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Very Local is Very Pittsburgh.

Very Local Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgher’s guide to the most Pittsburgh places, people and events.

Pittsburgh was founded at the intersection of the three rivers, the city gained fame for being a hub of the steel industry. The banks of the Allegheny, Ohio and the Monongahela Rivers were once lined with steel mills and manufacturing plants and the rivers carried the by-products of the industry to points across the country and around the world. While this city may have a reputation of steel, anyone who has been here knows that it has an even bigger heart.

We know Pittsburghers love Pittsburgh. There are 90 neighborhoods inside the city limits and over 100 different towns and boroughs in Allegheny County. Everyone knows that Pittsburgh is the home of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and that Pittsburghers put french fries in sandwiches and on salads, and just about everything else. But we know there are many more stories and places that make this someplace special. Very Local Pittsburgh strives to highlights the things that make Pittsburgh, well Pittsburgh.

A User’s Guide to Pittsburgh

Regardless of if you are new to Pittsburgh or have lived here your whole life, this city is steeped in history and brimming with innovation. We are here to help you find the best of the old and discover the emerging new places and events that will become the new classics of Pittsburgh. Very Locals strives to make it easier to cross a bridge and go through a tunnel to explore a part of the city that is new to you.

Very Local is a user’s guide to Pittsburgh. We are working on stories to help you explore Pittsburgh, find new things to do and learn more about the history of the people and places that make up the neighborhoods and communities of this city.

Can we meet your neighbors?

We want to know what you love about the “Steel City”! Send us your favorite places and introduce us to the Pittsburghers that you think everyone should know. We hope you will invite us to your neighborhood festival and introduce us to the best pierogi makers in town. Say hello by sending an email to helloPittsburgh@verylocal.com or share your favorites with #verylocalpgh.

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