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About Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has been our global headquarters for well over a century. But to those of us who call Pittsburgh home, it's more than just a great place to work; it's the place we've chosen to raise our children and build our future. We've found that the Pittsburgh lifestyle really appeals to the high caliber of talent we attract at Heinz. Just a few of the reasons Pittsburgh has twice been named “America's Most Livable City” include:
  • Amazing vibrancy and momentum
  • Unlimited business opportunities
  • Extraordinary cultural attractions
  • The nation's best ballpark and world-class sports teams
  • Low cost of living, low crime and top-notch medical care
  • The second most “green” space in the nation
From the moment you arrive, you can sense the excitement here— the energy of a steel town transforming itself into one of the hottest new spots on the business, innovation and technology map. But perhaps what's coolest about the 'burgh is how much there is to do and how easy it is to live and work here.

Outdoors

  • Pittsburgh ranked #1 of seven “Adventure Cities” by National Geographic Adventure
  • The scenic Great Allegheny Passage Trail stretches from “the Point” in downtown Pittsburgh to Washington, DC and is a magnet for hikers and bikers
  • World-class mountain biking at Moraine State Park and other nearby hot spots draws adventurers from all over the map
  • Great hiking, skiing (downhill and cross-country), biking, camping, boating and tubing make this a year-round destination thanks to some of the most challenging hills and mountains this side of the Rockies

Sports

  • Steelers…Pirates...Penguins...need we say more? Another name for Pittsburgh is the “City of Champions”
  • Heinz Field and PNC Park set the standard for major-league football and baseball facilities, and a state-of-the-art new hockey facility for the Penguins broke ground in 2008

Culture

  • Music—the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony makes its home here, and the Civic Light Opera lights up the stage with the best of Broadway
  • Dance—the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and a wide range of contemporary dance groups draw crowds from all over the region
  • Theater—the vibrant Pittsburgh Opera is always a great ticket, not to be outdone by its neighbor across the street, the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Or, enjoy the countless independent and neighborhood theater groups around the city
  • Museums—the Andy Warhol Museum is a must-see destination for art lovers from all over the globe, as is the Carnegie Natural History Museum, which features a world-class, newly opened dinosaur exhibit and one of only two fossilized T-Rex skeletons in the U.S.

Family

  • Kennywood is one of the oldest amusement parks in the U.S. and a National Historic Landmark. But its roller coasters still rock, earning it the title of “the Roller Coaster Capital of the World.”
  • The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium feature natural habitat exhibits, plenty of interactive kids' stuff and a state-of-the-art aquarium and polar bear habitat
  • The National Aviary is the nation's premier bird park with more than 200 species
  • The Carnegie Science Center includes an IMAX theatre and hands-on learning experiences for folks of all ages
  • The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides one of the nation’s best environments for learning and play, in an award-winning space you simply have to see!
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home, Fallingwater, is little more than an hour's drive from Pittsburgh

Academics

  • The Pittsburgh region is home to almost 30 colleges and universities, including world-class programs in engineering, telecommunications, multimedia, medicine and business
  • Pittsburgh is one of the world's leading transplant centers and enjoys a reputation for unparalleled medical research

Dining & Nightlife

It’s all over the map. From the breathtaking skyline views of Mount Washington...to the funky artisan chic of the South Side...to the ethnic restaurants everywhere. Oh, and if you'd like to drop a few extra bucks, Pittsburgh boasts more than its share of restaurants offering New York- and Los Angeles-style dining experiences.

At Heinz, Pittsburgh has always been our city. We hope you'll decide to make it yours.

 

 

 

A Look Around Pittsburgh

Video courtesy of Allegheny Conference
Southside

South Side

Tucked along “the Mon”, the South Side is like no place else. It’s edgy, ethnic, urban and steeped in history. Its main street, East Carson, is 15 bustling blocks of Victorian architecture brimming with trendy shops, live music clubs, bookstores, galleries and restaurants. There's even a five-mile riverfront biking trail on the South Side.


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Schenley Park

Nestled in the heart of Oakland, Schenley Park's 500 acres attract a wide range of folks seeking a green oasis in one of Pittsburgh's most vibrant urban neighborhoods. Check out the beautiful Visitor Center, the nearby museums and Phipps Conservatory, the pool, the ice skating rink, the golf course, or just bring a blanket to enjoy cinema in the park all summer long.

“Pittsburgh was voted the Best City for Relocating Families in 2008”