Pittsburgh rises to No. 8 on Livability.com 2019 list of surest areas to are living

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The news arrived Tuesday afternoon by the use of e mail, in the type of a "Congratulations!," through which we discovered, "Pittsburgh has been named some of the 2019 desirable a hundred greatest areas to live through Livability.com, outpacing more than 1,000 cities."

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amongst cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million, Pittsburgh was No. eight in the site's survey that focused on the question: "What concerns most to you when you're deciding where to live?" and who did the answering: 1,000 millennials nationwide. The Livability survey's reply — in a landslide — turned into: affordability.

It's a huge flow up for Pittsburgh, which became No. 34 ultimate year. In August of remaining year, our city with a Golden Triangle changed into named the 2d most livable metropolis in america, in response to The world Liveability Index, an annual report with the aid of The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The site examined more than 1,000 cities "in response to hundreds of information aspects measuring economics, housing, facilities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, training and health care" to calculate what it calls the "LivScore" for each and every metropolis.

"Pittsburgh has a certain beauty and grittiness that, for my part, doesn't exist somewhere else," the website quoted Katie Gilronan, public relations and media supervisor at FlexJobs (a job-finding site primarily based in Boulder, Colo.). "The metropolis is attainable, the people are friendly, the restaurant scene is 2d to none, and there's at all times whatever fun to do! Plus, our skyline is quite simply breathtaking. And for these like myself who work from home, the city has a variety of super espresso shops and co-working areas to take advantage of."

The site also gave us first rate grades for normal intelligence.

"Pittsburgh may well be well-known as the metal metropolis" — I wager we haven't moved beyond the "metal" first branding — "for its 300-plus metal-linked groups and its six-time championship profitable NFL crew, the Pittsburgh Steelers, yet when it involves arts, training and tradition amenities, the metropolis is far from the tension such a name might also suggest. With more than 60 faculties and universities, together with analysis and development leaders Carnegie-Mellon and the tuition of Pittsburgh, the city also earns praise for its smart population."

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here is the sixth year that "Livability editors and records scientists have mixed our obsessions with cities and facts to create our annual rating of the precise a hundred finest places to live in america," Winona Dimeo-Ediger, the web site's editor-in-chief, writes.

The site partnered with Ipsos, a global market research company, to survey more than 1,000 millennials "about the factors which are most critical to them when determining the place to are living," and contains particulars about the way it gathers data and calculates its LivScore. 

The correct 10 cities on Livability's true 100 ideal places to live record are:

  • Boise, Idaho
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Madison, Wis.
  • Iowa city, Iowa
  • Rochester, Minn.
  • Columbia, Mo.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Pittsburgh
  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Greenville, S.C.
  • Sharon Eberson: seberson@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1960. Twitter: @SEberson_pg.