Pittsburgh named one of 2019’s best places to live


Gage Goulding

Downtown Pittsburgh skyline

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

PITTSBURGH – Livability recently released their annual list of the top 100 places to live in the United States.

While creating the list, over 1,000 cities were examined through a rigorous process. The editors of Livability start off by examining a large amount of data from each city such as economics, housing, education, health care and many other factors.

The next step in the process involves asking one question. This year, the question was “What matters most to you when you’re deciding where to live.”

After all of the research, the list of the top 100 places to live was released. The top five places were:

  1. Boise, Idaho
  2. Raleigh, North Carolina
  3. Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Iowa City, Iowa
  5. Rochester, Minnesota

Pittsburgh ranked near the top of the list at No. 8. The Steel City was ranked below Columbia, Missouri and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Also, Pittsburgh was ranked above Lincoln, Nebraska and Greenville, South Carolina.

“Ninety unique neighborhoods make up this city that’s especially proud of its rich sports history, visual arts and Heinz ketchup,” Livability described.

The places that were not as lucky and fell in the final five were:

  1. Des Moines, Iowa
  2. Great Falls, Montana
  3. Bangor, Maine
  4. Tucson, Arizona
  5. St. Louis, Missouri

To view the entire list, visit their website here.