Life in Pittsburgh

Watch our experts discuss life in Pittsburgh:

Edward Chu, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Amanda Gillespie-Twardy, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow

We believe that quality of life is important for our Hematology Oncology fellows.

Pittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh boasts a population of more than 2.6 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, excellent restaurants and clubs, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play.

Pittsburgh Facts

  • City population: 369,879
  • Allegheny county population: 1,281,666
  • Average high temperature (July): 82.5°F
  • Average low temperature (January): 20.8°F
  • Allegheny County has more than 1,700 bridges and 720 are within the Pittsburgh city limits.
  • Pittsburgh has been ranked the No. 1 most livable city in the United States by:
    •, 2010
    • The Economist, 2009
    • Rand-McNally Places Rated Almanac, 2007 and 1985

Things to Do and Community Resources

Pittsburgh SkylinePittsburgh has undergone a striking renaissance from a down-and-out smokestack to a gleaming cultural oasis. There are great restaurants, excellent shopping, breakthrough galleries, and prestigious museums.

Food, sports, music, and the arts – you’ll find it all in Pittsburgh, and more! Here are a few Web links to get you started.

Events, Newspapers, and Guides

Outdoor Activities

Spectator Sports


The Arts

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