Best Places to Live

Pittsburgh, PA

Population: 308,882
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Why It’s Great for Techies:

Pittsburgh has long been buoyed by its booming steel industry, but in recent years a wave of millennials have been drawn to the city's STEM careers and opportunities. Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science program ranks among the top 10 in the world, with graduates starting their own tech companies within the city’s blossoming tech arena.

What Sets It Apart:

As some city-defining industries have struggled in recent years, Pittsburgh has had to reinvent itself, and trendy new neighborhoods and tech districts have sprouted up all over the city. It’s also home to two major universities, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.