Bellevue is a lovely suburb of Pittsburgh that sits comfortably along the Ohio River. It’s a true walking town, tightly packed into a tiny square mile. This means that living without a car is completely feasible. Lincoln Avenue — Bellevue’s business district — is full of great shops and fine dining establishments. You can find delicious diner food (Joe’s Rusty Nail), pizza (Luigi’s), and family-owned coffee shops (Beanthru). One thing that you won’t find in Bellevue is a bar: It’s a dry community. But you’re in Pittsburgh, remember? A good dive is never far. And maybe sobriety will help you appreciate all the great local art scattered in studios and galleries around this small, vibrant community.
Welcome to the December 2023 Pittsburgh Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the December 2023 key findings and figures for the Pittsburgh rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Pittsburgh average rent prices in the chart below.
Pittsburgh rent prices decreased over the last month. From November to December, the city experienced a -0.86% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Pittsburgh one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,153.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from November to December, Pittsburgh experienced a -1.22% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Pittsburgh two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,381.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Pittsburgh over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 1 of the Pittsburgh suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 6 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Cranberry Twp, PA .
Rent decreased in Moon Township, PA, Monroeville, PA, Carnegie, PA, Greensburg, PA, Upper St Clair, PA, Baldwin, PA.
2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Pittsburgh.
5 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Pittsburgh.
Rent growth in Pittsburgh over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Pittsburgh average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Pittsburgh one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
For more information about Pittsburgh and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR December||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR December||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Cranberry Twp, PA||$1,378.0||0.07%||$1,580.0||-0.25%|
|Moon Township, PA||$1,128.0||-3.43%||$1,414.0||-0.63%|
|Upper St Clair, PA||$1,233.0||-0.24%||$2,220.0||4.18%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.