A borough in Allegheny County, Elizabeth is situated about 12 miles outside of Pittsburgh. Despite its proximity to such a bustling metropolitan area, Elizabeth maintains the appeal of a small town with a close-knit community that is mostly made up of residential areas. If you’re looking for a peaceful lifestyle with easy access to big-city amenities, Elizabeth is the perfect place to rent your next apartment.
Top employers for Allegheny County include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, West Penn Allegheny Health System, University of Pittsburgh, Giant Eagle Inc., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and Bank of New York Mellow Corporation. Healthcare professionals have abundant opportunities for employment with the UPMC at McKeesport, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, and the Magee-Womens Hospitals of UPMC Health System all located in the area.
Elizabeth is an excellent place for college students to live, as there are several top-rated colleges and universities nearby. These include Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, and Community College of Allegheny County.
Elizabeth is best known of its beautiful recreation areas, which include access to the Youghiogheny River. Along the river is a hiking and biking trail, called the Youghiogheny River Trail South, which is part of the Allegheny Trail Alliance. This trail gives access to Ohiopyle State Park, which you can visit for white water rafting adventures and camping trips.