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).
$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.
$999 per month
Ever dream of living in a Victorian homestead? Now’s your chance to rent a room inside this regal home.
The apartment features a stained glass window, a curved wall, and a cute pillar/mantle nook perfect for staging Instagram photos.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.