural and living options.

Downtown is a bustling business district with skyscrapers, PNC and Highmark headquarters, venues like the PPG Paints Arena hockey rink and Point Park University, and a mix of old-school steakhouses and trendy, chef-driven restaurants. Market Square, a European-style plaza with eateries and bars, hosts weekly farmers’ market and Yoga in the Square. At the confluence of three rivers, Point State Park with its glorious refurbished fountain has walking and cycling trails, plus the Fort Pitt Museum with exhibits on local history. LEED-certified green buildings such as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and the Fairmont hotel are also located downtown. The Pittsburgh Cultural District along Penn Avenue and beyond includes the symphony orchestra, ballet, opera, Broadway shows, art galleries, and The August Wilson African American Cultural Center that championing Black cultural experience.

Downtown Pittsburgh is ground zero for sports lovers, as it’s just a 10-minute stroll to the Penguins’ PPG Paints Arena, the Steelers’ Heinz Field, the Pirates’ PNC Park, and the Riverhounds Soccer Clubs’ Highmark Stadium. Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership enhances vibrant neighborhoods through innovative programs to foster a welcoming, economically viable Downtown. Luxury downtown living includes condos at the Residencies at Piatt Place, the Residences Three PNC Pittsburgh, First Side, or Lumiere.

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Must Go Places in Downtown Pittsburgh

If you are looking for musicians with live jazz seven nights a week, Con Alma is showcasing Pittsburgh, listed in Esquire Magazines as one of the Best Bars in the USA. For meat or caipirinha lovers, Fogo de Chão, the traditional Brazilian Churrascaria (steakhouse) that serves fire-roasted high-quality meats, is also close by traditional American Eddie V's Prime Seafood. 


Meat & Potatoes is another option combining chic, modern gastropub-making New American food. On the other side, Bridges and Bourbon is a contemporary venue offering cocktails, small plates & sandwiches, and outdoor dining in domes. It serves American dishes in a bright setting at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, Fl.2The Commoner inside the Kimpton Hotel Monaco brings the hip gastropub to feel. In contrast, cheery Gaucho Parrilla Argentina serves wood-fired-grilled meats.

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