Hello hipsters! Do you like your coffee third-wave, your cuisine locally sourced, and your denim raw? If so, Lawrenceville might be for you. Once a sleepy borough in northeast Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville now attracts a young, hip contingent to its shop-packed streets. There are always new restaurants and hip cafés — from vegan Levantine cuisine at B52 to fair-trade espresso at Constellation — popping up on and around Butler Street, as well as a vibrant arts scene that supports design companies, theaters, and galleries. Lawrenceville is the largest neighborhood in Pittsburgh and, despite its growing popularity as a cultural center, many of the properties in this area are still extremely affordable.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the September 2022 Pittsburgh Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2022 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 August to September, the city experienced a 0.0% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Pittsburgh one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,241.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, Pittsburgh experienced a -1.4% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Pittsburgh two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,337.0.
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 3 of the Pittsburgh suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 4 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Cranberry Twp, PA, Monroeville, PA, Bellevue, PA .
Rent decreased in Moon Township, PA, Carnegie, PA, Greensburg, PA, Upper St Clair, 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.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's September 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Pittsburgh and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR September||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR September||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Moon Township, PA||$1,101.0||-0.27%||$1,537.0||1.79%|
|Cranberry Twp, PA||$1,301.0||0.08%||$1,572.0||-0.63%|
|Upper St Clair, PA||$1,253.0||-3.69%||$1,982.0||2.11%|
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.