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City Guide

While many cities are defined by their topography and skylines, Pittsburgh is distinguished by its vibrant neighborhoods (and its skyline!). Pittsburgh's strength and grit, diversity and vitality are rooted in our neighborhoods. Although each has its own personality and distinct appeal, Pittsburghers-natives, transplants and boomerangs-make our city the best place to live in the country.

Here's a guide to 12 top neighborhoods in and around the city. Each has great curb appeal (shops and restaurants). Plus, we asked our friends and bargain experts at livingpittsburgh.com (a one-stop source for all things free and affordable in the city) to show you how you can do each neighborhood on the cheap! And don't think we forgot about the suburbs. Be sure to check out the six amazing 'Burgh Burbs below for a more tranquil, scenic take on Pittsburgh.







Best of the 'Burbs
Explore eight great suburban neighborhoods.

Man vs. Casino
Sean Collier doubles down at the region's four casinos.

Dynamic Duo
Eds + meds = city of the future.

Ginny discovers something new about the city she loves.

50 Fun Things
Now you never have an excuse for boredom.

20 Hot Bars
"Shot and a beer" town? You need to get out more.

Essay Contest
Tell us why your 'hood is the best place to live.

Photo Contest
Send us your best photos of your neighborhood.



  For more deals around the city, visit the bargain experts at LivingPittsburgh.com: