Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 7 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in July 2018

A charming studio, industrial design, and skyline views.

A freshly updated kitchen in Bloomfield.

A freshly updated kitchen in Bloomfield.

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Rossilynne Culgan

In the July edition of our monthly rental guide, we present seven places across the city, from a petite studio to a palatial loft.

In this series 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.


Todd Street at Vassar Way (Wilkinsburg)

Studio, $759 per month

This petite studio is packed with plenty of charm. Most notable in the charm department: Its perfectly preserved vintage pink-and-black tiled bathroom. It’s also got loads of natural light, which makes the space feel better, and it’s not far from public transit.


909 Brookline Blvd. (Brookline)

1 bedroom, $925 per month

Located steps from public transit, this newly renovated apartment pairs modern upgrades with classic features. Look for a contemporary bathroom and kitchen, along with craftsman trim and stained glass.


Just add porch furniture.

Just add porch furniture.

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1917 Arlington Ave. (Arlington)

2 bedroom, $975 per month

It’s all about the view at this apartment in Arlington on the border with the South Side Slopes. With its skyline view, this deck must be a perfect spot to watch Pittsburgh’s many fireworks displays. Though the bathroom is a bit dated, it’s functional, and the bedroom boasts plenty of closet space.


This window seat nook 😍

This window seat nook 😍

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4901 Friendship Ave. (Bloomfield)

2 bedroom, $1,350 per month

This window seat is the thing of dreams. Its expansive, sunny design would make for a cozy spot to curl up with a book. In the rest of the apartment, look for pine flooring, exposed brick, and intricate black-and-white tile. Other perks: It’s located along Friendship Parklet, and it’s less than a five-minute walk to the shops and restaurants on Penn Avenue.


Lots of natural light.

Lots of natural light.

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1224 Winterton St. (Highland Park)

3 bedroom, $1,500 per month

At $1,500 per month, this three-bedroom house in Highland Park is a steal. It features hardwood floors, exposed brick, and stained glass accents. The backyard needs some TLC, but with some work, it could be an oasis. And if you don’t want to put in the effort, it’s just steps from a garden escape you don’t have to take care of: Highland Park.


2501 Liberty Ave. (Strip District)

1 bedroom, $1,585
If industrial chic design is your thing, this is the place for you. This Strip District loft is home to exposed beams, concrete floors, and minimalistic design. It’s next door to all the food and fun of the Strip District, and it’s located next to a bus stop.

In the heart of Shadyside.

In the heart of Shadyside.

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5518 Howe St. (Shadyside)

2 bedroom, $2,400 per month

Check out the space age-y vibes at this two-story apartment. It’s got plenty of room to entertain and even has a single-car garage. Plus, it’s only two blocks from Walnut Street.