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Pittsburgh Accolades

Pittsburgh is proud to rank among the top places to live, work, and visit in the United States. Learn more about Pittsburgh's awards and press mentions here.

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.

2019

  • Pittsburgh is ranked among the top three best cities in the U.S. for first-time homebuyers according to Lending Tree. 
  • WalletHub released a report on best football cities for fans and Pittsburgh has been ranked No. 1 overall and No. 1 for large cities. 
  • Pittsburgh’s Great Allegheny Passage has been named one of the top eco-friendly travel destinations by Ecophiles.
  • WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh among the top 25 college towns in the nation. Pittsburgh is the top travel destination in the world for Gen Z, according to Budget Travel
  • WalletHub says Pittsburgh is one of the best cities for jobs.
  • Expedia Canada named Pittsburgh one of the top must-visit hockey destinations across the U.S. and Canada. 
  • Pittsburgh has been awarded the Most Caring Cities Award for the state of Pennsylvania through Insurify’s Season of Giving Awards, an honor that recognizes the community in each state with the highest percentage of workers who epitomize the spirit of giving.

2018

  • Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city in the London issue of National Geographic Traveller’s cool cities to visit in 2019.
  • Af&co, Restaurant & Hospitality Consultants, says Pittsburgh is the food city of the year for 2019. 
  • Pittsburgh makes Endless Vacation’s top reasons to travel in 2019. 
  • Pittsburgh is ranked in the top ten on SmartAsset’s list of Best Cities for Beer Drinkers. 
  • According to WalletHub, Pittsburgh is the 4th best city for sports. 
  • Pittsburgh is one of eight most digitally inclusive tech cities says the Brookings Institution
  • Pittsburgh ranked as the No. 1 city to snag a sweet home on a 60k annual salary according to Realator.com 
  • Livability.com ranked Pittsburgh the No. 2 home base city for travel addicts.
  • For the second year in a row, Pittsburgh is the best city for jobs according to Glassdoor.
  • Pittsburgh is the 4th best city for craft brewing says MoveBudda.com
  • U.S. News & World Report says Pittsburgh is one of the best places to retire. 
  • Pittsburgh ranked No. 18 of the most hipster-friendly cities in the world by MoveHub.com. Factors such as local coffeehouses, vintage shops and tattoo parlors attributed to this ranking. 
  • LiveCareer.com ranked Pittsburgh as the #2 city for software developers. 
  • JD Power marks Pittsburgh International Airport as the seventh best medium-sized airport in North America for passenger satisfaction. 
  • Pittsburgh’s Point Park University is ranked No. 8 on Playbill.com’s list of the top ten most represented colleges on Broadway
  • OnStage Blog ranked Point Park University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance program at No. 3 in the nation, along with its Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at No. 9. 
  • GoBankingRates.com has rated Pittsburgh as one of the cheapest places to retire in the U.S. 
  • According to the Economic Intelligence Unit, Pittsburgh is ranked as the 2nd most livable city in the U.S., 1st in the continental U.S. and 32nd in the world.
  • Realtor says Pittsburgh is in the top 10 of best places for singles to live, play and buy a house. 
  • TripAdvisor says the Lawrenceville neighborhood is one of the coolest in the U.S. 
  • The National Center for Arts Research's Arts Vibrancy Index Report, which identifies arts-vibrant communities, ranked Pittsburgh at No. 20 on its list of metropolitan areas or metro divisions with populations of more than one million. 
  • Pittsburgh ranks as the most undervalued city in America, according to SmartAsset. 
