It's been a month since my last blog post. Not much unlike anyone else, things happen in life that often require our attention to be diverted elsewhere. I'm still here and working. I wanted to take
Welcome To Pittsburgh
You're moving to the Pittsburgh area, but you have no idea what to expect. You might be wondering about important issues, such as what there is to do in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.
That's where we come in! The Chad Leonberg Team will help you with the questions that you have. Yes, we're Realtors, but we're more concerned with making sure you're happy with the home you choose to purchase than with making a quick sale.
So, here is the short answer (believe it or not) of what there is to do here. These are some of the amazing things that Pittsburgh, and the surrounding neighborhoods and counties, have to offer.
The Carnegie Science Center is a great complex and offers something for almost everyone. You can find out about stars in the Buhl Planetarium and learn about whales, robots, national parks, and other things at the Omnimax Theater. Maybe you'll enjoy the Body Stage, the Atrium Gallery, or the USS Requin Submarine. Highmark Sports Works teaches, challenges, and provides fun activities that keep your body moving. (http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org)
You're probably thinking, "Sounds great, but there's got to be more." Don't worry, there is.
Pittsburgh has museums galore, and one of the most famous is the Andy Warhol Museum. His art is exhibited, as well as works of art by others he inspired. A little trivia in case you are ever on Jeopardy! and this is one of the categories: The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the country dedicated to a single artist. The Mattress Factory, the Children's History Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, the Clemente Museum, and the National Aviary are a few of the museums for you to start with. Perhaps you've heard that Pittsburgh likes dinosaurs. Well, here's the proof, and if you like them, too, this is the place to visit. The Museum of Natural History has all those dinosaurs, plus the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, population impacts on the world's ecosystems, and other amazing artifacts.
Great, that's all fine and good, but you like to be outdoors.
Do you like zip-lining? Visit Mt. Washington. The neighborhood is great, you can take the Incline to get there (more on the incline in a minute), and if you're a fireworks lover (most southwestern PA folks love fireworks, after all), Mt. Washington is a fantastic place to watch the 4th of July display that's held at the Point. Zambelli International, now called Pyrotechnico, is the genius behind the beautiful fireworks display each year. Their headquarters is in New Castle, PA, which is part of the greater Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
You can walk, jog, or bike along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Enjoy some of the free concert series, which are held in several places, including Hartwood Acres. (http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/hartwood/index.aspx)
Are you wondering what in the world an incline is? It's a trolley. Pittsburgh's public transportation system isn't boring, that's for sure. How many cities can boast that they have a trolley that goes up and down the side of a mountain as part of their public transportation? (Rhetorical question, you don't have to answer.)
Of course, there's PNC Park, Heinz Field, Consol Energy Center, The Carnegie Museum of Art (Andrew Carnegie did quite a few things for this beautiful city), Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Heinz History Center, Point State Park, public concerts, First Night (the huge New Year's Eve celebration downtown), the Pittsburgh Marathon, and much more. That's just in the city!
"And what, exactly, do I do if I don't want to be in the city all the time," you ask? Well, let's see what else you can find in this amazing part of the country.
Kennywood Park, Sandcastle Water Park, Idlewild Park, Seven Springs, Hidden Valley, Nemacolin, Fallingwater, Cooks Forest, The Washington Wild Things Frontier League Baseball Team, Oakmont Country Club (yes, THE Oakmont Country Club frequented by the PGA), First Niagara Pavillion (an amazing, acoustically perfect, natural ampitheater) and too many other places to list.
(www.kennywood.com; www.laurelhighlands.org; www.sandcastlewaterpark.com; http://www.niagarapavilion.com)
Food is important to Pittsburghers. If you're a foodie and are moving to this splendid location, here's some good news for you.
Zagat has rated Pittsburgh the #1 Food City. Whether you go to the South Side, the Strip District, Downtown, or in any of the surrounding areas, you'll find delicious food.
So while our team listens to your needs - and your wish list - to help you find the location and home that is perfect for you, you can plan some amazing adventures in your new neighborhood.
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