We're not the only ones who've noticed the improvements going on in Pittsburgh lately. Tripcart's been researching southwestern Pennsylvania for a new travel guide that will be out later this week, in the meantime you can check out this article from the New York Times discussing the gentrification going on in the up-and-coming neighborhood of South Side-
Mr. Sota, 56, is a prolific local developer who is constructing a series of nine “green” town houses, called Windom Hill Place, into a lush hillside here. He was drawn to the Slopes by the views and villagelike feel, which, for him, conjure memories of visits to Prague and Budapest.
“It’s just kind of quirky, funky and real, more organic, built by Europeans and other immigrants,” he explained. “The only other American cities that I find as geographically interesting are maybe San Francisco and Asheville, N.C.”