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Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Tue, 4th May '10 3:26 PM


I love the Pittsburgh area, and can't imagine, living any place else. The area is simply beautiful, the city itself is lovely and diverse. We have fantastic health care, great universities, tons of cultural treats, from museums to ballet. We have unique features, like the blessed tunnels that are cool, unless you must traverse them for you daily commute. We have rivers, we have so many bridges! Our sports teams are beloved, to the point of obsession, and we hope someday to have baseball again, in the "burgh. I kid, of course, should you get the chance, the baseball may be lousy but the park, is beyond compare. Clearly I could wax poetic about Pittsburgh, but I'll stop, other than to say GO PENS!
The link list the first 5 top cities, with access to the rest of the list being a little awkward, but hopefully, you'll find your town there!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 4th May '10 3:48 PM

My sister lives there, not far from the Squirrel Hill Tunnel by way of the Homestead High Level Bridge. My mom is buried in Homestead Cemetery at the top of the hill. I've been there many times and always loved it. Met Amanda Blake there once at the magnificent zoo.

Redsox9  (Level: 160.6 - Posts: 1378)
Tue, 4th May '10 4:31 PM

"The Wall", the inclines, the Steeler,s The Penguins, the Pirates, well bad example on that one, the beautful skyline view, and the bacdrop for "Flashdance" and "Silence of the Lambs". Station Square, the Strip Diastict, and a sandwich at Primanto Bros. I could live there excpet for three things, December, January, and February.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 4th May '10 4:53 PM

Howdy to Pittsburgh and Kitanning firefighter friends!
Yup, Primanti Bros. is an experience in itself without even mentioning the food there!

Cheers, Bev

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 4th May '10 5:40 PM

Portland, OR is a good place to live too, think it topped last years list. Nearby Vancouver, WA, IMO, not so much!!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 4th May '10 6:15 PM

A well - earned honor - will always consider it home - born and raised 25 miles from Pittsburgh - but our mother didn't allow us to speak Pittsburghese - so we never went Dahntahn or grocery shopping at Jynt Iggle (Giant Eagle for you nonPittsburghers), but we did use gum bands (rubber bands) and I always had to go "red up" my room.
And there was a day when the Pirates were actually a good team - Roberto Clemente was every kid in Pittsburgh's idol - saw him play many times - there have only been a few like him in all of sports.

Pennwoman  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 2476)
Wed, 5th May '10 9:42 AM

Oh, I remember when it was "The City of Champions", when Pirates and Steelers won their championships!
I never let my kids, speak Pittsburghese either.... but I actually use one all the time, and never knew it was a Pittsburgh thing.
I say "the sidewalk is slippy" not slippery... I had no idea it was a local thing until just a couple of years ago!
I forgot to mention the zoo, it is awesome! The Aviary is cool too.
The city is warm and welcoming, we so love the sports here... Evgeni Malkin, of my beloved Penguins, is known as "Geno" here, and his parents.... it is just so cute, are practically worshipped, they speak Russian, not much English, but they are celebrities here! So many of the local sports heros, are active in charity work, Mario Lemeiux, was not just great for the Penguins, he IS great for our city. And Ben? Well, he is like the good child gone astray, he is loved, but with a worried heart these days!

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