Mellon Square Fountain

The Transformation of Pittsburgh

Over the past few decades, the Pittsburgh region has been rebuilt and reborn, shedding its murky past while still staying true to its historical roots. From the communities and the rivers, to the culture and economy – today, Pittsburgh stands strong, with a focus on establishing a brighter future for generations to come.
In March of … Read More >

River City, Developing Our Riverfront

It started with the rivers. When you consider the topography of Western PA, there certainly weren’t many other reasons to stop and settle along the steep hillsides and forests of Pittsburgh. But the watersheds that created the rivers that meet in Pittsburgh gave life to the region, and eventually to indigenous tribes and settlers from … Read More >

The Unstoppable Evolution of Pittsburgh

People are buzzing about Pittsburgh.

In the past few years, the city has received a long trail of accolades, topping lists as the most livable city or best new travel destination.

But ‘buzz’ is a phenomenon that isn’t just about how many people are talking, but what they’re saying. So MetroGuide asked some of the city’s biggest … Read More >

Meet Your Neighbors

Amiena Mahsoob
Director of Education Programs 
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

“Transitioning back to living in the U.S. can be challenging but I knew I would have a support network in Pittsburgh.”

After teaching in the suburbs of Pittsburgh for three years, Amiena finally gave in to the itch to explore the world and secured a position with the … Read More >

A Younger Pittsburgh

The statistic was quoted so often that most people never thought to check if it was actually the truth. “Allegheny County has the oldest population of any county in the United States except Dade County, Florida”. While the rate of one person in five over the age of 60 was one of the highest for … Read More >

Moving Your Financial Family

Anyone who has ever moved knows that it’s no small feat. Your days are filled with finding a new home, arranging financing, investigating school districts and finally packing up your belongings in anticipation of the big moving day. But don’t forget! The personal belongings in your home aren’t the only things you need to move. Your … Read More >

Pittsburgh’s Housing Market

2016 Economic Forecast 

For decades prior to the Great Recession, the Pittsburgh housing market was fairly unremarkable. Trends in population growth, housing types or mortgage financing happened elsewhere. Pittsburgh was slow and steady. That’s a description that many locals take pride in espousing but it’s also a recipe for a stagnation of sorts; and the home … Read More >