A city of around 300,000 in southwestern Pennsylvania. Though once an industrial headquarters and a synonym for "dirty, polluted shithole," Pittsburgh has re-invented itself with the advent of technology, healthcare, financial services, and skilled trades. Pittsburgh has been named one of the top 10 cleanest cities in America, and is on track to become the #1 cleanest in less than a decade. Relocation to Pittsburgh is increasing, with the low cost of living being a big draw.
Residents of Pittsburgh fall under two extremes. If you go up to a stranger on the street and talk to them, they'll either talk to you as if they've been your best friend for 40 years, or like you just murdered their puppy with a butterknife.
Unfortunately, since technical and white-collar jobs are on the rise, blue-collar jobs in Pittsburgh are on the decline, and companies have re-located over the years. This means that unemployment, though not as bad as in Central PA, is a problem. If you don't have certain skills/training, a college degree, or preferably both, Pittsburgh is going to be a difficult place to live. This is a very sore subject with a lot of long-time residents, many of whom are either out of work or doing jobs that they're overqualified for. This leads to a lot of bitterness and hostility, meaning that a conversation with a native yinzer
usually ends with them insulting you, your masculinity, where you're from, what you do for a living, or all of the above.
PittsburghYinzer: "Go fuck yourself you stupid whiny Millenial. I bet my wife could beat the shit out of your pansy New York ass."
Me: "Sorry dude, can't stay and chat. I've got to get to work. Unfortunately some of us still have jobs. And by the way I'm from Boston."