Three years ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette heralded the findings a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit with the headline “Move Over, Honolulu…” At that time, the home of the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins had statistically bested the land of leis, luaus and Higgins.
The IU news is not quite as good this time around. But when the winner is Honolulu, it’s still cause for a PA-t on the back:
Pittsburgh has racked up yet another accolade, with the designation as the “most livable city” in the continental U.S., according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 livability survey.
Only Honolulu outperformed Pittsburgh among U.S. cities in the study, which measured “which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.”
Steelers players who are able to earn a place in this year’s NFL Pro Bowl will, very unusually, not be able to straddle the U.S.-most-livable-cities line. For only the second time since 1980, the 2015 contest will not be held in Hawaii.