Moving from Charlotte, NC to Pittsburgh, PA

Moving from Charlotte, NC to Pittsburgh, PA

Moving from the charming city of Charlotte a few hours north to Pittsburgh, PA should prove to be a pretty easy transition. While Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina with a population close to 1.8 million, Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania, with a population of 305,704 which is quite a bit smaller town than you’re used to! Pittsburgh has so much to offer its residents that I am sure you’ll love it here. Pittsburgh is home to the several sports teams including: The Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh is also very ethnically diverse, and famous for its culture, arts, and entertainment options. Pittsburgh lies between the Allegheny River and Monongahela River and is within close proximity to several other major cities, including Erie, PA, Akron, OH, or Cleveland, OH, all within a 2 hour drive. Pittsburgh is nicknamed “The City of Bridges” which illustrates just what you can expect to see in this beautiful city. Pittsburgh is proud to boast 446 bridges which is the most of any city in the world! Welcome to Pittsburgh, we’re sure you’ll love it here!

What you can expect from a move from Charlotte to Pittsburgh:

If you’re driving from Charlotte to Pittsburgh in your personal vehicle, you’ll be traveling about 448 miles. That means you can expect to be driving about 7.5 hours which isn’t too bad of a drive. Your drive will take you through Morgantown, WV with several convenient options to stop for a bite to eat and a break from driving.

The weather in Pittsburgh

Your wardrobe shouldn’t have to change too much with your move to Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh has a typical humid continental/subtropical climate with cold winters and mild summers. Pittsburgh’s winters are somewhat colder than what you’re used to from Charlotte with lows dipping into the 20’s. Pittsburgh summer highs are pretty mild with temperatures in the 80’s.

Getting around in Pittsburgh

Getting around Pittsburgh is quick and convenient when you utilize any of the possible options, including the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Port Authority is the area’s regional mass transit system to get you around town quickly and easily.

Getting an education in Pittsburgh

If you have school-age children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, they might find Pittsburgh Unified School District to be a bit of a transition. They’ll be leaving a school district with around 132,000 students and joining one with over 29,000. The district includes 65 schools including: 19 K-5 schools, 13 K-8 schools, 16 middle Schools, and 11 6-12 schools. There are also several colleges and universities available to Pittsburgh residents, including University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University, Chatham University, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and many more!

Dining & Entertainment in Pittsburgh

Like you would expect in Pittsburgh, great food and excellent restaurants are extremely abundant! After your move to Pittsburgh you’ll definitely want to try some of the local favorites. Six Penn Kitchen, The Church Brew Works, Primanti Bros., Penn Brewery and Nine on Nine are all excellent dining establishments that you’ll have to try when you get moved. When there’s finally time for some fun, Pittsburgh has plenty of options! Carnegie Museums, Kennywood, Duquesne Incline, and the Pittsburgh Zoo are only some of the countless sites you’ll have to see for yourself once you move!

Welcome to Pittsburgh, a.k.a “City of Champions”! Your move from Charlotte, NC to Pittsburg, PA will be a breeze! Get moving today! U-Pack provides service in both locations, and we make long-distance moving easy and affordable.