Relocation Resources

About the Greater Pittsburgh Area

Pittsburgh has certainly changed in the last century. Though the "Steel City" area is still rooted in industry and energy, it has shifted into a more technology- and education-focused city, attracting major employers such as Google, Apple, and Oculus.

Residents have a myriad of job opportunities within Pittsburgh, but that is not the only reason that it has become a popular place to live. If you are relocating to our area, we hope this important information can help make your move to Pittsburgh easier. 


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Pittsburgh Quick Facts

Population (2015 Estimate): 304,391

Population Change Since 2010: -0.4%

Housing Units (2010): 156,165

Owner-Occupied Housing Unit Rate: 48.8%

Median Home Value: $91,500

Average Travel Time to Work: 23.2 min.

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Why Pittsburgh is Special

Pittsburgh has been in local and national news for all the right reasons recently. Here are its recent accolades:

  • Top 10 Cities Techis Should Consider Moving to in 2016, Huffington Post
  • #1 Food City in 2015, Zagat
  • Northeast's Best Place to Live in 2015, Money Magazine
  • World's Most Livable Cities in 2015, Metropolis Magazine
  • Most Livable Location in the Continental U.S., The Economist's livability survey


Top Employers in Pittsburgh

Many people relocate to Pittsburgh for the job opportunities, and there are certainly many major corporations to choose from. The largest employers in the Pittsburgh area include the Duquesne Light Company, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals, PNC Financial Services Group, and Highmark Inc.


Helpful Resources for Living in Pittsburgh

Relocating to Pittsburgh means you'll need to know about the details of day-to-day life once you move here: getting to work, going to school, and navigating the Greater Pittsburgh area. We've provided this list of helpful resources for you to learn more about the area.

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Commuting Options

Airport: Pittsburgh International Airport

County Transportation: Port Authority of Allegheny County (bus, light rail, incline)

Alternative Transportation: Pittsburgh Bike Share, Amtrak, CommuteInfo (ridesharing)

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Homes & Condos

Pittsburgh has a variety of residential real estate options, ranging from condos in Downtown Pittsburgh to modern-day mansions in a community outside the city. You can search for homes in Greater Pittsburgh by community or perform your own search with this easy-to-use search tool.

We'll Make Your Relocation to Pittsburgh Easier

Our full-time Relocation Department will act as your moving guide to Greater Pittsburgh, making your relocation much smoother and more enjoyable. We would be happy to help! Just call us at 724.941.8680 to talk to our real estate and relocation experts. 

Greater Pittsburgh Relocation Resources

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