The 9 best Pittsburgh apartments for rent in April 2019

Apartment hunters: On your mark, get set, go.

Kitchen goals in Allentown.

Kitchen goals in Allentown.


April has arrived along with a boatload of apartment listings in Pittsburgh.

As is our wont, we scoured all the sites we could find — *comparison trap meets insomnia.*

But now that we did, you won’t have to.

And the timing is good.

The moving industry estimates that 80 percent of moves will occur between the months of April and September. That means we’re entering peak moving season, with little time to waste.

So, whether you’re looking for a new place or you’re just nebby like us, these nine Pittsburgh apartments are worth your time (and money) right now. As always, we put special emphasis on public transit access, walkable neighborhoods, and charm. Get ’em while they’re hot (or while the listings are still up) — and check out what’s still available from last month’s roundup.

You can also sign up here to have our guide emailed to you each month.

Happy hunting.

Built-ins galore.

Built-ins galore.


25 Hawley Ave. (Bellevue)

2 bedrooms, $925 per month

Tudor-style building? Parquet floors? A resurgent borough on the Ohio River? We got you. This two-bedroom unit in the Bellevue Gables complex is located just outside of Pittsburgh’s city limits and steps from stops for the 16 and 19L bus lines. It’s also within walking distance of shops and restaurants and the soon-to-open Lincoln Avenue Brewery and Hometown Tacos. Revival on Lincoln, arguably the linchpin of Bellevue’s revitalization hopes, is just two blocks away.

5616 Callowhill St. (Highland Park)

1 bedroom, $950 per month

Cute, clean, and quiet, this restored and “modernly functional” one-bedroom/one-bath is located in the heart of Highland Park, meaning you can jog in the park, sure, but also eat your heart out at Tazza D’Oro and Park Bruges or zip over to Target and Bakery Square in minutes flat.

The details on the mantle: All the heart-eye emoji.

The details on the mantle: All the heart-eye emoji.


710 Excelsior St. (Allentown)

3 bedrooms, $1,000 per month 

This apartment is located blocks from Black Forge Coffee and Onion Maiden, which may be reason enough to consider it. But it’s also freshly renovated and bright, offering three bedrooms, one bath, and easy access to the 43 and 48 bus lines.

Lockhart Street (East Allegheny)

2 bedrooms, $1,350 per month

Willkommen to historic Deutschtown. This two-bedroom/one-bath unit is a short walk from just about everything — the National Aviary, the Andy Warhol Museum, the North Shore, the Priory, Banjo Night, the list goes on. It’s also got a 8×20 foot covered porch, a formal dining room, an 8×10 walk-in closet, and a basement laundry. Oh my.

416 Borland St. in East Liberty is pictured.

A built-in bench just waiting for a cafe table.


416 Borland St. (East Liberty)

2 bedrooms, $2,000 per month 

Christen this never-before-lived-in two-bedroom/one-bath/one-office unit in East Liberty. Blocks from the East Liberty Farmers Market and literally surrounded by public transit options, this unit is a straight shot to Oakland and Downtown via the 71-A. It’s an energy-efficient rehab that the listing says “feels close to everything.”

The 313 Belonda Street apartment in Mount Washington is pictured.

Hello, double sinks.


313 Belonda St. (Mount Washington)

3 bedrooms, $2,200 per month 

Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. This newly renovated Mount Washington spot is a real looker. It’s also within walking distance of the shops on Virginia Avenue and Shiloh Street, the overlooks, and multiple bus lines.

4405 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)

2 bedrooms, $2,600 per month

This one has sort of a unique setup. It’s a two-bedroom with one bedroom on the first floor and one on the second and a bonus loft room and roof deck. You’re surrounded by enough shops, restaurants, and bars to last you a lifetime. And the unit has new kitchen appliances, exposed brick (fancy), and a washer and dryer.

916 Bellefonte in Shadyside is pictured.

Lots of room in here.


916 Bellefonte St. (Shadyside)

3 bedrooms, $2,950 per month

A Shadyside townhome with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. It’s only a block-and-a-half away from the Walnut Street shops and restaurants and major bus routes/roadways. Get to East Liberty, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, South Side, and Downtown in minutes. And it features hardwood floors, new appliances, and a private back patio. (We’d love an invite — once you get settled, of course.)

4049 Penn Avenue is pictured.

Dreaming of summer days up here.


4049 Penn Ave. (Lawrenceville)

2 bedrooms, $3,999 per month

Sticker shock aside, this place is something to behold even if you’re only gazing longingly at the listing. Newly renovated, this two-bedroom/two-bath luxury condo sports two rooftop decks, a private elevator, and covered parking located on the Lawrenceville-Bloomfield border. (Two-bedroom apartment at 4049 Penn Avenue? $3,999 per month. Your own parking spot in Lawrenceville? Maybe priceless.) It’s also got views for days and is close to Children’s Hospital, the Strip District, Downtown, and on and on and on.