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Thriving amidst the echoes of an industrial past, Pittsburgh is a vibrant urban center rich in ethnic tradition and diverse religious cultures. A tour through the city reveals a patchwork of distinctive neighborhoods. Visit the ethnic groceries, open-air produce markets, and artisan shops of the Strip District, or explore the urban appeal of the historic Victorian row houses of the Mexican War Streets. Pittsburgh neighborhoods—each distinct in character but sharing the city-wide value of personal connection—define the city.

Not only is it inexpensive to rent a spacious apartment or even buy a house in Pittsburgh, as a graduate student you can experience all of Pittsburgh’s lively culture, championship sports, and nightlife hotspots on a grad student budget. A valid Pitt ID gets you free or heavily discounted admission into many of Pittsburgh’s very accessible cultural and sporting events. Even better, your Pitt ID can get you there fare-free via a Port Authority bus! We've included a few of our favorite links below for you to explore.

For more information about these and other exceptional aspects of living in Pittsburgh, please visit Cool Pittsburgh!.

CITY OF PITTSBURGH


Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh.net

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, EVENTS, AND INFORMATION


Pitt Arts
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Citysearch Pittsburgh

MUSEUMS


Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Andy Warhol Museum
The Mattress Factory

ARCHITECTURE AND NATURE


Phipps Conservatory
Fallingwater
Frick Art and Historical Center

MUSIC


Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
Pittsburgh Symphony
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
Pittsburgh Opera

THEATRE AND FILM


Kuntu Repertory Theatre
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh Filmmakers

RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE


Big Burrito Restaurant Group
The Church Brew Works
The Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
Pegasus


SPORTS AND RECREATION



PA State Parks
Explorers Club of Pittsburgh
Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Indoor Climbing Gym
White Water Rafting and Kayaking
Backpacking
Caving
Snowboarding and Skiing
Golfing

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS



NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
International Soccer Pittsburgh Riverhounds

FUN FOR FAMILIES



Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Children’s Museum
Carnegie Science Center
UPMC SportsWorks
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
National Aviary
Kennywood Amusement Park

HOUSING



Pittsburgh Neighborhoods with Rent Information
Pittsburgh Cost of Living Comparison
Housing Resource Center
Pittsburgh City Paper


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