For the second time since 2009, the Economist rated Pittsburgh the most livable city in the continental United States, based on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
The concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. Assessing liveability has a broad range of uses, from benchmarking perceptions of development levels to assigning a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability rating quantifies the challenges that might be presented to an individual’s lifestyle in any given location, and allows for direct comparison between locations.
“It’s great to celebrate the accolades that were made possible through the spirit of innovation here, fueled by the passion of Pittsburgh residents and decision makers,” said Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH.
Pittsburgh has been popular with the top ten lists lately. Pacific Standard and New York Times recognized Pittsburgh as a place for upward mobility, The Daily Beast highlighted our–how to say this–love of food. In 2012, Men’s Health listed Pittsburgh as one of the top ten most dog friendly cities in the US.In short, Pittsburgh is a great place to be for everyone. In addition, the real estate site Zillow, says Pittsburgh has a healthy residential market.
Full Report by The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/08/daily-chart-13