I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for Pittsburgh today.
Having lived there for two years during my first job after college, I can’t say enough good things about Pittsburgh. It’s a great city that offers a lot of culture, places to go, things to do, and world-class food. And you can get a high standard of living for a very reasonable price — it’s perfectly common for people in their 20s to buy houses in nice suburbs and have 10-minute commutes (often by foot). By New York’s standards, that’s completely unheard of.