Brandi Bentrim chose Pittsburgh over eastern PA.
Brandi Bentrim, now of Franklin Park, chose Pittsburgh over eastern PA.

It’s not easy to be the “Relocating Partner.” Brandi Bentrim spent years building a private practice working as a licensed social worker in eastern Pennyslvania. When her husband was offered a job with the Federal Home Loan Bank in Pittsburgh, Bentrim had to think long and hard about leaving her extended family and contacts behind.

A year later, the family has built a life they love, with kids in North Allegheny schools, a home in the family-friendly Franklin Park, and an abundance of cultural options all within an easy commute.

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