Pittsburgh city life
Pittsburgh is comprised of a downtown area, also known as the Golden Triangle, surrounded by four main areas. Downtown is famous for its skyscrapers and modern look, while the north side has a picturesque and warm atmosphere.
The city of Pittsburgh is unique and with plenty of touristic sites. Actually, crossing any of those 446 bridges will be relaxing, when you admire the surroundings. And if you really aim to see the skyline, you may climb into a Duquesne Incline that heads to Mount Washington.
Pittsburgh’s arts and cultural heritage is visible through the jazz, blues and bluegrass music and institutions such as the National Negro Opera company, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Quantum Theatre and the Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh. Events also take place in Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
The amusement park of Kennywood is also popular, as well as Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the National Aviary.
The city is home to professional teams such as the Pirates (baseball), the Steelers (football) or the Penguins (hockey).
International atmosphere in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is mostly inhabited by German Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans and English Americans. In fact, the city is home to a large Italian community and the nation’s biggest Ukrainian and Croatian communities.
According to a study, Pittsburgh is among the 22nd cities of the U.S.A. with 31% of the residents who completed a Bachelor’s degree and in top 15 cities with 85% locals hat completed high school.
Weather in Pittsburgh is defined by its four seasons. While winters are cold and, sometimes snowy, summers are sunny and very warm. In Spring and autumn, climate is mild. The rainiest period is from May to October. Average temperatures are of 22.6°C (72.6°F) in July and -2.0°C (28.4°F) in January.