All you need to know about Pittsburgh

Located in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh has a population of 305,704 within the city boundaries. The city’s location at the confluence of three rivers has always made it a prime location for trade and the city is the leading area for manufacturing of glass, shipbuilding, and electronics. Corporate housing in Pittsburgh offers close proximity to numerous businesses, transportation routes, and attractions.

Pittsburgh’s location has always made it a sought after area. Named in 1758 after the first Earl of Chatham, William Pitt, the land became home to Fort Pitt. With the war of 1812 which cut off British goods to America, Pittsburgh became a centre for producing large quantities of materials. The Civil War boosted the Pittsburgh economy further with high-demand for more steel and metal production. The city began to grow through the 1880s and into the 1900s and by 1910 Pittsburgh was the 10th largest city in the U.S. Industry in Pittsburgh continued to expand into the latter half of the 1900s, when, due to redundancies in the factories, Pittsburgh’s economy became more focused on education, tourism, and the service industry.

The economic base of Pittsburgh is now centred on high-tech companies and health-care, rather than manufacturing. Fortune 500 companies such as PNC Financial Services, PPG Industries, and The Kraft Heinz Company call this city home. Pittsburgh is also home to other significant business districts and FedEx Ground, Nova Chemicals, and Chevron Corporation are also based in the area. Corporate housing is located within close proximity to these major business hubs within the city.

Furnished apartments and corporate housing in Pittsburgh is also located close to many attractions, which means a business stay in the city doesn’t need to just be about work.  The Andy Warhol Museum, Kennywood Amusement Park, and Point State Park are all located in Pittsburgh and offer a great day out. Pittsburgh downtown area is also brimming with trendy bars and vibrant entertainment venues.

Pittsburgh International Airport is located 30 kilometres west of the city centre. Pittsburgh is home to one of the busiest freight corridors and the Pittsburgh Line operates frequently throughout the city. Amtrak runs regular services to surrounding cities in the area.

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