Pittsburgh Area Information

About Pittsburgh

To many who have yet to recently visit Pittsburgh, an image of a dirty, smoky, lightless city still seems to come to the forefront of the unknowing visitor’s imagination.  Today, nothing could be further from the truth.

True, up through the 1950’s, the Pittsburgh Region, “Big Steel” and Dirty were synonymous. Skies wee often black at noon; soiled from the refuse of coke and steel production along the banks of the ‘burgh’s mighty 3 Rivers:  the Monongahela, the Allegheny and the Ohio.

Yet, in the 1950’s and 60’s, due to stringent new air pollution laws, along with an aggressive development campaign, the region began its’ first stage of its’ ingoing metamorphosis. Know as Renaissance I, green space and shiny skyscrapers grew out of the ashes of rail yards and warehouses.

Ironically, during the nationally noted decline of the influence of “Big Steel” to both the region and the nation, more skyscrapers and cleaner air and water continued to bring forth during the 1980’s.  In what was known as Renaissance II, much of what is today’s Pittsburgh skyline is today was developed. From the gothic like spires of PPG Place, to the shimmering silver of Oxford Center, to the shining beacon atop Fifth Avenue Place, the shear beauty of Pittsburgh’s skyline rivals that of any city in the United States.

Over the last 2 decades, the Pittsburgh Region continues to evolve and prosper.  Spurred by a great breadth and depth of technological and medical innovation, the region continues to make the transition from an economy almost exclusively reliant upon steel fabrication to one of great economic diversity.

We at PRAEDIUM look forward to representing you in the search for and purchase of your new home. We hope you will love living here as much as we do.

Here are some valuable links to help you get more acquainted with the area.  As always, if you would like even more information about the region, please feel free to request it.  Simply contact us at info@praedium.com

Pittsburgh Region Links

General Information

Visit Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Government

City of Pittsburgh Government


Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Pirates

Entertainment and Arts

Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Zoo

Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera


School Digger Pennsylvania

Great Schools Pennsylvania 



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