Even 15 years ago, you would be hard-pressed to find housing in the city’s compact triangular downtown area. Recently, developers have recognized the potential in the many older and underutilized buildings adding fully reconfigured loft and apartment spaces to the options for interested buyers. The city’s downtown also includes many spacious, window-walled, new and renovated riverfront condos with fitness centers, integrated parking and other amenities.
Some quick facts about Downtown:
Median Home Value $207,500
The entire Downtown is easily walkable and also offers free subway transport throughout.
Approximately 8,500 people reside in this area, but during the day the population swells with the commuter crowd creating the buzz of a larger city.
Downtown is the home of the compact and revitalized Cultural District, where the Pittsburgh Symphony performs at Heinz Hall and Pittsburgh Public Theater performs at the O’Reilly Theater (built in 1999). At the Benedum Center, you can partake in the Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh Opera, and the touring companies of Broadway musicals.
Restaurants, bars, sidewalk café dining, nightclubs, and shopping options abound.
If you want an evening or lunchtime workout or stroll Point State Park, the green park where the three rivers meet, is full of landscaped paths and bike trails, a museum, an iconic fountain, and host to the annual 10-day Three Rivers Art Festival and the endpoint of the huge Pittsburgh Marathon and 5K races. Also, the downtown area now offers a paved, lighted biking and walking trail along much of the Allegheny River.
Downtown office towers include a large corporate presence, including PNC, UPMC, Highmark, BNY Mellon, U.S. Steel (Wikipedia>wiki>list of corporations in Pittsburgh)
A great site for exploring Downtown Pittsburgh: https://downtownpittsburgh.com/