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FORBES.COM RATES PITTSBURGH NO. 1 'MOST LIVABLE' CITY

 - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that Pittsburgh has once again made its way onto the list of distinguished news sites that perform research and release ratings on cities' livability. Forbes.com rated Pittsburgh the number one ‘most livable' city stating that "…jobs are plentiful, crime is low and there are myriad entertainment options."
"Our City has come a long way and I'm thrilled that Forbes.com has once again recognized Pittsburgh's unique position as a City that truly has it all –entertainment and affordability, but most importantly, safety and jobs," Ravenstahl said. "It's important that we look to these ratings as an opportunity to not only tell our good story and attract more people and businesses to Pittsburgh, but to roll up our sleeves and work on getting even safer, creating more jobs, and being more livable."
Forbes.com gave strong mention to Pittsburgh's established university presence, low unemployment rate and crime rate, affordability, vibrant arts and cultural scene, and ability to reinvent itself amidst a struggling national economy.
In compiling their list, Forbes.com measured five data points in the nation's 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas and averaged them to arrive at a final score. Those data points included: unemployment, crime, income growth, the cost of living, and artistic and cultural opportunities. Forbes.com utilized information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Moody's, the FBI, and Sperling's Best Places Arts and Leisure index.
 
 
 
 
Pittsburgh's ratings:
Low Unemployment Rank: 73
Low Crime Rank: 15
Income Growth Rank: 20
Low Cost of Living Rank: 52
Arts & Leisure Rank: 26
Pittsburgh bested nine other cities including Ann Arbor, MI and Harrisburg, PA.
To view the full story, go to http://www.forbes.com/2010/04/29/cities-livable-pittsburgh-lifestyle-real-estate-top-ten-jobs-crime-income.html?boxes=Homepagetoprated.
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