Are you tired of living in the Pitt dorms? Although on-campus housing is certainly convenient, it’s not always cheap, and depending on your tastes and desired number of roommates, moving off-campus might be a financially prudent decision. Plus, there are other benefits: less stringent rules about decorating, fewer noise restrictions, and (mercifully) no RA.
ABODO has thousands of listings in Pittsburgh, from student housing to tony digs in Squirrel Hill. Here are five apartments near the University of Pittsburgh for the student looking to make a move.
- University Commons
The charming facade of this building, with its painted brick and elegant, arched windows, extends to the interior, which sports sophisticated detail work and wood floors. With 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom floorplans available, University Commons is perfect for solo renters or small groups of friends. And its location in Central Oakland is perfect for students who don’t want a long commute.
- Skyvue Apartments
The Skyvue is one of Pittsburgh’s newest and most luxurious apartment buildings. Rents here aren’t cheap, but if you have a lucrative summer job or are looking to split a place with friends, the amenities and location between Forbes and Fifth make Skyvue an attractive choice. You get what you pay for: granite countertops, brand new appliances, an in-building fitness center, a rooftop patio with excellent views, and even a dog walking path (with attached dog-washing station).
- Sussex Apartments
Perfect for the student who’s tired of roommates, Sussex is full of studio apartments. They feature new carpeting, new kitchen appliances, and, in some units, hardwood floors. Best of all? All utilities are included. That’ll come in handy during the long, cold Pennsylvania winters.
- Atwood Apartments
This funky red house near Pitt in Oakland houses a number of studio apartments. With hardwood floors, on-site laundry, and low (for South Oakland) rent, these apartments are perfect for student renters who want to be close to campus without living in a dorm. Plus, the first-floor porch is a major perk for people-watching or al fresco dining.
- Hot Metal Flats
If you’re the sort of student who likes to put a little bit of space — or even a body of water — between yourself and school, Hot Metal Flats might be perfect for you. Located just across the Monongahela from Oakland, this luxury complex boasts a fitness center, bar, outdoor lounge, and media room, along with a wide variety of room plans, from studios to two-bedrooms. Plus, as a LEED-certified building, Hot Metal Flats is invested in reducing waste and encouraging sustainable, green living.