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Pittsburgh – Around Town

Pittsburgh’s Belt System: “The Perfect Accessory”

Pittsburgh's Belt System: "The Perfect Accessory"

For drivers accustomed to straight east-west and north-south roads laid out like grid work, the streets in and around Pittsburgh can pose confusing navigational problems.  Due to our many streams and rivers, mountainous terrain, and numerous valleys, most of our roads are circuitous, following the natural lay of the land.  In Pittsburgh, this means the road you are on could be more crooked than a […]

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Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

Country Clubs Near Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh area is a great place for golf. In fact, the region has produced one of the game’s legends, Arnold Palmer, and has one of the premier courses in Oakmont Country Club. You may not be on par with Palmer, but there are numerous country clubs in the area where you can polish your game and have some fun at the same time. Below […]

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Pittsburgh’s Retirement Communities

Pittsburgh's Retirement Communities

According to a December 2012 Forbes magazine article, Pittsburgh is the oldest city in America with 23.6 percent of the population over the age of 60, in comparison to the national average of 18.5 percent over 60. As such, Pittsburgh is poised to be an example for the nation as a pioneer in aging well. One of those areas of interest to seniors is where […]

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Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

Pittsburgh: Bursting with Bridges

When a city is located on a river, you expect to find several bridges spanning the waterway.  When that city is Pittsburgh, however, you find more than several bridges, but a seemingly innumerable amount of them.  Pittsburgh is bursting with bridges.  The area’s topography is exceptional.  The city is nestled in the steep hills of western Pennsylvania and situated at the confluence of the Allegheny […]

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The Strip District: A Place Like No Other

The Strip District: A Place Like No Other

Combine the hustle and bustle of a Turkish bazaar, the nightlife of Las Vegas, some of the finest ethnic cuisine, the fun of a street carnival, and the atmosphere of days gone by.  Add to this a thriving commercial center, and what do you get?  Pittsburgh’s Strip District–a place like no other. Since its founding, Pittsburgh’s Strip District has been a distinctive and vital part […]

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Ten Great Scenic Views of Pittsburgh

Ten Great Scenic Views of Pittsburgh

Our Ten Favorite Places Here are ten favorite places to photograph, record or paint Pittsburgh – in other words, the following are places that provide a great city view. True or False If you wanted to take a photo of THE most beautiful, greenest and friendliest city in the USA, you should have a camera in Pittsburgh.   Answer – True  A big part of […]

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The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of the North Shore

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of the 						North Shore

Talk about makeovers! Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the banks of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers across the water from downtown Pittsburgh, is one of several areas in Pittsburgh that has undergone revitalization in recent years. In addition to cultural, historical, sporting, and recreational attractions, this area boasts some of the most beautiful views of the city-and that says a lot, as this town is packed with […]

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The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Oakland

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of 						Oakland

Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood is the education center of the city, and each year thousands of students move into this area to attend one of the universities located there. Being a newcomer, or even a resident who hasn’t ventured to this area of the city recently, can be a bit overwhelming and disorienting. At Popular Pittsburgh we know how that is. A few years ago, my […]

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Pittsburgh’s Monongahela Incline: The City’s Workhorse

Pittsburgh's Monongahela Incline: The City's 						Workhorse

You may remember the Patty Duke Show, which debuted on television in the 1960s and still attracts new viewers decades later in syndication. The program detailed the antics of identical cousins, Patty and Cathy Lane, and how, though they may have looked alike, their personalities, styles, and tastes were different. If Pittsburgh had a Patty and Cathy Lane, they’d be the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines. […]

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Information on Pittsburgh’s “Dams, Locks, and Inclines”

Information on Pittsburgh's 						"Dams, Locks, and Inclines"

There is a lot about Pittsburgh, PA, that no one would guess is true.  Who could imagine that a city in southwestern Pennsylvania would be such a key to the waterways of the nation?  Or that Pittsburgh is home to the oldest cable car operation, even predating San Francisco’s famous cable cars?  Yet both of these pieces of Pittsburgh ‘trivia’ are true! Pittsburgh holds the […]

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