Skip to comments.Pittsburgh ranked tops in U.S. by The Economist (Most Liveable City)
Posted on 06/10/2009 8:03:46 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato was calling -- no, crowing -- from his cell phone, in full, gleeful, salesman-for-the-region mode, ticking off the number of recent surveys declaring Pittsburgh the nation's most livable city (four or five); the number of front-page New York Times stories about Pittsburgh in the past three months (two) and the value of such publicity to the Pittsburgh area (priceless).
Given that abundance of good publicity, the news that Pittsburgh once again is the most livable city in the United States -- and 29th worldwide -- in a 2009 survey by British magazine The Economist was "great news, but not a surprise," Mr. Onorato said.
"This is now the fourth or fifth independent survey from outside the region talking up the Pittsburgh metro region. You have the stories in The New York Times, the president picks us to host the G-20 summit, now you have this magazine, plus others over the years. It's amazing."
The Economist Intelligence Unit -- which publishes numerous surveys and studies for paying clients -- has ranked Pittsburgh first in U.S. livability ratings since it started measuring them in 2005, said Jon Copestake, editor of the survey.
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These awards are so stupid. They depend upon what the authors think is important. The suburb I live in was always highly rated. They built a very upscale shopping mall, which draws car thieves. The ratings went way down for the whole suburb due to auto theft in this parking lot.
The other day there was an international ranking. I think the highest us city came in 35th. Guess who? DC!
Pittsburgh’s downtown area is being revitalized in a big way. Penthouse apartments are moving in. The Cultural District is something to behold. And Point Park University has bought up a big chunk of the south end of the downtown area, and will be developing the whole area into a showcase. They’re even getting a new fountain. Pittsburgh is definitely on the rise, once again. Don’t sell it short.
I guess this is the same rating. I must have missed Pittsburgh.
i am originally from Pittsburgh but have lived in NoVA since law school. i wouldn’t live in Boston on a dare. i may be surrounded by libs, but: gay marriage is illegal, VA is a right to work state, there is open carry, and we have some of the top public schools in the nation [though mine are all in private, Catholic schools] including universities; our winters are better and i am only 4 hours from Pittsburgh, to be able to go up to visit.
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what a useless ‘study’
Titletown baby! Boston, please....still even though 0-6 six this year still a Yankee b*tch.
Downtown Pittsburgh is a liberal utopia. It is almost entirely composed of lawyers, government and non profits. They have chased out almost all manufacturing and most all of the corporate headquarters that deemed it the “Golden Triangle” have left. We have lost 50% of our population in the past 40 years. It’s a taxpayer funded failure, what’s not to like for a Marxist.
World class colleges, world class hospitals, world class symphony, skiing close by in the winter, inexpensive living, low taxes (except in the city). That’s what makes Pittsburgh more livable than...well, the archrival city that I live in now.
On the other hand, the city schools are not good, but there are some good school systems in the suburbs and transportation is awful (the bus system never was any good, and the roads are horrible).
LOLOL.....it’s not all bad. Living in NJ I can assure you there are far far far worse cities.
A little tetched.
Boston? Leave your rights behind and move to Boston, huh? Yeah boy, what a town. The British disarmed the citizens of Boston in 1775 and the left disarmed then a couple hundred years later.
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