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     Moving to a new city is full of adventure, uncertainty, and constant curiosity. At Custom Turf of Pittsburgh, we’ve been locals for most of our lives, so we know this city as well as anyone. Rather than learning about a new city through months trial-and-error, use these tips when familiarizing yourself with your new home. We are going to tell you the most important things to know about Pittsburgh, so if you’re new to the city or plan on coming here soon, you can hit the ground running.
 NEIGHBORHOODS 
We probably aren’t the first ones to tell you that Pittsburgh has a lot of different neighborhoods. There are Oakland, Shadyside, Strip District, Mount Washington, and North Shore, just to name a few. Each neighborhood is different, so spend a weekend afternoon in each one to figure out the ones you like best.
AFFORDABILITY
 Money goes a lot further here than it does in most cities. Housing costs are low, food isn’t expensive like it is in most cities, and there are tons of free activities to do throughout the city. 
SPORTS
 We know the story: you are dedicated to your current team, you’ll never switch. But there’s something electric about sports in Pittsburgh, and everyone that comes here always switches sides. You’ll come to learn that rooting for the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates is a way of life you won’t want to pass up. Soon you’ll be wearing black and gold! 
THE ARTS 
Pittsburgh is known for its dedication to the arts. For music we have the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Benedum Center, and Heinz Hall. If your family is more into the visual arts then check out the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum. The Warhol Museum is the biggest museum in America that's dedicated to a single artist, and it’s a must see. DRIVING 
There are a lot of tunnels and bridges in Pittsburgh, and you should learn your way around these as quickly as possible. If you miss your exit you could end up on the other side of the city, and all of a sudden your 10 minute drive just turned into half an hour. Learn the roads, figure out which bridges and tunnels will get you home easiest, and be cautious of those one way streets!
FAMILY ACTIVITIES 
There are a lot of things families can do together in Pittsburgh. Most notably we have the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and the Kennywood Amusement Park. These attractions provide the best of both worlds. You can learn at the zoo and aquarium, and go on fun rides at Kennywood.
 PITTSBURGHESE 
Right now you probably think that isn’t a real word, but you’ll learn. The people of Pittsburgh created a special dialect, and within a year your friends and family back home will start to think that you speak differently. Click here to see some examples of what we mean! When your boss says, “Half in two” you’re going to want to know what he or she means!
COMMUNITY 
All kidding aside, what makes Pittsburgh such a great place to live is the people who live here. There is a charm about Pittsburgh that you won’t be able to find in most cities, and that’s because we value a sense of community, hard work, and compassion. Meet the locals, make some friends, and you’ll feel comfortable here in no time.
WANT MORE TIPS?
 If you’re looking for additional moving tips from local Pittsburghers, check out Custom Turf’s extensive Homeowner’s Guide to Pittsburgh! Visit our website to learn more: www.customturfinc.com
 


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Will G
11/29/2016 5:32pm

I didn't realize they have a special dialect.

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shelly peterson
11/30/2016 3:52am

I have never been to Pittsburgh or am I currently planning to move there but it sounds like a great place. These are great tips though for anyone who plans to movie there. Learning the roads sounds very important, I would get lost for sure lol

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Julie Wood
12/01/2016 5:26am

I have never been to Pittsburgh, but it sounds like such a nice city to live in. I would love to check out this city on vacation.

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