Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 10 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in April 2018

A spiral staircase, a sunny rowhouse, and vintage vibes.

Truly a chef's kitchen.

Truly a chef's kitchen.

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Rossilynne Culgan

In the April installment of our monthly rental guide, we present 10 places across the city worthy of your time (and money), including an apartment with a spiral staircase, a charming rowhouse and a spot with Instagram-worthy pastel pink tiles.

Here’s what’s key in our Pittsburgh apartment search: Walkable neighborhoods, public transit access, and character (no plain cookie-cutter apartments). These guides are part of our quest to make apartment hunting suck less.

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Here are 10 Pittsburgh apartments worth renting right now. Get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up).


827 Loyal Way (Allentown)

2 bedrooms
$899 per month

This house might not catch your eye at first glance, but inside, it’s full of craftsman character. Believe it or not, wood paneling is back in style, and this house is chock full of it.

You can walk to Black Forge for morning coffee and to Black Market Deli for jerky and sandwiches.


5721 Stanton Ave. (Highland Park)

2 bedrooms
$945 per month

Live in a Victorian mansion. Well, part of one, anyway. Adding to the charm factor: Plenty of natural light, built-ins, and glass doorknobs.

Stanton Avenue stunner.

Stanton Avenue stunner.

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3211 Kennett Square (Oakland)

2 bedrooms
$1,050 per month

Those ’50s-era Pepto Bismol pink bathrooms are making a comeback. So if you’re looking for one, this apartment delivers with a pastel pink-tiled shower, bathtub, and wall.

Other features to admire: A large living/dining space and a balcony.


Alger at Winterburn (Greenfield)

3 bedrooms
$1,250 per month

This apartment seamlessly mixes modern updates with classic charm. It’s got new appliances and updated hardwood floors, alongside old-school built-ins and detailed wooden doors.

Bonus: It’s walking distance to Hough’s, so you can cross that off your Pittsburgh bar bucket list.


201 Osage Lane (Point Breeze)

2 bedrooms
$1,335 per month

This apartment is a page out of the 19th century with ornate wood trim and intricate moldings. Also look for a functional kitchen and lots of closet space.

The definition of good bones.

The definition of good bones.

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235 Lehigh Ave. (Shadyside)

1 bedroom
$1,350 per month

Location is key with this Shadyside split-level situated a block from South Highland Avenue’s Mad Mex, Noodlehead and Millie’s. Inside, this brick Victorian boasts lots of counter space, exposed brick, and a walk-in closet.

Coziest nook.

Coziest nook.

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McCandless Avenue at Duncan Street (Lawrenceville)

3 bedrooms
$1,530 per month

A white-and-orange kitchen is a ray of sunshine nestled inside this Lawrenceville rowhouse. Newly renovated, it also features three floors of living space, each with loads of natural light.

It’s got exposed brick, nice ceiling fans, gleaming hardwood floors and a backyard, but the most darling feature might just be its cute decorative doorways.

A ray of sunshine for your morning coffee.

A ray of sunshine for your morning coffee.

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These doorframes are the cutest.

These doorframes are the cutest.

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16th Street at East Carson Street (South Side Flats)

3 bedrooms
$1,700 per month

With ornate stonework, two dozen cabinets, and stainless appliances, this kitchen is fit for a chef. Plus, it’s got three bedrooms, an updated bathroom, and a large courtyard.

Oh and, the best part: It’s located in the heart of the South Side next to Mario’s and Local.

Truly a chef's kitchen.

Truly a chef's kitchen.

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Phillips Avenue at Beechwood Boulevard (Squirrel Hill)

5 bedrooms
$2,266 per month

With five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sunroom, along with other living spaces, this house is giant. Plus, it features back and front porches and a two-car garage, which is a rarity in the city.

Extra perk: A large grassy area that a gardener takes care of at the landlord’s expense.

Lots of natural light filters in.

Lots of natural light filters in.

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161 Pius St. (South Side Slopes)

3 bedrooms
$2,649 per month

Sure, this is a splurge. But if you’ve ever dreamed of a having spiral staircase and a skyline view, this is your spot.

Also: Exposed brick, a jacuzzi-size tub, and an open kitchen.

Apartment goals: Spiral staircase.

Apartment goals: Spiral staircase.

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Not a bad view.

Not a bad view.

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