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Pittsburgh, PA Real Estate

Pittsburgh (/ˈpɪtsbərɡ/, PITS-burg) is the seat of Allegheny County and with a population of 307,484 is the second-largest city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. With a metropolitan CSA population of 2,661,369 it is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and the 22nd-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 related businesses and "the City of Bridges" for its world record 446 bridges. The city also features 29 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification, and the source of the Ohio at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny. This vital link of the Atlantic coast and the Mid-west cuts through the mineral-rich Alleghenies and made the Pittsburgh area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, Civil War raiders and media networks.

Legendary for its steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transport, computing, retail, autos and electronics. This creative wealth placed Pittsburgh third (after New York City and Chicago) in corporate headquarter jobs for much of the 20th century, second only to New York in bank assets with more stockholders per capita than any other U.S. city. America's 1980s shift from heavy industry to a service economy laid-off millions from the area's sprawling steel mills and electronics/appliances factories. The diaspora of "blue collar" workers was joined by thousands of "white collar" employees when multi-billion dollar corporate raids relocated the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters of Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Rockwell and Westinghouse. This status as a world industrial and banking center, its "melting pot" of industrial immigrant workers, and top 10 rank among the largest cities in the U.S. until 1950 and metros until 1980 has left the region with a plethora of internationally-regarded museums, medical centers, parks, research infrastructure, libraries and a vibrantly diverse cultural district.

These legacies have helped Pittsburgh win first place as America's "most livable city" by Places Rated Almanac, Forbes, and The Economist while inspiring National Geographic and Today to name the city a top world destination. More tangibly, the area has added 3,304 hotel rooms since 2004 and boasts higher occupancy than 11 comparable cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Google, Intel and Apple are among 1,600 tech firms generating $10.8 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. Since the 1980s the city has also served as national headquarters for both federal cyber defense and robotics. The area boasts 31 non-profit universities and colleges including seven venerable universities in the city, with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon as national leaders in R&D expenditures spurring multiple startups annually.

The nation's fifth-largest bank, 9 Fortune 500s and six of the top 300 US law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, while RAND, BNYMellon, Nova Chemicals, Bayer, FedEx and GSK have large regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth best metro for U.S. job growth despite the global recession. Area retail and housing have also grown despite the subprime crisis with the multi-million dollar SouthSide Works, Bakery Square, and Washington's Landing repurposing former industrial sites.

Pittsburgh is a leader in LEED technology, with 60 total and 10 of the world's first "green" buildings, including downtown's convention center, even as Shell and Chevron have invested billions in the area's energy renaissance with Marcellus shale. A renaissance of Pittsburgh's 115 year old film industry—that boasts the world's first movie theater—has grown from the long running 3R Film Festival to an influx of major productions including Disney and Paramount offices with the largest sound stage outside Los Angeles and New York.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Pittsburgh, Pa

1440 Candlewood Dr.
$465,000 
1440 Candlewood Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
Courtesy of Marlene Mcnaughton, Northwood Realty Services Upper St Clair
3344-3346 Babcock
Courtesy of Dan Reed, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
3344-3346 Babcock
Courtesy of Dan Reed, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
253 38th
$319,900 
253 38th
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Mary Kay Abdulovic, Northwood Realty Services Hampton
11 Fairfield Court
$177,900 
11 Fairfield Court
Pittsburgh, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Linda Pelkofer, Northwood Realty Services Hampton
615 Newport Dr
$159,500 
615 Newport Dr
Pittsburgh, PA

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Staci Rullo, Northwood Realty Services Penn Hills
105 Tillotson Circle
$149,900 
105 Tillotson Circle
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Norma Imhof, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
8 Crest
$139,900 
8 Crest
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Justin Baker, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
1 North Street
$138,900 
1 North Street
Pittsburgh, PA

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
Courtesy of Lynn Bryan, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
34 Waldorf
$135,000 
34 Waldorf
Pittsburgh, PA

5 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Aaron Smay, Northwood Realty Services Airport
1461 Evelyn Rd
$132,500  (Contingent)
1461 Evelyn Rd
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Jeff Earley, Northwood Realty Services Upper St Clair
100 Oak Glen
$129,900 
100 Oak Glen
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Gerry Jelinek, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
975 Millerdale
$129,900  (Contingent)
975 Millerdale
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Sara Leitera, Northwood Realty Services City
1464 Hollywoodstreet
$118,500 
1464 Hollywoodstreet
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Deborah Balobeck, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
16 Oakland Street
$112,000  (Contingent)
16 Oakland Street
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Andrew Belonzi, Northwood Realty Services Hampton
479 Roosevelt Ave
$109,900 
479 Roosevelt Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Angel Winters, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
201 Williams Street
$94,900  (Contingent)
201 Williams Street
Pittsburgh, PA

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Dave Bryant, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
1948 Jacob St
$85,000 
1948 Jacob St
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Maureen Ditson, Northwood Realty Services Cranberry
1608 Belhurst Ave.
$79,000 
1608 Belhurst Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
Courtesy of Sarah Wyzkoski, Northwood Realty Services North Hills
10156 Frankstown Road
$19,900 
10156 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA

5 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Staci Rullo, Northwood Realty Services Penn Hills

Pittsburgh, Pa Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
OCT-DEC 2016 254 $198,701 $188,054

Pittsburgh, Pa School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
ACADEMY CS (DISTRICT) 7-12, 9-12 15227 No Rating
AVONWORTH K-12 15237 3
BALDWIN-WHITEHALL K-12 15236 3
BETHEL PARK K-12 15102 4
BRENTWOOD BOROUGH K-12 15227 3
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Pittsburgh, Pa School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

PITTSBURGH 2 out of 5
PENNSYLVANIA 2 out of 5

Pittsburgh, Pa School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

PITTSBURGH
PENNSYLVANIA
Ratings provided by SchoolDigger.com

Pittsburgh, Pa Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 305,640
Households: 136,438
Median Age: 34

Pittsburgh, Pa Average Weather (degrees F)

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Pittsburgh, Pa Neighborhoods & Zip Codes


Northwood Realty Services Offices

We have local offices and sales associates ready to help you buy, sell or invest.
City
1935 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Website

(412) 521-5100
Edgewood
105 Maple Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Website

(412) 731-9300
Penn Hills
11722 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Website

(412) 242-4100
Pleasant Hills
5301 Clairton Blvd
Suite C
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Website

(412) 885-8530
Upper St Clair
1797 N Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Website

(412) 831-0100

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