Whether you’re a Pittsburg State University graduate, or you originally grew up in the ‘burg – there’s never been a better time to come back to Pittsburg.
Situated in the southeast corner of Kansas, Pittsburg offers easy access to major metropolitan areas in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, while still offering a close-knit, hip small town vibe.
Not convinced yet? Check out these three reasons to relocate to one of the fastest growing economic areas in the midwest.
Reason #1: Foodie Bliss
From fried chicken to upscale dining, Pittsburg has culinary offerings that appeal to any taste. There’s a mix of new spots popping up, and old classics you might remember if you previously lived in town. Still dreaming of an 1106er or the creamy Italian and crackers at the Mall Deli? You can still get those, mixed in with upscale gastropub fare at joints like Brick & Mortar, along with healthy farm to table fare at Toast.
It doesn’t stop there – coffee lovers have a lot to look forward to as well. Signet Coffee Roasters provides not only excellent house roasted coffee blends, but also delicious hand-crafted drinks and treats. If you’re in the mood for something a little more substantial, go down the road to Root Coffee House and feast on homemade crepes.
When you’re ready for some nightlife, Pittsburg is home to The Jolly Fox and Drop the H breweries. If beer isn’t your thing, you can also check out the huge selection of bourbons at Chatters and keep the party going into the night with a variety of downtown bars.
Reason #2: Activities for the Whole Family
A small-town feel, and a close-knit community make Pittsburg an ideal place to raise a family. From a variety of excellent schools, to safe neighborhoods where the kids can still ride their bikes down the street to one of the many parks – it’s a great place to grow up.
There’s a variety of activities all year round for the whole family as well. From the annual Christmas parade, to the Little Balkans Festival, to the downtown Art Walk, you can always find a place to go and mingle in the community.
If the kiddos like sports, there’s plenty of options for that too. You can sign up for youth basketball, soccer, and baseball through several different organizations, in addition to the great sports programs at the area high schools. There’s stuff for the adults too – from crossfit gyms to a premium gym with a smoothie bar
Reason #3: Remote Worker Haven
If you’re looking to take advantage of the freedom that remote work brings to relocate, there’s no better time to choose Pittsburg. PC Mag recently named Pittsburg a top work from home city in the U.S.
Affordable housing is a top reason why Pittsburg is a great place for remote workers, and new housing developments continue to pop up and expand the available options for incoming residents. Additionally, the entirety of Pittsburg has access to high-speed fiber-optic internet, so you can hop on those Zoom meetings without worrying about connectivity issues.
There’s plenty of professional communities to be had though, even if you work remotely. From SEK Dev Connect to Pittsburg Area Young Professionals, you can enjoy the flexibility of remote work, without giving up being part of a work community.