Downtown Pittsburgh continues to draw investment meant to turn it into a livable neighborhood. There have been two major announcements recently:
Faros Properties has finalized plans to invest $100 million in two major apartment properties in downtown
According to a recent Pittsburgh Business Times article, investment firms are looking at Gateway Center for upgrade and profit. This could improve the apartments there and continue to increase the people calling 15222 home.
One of the pages of this local magazine (it is a PDF you’ll have to download) is a great listing of all the apartment buildings in or close to downtown Pittsburgh.
The address Jess and I call home is on Liberty Avenue in the heart of downtown. We are also near the Arcade Comedy Theater, the Harris Theater, Point State Park, multiple art galleries and the new restaurant row on Penn Avenue. During the Spring and Summer, you can look out your front door or window and see events ranging from the Pittsburgh Marathon to the International Jazz Festival. Check out this Google search for art galleries in our zip code – 15222. I used to live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh – Murrysville to be exact – and never made it to Wholey’s in the Strip District until I moved downtown. You haven’t experienced Pittsburgh until you have been there.
My fiancee and I also work in the Strip District and since we are carless, we walk to work every day. Public transportation, biking and Uber/Lyft help us get around town at little cost. (full disclosure: Jess is an Uber ambassador. Her free Uber credit code that anyone in the United States can use to get $20 off their first ride is GoJessica)
I’ve grown up in Pittsburgh. I moved here to go to school at La Roche College and ultimately graduated from Point Park in downtown before it was a university. I had a helluva college experience where I made mistakes. I’ve had my own business and been a local band booking agent. I’ve met great people and have seen this city change in ways I couldn’t begin to describe. I’ve even fallen in love at first site in Pittsburgh – I met my fiancee while we both worked at Education Management Corporation (EDMC).
There will not be many posts about the Steelers, Pirates or Penguins here. My sole purpose for this site is to show how awesome it is to live where my fiancee and I do. We talked about it for years and finally decided to make the commitment. What we are hearing from Mayor Peduto’s administration is giving us a lot of confidence for the city’s future.
You can move down here too. More buildings are being leased for apartments. There are many styles and price ranges. If it is your dream to live in a world class city that has world class culture, make the leap. America is slowly starting to move back to its cities.
I’m going to start listing some resources for people to use if they would like to live downtown:
Lauren Klein is a RE/MAX agent that was FANTASTICALLY helpful to me and my wife in writing the Carlyle post. Please stop by her site at Pittsburgh Property Diva.
Here is a cool blog that deserves some love! Oneburgh
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I have compiled a list of bloggers I try to read all the time here.