Location Profile

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Facility Type
Skilled Nursing Facility
Facility Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and offers excellent care to its nearly 3,000 patients. Services range from skilled nursing to assisted living, with various options tailored for its residents. The facility is affiliated with a leading healthcare system and encompasses the best standards of care.

Community Overview

Known as Steel City, Pittsburgh is a large-sized city (town) of 302,971 people. The city sits on the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River, with the location offering beautiful views with great outdoor recreation. Pittsburgh is one of the most-visited cities in the United States. Pittsburgh maintains its charm with a good blend of industrial design, history, and green spaces, for a city unlike anywhere else. Affectionately known as “the Burgh,” it’s ranked the #2 city overall in Pennsylvania and is recognized as one of the most livable cities in the country. The bus service and light rail help passengers get where they need to be, while a bike share system lets riders explore the city on two wheels. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit Pittsburgh, there’s always something to love about this city, whether it’s their large calendar of festivals, the varied cuisine, or the nightlife.

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Cost of Living

Pittsburgh's cost of living is affordable and cheaper than the state and national average.  Groceries, healthcare, and housing costs are the lowest expenses; however, as a whole, Pittsburgh offers some of the best options for your budget. Although a vast city, Pittsburgh still provides good opportunities for renters, with an average rent of $1,250 for a 1-bedroom apartment. Remember, though, that there are 90 neighborhoods in Pittsburgh so prices can vary by location and other factors for renters. 

The options for housing in Pittsburgh are wide and numerous. Multiple apartment complexes are throughout the city, along with small-format multi-family buildings and other places to stay. Amenities vary but often include parking access, gyms, libraries, lounges, and other spots. 

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Pittsburgh Public Schools runs the public schools for the city. Pittsburgh Public Schools is one of the most diverse districts in Pennsylvania, with 95 languages spoken among its student body. Niche.com ranks it 61st for diversity schools in the state and 9th in Allegheny County. In addition to the district’s 85 Early Childhood Education programs for children ages 3-4, the district features 54 schools:

  • K-5 schools: 23
  • K-8 schools: 11
  • Grades 6-8: 7
  • Grades 6-12: 5
  • High Schools: 4
  • Special Schools: 4

Although the second-largest school district in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Public Schools has a low student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. The district is highly committed to its students’ academic success. State financial records show that the district is very focused on the success of all of its students and spends an average of $29,015 per student, over $17,000 more than the national average. In 2016, the district took a thorough look at the performance of its students, both in an educational and personal sense. With this data, Pittsburgh Public Schools developed a comprehensive strategic plan to focus on specific areas of improvement, including test scores, graduation rate, and leadership. The result was a more focused student-centered approach. 

The district offers several magnet programs and schools for students K-12. These magnet programs target students’ interests, talents, and future career plans. A resident’s address doesn’t limit their exposure to magnet education; interested applicants enter a lottery. Magnet learning within Pittsburgh Public Schools includes Computer Science, Foreign Language, Performing Arts, Pre-Engineering, and other focuses. The Pittsburgh School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) is one such program and is a National Blue Ribbon School winner. 

A smaller portion of Pittsburgh students attend Fox Chapel Area School District, which consists of 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, all of which are National Blue Ribbon winners. 

There are also 20 private schools in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh library system, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, is robust and comprehensive. It features 19 branch locations throughout the area and offers more than 1 million materials for check-out. Library cards are free and allow borrowers to borrow from more than 45 locations across Allegheny County. Available media includes books, audio, ebooks, magazines, and other items without late fees on returned materials. 

Various youth programs in the community


Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) offers state-the-art transportation methods in the city. PRT is the 20th-largest transit system in the United States, with a fleet of 700 buses, 80 light rail cars, and 2 inclines. No matter where you need to go in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area, there’s a way to get there with PRT. The light rail system runs 26.2 miles, with paths both above-ground and as a subway. Some areas of Downtown Pittsburgh feature a fare-free zone for buses and light rail, which makes travel a breeze. 

​​Like other metro cities, Pittsburgh includes a bike-sharing system, POGOH, so you can borrow a bike at your leisure and dock it when done. The city is also on the Amtrak line, with daily service to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City via the Capitol Limited train. Bus service takes passengers to Pittsburgh International Airport, which features over 300 daily departures to domestic and international destinations. 

Daily Driving in Pittsburgh
  • The average commute in Pittsburgh is 23 minutes, shorter than the national commute average of 26 minutes
  • 55% of people in Pittsburgh drive their vehicle to work

Nearby Cities

Multiple locations outside Pittsburgh are perfect for a day or weekend trip. 

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania - Only 30 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh sits West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. It’s reached via a 10-mile / 16 KM drive on Interstate 376.  The city is best known for Kennywood, an amusement park and National Historic Landmark. Kennywood consists of several themed areas. There’s a 12-ride children’s area (Kiddyland), a Thomas the Tank Engine area (Thomas Town), a historic area (Lost Kennywood), and a section for the Pittsburgh Steelers football franchise (Steeler Country). Kennywood includes 7 roller coasters, 2 water rides, and 4 dark rides. The park presents events such as food festivals, seasonal celebrations, and holiday lights throughout the year. 

