Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 8 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in January 2019

Scandinavian design, patio goals, and a stained glass stunner.

All the natural light, so your selfies are going to look amazing.

All the natural light, so your selfies are going to look amazing.

Rossilynne Culgan

New year, new apartment, perhaps?

If you’re looking for a new place, we’re here to help 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 last month. 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.

Is it summer yet?

Is it summer yet?

Courtesy of listing agent

1436 Sheffield St. (Manchester)

1 bedroom, $750 per month

Along a tree-lined street, this cozy apartment features hardwood floors throughout and central A/C. But the real show-stopper is outside. You’ll get access to a private patio with plants, a grill, and plenty of space to hang out during warm weather.

The apartment is steps from a bus stop or a 15-minute walk to the Allegheny T Station.

This kitchen is made for cooking.

This kitchen is made for cooking.

Courtesy of Ikos

21 S. Emily St. (Crafton)

1 bedroom, $775 per month

A 10-minute walk from the West Busway stop, this large one-bedroom in Crafton is worth a look. They say bathrooms and kitchens sell apartments, and both are top-notch here. No, you’re not going to find stainless steel appliances, but you will find newer appliances in the kitchen and plenty of workspace. Meanwhile, the well-kept bathroom exudes vintage charm with black-and-white tile.

A special shout-out goes to the apartment’s pastel stained glass window.

57th Street (Lawrenceville)

1 bedroom, $825 per month

While it is at the far end of Lawrenceville, there are some pros about this one-bedroom’s location. First of all, it’s walking distance to a grocery store (hi, Shop ‘n Save). Secondly, it’s steps from Hop Farm Brewing Company. Or if that’s not your speed, it’s basically next to a CrossFit gym.

Inside, you’ve got laminate floors throughout, solid oak cabinets, and detailed woodworking.

Fallowfield Ave at Sebring (Beechview)

2 bedrooms, $845 per month

Stainless steel appliances? Check. Large main bedroom? Got it. Close to public transit? One block away from the T.

It’s also walking distance to a supermarket, and, if you’re not feeling like cooking, Las Palmas is next to the grocery store.

1 bedroom, $895 per month

This palace of Scandinavian design is on the market in all its spartan, clean-lined glory. Painted in all white with gray flooring and a touch of orange, the space feels even larger than it is. Bonus points: There’s a clawfoot tub in the bathroom.

935 E. Warrington Ave. (Allentown)

2 bedrooms, $995 per month

Attention pet owners: This animal friendly two-bedroom is worth checking out. There’s tile flooring in the kitchen and hardwoods in the living spaces, perfect to help keep down on pet dander and clean-up. There’s also a back deck that’s just waiting for summer.

Location-wise, this place is situated just a three-minute walk from Black Forge Coffee House and bus stops on Arlington Avenue.

A cozy nook.

A cozy nook.

Courtesy of listing agent

Herman at Gardner (Troy Hill)

2 bedrooms, $995 per month

Coming in at just under $1,000, this 2-bedroom house in Troy Hill has been recently updated with new flooring and fresh paint. While the living space is plenty nice, the third-floor bonus rooms are the stars of the home with their pitched roofs and dark beams.

All the natural light, so your selfies are going to look amazing.

All the natural light, so your selfies are going to look amazing.


2359 Tilbury Ave. (Squirrel Hill)

3 bedrooms, $1,149 per month

This first-floor duplex is all about the natural light, meaning your selfies are going to look amazing here. Find large windows in every room — even the kitchen and bathroom. Also look for wood floors, a cute tile backsplash in the kitchen, and stonework.

All that, plus it’s a five-minute walk to Blue Slide Playground and Frick Park.

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