Known for years as the "Steel City" because of its large collection of steel-related businesses, Pittsburgh is also called the "City of Bridges." The number, 446, may seem excessive, but not when you consider that Pittsburgh stands at the head of the Ohio River, which is formed by the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. All this water is offset by a diverse downtown area that features 30 skyscrapers, two inclines, a busy cultural district, a pre-revolutionary fort and more bars per capita than anywhere else in the country. In addition, the downtown area called Firstside, which borders the Monongahela, is experiencing new population growth through the residential conversion of historic buildings and construction of new condo towers.

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Home buyers are drawn to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for its good values in real estate, lower cost of living and jobs for office workers, educators, executives and sales professionals. Technology, healthcare, robotics, engineering and tourism have taken over from many of the long-time steel and electronics giants and new career directions are embraced by residents who are college-educated young professionals between the ages of 20 and 29. Here you will find 69 institutions of higher learning, including many renowned R&D facilities, as well as libraries, museums and medical centers.

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