Francine In Retirement
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PITTSBURGH NAMED AMERICA’S SMARTEST CITY

Pittsburgh has been known as the Steel City, Most Livable City, City of Bridges and the City of Champions, but what about the smartest city?

Henry Ford once said that failure is simply the opportunity to begin again — this time more intelligently. That observation seems particularly relevant to Pittsburgh’s remarkable post-industrial transformation. For decades after the steel industry’s collapse, Pittsburgh was the butt of many jokes.

While the rest of the world slept on our city, we rebuilt — this time more intelligently.

Now we’re the pound-for-pound smartest city in America, according to data compiled by Movoto. The prolific real-estate website mined data from the following criteria to formulate its rankings:

  • Universities and colleges per person
  • Libraries per person
  • Education level
  • Media per person (newspapers, TV, radio, magazines)
  • Museums per person
  • Public school rank

Some Quick Stats:

  • 2009 Most Livable City in the US by The Economist; and in 2013 by Forbes.com
  • 2009 29th Most Livable City in the World by The Economist
  • 2008 13th Best City for Young Professionals by Forbes
  • 2007 10th Cleanest City by Forbes
  • 2007 Most Livable City Places Rated Almanac (formerly associated with Rand-McNally)
  • Only city to finish in the top 20 of every edition of Places Rated Almanac
  • Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice, Italy
  • Pittsburgh also ranks in top “green cities.”

Above information compiled from varies internet sites.

CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING - UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING – UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

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I’ve posted a number of photographs about my city and the events held here.  If in the neighborhood, why not pay us a visit.  We have a lot to offer.

BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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14 Responses to “PITTSBURGH NAMED AMERICA’S SMARTEST CITY”

  1. You should be the president of the chamber of commerce in Pittsburgh♥

  2. I feel so inferior!

  3. You are most welcome. Enjoy your day as well!

  4. it’s come a long way from being the horrible “Rust Belt” city that is was considered once.

  5. Sounds like the place to be !

  6. Good to see people bursting with civic pride and glad that you’re one of them, Francine.

  7. Thanks for sharing so much, I always enjoy your posts about your city 🙂

  8. That is inspiring. A brilliant mind is the secret to a progressive community. It is the secret to a bright future ahead.

  9. It sounds like a wonderful place and I love all the lists its been on.

  10. Wonderful pics, Francine. You’re a great ambassador for your lovely city. 🙂

  11. Your posts have guaranteed Pittsburg a place in my future US itinerary 🙂

  12. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing.


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