Main Line Real Estate | Ardmore PA | Suburban Square on Day of Earthquake August 2011
Main Line Real Estate
Mary Beth Hurtado (610) 608-3119
A video tour around Suburban Square on August 23, 2011 to see some of the reasons that Money Magazine named the Main Line community of Ardmore, PA 19003 #45 of the top 100 places to live in the United States. Interviews with David, the owner at Seidenburg Luggage & Joy & Francesca storekeepers at The Bark Avenue Boutique. Julian a local resident and his beagle also chime in. While doing the tour the Earthquake hits Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh-A day in the life
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Pittsburgh is the seat of Allegheny County and with a population of 306,211 is the second-largest city in the U.S. Commonwealth ofPennsylvania. With a metropolitan combined statistical area population of 2,661,369, it is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is known as both the Steel City for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and the City of Bridges for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, 2 inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification, and the source of the Ohio at the confluence of the Monongahela andAllegheny Rivers. This vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest cuts through the mineral-rich Alleghenies which made the area coveted by the French andBritish Empires, Virginia,, Civil War raiders and media networks.
Known for steel, Pittsburgh also led innovations and industries in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, transportation, computing, retail, cars, and electronics. This creative wealth placed Pittsburgh third (after New York City and Chicago) in corporate headquarters employment for much of the 20th century, second only to New York in bank assets and with more stockholders per capita than any other U.S. city.America's 1980sdeindustrialization laid off area blue-collar workers, with thousands of downtown white-collar workers joining them after multi-billion-dollar corporate raidsrelocated the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters of Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Rockwell and Westinghouse. This status as a global industry center, itsmelting of immigrant workers, and top-10 rank among the largest cities in the U.S. until 1950 and metro areas until 1980 left the region with a plethora of internationally regarded museums, medical centers, parks, research infrastructure, libraries, and a vibrantly diverse cultural district.
These legacies have earned Pittsburgh the title of America's most livable city by Places Rated Almanac, Forbes, and The Economist[ while inspiringNational Geographic and Today to name the city a top world destination. Since 2004, the area has added over 3,000 hotel rooms with higher occupancy than 11 comparable cities.
Apple, Google and Intel are among 1,600 technology firms generating $10.8 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls, with the area serving as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. R&D leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh annually produce multiple startups as the city has earned the top rank as America's smartest with a total of 68 area colleges and universities, 38 of them non-profit.
The nation's fifth-largest bank, nine Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 US law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, whileRAND, BNY Mellon, Nova, Bayer, FedEx, GSK and NIOSH have large regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best metro area for U.S. job growth.
Pittsburgh is a leader in environmental design with 60 total and 10 of the world's first green buildings, including downtown's convention center, even as billions have recently been invested in the area's energy renaissance with Marcellus shale. A renaissance of Pittsburgh's 116-year-old film industry—that boasts the world's first movie theater—has grown from the long-running Three Rivers Film Festival to an influx of major productions including Disney and Paramount offices with the largest sound stage outside Los Angeles and New York.
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