Cleveland, Ohio - The 2-hour drive to Cleveland, Ohio, is an enjoyable 133 miles / 214 KM along 2 major roadways. Like Pittsburgh, Cleveland is an industrial city with a lot of charm. It’s home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a 7-level building filled with exhibits for legends of music. A visit will show you artifacts such as guitars owned by Prince and Jimi Hendrix, a prop from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and one of the most extensive Elvis Presley collections outside Graceland. Other attractions include the Great Lake Science Center and Greater Cleveland Aquarium.  Cleveland also has a variety of small neighborhoods with quaint shops and exciting restaurants. Tremont is popular as it’s the home to the house from the film A Christmas Story, which filmed in Cleveland. The house looks just as it does in the classic movie, and you can tour it, plus visit a gift shop or for movie merchandise. 

Sandusky, Ohio - Sandusky is only 2 hours and 48 minutes from Pittsburgh via a 180-mile / 289 KM drive. It’s where you’ll find Cedar Point, the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” This historic amusement park features 18 roller coasters, a Snoopy-themed children’s area, a water park, and a mile-long private beach. Best of all, Cedar Point sits on Lake Erie, so you get a fantastic lakeside view when you go up on a coaster, the Ferris Wheel, or an aerial swing ride. More than 3 million people visit the park each year. You can also experience Lake Erie by renting a jet ski or catching the Jet Express ferry directly from the park for a trip to Kelley’s Island, an island village.

Local and Nearby Attractions

Pittsburgh is a thriving city with a bustling downtown core and plenty to see and do throughout. 

You have your pick of great stores in Pittsburgh, whether looking for groceries, gifts, or other merchandise. There are over 100 grocery stores within the city limits, with options such as Food Lion, Shop N Save, Giant Eagle, Trader Joe’s, and Market District. Among Pittsburgh’s many grocery stores are several Asian and international markets. Pittsburgh’s shopping isn’t limited to the downtown core, as each of its 90 neighborhoods also features stores and restaurants to explore. If that’s not enough, The Mall at Robinson and Ross Park Mall each feature over 90 retail stores to enjoy. 

Pittsburgh is known for its Cultural District, which spans 14 city blocks filled with theaters, art galleries, and venues to enjoy fine and performing arts. At the center is Heinz Hall, a restored historic theater with around 200 performances annually, including traveling Broadway productions and events by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Also within the Cultural District is the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Pittsburgh Ballet and Pittsburgh Opera. Live theater venues are also in the District, with options like the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Theater Square. 

Museums in Pittsburgh vary from world-class institutions affiliated with the Smithsonian to smaller, niche spots dedicated to a specific topic, such as the Moonshot Space Museum, which chronicles America’s race to visit the moon. Children love the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Heinz Center, which houses the real Mr. Rogers puppets plus the set. Art lovers have plenty to enjoy in Pittsburgh, as the city features the Andy Warhol Museum, the Frick, and the Mattress Factory, a former factory filled with contemporary art. 

There are many ways to spend the day outside in Pittsburgh. The city features over 8,000 square feet / 743.2 square meters of green space across its parks and greenways. Pittsburgh features 163 parks, with a healthy mix of city parks and neighborhood parks. Frick Park is the oldest and largest historical park and houses the Frick Environmental Center, which educates visitors about the area's ecological importance. Frick Park includes playgrounds, clay tennis courts, and a wooded trail to offer a retreat from the city.  

Pittsburgh is home to 2 inclines, which are cable car systems built up steep slopes. The Duquesne and the Monongahela inclines offer great views on the ride and up to the top. Another exciting adventure is a day at the Pittsburgh Zoo, which houses over 8,000 animals. Another spot for animal lovers is the National Aviary, a non-profit bird zoo where guests can see various species flying freely.

Religious Centers

One can find information on religious communities in the United States through:

  • Religious websites or directories: Church Finder and Church Angel
  • Social media groups or pages dedicated to a particular religion or city
  • Local community centers or mosques/temples/churches
  • Online forums or discussion groups
  • Ask for recommendations from friends or acquaintances who live in the area
  • Community event listings or local news websites


Pittsburgh’s climate varies between humid continental and humid subtropical. The city experiences warm, cloudy summers, while winter is chilly and snowy. Pittsburgh averages around 151 days of rain annually, with an average total of 38.3 inches / 972.82 MM in precipitation. Although this sounds like a lot, it’s nearly identical to the national average of 38.1 inches /967.44 MM of rain.  

Average Pittsburgh Temperatures
  • Annual: 23ºF to 83ºF / -5°C to 28.3ºC
  • December:  Low of 28ºF/-2C  and High of 41°F /5ºC  
  • July: Low of 64F/17.7.ºC and High of 83ºF /28.3º C

Crime Rate

Pittsburgh is safe for families. Compared to other cities its size, Pittsburgh has a crime lower than the national average. 

  • Police Department
  • Safest neighborhoods: Fairywood, Squirrel Hill North, Whitehall West, Middle Road Park, Ingomar

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