If you’re planning to visit Pittsburgh, make sure to also consider employing our Pittsburgh car hire services as you’ll surely need a car while in this large city. While the city itself has a population of about 350,000 but its surrounding metropolitan area has about two point four million.

The city is served by the Pittsburgh Airport which is located at about twenty miles from the center of the city. You can also reach the city by rail and road, but if you will be landing here, considering the distance to the city you’ll want to employ our Pittsburgh car rental services to have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport at an hour that you specify.

The city is made up of several districts, as you might expect from a large city, with the Downtown area being the center for the city’s economy, local government as well as being the historic and cultural center. This is also where three rivers meet, so Downtown packs everything in.

East End-South is also known as the ‘second downtown’. It’s mainly a college neighborhood while also featuring many other institutions, parks as well as residential and shopping areas. The main neighborhoods of interest in this district are Oakland, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill.

East End-North is known as the most ethnically diverse district in the city; it used to be an industrial area but nowadays it is filled with a wide variety of shops and restaurants with its main attractions being the Strip District, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville and East Liberty.

The North Side district is home to most of the city’s best museums as well as two of its major league sports teams. Neighborhoods of interest in this area are North Shore, Allegheny and the Mexican War Streets.

The South Side is very hilly, known for its inclines and great views of the city, it is also known for housing some of the best bars in the city as well.

This has been a very short description of the major areas in Pittsburgh, in order to better explore the city make sure to employ our Pittsburgh car hire services as your main mode of transportation through the city and its surroundings.


August 29th, 2012 by Auto Car Hire