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Pittsburgh rent maps: Where it’s up, where it’s down

Trulia data showed the median cost of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedrooms rentals in August 2015 and August 2016.

Each of Pittsburgh’s nearly 90 neighborhoods has a strong sense of identity. This is a wonderful fact about this city. But when you’re looking for a community to call home, there’s one variable that can matter most: price.

That Pittsburgh rents are rising isn’t a secret to anyone. But which neighborhoods are seeing the biggest jumps?

The Incline asked Trulia to provide any and all neighborhood-level rental data it could for the city. It sent median price information for one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedrooms rentals in dozens of neighborhoods around the city, from both August 2015 and August 2016.

The Incline then mapped this data using Google Fusion tables. Neighborhoods shaded in purple saw median prices decrease; those shaded in red show where median prices increased. The darker the color, the more dramatic the increase or decrease.

 

The one-bedroom Lawrenceville boom

When it came to one-bedroom rentals, none of the neighborhoods saw a bigger jump than Central Lawrenceville. While the median price of a one-bedroom in the hip nabe was $895 in August 2015, the median price was a whooping $1,350 a year later — a $455 increase.

On the flip side, Squirrel Hill North saw the biggest drop in median price — down $151.

Trulia provided The Incline with one-bedroom information for 16 neighborhoods: Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Central Lawrenceville, Central Oakland, Downtown, East Liberty, Friendship, Greenfield, Highland Park, Mount Washington, North Oakland, Shadyside, Southside Flats, Southside Slopes, Squirrel Hill North, and Squirrel Hill South.

 

You can’t always live in a two-bedroom Downtown

Looking at two-bedrooms, Central Lawrenceville was only outdone in median-price jump by Downtown, where the median price for a rental of this kind was $326 higher in August 2016 than August 2015.

Trulia provided The Incline with two-bedroom information for 25 neighborhoods: Beechview, Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Brookline, Carrick, Central Lawrenceville, Central Northside, Central Oakland, Downtown, Duquesne Heights, East Liberty, Friendship, Greenfield, Highland Park, Lower Lawrenceville, Morningside, Mount Washington, Perry North, Point Breeze, Shadyside, Southside Flats, Southside Slopes, Squirrel Hill North, Squirrel Hill South, and Upper Lawrenceville.

 

Oh hai, three-bedrooms in Central Lawrenceville

In August 2015, the median price for a three-bedroom rental in Central Lawrenceville was $1,650. August 2016? $1,795, an increase of $145.

Trulia provided The Incline with three-bedroom information for 15 neighborhoods: Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Brookline, Carrick, Central Lawrenceville, Greenfield, Highland Park, Mount Washington, Point Breeze, Shadyside, South Oakland, Southside Flats, Southside Slopes, Squirrel Hill North, and Squirrel Hill South.

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