Pittsburgh (PA) Senior Living Communities

The “Steel City” is regularly voted “most livable city” by publications such as Forbes and The Economist. It’s easy to see why: a great quality of life, low cost of living, and plenty of Pittsburgh senior living options.

The overall cost of living is 6% below the national average—not bad for a big city. Retirement income—Social Security, military, Railroad Retirement, United Mine Workers’ pensions, civil service, etc.—is not taxed (with some small stipulations). Pittsburgh senior living options are a mixed bag. For example, a one-bedroom in an assisted living facility averages just $2,100 a month (the national average is $3,261), according a Genworth Financial survey. But a private room in a nursing averages $275 a day compared to the national average of $213.

Cultural attractions in Pittsburgh are varied and excellent. Consider the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Mattress Factory, ArtGardens of Pittsburgh and the Frick Art and Historical Center. Then there’s the Bayernhof Music Museum, collection of automated musical instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Some other must-see attractions are the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with its many natural exhibits such as the Sunken Garden, Orchard Room and Japanese Garden. And don’t miss the National Aviary—the largest in the U.S.—with its 600 birds covering more than 200 species.

You won’t be disappointed in the city’s performing arts selections which includes dozens of theaters such as the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, City Theater, and the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater.

Sports fans in Pittsburgh have something to cheer about all year whether it’s the MLB’s Pirates, NHL’s Penguins, or the NFL’s Steelers. And not to mention, the sports from the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.

Before you begin your search for Pittsburgh senior living, read our “Senior Retirement Lifestyles” article. You’ll find out the differences between all of the senior communities.


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