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New to Pittsburgh?
A Newcomer's Guide to Pittsburgh

See also: Visitor Guides to Pittsburgh

 

Living

Get a Job

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Getting Around

  • Maps
    A collection of maps of Pittsburgh from various sources.
  • Port Authority of Allegheny County
    The Port Authority serves the City of Pittsburgh and all of Allegheny County with a network of buses and light rail. They also provide ACCESS service for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
    The official site of the Pittsburgh Airport Authority. Allows you to search for arrivals from and departures to an extensive list of cities for today. Provides information about getting to and from the airport.
  • Pittsburgh Parking Authority
    The Pittsburgh Parking Authority runs parking garages and lots in Pittsburgh and is responsible for on street parking meters. Go here for Residential Parking Permits and to pay a parking ticket online.
  • Traffic.com: Pittsburgh
    Check out the traffic conditions on the major highways in Pittsburgh.

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Where to Live

  • Allegheny County Municipalities
    Don't know where a town is? Check here for a map and information on each of the 130 municipalities that make up Allegheny County.
  • City of Pittsburgh: Neighborhoods
    The City provides a map of and information about each neighborhood with links to related organizations.
  • PopCity
    An excellenent site to learn about the city neighborhoods of Downtown, East Liberty, Friendship & Penn Avenue Arts District, Lawrenceville, North Side, Oakland, Shadyside, South Side, Squirrel Hill, and The Strip District. Great articles!
  • Additional Neighborhood Resources...

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Rent an Apartment

  • Allegheny County Housing Authority
    ACHA is the public housing authority for Allegheny County and provides information on Low-Income Public Housing Application Procedure.
  • Apartment Finder
    This is the online version of the monthly free print publication distributed in multiple cities. You can search by all cities around Pittsburgh or by a specific municipality.
  • Apartment Rental Guide: Pittsburgh
    This is the web version of the free monthly print publication by Homes & Land Affiliates. You can search by region (central, north, south, east, west) or do a combined search.
  • Housing Authority of Pittsburgh
    HACP provides information on public housing. HACP's housing is available to individuals and families, including special provisions for senior and persons with disabilities. HACP manages several thousand housing units in community settings, high rises and scattered sites around the City.
  • Additional Rental Resources...

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Buy a House

  • Allegheny County Real Estate Assessments
    By inputting an address of a house, you can see what the price paid for it by the current owner was, the current market value of the house and property, and the size of the lot. It might help to know about the Pittsburgh Wards.
  • Howard Hanna
    Serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For listings in Pittsburgh, click on Western Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, then search in North, South, East and West by neighborhood. For instance, Squirrel Hill and Shadyside are in the East. You can set up a search profile and have them email you new listings. Includes listings from other real estate agencies (cross-listed).
  • Pittsburghmoves.com
    Coldwell Banker Pittsburgh has 15 offices and over 900 sales associates in Pittsburgh. You can set up a search profile and have them email you new listings. Includes listings from other real estate agencies (cross-listed)
  • Additional Real Estate Resources...

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Services

Check out the Schools

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Find a Library

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Find a Place to Worship

  • Religion
    Organizations and information for the Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist.

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Food & Restaurants

  • Find a Grocery Store
    Here you'll find links to area supermarkets and specialty stores.
  • Farms & Farmers Markets
    You can find these from May through November in the Pittsburgh area. Also included are links to farm stores which are often open year round.
  • Restaurants
    Included here are links to guides to Pittsburgh area restaurants, including reviews, as well as links to restaurants.

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Shopping

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Social Services

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    Location information for their health clinics as well as general health news and alerts.
  • PA 2-1-1 Southwest
    Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest, the free human service hotline operated by United Way, is professionally staffed 24/7 in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Call 211 (or 888-553-5778) for help with human services and community resources.

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Government

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How and Where do I Vote?

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Paying Taxes

Cities and municipalities have local earned income taxes that you will have to pay along with the state and federal income taxes.

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Motor Vehicle Information

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Buying Liquor

In Pennsylvania you cannot buy beer, wine, or liquor in any old supermarket. For wine and hard liquor you must go to a "Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits" store. The state is relaxing restrictions on beer somewhat by allowing certain supermarkets to have a 6-pack store inside. But in general you must buy beer by the 24-bottle case from a beer distributor.

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Information

Pittsburgh Statistics

  • Pittsburgh Today
    This is the web site of the Pittsburgh Regional Indicators Project, an attempt by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to provide fact-based information, relative to comparable regions, that will paint the most accurate portrait of Pittsburgh possible.
  • Additional Data & Statistics on Pittsburgh...

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Stay Informed

There are a lot of tools these days for finding out and keeping abreast of what is going on in the Pittsburgh area. These are just a few of your options.

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What's Happening

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