- Are you considering relocating to the Steel City? Why not do it with us? We are East Coast West Coast Express and we can offer you the best possible deal for your relocation. Our movers will make your moving to Pittsburgh easier and stress-free. They are very well equipped and have proven to be excellent professionals at what they do.
- Moving to another state is a complicated process, and there are so many things to think about. Should you call on your family and friends to help you with packing? How do you avoid damaging your furniture, or even the walls? Also, will the moving truck you rent be big enough? Will you transport your belongings once or twice, or even three times? What if the truck you rented is too big? You end up paying for empty space. In order to avoid having to ask yourself all these questions, it might be wise to find a reliable moving company. Luckily, you won’t have to look far, as East Coast West Coast Express are at your disposal. We can provide you with a wide range of relocation services, including:
Moving from or to Pittsburgh with East Coast-West Coast Express
- • Professional packing services –disassembling, packing, unpacking, and reassembling
- • Loading and unloading service
- • Moving supplies –moving boxes, harnesses, plastic wraps, and other packing materials
- • Storage services – free storage units for the first month of your relocation
- • Interstate relocation – residential and corporate
- • Long distance car transport – in open or enclosed auto carriers
- • And much more.
- So let us take this burden off your back. Give us a call and request a free moving price estimate. Our representatives will happily answer any additional questions you might have.
- But before you have our professional movers handle your belongings, you might want to learn a little more about the city you are moving to. In order to make this journey more enjoyable, East Coast West Coast Express movers have put together some interesting facts about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition, you can find useful information on the city’s official website.
About Pittsburgh, PA
- Pittsburgh was founded in 1669 by the French explorer and trader Robert de La Salle from Quebec during his expedition down the Ohio River. The city lays on the Allegheny Plateau, between the Allegheny River and the Ohio River. Many Pittsburgh neighborhoods are steeply sloped with two-lane roads. More than a quarter of neighborhood names make reference to "hills," "heights," or similar geographical features.
- Due to its rivers, Pittsburgh has some of the most beautiful bridges you've ever seen. These make for beautiful spots for checking out the skyline or watching the fireworks on the 4th of July. They are also the reason why Pittsburgh has been nicknamed the City of Bridges.
- The city consists of the Downtown area, called the Golden Triangle and four main areas surrounding it: the North Side, South Side/South Hills, East End, and West End. Each of the areas is different and unique.
- The Golden Triangle is a cultural district packed with theaters and arts venues, but it also has a growing residential segment. The North Side is home to various neighborhoods in transition. This is where many popular attractions are, such as the Heinz Field, the PNC Park, the Carnegie Science Center, the National Aviary, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory Art Museum, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the Randyland, the Highmark SportsWorks, the Penn Brewery, and the Allegheny Observatory. The North Side is also home to Allegheny General Hospital, which is reputed to be one of the best hospitals in the world. The South Side used to be home to the Pennsylvania Railroad rail yards, mostly inhabited by railroad workers. This is one of the most popular residential neighborhoods in the city. East End is home to The Carnegie Library, Museums of Art and Natural History, and to some of state's most elite universities (Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University, and Chatham University), The Carnegie Institute's Museums of Art and Natural History, Frick Art & Historical Center, Phipps Conservatory, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. West End is home to Mt. Washington, famous for its view of the Downtown skyline. This is also where numerous other residential neighborhoods can be found.
- The city of Pittsburgh experiences four distinct seasons. Pittsburgh winters are cold and snowy. The average low temperature in January is 21 degrees, which can make driving dangerous. It might be a good idea to keep a winter survival kit in your trunk. Spring and fall are mild and relatively sunny, while summers are warm to hot and humid.
Buying a home in Pittsburgh, PA
- Buying a home in the city is not the easiest task in the world. Only around sixty-four percent of Pittsburgh residents are homeowners. According to Trulia.com, the average cost per square foot is around $110. Living in the surrounding areas of the city might prove more economical, even though Pittsburgh is generally cheaper than other major metropolises in the US. According to Abodo.com, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city is a little over $1,000.
- According to Numbeo.com, a basic package of utilities, including heating, water, electricity, and garbage, costs an average of $165.90 for a 915-square-foot apartment and it is 12.5% higher than the U.S. average.
Finding a job in Pittsburgh, PA
- Finding a job in Pittsburgh is relatively easy. A number of major companies from different industries, including technology, healthcare, banking, retail, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing, have headquarters in Pittsburgh. Some of the most prominent ones include Google, GNC, U.S. Steel, Highmark, Uber, PNC Financial Services, Westinghouse Electric Company, Bayer USA, Alcoa, and American Eagle Outfitters. If you are looking to develop a career in the leisure and hospitality industries, moving to the Pittsburgh is a great idea. In addition, there is a heavy oil and gas footprint in region, with Shell employing more and more people.
- Are you ready to move to Pittsburgh, PA? If so, give us at East Coast West Coast Express a call, and our representatives will provide you with the best interstate relocation price estimates in the country. We will make sure your moving process becomes a pleasant experience and a good start to a new chapter in your life.