Moving from Pittsburgh, PA, to New York, NY

Bigger city, more people and opportunities

Moving from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to New York, New York, means a much larger city in terms of square miles and population. The move of just over 370 miles starts a new lifestyle in “The Big Apple,” also known as “The City That Never Sleeps.” 

New York City is home to over 8.8 million in the city and over 20 million in the metro, compared to only 2.5 million in the Pittsburgh metro area. 

With more people and a larger city come multiple opportunities. Keep reading to learn more about your new home city of NYC. 

Similar temperatures and more sunshine in NYC

Average annual temperatures are similar in Pittsburgh and New York City, with winter lows in the 20s and summer highs around 84 degrees.  

Snowfall averages 25 inches in NYC, only 3 inches less than in Pittsburgh, but you will have more rain in your new home city. New York City gets about 47 inches annually, while Pittsburgh tops out at 38 inches.  

Despite the increased rainfall, you’ll enjoy more sunshine in the Big Apple, an average of 224 days, compared to only 160 in your old town of “Steel City.” 

New York City career opportunities

The cost of living is higher in NYC than in Pittsburgh, but there are also more job opportunities in almost every field. 

Many people relocate to New York to work in fashion or theater, but the city is also known as America's financial and publishing capital. 

Several Fortune 500 companies are located there, including Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer and Verizon Communications. 

With over 55 million tourists visiting NYC each year, hospitality is also a big industry that employs many residents.  

Historical sites to visit in the Big Apple

New York is older than Pittsburgh and full of early American history. Take time to explore your new home like a tourist by visiting these historic sites: 

  • 9/11 Memorial 
  • Brooklyn Bridge 
  • Central Park 
  • Ellis Island
  • Empire State Building
  • Federal Hall
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Tenement Museum
  • Times Square
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

U-Pack can help with your move to NYC

U-Pack® has nationwide service centers, including locations near Pittsburgh and New York City, ready to serve you. We’re a DIY-moving service with more than 25 years of experience in long-distance moves. You handle packing, loading and unloading, and we drive your belongings to your new home. Get a free online quote today, or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant.