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Latitude: 40.34232 to 40.55
Longitude: -79.73377 to -80.19219

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Area code(s): 215, 412, 724
Zip Code(s): 15122, 15123, 15201, 15202, 15203, 15204, 15205, 15206, 15207, 15208, 15209, 15210, 15211, 15212, 15213, 15214, 15215, 15216, 15217, 15218, 15219, 15220, 15221, 15222, 15223, 15224, 15225, 15226, 15227, 15228, 15229, 15230, 15231, 15232, 15233, 15234, 15235, 15236, 15237, 15238, 15239, 15240, 15241, 15242, 15243, 15244, 15250, 15251, 15252, 15253, 15254, 15255, 15257, 15258, 15259, 15260, 15261, 15262, 15263, 15264, 15265, 15267, 15268, 15270, 15272, 15274, 15275, 15276, 15277, 15278, 15279, 15281, 15282, 15283, 15285, 15286, 15289, 15290, 15295
Population: 334,563


  

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South Side

South Side is a Pittsburgh neighborhood that contains more restaurants and bars than perhaps anywhere else in the city. It is bounded by Station Square on the west and extends 30 or more blocks to the east. On the north its boundary is the Monongahela river and it extends inland many blocks. The central artery is East Carson street on which most of the restaurants and bars are located. Historically the area was home to the mill workers for the steel mills that once lined the Monongahela river. Since most of these workers came from eastern Europe there is a European   More...
  Lodging

Downtown has the greatest concentration of hotels. For those visiting the universities or other attractions in the Oakland area, there are a number of convenient options.

  Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport One Industry Lane. Tel: (724) 695-0002. Fax: (724) 695-7262. Luxury Pittsburgh hotel offers business amenities and luxury for the weary traveler.

  Wyndham Pittsburgh International Airport Hotel 777 Aten Road. Tel: (412) 788-8800. Fax: (412) 788-0743. Just outside the state-of-the-art Pittsburgh International Airport and only   More...


Getting In

By air

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT airport code) is the normal way in, although the area is also served by the smaller Allegheny County Airport, primarily used by private and corporate airplanes. The International Airport is located in Findlay, about 20 miles west of downtown, which translates to about a $45 cab ride. Hotel shuttles and buses are also available, and can be cheaper (the city bus, route 28X, is only $2.25, and takes a reasonably fast route to downtown, mostly along freeways and dedicated busways).

The airport terminal is relatively   More...

  Getting Around

Pittsburgh is difficult for strangers to get around in because the roads go every which way, constrained by the rivers and hills. Many are one-way and nearly all are narrow, as they were laid out in the days of horse-and-buggy transportation. If you can afford it, take a taxi until you get used to it. If not, find where you want to go on the internet, call them, and get detailed directions. Failing that, use MapQuest or another of the online mapping services.

PAT Transit

The Port Authority of Allegheny County runs an extensive bus service and you can use   More...


Districts

Like many cities, Pittsburgh is divided into districts:

  Downtown
  Oakland
  Point Breeze
  North Side
  South Side
  Mount Washington
  Squirrel Hill
  Bloomfield
  Polish Hill
  West End
  Strip District
  Shadyside

This is not an exhaustive list; there are numerous others. For a complete list of districts and neighborhoods here is a list published by   More...

  Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a city of about 350,000 in Southwestern Pennsylvania, although the population of its metropolitan area is about 2,000,000. It is situated at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River. Pittsburgh has a rich history and for its size an unusual array of cultural treasures. The main reason for this abundance is the wealth that was generated when Pittsburgh was   More...
   

 

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