Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 8 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in May 2018

Modern designs, industrial vibes and a dedication to detail

Basically straight out of a magazine in Lawrenceville.

Basically straight out of a magazine in Lawrenceville.

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Rossilynne Culgan

If you’re moving this summer, we present eight places across the city worth checking out, including a Lawrenceville loft, a historic landmark and a room with a view.

In this monthly installment aimed at making apartment hunting suck less, we search for: Walkable neighborhoods, public transit access and character (no plain cookie-cutter apartments).

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Here are eight Pittsburgh apartments worth your time (and money) right now. Get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up) — and check out last month’s guide, where a few options are still available.


Center Street at Holland Avenue (Wilkinsburg)

2 bedroom, $800 per month

This newly renovated Wilkinsburg duplex makes good use of symmetrical design in its combination of rectangular and round windows. Also look for a functional kitchen a space age-y curved glass shower. Plus, it’s close to the busway for easy public transit access.


841 N. Lincoln (Allegheny West)

1 bedroom, $1,025 per month

Live in an officially designated historic landmark. This Allegheny West apartment boasts charm around every corner, with craftsman shutters, ornate built-ins, detailed moldings and a cave-like bedroom that’s got to offer the most restful night’s sleep.


Broad St. (Garfield)

2 bedroom, $1,095 per month

Look for good light and a good location at this rowhouse not far from Garfield’s main drag. It also offers a small back patio and off-street parking. 


121 Grandview Ave. (Mount Washington)

2 bedroom, $1,350 per month

If you’ve ever dreamed of living atop Mount Washington, now is your moment. This two-bedroom features an updated kitchen and hardwood floors, but best of all — a spectacular view of the city. Plus, it’s steps from bars and restaurants and access to the Mon Incline.

All the heart-eye emojis.

All the heart-eye emojis.

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Burchfield Ave. (Squirrel Hill) 

2 bedroom, $1,475

This apartment ticks all the boxes — charm, plenty of space, nice light — but perhaps the best selling point is its spacious garage, which is hard to come by in the city. It’s also super close to the Parkway, so if you’re a Parkway commuter, check this one out.


212 45th St. (Lawrenceville)

1 bedroom, $1,700 per month

Sure, it’s a bit pricey, but if you’re looking for a prime Lawrenceville location, it might be worth the splurge to live in this newly renovated loft. With high ceilings and original details, the apartment seamlessly combines modern loft design with a classic feel.

If bright white kitchens are your thing, here you go.

If bright white kitchens are your thing, here you go.

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3955 Bigelow Blvd. (Oakland)

2 bedroom, $1,740 per month

This apartment has a few things going for it: (1) It’s in a landmarked Art-Deco high rise. (2) With its chandelier and hardwood floors, it’s got charm. (3) It’s on Bigelow, meaning you can easily access Downtown and Oakland.

Lots of good light.

Lots of good light.

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709 Penn Ave. (Downtown)

2 bedroom, $1,950 per month

Live in the heart of Downtown, where you can walk to Point State Park, Market Square, theaters and restaurants. This open-concept apartment mixes modern updates with industrial vibes.

Open-concept: Check.

Open-concept: Check.

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