Great Retirement Locations in the United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Retirement

Retirement location-Pittsburgh

The second largest city in Pennsylvania previously known for its steel industry, has turned its economy to healthcare, education, technology, robotics and financial services. The Culture of Pittsburgh stems from the city’s long history as a center for cultural philanthropy, as well as its rich ethnic traditions. In the 19th and 20th centuries, wealthy businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie, Henry J. Heinz, Henry Clay Frick, and nonprofit organizations such as the Carnegie Foundation donated millions of dollars to create educational and cultural institutions.

Pittsburgh celebrates its heritage and passion for the arts and fun with several annual festivals including the Dutch festival, Carnegie International Film festival, the Wine festival, the Children’s festival, Folk and Jazz festivals and much more.

Pittsburgh has a vibrant nightlife which includes gambling at one of three world class casinos, several race tracks featuring thoroughbred racing, and dining at one of many excellent restaurants. Station Square features great views of downtown as well as shopping, dining and nightlife and East Carson Street provides many blocks of Victorian architecture filled with restaurants, bars, vintage clothing stores, theaters, galleries, antique emporiums, piercing palaces and coffee houses.
Reasons to retire here: Festivals (Film, Wine, Children’s, Folk, Jazz, etc.), Visual and Performing Arts, Outdoor recreation (cycling, hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, etc.), Nightlife, Professional Sports (baseball, hockey, etc.)
Weather: Temperatures range from winter lows in the 20s to summer highs in the 80s
Population: 335,000
State Income Tax: 3.07%
Sales Tax: 7%
Property Taxes: approximately 2.4%

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