Dear Foodies…..Pittsburgh is Where You Belong has ranked Pittsburgh as one of the top 10 best cities in the country for foodies.

Pittsburgh, obtaining ninth place, ranked ahead of New York City and behind Anchorage, Alaska when evaluating cities with a population of at least 300,000.

Criteria included the number of restaurants per 100,000 residents, ratio of full-service restaurants to fast-food locations, and the number of breweries and farmers markets per 100,000 residents.

In addition to a growing number of innovative restaurants, Pittsburgh ranked second for one trait in particular.

Read the Pittsburgh Business Times article to learn more.

Pittsburgh Another Top 10 – Ranking High with Living Wage Jobs

According to, Pittsburgh has done very well over the past few years with high paying jobs.

Between 2010 and 2014, Pittsburgh ranked as one of the top 10 cities with the highest growth in “living wage positions.”  Federal standards, developed in 2013, defines “living wage positions” as those that can support a family of three.

More than 57 percent of new jobs in the region were above the cost of living. Only 28 metro regions had more than half of their new jobs paying a living wage.

What were the other top cities? Click here to read the entire Pittsburgh Business Times article.