Relocating to the Greater Pittsburgh Area
Pittsburgh—commonly known as Steel City—has experienced a remarkable resurgence over the last few decades. Once a booming manufacturing town, this metropolis has gained a new reputation for its amazing landmarks and museums, affordable homes, and urban yet close-knit locale.
There's never been a better time to relocate to the area—and as multi-generational Pittsburgh locals, we have what it takes to help you settle into your new home and truly live your dream lifestyle. Take a look at our resources below to start your move off right, or give us a call to get started!
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Get to Know Steel City
Want to explore the highlights of Pittsburgh? Our exclusive area guide can tell you everything you need to know, from local highlights to prime homes for sale. Give it a read and let us know what you think—and if you have any questions, we'd love to give you a personal tour of the city!
Popular Pittsburgh Suburbs
Rolling hills, mature trees, and an inherently serene locale make Bethel Park a top-notch spot for residents—and it's also just 10 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh.
Small-town charm awaits in Castle Shannon, a smaller suburb of Pittsburgh. This area is defined by its top-rated school districts, ideal location, and local businesses on Library Road.
Tucked just a half hour from Downtown Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon has earned quite a few accolades for its schools and hometown charm. Other highlights include its malls and local parks.
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Tips for Tackling Moving Day
Let's face it—moving, whether it's across the street or across the country, is no picnic. But with some careful planning, the entire process can be relatively stress-free! Take a look at our exclusive moving tips to make sure your transition goes off without a hitch.
Financing Your Home
Need help finding the right mortgage? Not sure how much you can actually afford to spend on a house? No matter where you are in the process, we have some recommendations to help you navigate the financial aspect of home-buying.
Commuting & Getting Around
Want to cut down your commute or plan your route? Check out our commuting guide for even more details!
The Greater Pittsburgh area is connected by a network of major highways, including I-279, I-79, I-376, I-76, US-19, US-30, and other state routes.
The Pittsburgh Port Authority operates bus, light rail, and incline route throughout the city and the surrounding area. For schedules, please visit the Port Authority website.
The Pittsburgh International Airport is located in the western region of the city, just 20 minutes from Downtown. The airport is currently undergoing a $1.39 billion renovation.
Local Utility Providers
For more specific utility providers based on your area of choice, please contact us for additional information!
Live Like a Pittsburgh Local
Want to experience the best flavors of Pittsburgh? Start by savoring New American cuisine at Altius, grab a steak from Capital Grille, or relish in homey Italian fare courtesy of DiAnoia's Eatery. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina has some of the best South American bites around, and you simply can't beat Pittsburgh's unique bar and nightlife scene.
Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas have a number of DMVs—new residents must complete a health physical and visit a DMV in-person to apply for a new license. Existing residents can renew licenses and registrations online. You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person. All Pennsylvania taxes can be paid online—city taxes vary by area. If you live in the City of Pittsburgh, you can browse their tax breakdown here.
Most school districts in Pittsburgh are managed on a local level—however, if you live in the city, you'll likely be zoned for Pittsburgh Public Schools. Many children also attend magnet, charter, or private schools. Major colleges, such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Duquesne University are all based in Pittsburgh.
Find Your Niche in Pittsburgh
Does Pittsburgh sound like the right fit for you? Whether you're actively looking at homes or still considering a relocation, you can trust Century 21 Frontier to help you navigate the entire process. We have a number of local offices throughout the area, and our agents are fully equipped to find you the best possible home. Take a look at our resources below to get started—we look forward to welcoming you home!