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