Forget the old steel-mill and smokestack stereotypes. Pittsburgh hasn't been its soot-covered former self in years and is reversing a decades-long exodus with affordable homes, great health care and a growing job market. The average home is less than $110,000 and is usually pretty close to part of the University of Pittsburgh's sprawling health care system. No tax on diapers, baby clothes or food also saves parents thousands of dollars a year, but the Pittsburgh Promise gives all eligible public-school students a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year toward a college in the state if they maintain a 2.5 GPA through high school.
Yep, the Steel City already pictures your baby with a diploma in hand.