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Pittsburgh’s Biggest Trends of 2015

Last week we talked about all the changes that Pittsburgh has seen in 2015 in real estate and in the city’s way of life. All of these changes have only helped solidify that Pittsburgh is shedding its past as an industrial hub and quickly becoming the best place to live in the country.

Of course, we can’t mention the city’s new emerging identity without going through Pittsburgh’s latest trends.

Residential Real Estate Trends: Upscale Living in Downtown Pittsburgh

It seems like every new highrise condominium development in Downtown Pittsburgh is bringing luxury living and modern amenities.

historic yet modern lobby of l'enfant lofts in pittsburghWe’ve been seeing many of these features becoming common in newer residences:

  • 9′ to 18′ ceilings
  • granite countertops
  • open floor plans
  • valet services and garage parking
  • state-of-the-art fitness centers

What makes these condos trendy are the actual buildings themselves — former historic buildings and industrial factories that have been transformed into modern marvels, like Otto Milk Condos and L’ Enfant Lofts. But brand new condominium buildings like 2500 Smallman tend to reflect the city’s industrial past, too.

You can read more about this trend in upscale living in Pittsburgh, especially when it comes to living on the riverfront, on this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article.

Employment Trends: More Tech Companies

Steel City is starting to build a reputation as a tech city with these new real estate developments. Like we mentioned in our previous blog post, Apple will have offices in 3 Crossings, Google has offices in Bakery Square, and Oculus has offices in the new Schenley Place.

gears on a road bikeLifestyle Trends: Commuting by Bicycle

Like other major cities, Pittsburgh has a large population of commuters who travel by bike around the city. Recently, Pittsburgh and the organization Bike PGH have collaborated to add more bike lanes and make major thoroughfares safer for cyclists.

Don’t Miss the Excitement — Live in Pittsburgh

Be sure to read more about Pittsburgh’s latest trends on our website to see why Pittsburgh is quickly becoming the best place to live. And if you are considering buying a home or condo in this area, now is the time to do so.

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