Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 9 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in February 2018

Property Hunters Pittsburgh: A modern design marvel and a classic Victorian.

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Rossilynne Culgan

We’re back for the second installment in our monthly feature aimed at making apartment hunting suck less. (Here’s last month’s, ICYMI — some of these places are still for rent.)

Your goal: Find a new place that’s better than a bland cookie-cutter apartment. Our goal: Make the hunt less frustrating and less time-consuming. We’ve scoured Craigslist to find the most interesting Pittsburgh apartments worth a look right now with a nod to places with walkable neighborhoods, public transit access and charm.

Here are nine Pittsburgh apartments worth renting right now — get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up).


700 Mansfield Ave. (Green Tree)

Studio
$795 per month

It’s not technically in the city, but it’s close enough — and cool enough — that it had to be included. The building’s recent renovation has transformed the space into a modern design marvel set atop a vibrant palette of rich colors. Despite its small size as a studio apartment, the layout flows well, so the space doesn’t feel cramped. Added bonus: There’s a pool and a dog trail at the complex.


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235 South Fairmount (Friendship)

1 bedroom
$999 per month

Ever dream of living in a Victorian homestead? Now’s your chance to rent a room inside this regal home.

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The apartment features a stained glass window, a curved wall, and a cute pillar/mantle nook perfect for staging Instagram photos.


5704 Wellesley Ave. (Highland Park)

2 bedrooms
$1,050 per month

This two-bedroom adeptly mixes old-school charm with modern updates.

Pros: exposed brick, good light, an updated bathroom and ornate woodwork.


501 Riverfront Dr. (O’Hara Township)

1 bedroom
$1,092 per month

Just a few minutes up Route 28, these riverside apartments offer an open layout in the unit, along with a fitness center and clubhouse. Look for bright white cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom and large windows.


1530 Rutherford Ave. (Beechview)

2 bedrooms
$1,195 per month

From its bright red doors to its classic glass doorknobs, this place screams cute.

Also: Granite countertops! A big backyard! Large bedrooms! All the things.


1914 Murray Ave. (Squirrel Hill)

4 bedrooms
$1,595 per month

Location is everything for this apartment. Situated above a market and a deli, it’s across the street from Giant Eagle and steps from a bakery. Though the listing doesn’t offer a peek inside the unit, it lists four bedrooms and two bathrooms — a lot of space for the price.


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2150 Wightman St. (Squirrel Hill)

3 bedrooms
$1,650 per month

Scoring a dedicated parking space in the city is a big deal, and this place does one better: It’s got a dedicated parking garage.

Newly updated, it also features neat architecture, a sun room, good counter space and patterned flooring in the bathroom.

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Josephine Street at South 26th Street (South Side)

3 bedrooms
$1,999 per month

Freshly updated with a luxurious bathroom and gleaming hardwood floors, this spot maintains its character with plenty of exposed brick. Location is key here, as it’s a short walk to South Side Works.


212 45th St. (Lawrenceville)

2 bedrooms
$2,200 per month

If you’ve got some $$$ to drop and want to live near Butler Street, this is the place for you. The layout is palatial and even includes a patio.