4 More Student-Friendly Off-Campus Apartments Near Pitt

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Last week, we highlighted five off-campus apartments perfect for Pitt students. We covered everything from luxury high rises to modest campus bungalows, but by no means did we exhaust the supply. Fortunately for students, there are hundreds of great options for off-campus living within a few blocks of Pitt’s campus. Whether you’re looking to live a life of luxury or if you’re trying to save all your money for nights at Hemingway’s, there’s a place for rent to fit your lifestyle and your budget. Here are four apartments near the University of Pittsburgh to serve all your Pitt off-campus housing needs.


  1. University Loft Apartments

    With one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans available, this Central Oakland apartment building has everyone covered, from solo renters to the small groups of friends. The building’s attractive yellow exterior matches perfectly with the clean, sharp interiors, which manage to show a bit of the historic building’s charm while remaining completely modern. With central heating and air, as well as in-unit washers and dryers, these lofts are perfect for students who want a very short commute to campus.

  2. 3600 Dawson Street

    With four bedrooms, two baths, and plenty of space, this place is perfect for a group of friends. The units include hardwood floors, new thermal windows, and decorative, historic fireplaces for a touch of character. Plus, it’s just a few blocks from Schenley Park.

  3. The Schenley Arms

    Although it’s a bit farther from campus than the other options on this list, this North Oakland one-bedroom would be perfect for someone who wants to put a little distance between herself and campus. Plus, the building is full of character: a Bavarian exterior and a dramatic, curved staircase in the building lobby are only a few of its charms. Within each unit you’ll find hardwood floors, large leaded windows, and funky antique fixtures. (The kitchens are totally modern, however.)

  4. Portal Place Apartments

    Portal Place is an upscale apartment complex on the southwest side of Oakland. Residents enjoy plush carpeting, granite countertops, and balconies with great views of the city — not to mention an in-house fitness center and free bike storage.