Apartment Hunters: Pittsburgh

The 7 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in February 2019

No plain cookie-cutter apartments here.

Darlington dreaming.

Darlington dreaming.

COURTESY OF LOBOS MANAGEMENT GROUP
Rossilynne Culgan

From Dormont to Squirrel Hill, here’s the February guide to some of the most charming spots on the block.

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

Whether you’re looking for a new place or you’re just nebby, these seven Pittsburgh apartments worth your time (and money) right now. Get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up) — and check out what’s still available from last month.

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2907 Voelkel Ave. (Dormont)

1 bedroom, $729 per month

Just outside of the city limits (which the price reflects), this large one-bedroom is located next to the Potomac T station for easy city access.

Extra perks: Original hardwood floors, arched doorways, an updated bathroom, and stained glass windows. Though the kitchen design is a bit outdated, it’s functional and offers lots of counter space.


1 bedroom, $800 per month

This renovated garret apartment features large rooms with fresh paint and new flooring. The kitchen is quite large for a one-bedroom, with plenty of counter space.

Though it’s technically within Mount Washington’s borders, Edgemont Street is closer to Allentown and within walking distance of Black Forge Coffee House and Onion Maiden on East Warrington Avenue. Bus access is also located on East Warrington.


S. Trenton at Franklin avenues (Wilkinsburg)

1 bedroom, $823 per month

Walk to Frick Park from this aqua-colored classic brick building located next to a bus stop. Inside, gaze out of ornate windows, fill built-ins with your trinkets, and glide across hardwood floors.


A perfect spot for morning coffee.

A perfect spot for morning coffee.

Courtesy of listing agent

357 Stratford Ave. (Friendship)

Studio, $850 per month

Tucked in an ornate old house, this second-floor studio offers a spacious pantry, lots of cabinet space, a dine-in kitchen, and two closets. Extra icing on the cake: Pine floors, detailed moldings, and a bay window (!!!).

This place is walking distance to three grocery stores, plenty of restaurants, and close to bus stops.


2687 South 18th St. (South Side Slopes) 

2 bedrooms, $1,000 per month

Coming in at exactly $1,000, this home on a corner lot offers a large kitchen with updated appliances, good natural light, and a private backyard. Maybe the best of all considering its South Side location? One off-street parking spot.

It’s just up the hill from Carson Street and not far from Downtown.


Chandelier goals.

Chandelier goals.

Courtesy of Ikos

4609 Bayard St. (North Oakland)

1 bedroom, $1,290 per month

With white shutters and a chandelier, this place has some serious Parisian vibes. Inside the Very Fancy-Sounding Old King Edward Building, the apartment boasts hardwood floors, a large closet, and plenty of windows.

It’s next to Pie for Breakfast (drool) and walking distance to central Oakland and Shadyside.


A chef's kitchen.

A chef's kitchen.

COURTESY OF LOBOS MANAGEMENT GROUP

6556 Darlington Road (Squirrel Hill)

3 bedrooms, $1,899 per month

This Squirrel Hill rental comes at a price, but it’s easy to see why. First of it, it’s giant. Stainless steel appliances gleam in the new kitchen. The bathrooms look fresh and updated, including the ensuite on the main bedroom. Hardwood floors run throughout.

Plus, it’s walking distance to Forbes Avenue and steps from a bus stop.