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Pittsburgh’s Real Estate Market – From Worst to First

January 26th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Both Pittsburgh’s residential real estate market and commercial real estate market have received praise for their strength in recent days. Moody’s ranked the Pittsburgh commercial real estate market the best in the nation in its latest survey of the market in 60 metropolitan regions. Back in 2005, it was ranked among the worst for owners […]

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A Tale of Two Different Pittsburghs

January 21st, 2009 · 11 Comments

The New York Times earlier this month did a news story on Pittsburgh titled, For Pittsburgh, There’s Life After Steel. It spins a story of a relatively recession-proof city that has turned the corner in its economic transformation. Although it faced tough times when others prospered, it now finds itself in the sweet spot with […]

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Pittsburgh Diverges From Nationwide Economy

August 21st, 2008 · 13 Comments

Pittsburgh seems to be moving to the beat of a different drummer recently. I’ve frequently seen the comment that Pittsburgh’s real estate market didn’t have the excesses of other markets and so wasn’t experiencing the same downturn in the housing market. If that’s true, then the current housing created nationwide economic slowdown might not have […]

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Pittsburgh Crime Down

June 11th, 2008 · 10 Comments

A preliminary report from the FBI has noted a slight decrease in violent crime in Pittsburgh and a dramatic decrease in property crimes in 2007. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review coverage is here.

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Upper St Clair Best for Intellectual Retirees.

June 8th, 2008 · 10 Comments

The U.S. News & World Report named Upper St. Clair one of “The 10 Brainiest Places to Retire.” USNWR was looking for thriving intellectual and cultural centers where retired individuals who want to keep on learning can stay as busy as they want to be – and with Pittsburgh’s thriving downtown area and 29 colleges […]

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Pittsburgh Art Festivals

May 30th, 2008 · 13 Comments

With all of the opportunities to observe art in Pittsburgh, it’s no wonder that Pittsburgh was named one of the five best places for the creative class (read more here). Starting June 6th, the Three Rivers Arts Festival will descend onto the streets of downtown Pittsburgh. Apparently, they didn’t hear that there is a shortage […]

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Pittsburgh Marathon – Welcome Back!

May 23rd, 2008 · 8 Comments

In what is being called a positive sign for the city of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Marathon will run in 2009 for the first time since 2003, thanks to sponsorship by Dick’s Sporting Goods. It will be the 20th running of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, or the Pittsburgh […]

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No Road Rage Here!

May 21st, 2008 · 18 Comments

Pittsburgh tops the list of the most courteous drivers in the nation. It also had the lowest percentage of drivers reporting cell phone use by other drivers. Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times. Drawing by Mike Kline via a creative commons license.

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Pittsburgh tops 2008 list of Best Cities for Relocating Families

May 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Worldwide ERC named Pittsburgh #1 on its 2008 list of Best Cities for Relocating Families in the Large Metro The rest of the list can be found here. It’s interesting that six of the top ten could essentially be considered Midwest Cities (Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Columbus, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati. With three of the other […]

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Pittsburgh ranked 26th for Global Livability by Economist

June 7th, 2007 · No Comments

The link is here. It may be behind a premium content wall, but all I had to do was go to the home page and view an ad to get to it. For whatever reason, I think there is a midwest curve on this survey. Cleveland is tied at #26. And Detroit, pretty universally cited […]

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