Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 7 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in December 2018

Pine floors, a bay window, and a skyline view.

All the pretty details

All the pretty details

Courtesy of Lobos Management Group
Rossilynne Culgan

If you’re apartment hunting during the winter in Pittsburgh, well, we’re sorry to hear that. But we’ve tried to make the process suck less with this handy guide to some of the cutest and coziest places around town.

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

Get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up) — and check out what’s still available from earlier this year. 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.

2417 Leticoe St. (South Side Slopes)

1 bedroom, $775 per month

Perched atop the South Side, this one bedroom features large rooms and red-hued floorboards. But the real show-stopper is the skyline view. Another win: There’s a bus stop down the block.

601 Hill Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

3 bedrooms, $850 per month

It’s all about natural light at this bright three bedroom. Bask in the sunlight while strolling around your place on brand new floors and cooking in a freshly updated kitchen. Plus, it’s just a five-minute walk to the Wilkinsburg park-and-ride lot and busway.

brb curling up on this window seat like a cat

brb curling up on this window seat like a cat

Courtesy of Ikos

4901 Friendship Ave. (Bloomfield)

2 bedrooms, $1,175 per month

If you’ve always dreamed of having a bay window, this apartment is for you. Adding to the charm, it features patterned tile in the bathroom, pine floors, exposed brick, and decorative mantels. The apartment fronts Friendship Parklet and is located two blocks from Liberty Avenue’s shops, restaurants, and public transit access.

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5850 Alderson St. (Squirrel Hill)

2 bedrooms, $1,175 per month

Arched doorways and built-ins give this apartment a Wonderland vibe. In addition to its old-school charm, it features a freshly updated kitchen and bathroom. Best part? It’s steps from Chengdu Gourmet and walking distance to Murray Avenue.

Welcome home

Welcome home

Courtesy of Lobos Management Group

224 S. Winebiddle St. (Bloomfield)

3 bedrooms, $1,199 per month

This three bedroom is within walking distance of a grocery store and all the shops of Penn Avenue. Inside, look for built-ins, dark wood moldings, and hardwood floors throughout, perfect for people who hate carpet or have pets. Though the kitchen layout isn’t ideal, it does have new stainless steel appliances. And it’s steps from Spak Brothers, so who needs to cook anyway?

Hardwood floors? Check. Exposed brick? Check. Detailed woodworking? Check.

Hardwood floors? Check. Exposed brick? Check. Detailed woodworking? Check.

Courtesy of Ikos

5134 Keystone St. (Lawrenceville)

3 bedrooms, $1,250 per month

A few blocks from Butler Street, this apartment boasts pine floorboards, large windows, and exposed brick. A contemporary kitchen contains sleek white cabinetry and open shelving to display dishes and decor.

1713 Locust St. (Uptown/Bluff)

1 bedroom, $1,275 per month

Oh-so-much exposed brick is the centerpiece of this trendy one-bedroom with a glam-meets-industrial energy. Look for a unique take on the standard subway-tile kitchen backsplash and open shelving units. It’s a short walk to bus access on Fifth Avenue.

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