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Pittsburgh: Not just Steel City

August 7, 2013 | Household Moves

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

While Pittsburgh may be known for its history of industrialism and steel manufacturing, this city offers a lot more in terms of industry and cultural organizations, offering both residents and visitors a great experience.  Pittsburgh isn’t a huge city – it comes in at approximately 307,000 – but it’s large enough to have a wide variety of offerings to please almost anyone’s palate.  There are several Pittsburgh moving companies in the area that can help with your relocation of any kind – whether it be a move to be near family or friends, to experience a different part of the U.S. or for a corporate relocation, there are plenty of opportunities.  Join Wheaton as we journey through the beautiful Allegheny Mountains to reach the city of Pittsburgh.

Can’t-miss experiences in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania in general is a hub for art and architecture.  Boasting can’t-miss museums and architectural wonders, these spots are some that you absolutely can’t miss when spending time in The Steel City.

  • The Andy Warhol Museum: Did you know that famous artist Andy Warhol was born and bred in the city of Pittsburgh?  It’s only appropriate then to honor this master at a museum that bears his name.  Offering 900 paintings, 100 sculptures, 4,000 photographs and more, this is museum that no art aficionado should miss.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Hot Spots: Many people know of Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the most famous American architects who ever lived.  What you might not know is that Wright created two of his famous houses within the Pittsburgh area.  Make sure to make it to both Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater.  Fallingwater is arguably one of Wright’s most well-known and remarkable works, but both are worth the time to visit.  With various types of tours available, you’re sure to glean as much information as you’d like about these architectural wonders.

    Fallingwater in Pittsburgh


Eating in Pittsburgh

After spending your day absorbing the arts and culture that surrounds Pittsburgh, you’re stomach might be rumbling.  Satiate your appetite by stopping in at one of our top picks of places to dine in the area:

  • Point Brugge Café: This neighborhood bistro is a popular spot for locals, meaning if you want to dine here, you might have to wait.  The wait is worth it though, especially if you’re a fan of mussels or steak frites, two of Point Brugge’s specialties.
  • Cure: A small restaurant nestled in a Pittsburgh neighborhood, Cure boasts itself on its small menu that’s focused on local urban Mediterranean food.  By and large, the favorite dish to order is the Salumi platter.  Curious to what that is? You’ll have to go to find out! (Trust us, you’ll thank us.)

    Point Brugge cafe in Pittsburgh

    The Point Brugge Cafe

  • Big Jim’s Restaurant & Bar: If you’re looking for a more casual spot, then look no further than Big Jim’s.  Their homemade Italian Wedding Soup is a favorite along with their large selection of specialty sandwiches.  We suggest the chicken parm sandwich, or for you veggie lovers the veggie hoagie is a fan favorite as well.

Moving to Pittsburgh

As soon as you cross the Pittsburgh city limits, you’ll get the idea that living here offers small-town appeal with big city amenities.  Moving can be overwhelming, but not if you have Wheaton World Wide Moving on your side.  With five Pittsburgh moving companies in the area, you’re sure to find an ally in the process.

Road Trip: Wheaton World Wide Moving

Be sure to stay connected with Wheaton as we continue our cross- country journey.  So far, we’ve made stops in Atlanta, Chicago and Charlotte. Stay tuned to see where we’ll go next!

Wheaton World Wide Moving license plate

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