Is There a Slogan Here Somewhere?

Continuing my recent preoccupation with rankings of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, meaningless and otherwise, today's news brings the following:

Looking at housing and transportation costs -- and particularly housing costs -- it is comparatively inexpensive to live here. Pittsburgh ranks 28 out of 28 MSAs surveyed. Post-Gazette coverage here; Trib coverage here.

We have something of an arts community. Pittsburgh is 10 out of 25 "mid-sized cities" (100,000 - 499,000 population) ranked by AmericanStyle magazine in a readers' poll of Top Arts Destinations. Post-Gazette coverage here.


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