The 9 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in March 2019

For apartment hunters and nebby window shoppers.

So much cabinet space in this Wilkinsburg rental.

So much cabinet space in this Wilkinsburg rental.

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Rossilynne Culgan

In apartment listings this month, look for fancy chandeliers, vintage tile, clean lines, and cathedral ceilings. From Dormont to Uptown to Wilkinsburg, these are the hottest rentals on the market right now.

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 window-shopping, these nine Pittsburgh apartments are 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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2 bedrooms, $840 per month

Tucked at the corner of Squirrel Hill and Greenfield, this duplex is fit for royalty with its soaring beams, fancy chandeliers, and arched doorways. Also look for built-ins and vintage green tile in the bathroom. The kitchen isn’t huge, but you’re walking distance to Chengdu Gourmet, so you’ll be set.

A bus stops basically at the home’s doorstep, and the parkway is nearby, too.

Serious curb appeal — even in the snow.

Serious curb appeal — even in the snow.

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1470 Edgehill Ave. (Dormont)

2 bedrooms, $950 per month

For $950, this Dormont house is a steal, from its stately tan brick exterior to its large living area to its bathroom with vintage charm. Though the appliances aren’t the fancy-schmancy new models, the kitchen is a functional space with bright white cabinetry and a farmhouse sink.

If you’ve got a car (or a lot of stuff to store), there’s an attached garage. And for public transit riders, it’s two blocks from the Stevenson T station.

Note the backsplash.

Note the backsplash.


4629 Bayard St. (Oakland)

1 bedroom, $999 per month

Coming in just under $1,000, this bright Oakland apartment offers a quick commute to universities and beyond. It boasts hardwood floors, new carpeting, and a super cute vanity area perfect for getting ready in the morning.

Bonus points: It’s steps from Pie for Breakfast and Legume.

Lots of light.

Lots of light.

Courtesy of listing agent

4413 Milgate St. (Bloomfield)

2 bedroom, $1,290 per month

Situated on the second and third floor of a Bloomfield building, this apartment is walking distance to bus stops on Penn Avenue. But perhaps more importantly, it’s walking distance to 4121 Main, Brillobox, and Twisters Ice Cream.

Inside, look for an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, narrow windows, and a ton of counter space. Also: hardwood floors, a laundry hook-up, and a stylish curved staircase.

2611 Larkins Way (South Side Flats)

2 bedrooms, $1,600 per month

With its brass hardware and floating shelves, this kitchen is basically out of an HGTV show. Speaking of design, steal the listing’s idea by adding pops of color (like turquoise and aqua) around the whitewashed mantle.

Larkins Way is located two blocks off of Carson Street and steps from Aldi, Big Dog Coffee, and Goodwill.

Freshly updated and ready for a renter.

Freshly updated and ready for a renter.

Courtesy of Ikos

225 Union St. (Wilkinsburg) 

3 bedrooms, $1,695 per month

This Regent Square home strikes the balance between old-school charm and fresh, modern updates. First of all, don’t be put off by the the bland exterior. Inside, the home is bright and cheery with an all-white kitchen, dark wood flooring, built-ins, and detailed moldings.

The home is located about a five-minute walk to South Braddock Avenue, with connections to buses (and connections to Square Cafe, the Regent Square Theater, and D’s Six Pax and Dogz).

1715 Locust St. (Bluff/Uptown)

2 bedrooms, $1,850 per month

The main living space at this ultra-modern Uptown apartment is big enough to host a dance party (if that’s your kind of thing; you could also just put a dining table there but that’s less fun). Design reigns supreme here with exposed brick, artful bathroom tile, matte black kitchen cabinets, and clean lines throughout.

It’s located two blocks from bus access on Forbes Avenue and walking distance to Downtown.

823 N. Highland Ave. (Highland Park) 

3 bedrooms, $1,900 per month

If you swoon for arched windows, quirky lighting fixtures, and wainscoting, this Highland Park townhouse is worth a look. A large kitchen and a back patio are made for entertaining.

It’s walking distance to Bryant Street’s shops and restaurants, like Tazza D’Oro and Park Bruges, and steps from a bus stop.

1 Pius St. (South Side Slopes)

2 bedrooms, $3,500 per month

OK, yes, this place is as expensive at heck, but we had to include it here just for fun. Situated atop the South Side, this penthouse condo features soaring cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, and THE view. Not just any view — THE view — of Pittsburgh’s skyline.

It’s a 10-minute walk to East Carson Street, but the trek involves climbing a set of very intense Pittsburgh stairs.