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Pittsburgh Ranks "Most Livable City"!


Pittsburgh Accolades + Rankings

Pittsburgh is proud to rank among the top places to live, work, and visit in the United States. Our city is consistently recognized with accolades from major travel and financial organizations as one of the most livable cities with one of the most viable economies. We have been honored as a first-rate city for livability, culture, and economy for several years.

Travel + Leisure - Best Places 2016
Best Places to Travel in 2016
The Steel City is reforging itself into the Arts City, with former warehouses and industrial spaces transforming into edgy galleries, like the seven-story Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, and the free-entry Society for Contemporary Craft.
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Zagat 2015
Top Food Cities of 2015
While hefty Italian bread sandwiches from Primanti Bros. remain musts on the Pittsburgh culinary circuit, as of late it’s an abundance of more refined food glories that Steel City is becoming known for.
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PNC Park
Best Views in America
Travel + Leisure magazine recently included PNC Park's Upper Deck in their list of Best Views in America. "...if the game lulls, at least the fans can count on being charmed by the magnificent view of Pittsburgh’s skyline, waterfront, and the yellow Roberto Clemente Bridge.”
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TripAdvisor 2016 - Destination on the Rise
Top Destinations On the Rise
Steel and coal may have built this city, and you'll see the names "Mellon" and "Carnegie" on an awful lot of things, but Pittsburgh has come a long way from its gritty, industrial past.
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In the News 2016

  • Pittsburgh International Airport is ranked 8th out of the 10 best airports in the U.S. by Conde Nast Travelers: Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Conde Nast Traveler ranks Hotel Monaco, #2 and the Omni William Penn Hotel, #12 among the top hotels in the Mid-Atlantic.
  • The University of Pittsburgh is ranked the 47th best global university in the world by U.S. News and World Report
  •, the nation's largest publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information, once again, ranks Pittsburgh as the most affordable metro area in the U.S.
  • Pittsburgh ranks 3rd amongst CNBC's the 5 cities in America where you can live like royalty on a $50,000 salary.
  • WalletHub ranks Pittsburgh as the 2nd best city to celebrate Oktoberfest.
  • Kennywood Park's Noah's Ark ride won the top prize at this year's Golden Ticket Awards as the world's top funhouse/walkthrough attraction.
  • WalletHub ranks Pittsburgh 14th most fun city in America.
  • Parents Magazine ranks Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium among the fourth best zoo for kids.
  • Runners World ranks Pittsburgh in the top 50 best running cities.
  • Redfin, along with the Beer Institute, named Pittsburgh the best city for beer lovers.
  • According to, Pittsburgh is among the cities that give the most bang for your buck.
  • Infogroup ranks Pittsburgh in the top 10 of most hipster U.S. cities. 
  • ApartmentAdvisor ranks Pittsburgh in the top of U.S. cities for apartment living.
  • named Pittsburgh the third best U.S. city for stretching a dollar
  • Worth Magazine selected Pittsburgh as one of their 15 dynamic cities for 2016.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport was ranked as one of the top ten domestic airports in the U.S. by
  • Travel + Leisure.
  • Travel + Leisure readers voted Pittsburgh is one of their favorite U.S. cities.
  • Pittsburgh ranks as one of the most affordable places to live in the U.S. by US News.
  • ranks Pittsburgh as the 3rd best city for American teenagers.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport ranks 10th as the best airport for shopping by USA Today's 10Best.
  • Pittsburgh's Great Race ranks in the top 10 of 10K's worth the travel by Daily Burn.
  • Pittsburgh is the 3rd most affordable city for music lovers by Redfin.
  • Amazon says Pittsburgh is the 8th most romantic city in the U.S.
  • Huffington Post says Pittsburgh is among 10 cities where techies should consider moving.
  • Pittsburgh is the 3rd best city for football fans according to WalletHub.
  • Pittsburgh was ranked as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WallHub.
  • ValuePenguin ranked Pittsburgh 23rd out for 150 best cities for young families.
  • Of the Friendliest Cities in America, by Travel + Leisure Pittsburgh is voted number 7.
  • Tender Bar + Kitchen takes a place on Open Table's 100 Best Restaurants in America as the only establishment in Pennsylvania.
  • BizBash lists Pittsburgh at the top of the 5 U.S. cities on the rise for meetings and events, claiming "an alternative to traditional corporate destinations with availability and bargains".
  • Pittsburgh International Airport Ranked #10 Readers' Choice Best Airport for Shopping from USA Today's 10Best.
  • USA Today's 10Best names Bar Symon of the Pittsburgh International Airport, 1st for Best Airport Bar/ Restaurant Wait Staff and 6th for Best Airport Bar.
  • Men's Journal highlights Pittsburgh on the 2016 Best Places to Live.
  • Once again has placed Pittsburgh's Downtown on the national Most Livable List as No. 5 due to "expanding housing options, rising population, affordability, diversity, and around-the-clock entertainment."
  • When it comes to holidays, Pittsburgh ranked 5th out of 100 for the Best Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and 1st out of 100 for Best City to Celebrate Easter by WalletHub.
  • Named on Travel + Leisure's global and prestigious Best Places to Travel in 2016 list.
  • Huffington Post ranked Pittsburgh among The Top 10 Cities Techis Should Consider Moving to in 2016.

