Pittsburgh Fast Facts
City population: 369,879
County Population: 1,281,666
Average High Temperature (July): 82.5°F
Average Low Temperature (Jan): 20.8°F
Pittsburgh is a vibrant city, offering affordable living, distinctive neighborhoods, and an abundance of entertainment and leisure activities. Located where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, the Pittsburgh area boasts a population of over 2.6 million and combines the amenities of a large city with the friendly feel of a small town. Safe neighborhoods, excellent restaurants and clubs, and an exciting art and music scene make Pittsburgh a great place to work and play. We believe that quality of life is important.
Allegheny County has more than 1,700 bridges and 720 are within the Pittsburgh city limits.
#1 Most livable city in the United States (2010, Forbes.com; 2009 The Economist; 2007 and 1985 Rand-McNally’s Places Rated Almanac).
University of Pittburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Please read more about the University of Pittsburgh at their website.
Out-of-state scholars and resident advisors will stay in the Bouquet Gardens in Oakland, one of the newest residence halls on the Pitt campus. Bouquet Gardens consists of nine garden-style apartment buildings. Located a few blocks from the heart of campus, Bouquet Gardens accommodates 651 students in 172 units. Each air-conditioned unit is furnished and includes a kitchen, living room, and dining area. Each floor offers two large lounge areas, two smaller study lounges, communal bathrooms, and a laundry room. Bouquet Gardens buildings A-H have four single bedrooms and two bathrooms. Building J consists of three-person apartments with one bathroom and four-person units with two bathrooms. Building J also contains a small mail center, fitness center, and indoor bike parking. Scholars and resident advisors will get meals at Schenley Café.
Take a panoramic tour of Bouquet Gardens: http://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing/halls/bouquet.php
Things to Do and Community Resources
Pittsburgh has undergone a striking renaissance from a down-and-out smokestack to a gleaming cultural oasis. There are great restaurants, excellent shopping, breakthrough galleries and prestigious museums.
Food, sports, music, and the arts—you’ll find all that in Pittsburgh, and more! Here are a few Web links to get you started.
Events, Newspapers, and Guides
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