Top 10 Cities for Single Women

By Paula Santonocito, GCDF

7. Pittsburgh. Last year, Pittsburgh was No. 8 on our list. This year, it’s moved up a notch, thanks to the low cost of living in this vibrant city. In fact, Pittsburgh is the least expensive city on our list.

Pittsburgh is 48 percent cheaper than New York, mostly because of housing which costs a whopping 75 percent less than NYC. Because homes are priced well below the national average in Pittsburgh, you’ll get a lot for your dollar, whether you opt for a Victorian, townhouse, condo, loft or other style residential property.

Add to this an unemployment rate far below the national average, top industries that include finance, health care, and technology, and you have a city that can provide you with financial stability—and extra money to spend on entertainment and other interests.

And there’s plenty here to occupy your leisure time. Pittsburgh has a thriving arts scene. Museums include the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum for the Arts, among others. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera, and the Pittsburgh Ballet all feature top talent.

In addition, Pittsburgh is home to major league baseball, hockey, and football teams, including the 2005 and 2008 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, a team, which incidentally, made it to the playoffs seven of the last 10 seasons.

From the standpoint of personal recreation, the city’s parks and three rivers offer numerous possibilities that include hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and more.

Pittsburgh has several top universities, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Universities offer entertainment and professional growth opportunities, not to mention employment. They can also be a place to meet people.

Pittsburgh has slightly more women than men but, with approximately 32 percent of the population single, this city has a lot to offer single women.

A former steel town, Pittsburgh is now a cosmopolitan center of commerce with career opportunities, affordable housing, and arts and entertainment that rival its larger counterparts. Indeed, Pittsburgh might be perfect for you.