Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 7 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in August 2018

Don’t miss these Parisian vibes in Shadyside.

Kitchen goals.

Kitchen goals.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Consider this the kitchen edition of our monthly apartment guides.

We found a show-stopping kitchen in nearly every listing, the kind that would make you want to stay home and cook.

In this series aimed at making apartment hunting in the Pittsburgh area suck less, we search for places that will check the following boxes: Walkable neighborhoods, public transit access, and character (no plain cookie-cutter apartments).

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. Sign up here to have our guide emailed to you each month by providing your email and selecting “follow this.”

Here are seven Pittsburgh apartments worth your time (and money) right now.


7647 Schoyer Ave.

As seen on HGTV: Butcher block countertops.

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7467 Schoyer Ave. (Swissvale)

2 bedrooms, $950 per month

Across the street from Edgewood Town Center, this location offers easy Parkway access and proximity to buses. Plus, it’s walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Regent Square.

Inside this newly renovated two bedroom, look for classic moldings and doors, which blend seamlessly with new updates. The bathroom gleams with a bright white look — think marble-print tile flooring and subway-style tiling in the shower.

The kitchen features a butcher block countertop and updated appliances.


Muriel Street at 12th Street (South Side)

2 bedrooms, $1,250 per month

If being walking distance to Jack’s Bar appeals to you, look no further. Open beams and exposed brick win some design points here. The kitchen features plenty of storage and makes good use of every possible inch.

But perhaps the best feature is this apartment’s giant yard. Yes, you’ll have to share it with neighbors, but it’s plenty big enough to accommodate everybody, and those neighbors just might turn into your friends, anyway.


328 Roup Ave. (Friendship)

2 bedroom, $1,300 per month

Everything about this places screams, “so cute!” The sloped ceilings evoke an Alpine vibe. The bright lights above the bathroom mirror appear to be plucked straight from a glamorous vintage Hollywood dressing room. The craftsman built-ins in the closet offer a place to store all your clothes.

One drawback: The kitchen, while perfectly functional, is a bit outdated, so if state-of-the-art appliances matter to you, keep looking.


47 Van Braam St. (Bluff)

Good lighting brightens up the dark features in this kitchen.

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47 Van Braam St. (Bluff)

2 bedroom, $1,495 per month

This bright red Bluff (a.k.a. Uptown) rowhouse is packed with character. Look for open rafters, exposed brick, and even a spiral staircase. It’s clear careful attention was paid to lighting because the place is bathed in a warm, calming ambiance.

Outside, there’s a fenced-in backyard, which looks like it’d be perfect for summer picnics. It’s also just steps from bus access on Forbes Avenue, and a 20-minute walk to the Steel Plaza T station.


1132 Portland St. (Highland Park)

An entryway that greets with bright green energy.

1132 Portland St. (Highland Park)

2 bedroom, $1,500 per month

From its bright green entryway to its large backyard, this place exudes happy vibes.

A big win in the kitchen: Not only are there updated appliances, the pots, pans, plates, and utensils are included. The rental even includes a big-screen TV and an electric piano, so you’ll get some built-in hobbies with your new apartment.

Also worth checking out the pitched ceilings in the bedrooms, which make the space cozy and cavernous. For vintage fans, note the patterned tile in the bathroom and the art deco style lamp that hangs overhead.

It’s all just two blocks from a bus stop and steps to the restaurants on Bryant Street.


Filbert at Walnut Street (Shadyside)

2 bedrooms, $1,575 per month

If you’ve ever dreamed of living above a crepe restaurant (and who among us hasn’t?), this is your place. This apartment is situated above Cafe Moulin in the heart of Shadyside, but with the right decoration, you could continue the French theme and make it feel like the heart of Paris.

Natural light bathes the kitchen in a gentle glow. Gleaming oak floors add to the warm feel. A patio out front looks like the perfect spot to enjoy a summer night — just add champagne.


Kitchen goals.

A kitchen that will make you want to stay in and cook.

Courtesy of Ikos

144 44th St. (Lawrenceville)

4 bedrooms, $2,100 per month

For a four-bedroom, updated house in Lawrenceville, this is a dang good price. Even with its modern updates, this house maintains its rowhouse charm with arched doorways. Not only is the price a steal for this neighborhood, finding a Lawrenceville house with a backyard and a two-car garage is unheard of. Plus, it’s also right next to Cattivo, so you can be first in line for every show and dance party.

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