Located in western Pennsylvania in the United States, the beautifully scenic and often undersold city of Pittsburgh is positioned at the confluence of three rivers. The city therefore has quite a number of bridges – more than 400, in fact, and it's thanks to this that Pittsburgh is often fondly referred to as the 'City of Bridges'.

Though, for the same reason, it can take new arrivals a while to figure out how to navigate the complicated network of roads and bridges.

The second most populous city in the state, Pittsburgh is a major centre of steel production, education and technology. Apart from steel, other thriving industries include glass, aluminium and petroleum. There are over 1,600 technology companies with a presence in the city, including industry giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple. 

Pittsburgh also has dozens of higher education institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, both of which are industry leaders in research and development.

Parents moving to Pittsburgh with children will be glad to know that the city's reputation for high-quality education extends to its public schools, with magnet and charter schools being especially highly regarded. While there are no schools in Pittsburgh offering a foreign curriculum, there are language-immersion schools and schools that teach the International Baccalaureate.

Pittsburgh locals are generally friendly and welcoming, so new arrivals shouldn't find it too hard to settle in. There is also plenty to see and do, and the city has a brimming events calendar. Sports fans will enjoy Pittsburgh's fanatic sports culture, and supporting local teams can be a great way to meet people.

The city offers a laid-back lifestyle and for those who enjoy a drink or two, there are new breweries, wineries and distilleries constantly springing up all over the city. Culture vultures will have plenty of museums and galleries to keep them occupied.

There's a lot to love about life in the City of Bridges. Pittsburgh offers a good quality of life while maintaining a low cost of living, and, as a proudly diverse region with a multicultural heritage, new arrivals will have no trouble settling in quickly. 

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