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Pittsburgh's Latest Trends

Pittsburgh is becoming the place to live, and the lifestyle of this thriving metropolis is changing as the years progress. New real estate developments are physically changing the skyline and attracting more residents and employers, but those are certainly not the only changes. Pittsburgh is becoming a trendy place to live, and here are the top four recent trends that we have seen. 

1. Pittsburgh is Becoming Upscale

It seems like every new real estate development in Downtown Pittsburgh is attached to the luxury lifestyle, as newer high-rise condominiums like 151 First Side and 941 Penn Avenue Condominiums are changing the city skyline and offering a wide range of fine features, including:

Detailed Features

Luxury condominiums in Pittsburgh tend to include a variety of different high-end features, like high ceilings, granite countertops, private balconies, and Masonite doors.

Luxury Kitchens

Embrace your inner chef in these high-rise kitchens—they're unlike anything you've ever seen! Common kitchen features typically include granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, open layouts, and more.

Spa-Level primary Baths

Tired after a long day of working? Treat yourself to some pampering in your very own private spa. Many bathrooms in these communities come with separate soaking tub and shower, quality whirlpool gold appliances, and spacious vanity areas.

Tons of Amenities

State-of-the-art fitness centers, valet services, private garage parking, business centers, party rooms, and more are just a selection of the amenities you can expect to have in a high-end Pittsburgh condo.

Diverse Floor Plans

Whether you're looking for a luxurious one-bedroom or something a little more spacious, prepare to be blown away by the luxurious floor plan options in these amazing Pittsburgh condominium communities.

2. Steel City is Becoming Tech City

Pittsburgh is famous for its steel industries; the city even has a professional football team named for it. But year after year, the Steel City is building its reputation as a blossoming technology hub, bringing in more engineers than steel workers and attracting the nation's top employers and start-ups to its mixed-use developments.

The Steel City's reputation isn't completely forgotten, though; older factories are being revitalized, transforming into the current homes of these technology companies, local businesses, and residences.


Offices in the 3 Crossings development in the Strip District


Offices in the 3 Crossings development in the Strip District


Offices in Bakery Square


Offices in the Alcoa Business Services Center

3. Pittsburgh Supports Its Arts and Culture

Cultural experiences and celebrations are plentiful in this city of more than 300,000 residents, and the numerous theaters, art galleries, music venues, and special events — including Three Rivers Arts Festival, Three Rivers Regatta, and 80+ concerts and festivals around the city — top the lists of reasons to live in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Wine Festival

Celebrate (and enjoy) the artistry of dozens of talented winemakers at this fantastic long-running event.

International Jazz Festival

With more than 140 jazz musicians, a soulful atmosphere, and awesome vendors, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event.

Head of the Ohio Boat Race

Come on out in early October to cheer on your favorite competitors and celebrate the natural beauty of Pittsburgh's rivers.

4. Pittsburgh Adds Bike Lanes and Bike Sharing

Adding to its reputation as a trendy city and the top place to live, Pittsburgh, along with the organization Bike PGH, is making its streets safer for cyclists by adding more bike lanes. There is even a bike sharing program — Pittsburgh Bike Share, like New York's CitiBike — that allows residents to rent bicycles from stations throughout the city.

5. Pittsburgh Constantly Tops Lists

It's no secret that Pittsburgh is a great place to live. In fact, there are dozens of accolades for every single part of life in this unique, well-rounded, and exciting city!

Pittsburgh was named one of the three best cities for first-time homebuyers. It's among the top 25 college towns in the nation and is one of the best cities for job seekers! Additionally, it's renowned for both its football and ice hockey!

We Make Buying a Home in Pittsburgh Easier

A typical real estate transaction requires 200 separate tasks that require a variety of skills to complete, and we don't want you to worry about a single one. We offer a full-service real estate team of hand selected professionals to provide you with everything you need, and we are available 7 days a week — see what else you will experience with Gayle Blonar. If you want to save hundreds of dollars and unnecessary stress when buying a condo, call us today at 724-344-4795 and let's talk about your Pittsburgh real estate needs.