Allegheny County, with a population as of 2018 of just over 1.2 million people, is Pennsylvania’s second most populous county.
Perhaps best known for the steel industry that thrived in the early 20th century, Pittsburgh now has a diverse and thriving economy. As the second busiest inland port, behind Laredo, Texas, Pittsburgh is home to many Fortune 500 companies including the famous US Steele Corp. and H.J. Heinz Company, but also newer brands such as PNC Bank and PPG Industries. The city’s easy access to highly educated talent from some of the prestigious educational establishments has also meant other industries including hospitals, industrial centers, technology, and research have thrived.
Pittsburgh offers its residents a thriving cultural scene and excellent quality of life.
Locally, the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and Riverhounds have all contributed to local pride with strong teams and world-class venues. Heinz Field (which made a cameo appearance in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”) and PNC Park both offer spectacular views of the city and river while offering attendees of local events world-class entertainment and sports. Also on the river is Highmark Stadium which offers a maximum of 5,000 soccer fans the opportunity to enjoy the sport which is rising in popularity across the country.
Pittsburgh has always had a rich history of diversity from its founding. Best known for our German settling, Pittsburgh has also been home of many prominent Italian, Hispanic, Polish, Lithuanian, African American, Jewish, and Irish communities. This unique melting pot of vibrant demographics means that residents are never without a fantastic authentic meal, electrifying local festivals, and rich culture that rivals some of the world’s largest and most interesting cities.
For those focused on a rich culinary experience, the city was awarded “Food City of the Year” by San Francisco-based af&co in 2019. Noted restaurants included Superior Motors, Driftwood Oven, Sport, Fish nor Fowl, Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette, and Rolling Pepperoni.
The city also regularly ranks high in the nation’s most livable cities. Pittsburgh finished first in 1985, fifth in 1989, fifth in 1993, fourteenth in 1997, and twelfth in 2000. Pittsburgh reclaimed the top spot in 2007 for the Places Rated Almanac. Having also ranked in The Economist, Cities Ranked and Rated, Forbes, Yahoo!, Entrepreneur, and many more, Pittsburgh is sure to impress even the most picky of residents and visitors.
Whether you are searching for our world-famous Carnegie Mellon University, a Broadway production, a thrilling game of soccer, or a dinner that even New Yorker’s would envy, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have something for everyone. We invite you to come visit our thriving metropolis and see for yourself! If you’re already a resident, then come discover a title and closing experience from Pittsburgh’s oldest locally owned title insurance and settlement services company.