In the News 2015

  • Zagat named Pittsburgh as the #1 food city for 2015.
  • Pittsburgh named among Top 10 Cities in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise for 2016 based on destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community.
  • Pittsburgh ranked overall 6th best in WalletHub's 2015's Best & Worst College Cities & Towns in America.
  • Pittsburgh is one of seven U.S. cities on Travel + Leisure's international survey of best places to visit in 2016.
  • The Pittsburgh Taco Truck comes in as one of the spots for great Mexican food, according to the Business Insider.
  • Money Magazine says Pittsburgh, the high-tech magnet, ranks as the Northeast's Best Place to Live in 2015.
  • Metropolis Magazine named Pittsburgh one of the World's Most Livable Cities because of its preservation of historic buildings and landmarks.
  • Pittsburgh was ranked the 13th overall Best City to Live In by WalletHub, based on livability, education, health, and local economy and taxes.
  • Ballpark Digest readers voted PNC Park to be the Best Ballpark in America.
  • Pittsburgh is named an up-and-coming foodie city by Kayak, a travel planning site.
  • placed Pittsburgh 3rd among the Top 10 Best Foodie Cities.
  • The Pittsburgh area joins the "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership," as it's named one of the top twelve places to invest by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Nerdwallet ranked Pittsburgh as the 9th best city for foodies.
  • Thanks to viewership and tickets prices, Pittsburgh is the 2nd best city for baseball fans according to WalletHub.
  • Pittsburgh is among the most popular new destination for bed & breakfast travelers according to
  • Pittsburgh is the 7th best city for staycations according to WalletHub.
  • Pittsburgh is in the top 20 of America's most cultured cities by Travel + Leisure.
  • Church Brew Works named one of the best converted churches by Travel + Leisure.
  • The Toronto Star named Pittsburgh as one of the best travel spots for family travel.
  • Pittsburgh is #7 of the friendliest cities in America, according to Travel + Leisure.
  • Travel + Leisure ranks Pittsburgh #19 among America's most charming cities.
  • Pittsburgh is among the top 50 places to live in the U.S. says Men's Journal.
  •, a leading online resources used for researching communities, ranks Pittsburgh's downtown as the best in the United States.
  • Pittsburgh lands at no. 9 on Forbes list of the 15 most livable cities in the U.S.
  • Thanks to Randyland and Conflict Kitchen, Pittsburgh is #13 of America's quirkiest cities according to Travel + Leisure.
  • Kiplinger says Pittsburgh is a cheap place to retire, offering retirees diverse lifestyle choices.
    "Pittsburgh is hip" says Arrive magazine, Amtrak's onboard publication.
  • Huffington Post says Pittsburgh is the coolest American city you haven't been to.
  • Allegheny West is the most hipster neighborhood in Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Sun Times.
  • Food & Wine magazine named Chef Justin Severino of Cure the Best New Chef of the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • The Great Allegheny Passage is one of the best and longest multipurpose trails in the East, says
  • Gaucho Parilla Argentina restaurant, located in Pittsburgh's Strip District, was coined as one of the top places to eat in the U.S. for 2015 by
  • Men's Health Journal named Highland Park's E2 restaurant as one of the best brunch spots in America.
  • The Movoto Real Estate blog named Pittsburgh as one of the top 10 most creative cities.