The 8 coolest Pittsburgh apartments you can rent right now

For $1,200 per month, you can live in a Brighton Heights mansion.

For rent in the South Side and Brighton Heights.

For rent in the South Side and Brighton Heights.

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Rossilynne Culgan

New year, new apartment, perhaps?

Apartment hunting can be frustrating, time-consuming and expensive. Frankly, it sucks. So we decided to lend a hand by scouring Craigslist to find the most interesting Pittsburgh apartments worth a look right now.

A few notes: We prioritized places with walkable neighborhoods, gave bonus points for public transit access and looked for apartments with charm.

But if you’re interested in living somewhere brand new, it’s worth contacting some of the larger companies around town, like Walnut Capital and PMC Property Group, for their leasing availability, which isn’t listed online.

Here are 8 Pittsburgh apartments worth renting right now — get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up).

6172 Library Road (Bethel Park)

2 bedrooms
$779 per month

Sure, it seems far from the city, but it’s actually seconds away from a T stop with easy access to Downtown. With two bedrooms for under $800, this apartment is a steal. Other perks: Large windows and fresh carpet.

Wyoming Street at Grandview Avenue (Mt. Washington)

1 bedroom
$800 per month

Just steps from one of the best views in Pittsburgh, this cozy apartment features a bedroom big enough for a dresser and a desk. Another highlight: The ornate black-and-white tiles on the bathroom floor.

5212 Coral St. (Bloomfield)

1 bedroom
$895 per month

If you like character, this one is for you with its gleaming hardwood floors, detailed glasswork windows and a bay window. It’s walking distance to Spork and Spak Bros — and Aldi where you can pick up groceries to cook in this quaint kitchen.

311 Pennwood Ave. (Wilkinsburg)

1 bedroom
$1,199 per month

It’s the Pittsburgh version of Candy Land. Climb a short flight of stairs to enter through your cotton candy pink door into a land of large windows and arched doorways. The kitchen is tiny, but look at it this way: It’s a great opportunity to explore the neighborhood and eat at Square Cafe or D’s Six Pack and Dogs, about a 15-minute walk away.

Corona Street at Etola Street (Brighton Heights)

1 bedroom
$1,200 per month

Ever wanted to live in a historic mansion? Now’s your chance.

In this unit, you’ll find a bedroom large enough for a king-size bed, a living room and a large kitchen.

Looking for character? This place delivers.

On the exterior, a front porch begging for warm weather. Inside, look for swoon-worthy woodwork, wainscoting and chandeliers.

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Corona Street at Etola Street
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816 Cedar Ave. (East Allegheny)

3 bedrooms
$1,295 per month

Exposed brick (!!!), two bathrooms, steps from North Park. This two-story carriage house is anything but cookie cutter. Spanning two floors, it’s got three bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of natural light.

1103 East Carson St. (South Side)

3 bedrooms
$1,400 per month

Walk to all the revelry on Carson Street from this historic South Side building. You’ll share the block with Jack’s Bar, Club Cafe and BYS Yoga. Inside, find stained glass windows, hardwood floors and good light.

1103 East Carson St. (South Side)

1103 East Carson St. (South Side)

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729 Bellefonte St. (Shadyside)

3 bedrooms
$1,725 per month

See William Penn Tavern and The Yard from your porch at this large Shadyside house. Don’t miss stunning craftmanship on the front window trim. With an eye-popping electric blue bathroom, you’ll wake right up during your morning shower.

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