24 April 2009

A Family Chooses Pittsburgh

Article about a young family, that surveyed all their relocation options and ended up choosing downtown Pittsburgh because of its vibrancy & child friendliness. Some of the benefits they found are also available here. I wonder why they never considered Cincinnati? If I could hazard a guess, it would be the conservative reputation that precedes us.
...we considered all the usual progressive suspects, such as Portland, Seattle, Burlington, Austin and Asheville.... we also looked at Madison, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly, Baltimore, and DC. Burlington and Asheville were too small. Madison was too cold. Chicago and DC were too expensive. Crime stats knocked out Philly and Baltimore. ... one city seemed just right: Pittsburgh.

If it sounds surprising to you, you’re not alone. Despite our own initial shock, it seemed to make sense on paper. Could Pittsburgh be the city we were looking for? Crime was lower than other comparable cities. The downtown neighborhood seemed compact and walkable, and there were plenty of public transportation options to keep us connected....

4 comments:

5chw4r7z said...

It had to be "plenty of public transportation options" that tilted it to Pittsburgh

Anonymous said...

and a downtown grocery?

getbackcincy said...

Just got back from a weekend in Pittsburgh, so this is a pertanant post. It being my first time in Pittsburgh, I was astonished. What a beautiful city. It's downtown business district is clean, but still shows some on of the "older" city grit. Areas like Southside and Strip District, along with the cultural district provide plenty of cultural and entertainment options. I was disappointed when comparing it to Cincinnati...because it's what Cincinnati can be without all of the conservative naysaying and political infighting.

I can easily see why people would choose to live there...i know would

ThatDeborahGirl said...

Cincinnati is not only conservative but also backward. Even Mark Twain said: When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything there happens 10 years later.