Livability names Pittsburgh #1 Best Place to Live in the Northeast

March 10, 2023

Every year Livability puts together their Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. To create this list, the organization analyzes more than 50 data points and examines 2,300 cities to narrow it down to the best places to live. Livability decided to also highlight the best places to live by region and to no surprise by us, Pittsburgh came in at #1 in their ranking for the Northeast.


“With 90 unique neighborhoods, Pittsburgh, PA, has something for everyone. This mid-size city is among the best places to live in the Northeast, thanks to its affordabilitygrowing tech and robotics industry and diverse landscapes that include rivers and valleys. Lots of green space, plus major league sports teams to cheer on and world-class universities, all contribute to the hometown pride that’s palpable in Pittsburgh.

It’s easy to get around this thriving city. Newcomers note that many bridges connect different parts of the city, including 30 main ones and more than 400 secondary bridges throughout the city. While Pittsburgh has long been known as “The Steel City,” in recent years, it’s seen an influx of young people and tech companies. With local universities driving innovation and nurturing talent, including Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, it might be time to update Pittsburgh’s nickname to “The STEM City.” If you’re new here, french fries layered onto sandwiches and burgers are a thing!”


Other cities rounding out the top 5 included

2. Morristown, NJ

3. Quincy, MA

4. Nashua, NH

5. Portland, ME


Check out the entire list of 25 cities included in the ranking by clicking here.