Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 8 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in September 2018

A garden oasis, an industrial chic loft, and a skyline view

A dream porch in the South Side Flats.

A dream porch in the South Side Flats.

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Rossilynne Culgan

Sorry, homeowners. It’s apparently a better time to rent than to own in Pittsburgh right now. At least according to this new report, via the Business Times.

So that’s the first piece of good news if you’re on the hunt for your next rental. The second piece of good news: There are a lot of excellent properties this month, which we rounded up here during our monthly search aimed at making apartment hunting suck less.

In this series, we prioritize 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 eight Pittsburgh apartments worth your time (and money) right now.


So much natural light. Your selfies are going to look great here.

So much natural light. Your selfies are going to look great here.

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5562 Hobart St. (Squirrel Hill)

1 bedroom, $1,150 per month

Curved archways, plentiful windows, parquet flooring, and built-in shelves are some of the highlights in this building.

It’s located on a quiet street, but you can easily walk to the shops and restaurants on Murray and Forbes avenues (where you can find public transit access, too).


This view 😍

This view 😍

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116 St. Joseph Way (South Side Slopes) 

2 bedroom, $1,200 per month

It’s all about the view at this rental where you can wake up to a panoramic skyline every day. There’s also plenty of natural light, exposed brick, a function kitchen, and vintage glass doorknobs.

Accessing public transit is a challenge here, but there’s off-street parking if you’ve got a car.


Pretty sure this was where Beauty & the Beast was filmed, and Lumière is still hanging out.

Pretty sure this was where Beauty & the Beast was filmed, and Lumière is still hanging out.

Courtesy of Mozart Management

423 South Braddock Ave. (Point Breeze) 

2 bedrooms, $1,360 per month

These beams! Like, omg, these beams. Continuing the charm factor, look for built-ins, stained glass, and small mosaics. Each unit in the building varies, so yours will be a one-of-a-kind place.

This building is near Penn Avenue and not far from South Braddock Avenue, so you can easily access shops and transit on both. Plus, you can walk to Frick Park, which is basically a dream situation.


A backyard oasis in the city.

A backyard oasis in the city.

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1856 Kiralfy Ave. (Beechview)

2 bedroom, $1,395 per month

This yellow brick detached home screams “cute” from its welcoming front porch to its spacious back deck. Inside, the vibe is cozy and fresh, with a newly renovated kitchen and bath. More items for the “pros” list: It’s walking distance to a T station — and walking distance to Fiori’s Pizzaria.


You, too, can be like those people on House Hunters who demand stainless steel appliances.

You, too, can be like those people on House Hunters who demand stainless steel appliances.

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2501 Liberty Ave. (Strip District)

1 bedroom, $1,520 per month

If you’re into industrial design, this is your place.

This Brake House loft boasts concrete floors, exposed beams, and an updated kitchen. For a one-bedroom, it’s giant with the openest of open floor plans.

All that, plus it’s near to all the shopping and eating in the Strip.


These high ceilings make the space feel open.

These high ceilings make the space feel open.

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352 Atwood St. (Oakland)

2 bedrooms, $1,600 per month

Featuring 12-foot ceilings and 8-foot windows, this newly updated apartment is located in the heart of Oakland.

The kitchen makes a bold statement with its rich brown cabinetry and granite countertops.


Spa-ahhh.

Spa-ahhh.

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1014 Bradish St. (South Side Flats)

2 bedroom, $1,800 per month

With its clawfoot bathtub and lush porch, this house looks like it should be in a magazine. But, lucky for you, it’s not. It’s in the South Side, and you can live there. Even though it’s not far from Carson Street, this house is tucked away on a quiet side street.

The kitchen’s packed with cabinet space, and the living room offers lots of room to get comfortable.


Pretty details and pretty light.

Pretty details and pretty light.

Courtesy of listing agent

214 Franklin Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

5 bedrooms, $2,000 per month

If you’ve got a family or friends to share it with (or if you just really like your space), this giant Wilkinsburg house has more than enough room, measuring in at 2,300 square feet.

Outside, vibrant blue accents trim the deck. Inside, ornate woodworking and wide wooden floorboards make for a luxurious feel. Look for an plenty of updates — a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and three bright white bathrooms.

Plus, the home is a short walk to Biddle’s Escape and Madeline Bakery for all your coffee and pastry needs.