I have decided to brag about my neighborhood, because this is my blog and want to! :) I was walking to the drugstore on this lovely 80 degree day and it occurred to me how fortunate I was to live where I do. So humor me, and listen to why I think you should be envious. :)
- You can walk, in under ten minutes, to a drugstore, small grocery, gas station, ice cream stand, pub (where the bartender knows us), and food co-op.
- Deserving of its own point, you can walk, in five minutes, to the second-largest urban park in America.
- We have four seasons: blooming flowers in spring; hot (but not too hot) summer days and warm summer nights, with swimming, camping, and outdoor opportunities everywhere; beautiful foliage and crisp, cool autumn days; and sledding, hot cocoa, beautiful white powdery snow in winter.
- We grow the vegetable garden of your dreams - every variety of pepper and tomato, cucumbers, beans, peas, corn, broccoli, carrots, strawberries, raspberries, herbs, sunflowers...and more.
- You can visit world-class museums, libraries, and theaters in under fifteen minutes.
- You can attend professional baseball, football, and hockey games throughout the year.
- You can enjoy the awareness that Pittsburgh has some of the longest, most unique history in America. Did you know that Lewis and Clark's journey really started here in Pittsburgh? Or that Gene Kelly grew up in a house a few blocks away? Or that some of the most famous zombie movies in history were filmed in Pittsburgh, earning it the title of "zombie central?"
- Pittsburghers are genuinely nice people. Sometimes rough around the edges, but always willing to help.
- Pittsburgh has one of the best local/independent music scenes in the country.
- Everywhere you look there is incredible natural scenery - three great rivers, hills and valleys, winding roads.
- There are incredibly charismatic bridges (over 700) homes, architecture, and public art. I've never been to a city with so many great public murals.
Isn't this nice? I love Pittsburgh, and hope you'll be curious enough to come visit someday. It's a wonderfully unique city, beautiful, old juxtaposed with new, tradition combined with cutting edge. I really encourage you to visit Pittsburgh Skyline to get a real taste of what the city looks like. Thanks for reading! :)