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

Central Westmoreland

This one-of-a-kind region boasts a variety of quaint suburbs, four state parks, as well as top-rated school districts and easy access to the big city.

Mon Valley

Mon Valley is a unique region with traditional manufacturing roots, convenient suburban communities, as well as a positive outlook for the future.

North Hills

Consisting of Pittsburgh's northernmost suburbs, the North Hills offers a diverse mix of affordable and luxury homes, all of which boast an ideal location just minutes away from one of Pennsylvania's largest cities.

South Hills

Whether you're searching for a metropolitan condo with skyline views, a historic home in Carrick, or a sprawling single-family home near Bethel Park, you'll have no trouble finding a new place to settle down in the South Hills.


Comprising both Washington and Greene Counties, the Washington-Greene district is Pennsylvania's southwesternmost region—and it's also ideally located less than an hour away from everything Pittsburgh has to offer..

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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!

Major highways

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.

Public transit

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!


Most of Pittsburgh is served by Duquesne Light Company and Frontier Utilities. Provider coverage and availability can vary if you live in the suburbs.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is provided by Equitable/Peoples Gas, Columbia Gas, Dominion Energy, Direct Energy, and Novec.

Live Like a Pittsburgh Local

Arts & Culture

Thanks to its major role during the Gilded Age, Pittburgh has a unique arts and culture scene that's worth checking out. Be sure to visit the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, or catch a show at one of the area's theatres. Pittsburgh also has its own ballet company, symphony, and convention center.


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.


Get ready to cheer on the home team—Pittsburgh has a number of professional and semi-pro teams that play right here in the city. Favorites include the Steelers football team, the Pirates baseball team, the Penguins hockey team, as well as a few prominent D1 college teams in various sports. Heinz Field and PNC Park are the biggest stadiums in the city.

Government Services

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.


Pittsburgh is home to some of the most advanced hospitals in the entire nation. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Allegheny Health Network are two of the largest providers in the area, and both consistently rank among the best in the United States. In fact, U.S. News and World Report has listed both hospitals on their Honor Roll every year since 2000.


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.

Meet Our Relocation Experts

Jodi Westhoven

Relocation Director

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!

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