Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 7 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in June 2018

A unique view of the city, craftsman detailing, and a spiral staircase

All the natural light.

All the natural light.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Whether you want to save some money or drop some $$$ on an apartment, there are plenty of options this month in Pittsburgh.

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 seven 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.

7528 Penn Ave. (Point Breeze)

1 bedroom, $849 per month

A recent renovation left no detail untouched, with a bright white kitchen, updated appliances, and a patterned black-and-white tile floor in the bathroom. The square-footage here is only 650, though, so it’s probably a good fit for just one.


You don't get the whole house, but you do get a spiral staircase.

You don't get the whole house, but you do get a spiral staircase.

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531 N. Negley Ave. (East Liberty)

1 bedroom, $999 per month

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a spiral staircase in your home, you can do it — for under $1,000 per month. This apartment is situated on the East Liberty-Garfield border, walking distance from the shops on Penn Avenue.

Other perks: It’s near the bus line, and it’s recently updated, including swanky Carrara marble floors in bathroom.

4519 Liberty Ave. (Bloomfield)

2 bedroom, $1,195 per month

Location is key here. This 1900-era building is situated on Liberty Avenue in the midst of shops and restaurants and is right on the bus line.

Design tip from us to you: If you live here, you’re gonna want to get a rug for the living room floor to hide how much the cabinet wood and floor wood differ in color.

Cute house alert.

Cute house alert.

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2614 Shiras Ave. (Beechview)

2 bedroom, $1,395 per month

One block from the T stop, this home in Beechview is the total package. Modern kitchen? Check. Updated bathroom? Got it. Charming details? Definitely. Bonus points: A one-car garage and a fenced yard.

This view.

This view.

Courtesy of Ikos

2 Waldeck St. (Hazelwood)

4 bedroom, $1,745 per month

Nestled atop a hill in Hazelwood, the deck is the star, featuring a rarely seen angle of Pittsburgh’s skyline. Though the kitchen isn’t brand new, it is quite large and would easily accommodate a family who wanted to cook together.

All the details.

All the details.

Courtesy of Ikos

1906 Morrell St. (Brighton Heights)

5 bedroom, $2,000 per month

First of all, this place is ginormous with five bedrooms, two bathrooms and wide-open living spaces. Secondly, despite its age, it features updated HVAC. And finally — and perhaps most importantly — the wood-working in this place is downright exquisite.

43rd at Butler (Lawrenceville)

2 bedroom, $2,950 per month

If you’ve got some $$$ to spend, this place is Lawrenceville might be a good spot to drop that cash. It’s got all the things one would expect for nearly $3,000 per month — lots of good light, a gigantic living space, exposed brick, and plenty of ornate details.

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