  • According to WalletHub, Pittsburgh ranks 11th out of the top 100 cities for the best recreation. 
  • Pittsburgh ranks as the number one city for the most affordable rent with only 21.9% of the shared household income being spent on rent, according to Zillow.
  • MSN ranked Pennsylvania as the 25th best state to retire in with mentions of Pittsburgh being one of the best places to retire on a limited budget.
  • WalletHub ranks Pittsburgh as the 3rd best city for hockey. 
  • Pittsburgh ranks as the No. 1 city for young people to live based on job opportunities, affordability and livability, according to Apartment List. 
  • The Sporting News ranks Heinz Field the 5th best stadium in the NFL. 
  • According to the Trust for Public Land, Pittsburgh’s park system ranks 23rd out of 100 based on the city’s parks’ access, acreage, investment and amenities. 
  • PNC Park is one of baseball’s most highly regarded ballparks according to Ballpark Digest. 
  • The American Fitness Index ranks Pittsburgh 1st among the 100 largest U.S. cities in regards to community features that promote a fit population. 
  • Pittsburgh is ranked No. 20 by WalletHub as one of the best summer travel destinations as well as being ranked 8th for safety.
  • Ceoworld Magazine ranks Pittsburgh as the 9th best city in the United States for university students. 
  • Pittsburgh is ranked No. 13 for the best city to start a career, according to WalletHub. 
  • Bustle ranks Pittsburgh in the top 10 of best summer vacation destinations where vacationers can save “big” if booked a month in advance. 
  • Pittsburgh secured the top spot as the best city for first-time homebuyers says SmartAsset
  • Forbes’ ranking of Major League Baseball parks lists Pittsburgh’s PNC Park at No. 5. 
  • According to LendingTree, Pittsburgh was named in the top three popular cities among millennial homebuyers. 
  • The Pittsburgh International Airport is ranked No. 13 in the top 15 best airports in the U.S., according to Time.com. 
  • Pittsburgh is home to the Carnegie Mellon University, which holds the No. 1 graduate program for artificiali in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report. 
  • Airports Council International ranked Pittsburgh 3rd among best airports in the North American region. 
  • Pittsburgh was ranked No. 1 for best weekend getaways in Pennsylvania by PlanetWare. 
  • Based off of economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and health care, Livability ranked Pittsburgh 34 out of the top 100 places to live in the world. 
  • Pittsburgh is listed amongst the top 50 best college town sports scenes according to GoodDeedSeats. 
  • Cube Smart, one of the nation’s leading storage companies, named Pittsburgh best city for millennials to flourish based off of entertainment, job growth, sustainability, affordability and diversity. 
  • Pittsburgh ranks No. 2 in Overall Performance Level of NFL Team and No. 1 in NFL Fan Engagement according to WalletHub
  • The Travel Channel named Pittsburgh's KidsBURGH as a top 10 budget-friendly, family-fun summer vacation destination.
  • Pittsburgh named one of four tech hubs in the U.S. to watch in 2018 via VentureBeat.
  • Squirrel Hill ranks No. 3 for neighborhoods that have it all according to Redfin.
  • The Daily Meal named Pittsburgh the Hippest City in the state of Pennsylvania. 
  • National Geographic listed Pittsburgh among 30 of the Best Cities in the United States based on unconventional metrics believed to lead to happiness, including: green spaces, galleries, coffee shops, breweries, music venues, "Instagrammable" moments, and more.  
  • Pittsburgh is considered in the Top 5 Budget Friendly Alternatives to a Big Apple Vacation according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Money ranked East Liberty & Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh, PA) no. 1 in the Top 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America right now.

