Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 7 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in October 2018

It’s all about natural light and built-ins this month.

A darling duplex in Wilkinsburg.

A darling duplex in Wilkinsburg.

Courtesy of Lobos Management
Rossilynne Culgan

Places with built-ins and natural light are in the spotlight this month.

As always, we’ve also prioritized places with walkable neighborhoods, public transit access, and character (no plain cookie-cutter apartments), all in an effort to make apartment hunting suck less.

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.


5728 Baum Blvd. (East Liberty)

1 bedroom, $855 per month

The mod design in this East Liberty apartment is worth a look. Beyond the architectural style, it’s got a functional kitchen, lots of windows and a spacious layout.

Located at the edge of East Liberty, there’s plenty of public transit access, and it’s within walking distance of just about everything you could need.


So stately.

So stately.

Courtesy of IKOS

1306 Liverpool St. (Manchester) 

1 bedroom, $900 per month

This apartment balances new updates with old character. In the kitchen, find a fresh butcher block counter. In the living room, don’t miss the ornate hearth.

It’s just under a mile from the Allegheny T station.


A darling duplex in Wilkinsburg.

A darling duplex in Wilkinsburg.

Courtesy of Lobos Management

413 West St. (Wilkinsburg)

2 bedrooms, $1,015 per month

This cozy living room is begging for a comfy couch, a coffee table, and a board game night. Original hardwood floors and built-ins amp up the charm factor here.

If you use public transit, it’s close to the 61A, 71, 71C, and P71. Or if you drive, it’s near the Parkway.


A chef's kitchen.

A chef's kitchen.

Courtesy of Ikos

3053 Brereton St. (Polish Hill) 

2 bedrooms, $1,100 per month

Tucked atop Polish Hill, this recently remodeled two-bedroom features plenty of craftsman molding. In the kitchen, cook on granite countertops. In the bathroom, shower in a spa-like shower stall.

It’s located steps from West Penn Park and the Herron Avenue busway stop.


Alderson St. at Shady Ave. (Squirrel Hill)

2 bedrooms, $1,100 per month

For a two-bedroom in Squirrel Hill, this is a solid price. Special features include: Colorful tiling, built-in bookcases, and detailed moldings. Light cascades into the unit through 15 (!!!) windows.

It’s steps from Chengdu Gourmet, one of the city’s best Chinese restaurants.


Park Bruges is right across the street, so you'll probably eat there all the time, but just in case you want to cook ...

Park Bruges is right across the street, so you'll probably eat there all the time, but just in case you want to cook ...

Courtesy of listing agent

5700 Bryant St. (Highland Park)

1 bedroom, $1,520 per month

Directly across the street from Park Place Pub and Park Bruges, this one-bedroom loft boasts bamboo floors, granite kitchen counter tops and stainless steel appliances. In muted colors, this place just feels relaxing.


Just want to style these shelves with books and plants.

Just want to style these shelves with books and plants.

Courtesy of Ikos

5715 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)

2 bedroom, $1,600 per month

The whimsical built-ins framed with stained glass are the showstopper in this two-bedroom. Also look for arched doorways, plenty of light, and a balcony.

Located in the heart of Shadyside, this apartment is walking distance to several grocery stores and plenty of bars and restaurants.