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Downtown

A Pittsburgh Neighborhood

Summary

Colloquially known as the Golden Triangle, downtown Pittsburgh narrows to a vertex at Point State Park, which is at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. Downtown is the corporate center of Pittsburgh, housing PNC Bank, U.S. Steel, Heinz, and many other companies that call the city home. But it’s not all skyscrapers and office space: In recent years, a spate of residential development has brought new condos and apartment complexes back into the area, and some of Pittsburgh’s most iconic cultural establishments, like the Heinz Theater, the Benedum Center, and the O’Reilly Theater, home of the Pittsburgh Public Theater company, are longtime anchors.

Budget

If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

$985
Studio
$1,120
1 Bedroom
$1,345
2 Bedrooms
$1,556
3 Bedrooms
$1,831
4 Bedrooms
$2,253
5+ Bedrooms
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Pittsburgh:
July Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2020 Pittsburgh Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the July 2020 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 rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Pittsburgh Rent Prices Decrease From June to July

Pittsburgh rent prices decreased over the last month. From June to July, the city experienced a -2.59% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Pittsburgh one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,052.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from June to July, Pittsburgh experienced a -0.08% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Pittsburgh two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,286.0.

July Prices: Pittsburgh vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Pittsburgh and Surrounding Areas

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, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Bethel Park, PA, Cranberry Twp, PA, Wexford, PA .

  • Rent decreased in Moon Township, PA, Monroeville, PA, Upper St Clair, PA.

  • 4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Pittsburgh.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Pittsburgh.

July 2020 Pricing Trends: Pittsburgh vs. National Comparisons

Pittsburgh Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

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 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 ABODO's July 2020 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.

Data set for Pittsburgh and suburbs

1 BR July 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR July 2 BR M/M % Change
Pittsburgh, PA $1,080.0 -1.46% $1,287.0 1.18%
Moon Township, PA $1,127.0 -1.83% $1,370.0 -1.08%
Monroeville, PA $924.0 -1.81% $1,085.0 0.37%
Bethel Park, PA $906.0 1.34% $1,611.0 1.90%
Cranberry Twp, PA $1,305.0 1.56% $1,476.0 1.44%
Upper St Clair, PA $1,337.0 -1.76% $1,611.0 -2.89%
Wexford, PA $1,264.0 0.08% $1,472.0 0.62%

Methodology

Each month, using over 1 million ABODO 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.