2017

  • WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh as the 4th best large city for sports.
  • Pittsburgh was rated as the top retirement spot in the United States by Bankrate.com, beating out Miami, Florida.
  • Glassdoor, a job search site, raked Pittsburgh as no. 1 city for finding a job, siting engineers, nurses and project managers are in high demand in the one-time manufacturing hub. 
  • Apartment List says Pittsburgh is the no. 1 city that appeals to millennials.
  • According to MarketWatch, Pittsburgh ranked no. 41 on the Global Livability Ranking, one of only six American cities to be on the list, as well as the 6th most livable city in the U.S.
  • WalletHub compared 62 of the largest U.S. cities and Pittsburgh comes in at #3 of the best cities to live. 
  • DK Eyewitness Travel listed Pittsburgh as the 9th best US city for weekend breaks this summer. 
  • Smartasset named Pittsburgh the 2nd best city for college grads in their 2016 edition. 
  • Reader’s Digest mentioned Pittsburgh in the Pennsylvania section of America’s Best Road Trips Are in these 5 States. 
  • WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh the 3rd best city for hockey fans in 2017 on their list of 72 cities. With the factors used, Pittsburgh ranked 1st in highest NHL fan engagement. 
  • Smartertravel listed Pittsburgh as one of the 10 insanely affordable summer destinations for 2017.
  • MoveBuddha looked at over 100 cities and ranked Pittsburgh 3rd on its list of top 10 cities for young families. 
  • RewardExpert says Pittsburgh is a top 5 staycation city in 2017.
  • CNBC named Pittsburgh the 2nd best city for millennials.
  • RewardExpert named Pittsburgh a top 10 kid-friendly city to visit in 2017. 
  • Travel + Leisure says Pittsburgh is one of the best cities for architecture. 
  • Pittsburgh International Airport was named Airport of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine.
  • Smart Asset says Pittsburgh is the 4th best city for foodies, noting “Pittsburgh is climbing the culinary charts.
  • According to Shermans Travel, Pittsburgh was included on the list of the top 10 budget destinations of 2017 because of the affordable hotels and the lists of evolving restaurants and bars. They could not leave out that Uber used Pittsburgh as a pilot city for their self-driving cars.
  • On a list of different countries, states and cities, Pittsburgh was named America’s Most Underrated City, and was ranked number 4 out of the 17 best places to travel in 2017 by Harper’s BAZAAR.
  • WalletHub looked for the best and worst cities for an active lifestyle in 2017 and Pittsburgh ranked as the 7th overall best city for an active lifestyle.
  • Oakmont Country Club, known to host the U.S. Open, is consistently ranked a great course, and was recently named the 5th greatest golf course out of 100 in America by GolfDigest.
  • According to a WalletHub Study, Pittsburgh is 2017’s 10th best metro area for STEM professionals.
  • Luxe Adventure Traveler included Pittsburgh on their list of 17 places to travel in 2017, Pittsburgh being 7th.
  • Pittsburgh ranks 3rd among CNBC’s top 15 cities in America where you can live like royalty on a $60,000 salary.
  • According to the New York Times, Pittsburgh falls among one of the five cities where less than $1,000 a month can buy a home.
  • The AFAR editor team traveled the United States in 2016 and came up with a list of 16 destinations that are closer to home that they feel as though travelers should explore, Pittsburgh being one of them. 
  • WalletHub analyzed 244 U.S. cities and found that Pittsburgh is 2017’s 2nd Best City for Football Fans.
  • National Geographic Traveller says that Pittsburgh’s culinary scene is a reason to visit in 2017.
  • Travel + Leisure, along with Niche, says that St. Patrick’s Day is best celebrated in Pittsburgh, given that 14% of the population is Irish.
  • According to Forbes, Pittsburgh is one of the 10 best cities if you want to retire early, due to its reasonable cost of living and high quality of life score.
  • Patch.com ranked Pittsburgh 1st on a list of Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback because it is now a place where people work, stay, dine, and hang out.
  • Business Insider looked at 13 US cities where young people are buying the most homes, and Pittsburgh was number one on the list.
  • According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh tops a list of Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback from Realtor.com because of the mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
  • Pittsburgh is ranked 20th out of 100 of the 2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live by livability.com
  • USA Today’s 10Best voted the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh One of the Nation’s Ten Best Museums for Families, coming in at number 5 on the list.
  • The city of Pittsburgh is ranked the 21st best US City to Spend a Weekend In by Thrillist Travel.
  • According to SmartAsset, Pittsburgh comes in as the 7th best city for runners, partly due to its walkability.
  • In RewardExpert’s ranking of the Best Cities to Travel with Pets in 2017, Pittsburgh was ranked 6th out of 53 evaluated cities. They were evaluated based on three categories: Pet Needs, Pet Recreation and City Profile.
  • Pittsburgh was named the Best City for Taking a Hike, according to RewardExpert, given that there are 18 hiking trails per hundred thousand residents.
  • Bankrate.com ranked the Pittsburgh area as the nation’s best place to retire out of the 50 largest metro areas, due to its high-quality health care, low crime rate, and lots of other seniors.
  • DK Eyewitness Travel ranked Pittsburgh as one of the best alternative US destinations for fall travel, due to its fine arts and food-and-drink scenes.
  • Expedia’s Viewfinder travel blog named Pittsburgh one of the 25 best cities for holiday shopping, thanks to the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, Handmade Arcade, and other holiday attractions.
  • Pittsburgh was rated as the top retirement spot in the United States by Bankrate.com, beating out Miami, Florida.
  • Glassdoor, a job search site, raked Pittsburgh as no. 1 city for finding a job, siting engineers, nurses and project managers are in high demand in the one-time manufacturing hub. 
  • Apartment List says Pittsburgh is the no. 1 city that appeals to millennials.  
  • According to MarketWatch, Pittsburgh ranked no. 41 on the Global Livability Ranking, one of only six American cities to be on the list, as well as the 6th most livable city in the U.S 
  • WalletHub compared 62 of the largest U.S. cities and Pittsburgh comes in at #3 of the best cities to live. 
  • DK Eyewitness Travel listed Pittsburgh as the 9th best US city for weekend breaks this summer. 
  • Smartasset named Pittsburgh the 2nd best city for college grads in their 2016 edition.
  • Reader’s Digest mentioned Pittsburgh in the Pennsylvania section of America’s Best Road Trips Are in these 5 States. 
  • WalletHub ranked Pittsburgh the 3rd best city for hockey fans in 2017 on their list of 72 cities. With the factors used, Pittsburgh ranked 1st in highest NHL fan engagement.  
  • Smartertravel listed Pittsburgh as one of the 10 insanely affordable summer destinations for 2017.
  • MoveBuddha looked at over 100 cities and ranked Pittsburgh 3rd on its list of top 10 cities for young families. 
  • RewardExpert says Pittsburgh is a top 5 staycation city in 2017.  
  • CNBC named Pittsburgh the 2nd best city for millennials. 
  • RewardExpert named Pittsburgh a top 10 kid-friendly city to visit in 2017. 
  • Travel + Leisure says Pittsburgh is one of the best cities for architecture. 
  • Pittsburgh International Airport was named Airport of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine.
  • Smart Asset says Pittsburgh is the 4th best city for foodies, noting “Pittsburgh is climbing the culinary charts".
  • According to Shermans Travel, Pittsburgh was included on the list of the top 10 budget destinations of 2017 because of the affordable hotels and the lists of evolving restaurants and bars. They could not leave out that Uber used Pittsburgh as a pilot city for their self-driving cars. 
  • On a list of different countries, states and cities, Pittsburgh was named America’s Most Underrated City, and was ranked number 4 out of the 17 best places to travel in 2017 by Harper’s Bazaar
  • WalletHub looked for the best and worst cities for an active lifestyle in 2017 and Pittsburgh ranked as the 7th overall best city for an active lifestyle. 
  • Oakmont Country Club, known to host the U.S. Open, is consistently ranked a great course, and was recently named the 5th greatest golf course out of 100 in America by GolfDigest
  • According to a WalletHub Study, Pittsburgh is 2017’s 10th best metro area for STEM professionals. 
  • Luxe Adventure Traveler included Pittsburgh on their list of 17 places to travel in 2017, Pittsburgh being 7th. 
  • Pittsburgh ranks 3rd among CNBC’s top 15 cities in America where you can live like royalty on a $60,000 salary. 
  • According to the New York Times, Pittsburgh falls among one of the five cities where less than $1,000 a month can buy a home. 
  • The AFAR editor team traveled the United States in 2016 and came up with a list of 16 destinations that are closer to home that they feel as though travelers should explore, Pittsburgh being one of them. 
  • According to SmartAsset, Pittsburgh is ranked 4th out of the top 10 best cities for foodies. 
  • WalletHub analyzed 244 U.S. cities and found that Pittsburgh is 2017’s 2nd Best City for Football Fans. 
  • National Geographic Traveller says that Pittsburgh’s culinary scene is a reason to visit in 2017. 
  • Travel + Leisure, along with Niche, says that St. Patrick’s Day is best celebrated in Pittsburgh, given that 14% of the population is Irish.
  • According to Forbes, Pittsburgh is one of the 10 best cities if you want to retire early, due to its reasonable cost of living and high quality of life score.
  • Patch.com ranked Pittsburgh 1st on a list of Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback because it is now a place where people work, stay, dine, and hang out.
  • Business Insider looked at 13 US cities where young people are buying the most homes, and Pittsburgh was number one on the list. 
  • According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh tops a list of Top 10 Cities Where Downtown is Making a Comeback from Realtor.com because of the mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. 
  • Pittsburgh is ranked 20th out of 100 of the 2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live by livability.com
  • USA Today’s 10Best voted the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh One of the Nation’s Ten Best Museums for Families, coming in at number 5 on the list. 
  • The city of Pittsburgh is ranked the 21st best US City to Spend a Weekend In by Thrillist Travel
  • Business Insider reported on data from SmartAsset that shows Pittsburgh is the number one city in America to buy your first home. 
  • According to SmartAsset, Pittsburgh comes in as the 7th best city for runners, partly due to its walkability. 
  • In RewardExpert’s ranking of the Best Cities to Travel with Pets in 2017, Pittsburgh was ranked 6th out of 53 evaluated cities. They were evaluated based on three categories: Pet Needs, Pet Recreation and City Profile. 
  • Pittsburgh was named the Best City for Taking a Hike, according to RewardExpert, given that there are 18 hiking trails per hundred thousand residents.

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
  • HSH.com, 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 Forbes.com, 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.
  • CareerCast.com 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.
  • SmartAsset.com 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 Livablitiy.com 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.
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