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Houses for Rent in Pittsburgh, PA - 4 Rentals available


Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,241 in December

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,241 in December, after a 0.7% decrease since last year. One of Pennsylvania’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (52%), Pittsburgh is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

 Pittsburg apartment rent report

Pittsburgh’s average rent was $1,241 in December

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,241 in December, after a 0.7% decrease since last year. One of Pennsylvania’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (52%), Pittsburgh is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Pittsburgh saw a smaller decrease than in Cranberry Township ($1,313), where rent dropped by 1.0% compared to last year. On the other hand, in other surrounding cities, such as Bethel Park ($1,155), rent went up by a significant 5.4%.

Pittsburgh apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Pittsburgh area

The city with the largest renter share is Slippery Rock (69%), where the average rent is $1,473, after a 4.1% annual increase, followed by Pittsburgh, where there are 52% renter households. In Greensburg (50%), apartment rents increased by 2.0% since last year, reaching $765. Coraopolis, with an average rent of $1,111, has the fourth largest share of renters (48%) and has experienced a rent decrease of 4.3% since December 2019. In Canonsburg, where 43% of properties are renter households, the average rent is $1,192, going down by 0.7% in the past year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Pittsburgh area

Slippery Rock is the priciest city for renters in the Pittsburgh area, with apartments renting for $1,473 per month. The average rent for apartments in Cranberry Township is $1,313, the second most expensive, while Pittsburgh ($1,241) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Greensburg’s $765 average rent is the cheapest in the Pittsburgh area followed by Monroeville’s $977 rate. These are the only two cities in the area with rents under $1,000. Allison Park has the third cheapest rent with $1,037.

Pittsburgh apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

Look for houses for rent near me

Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RENTCafé offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rent for a house in Pittsburgh, PA?

The price range of a house for rent is between $795 and $2,558. Find house for rent in Pittsburgh, PA.

How many houses are available in Pittsburgh, PA on RENTCafé?

There are 4 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Pittsburgh, PA were last updated on 16 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a rental house in Pittsburgh, PA?

The average Pittsburgh, PA rental house size is 2,005 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Pittsburgh, PA?

Renting a house in Pittsburgh, PA comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Pittsburgh, PA?

Houses for rent in Pittsburgh, PA are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittsburgh, PA Demographics

  • Total Population303,587
  • Female 148,487
    Male 155,100
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pittsburgh, PA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,246 /mo

Pittsburgh, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7005%
  • $701-$1,00034%
  • $1,001-$1,50037%
  • $1,501-$2,00016%
  • > $2,0008%

Pittsburgh, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Pittsburgh, PA $1,152 $1,147 $1,205 $1,214 $1,210 $1,247 $1,242 $1,236 $1,253 $1,269 $1,246
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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Pittsburgh, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households136,275
  • Family 59,073
    Non-family 77,202
  • Children 25,494
    No Children 110,781
  • Average People Per Household2.06
  • Median Household Income$45,831
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$891

Pittsburgh, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School32%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree17%

Renting a house in Pittsburgh, PA

Some people just don’t buy into the American dream of owning your own house and sacrificing flexibility. Also, a 30-year mortgage is not the most pleasant thought to wake up with every morning. We understand. But what if you need some extra storage space? What if you like a backyard where you could throw BBQ parties and the kids could play in a safe environment? Luckily, you can forget the dreaded mortgage. Renting a house is the answer. There are 4 homes for rent in Pittsburgh, PA. And it won’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg to rent the perfect home for your family. You can look into duplexes for rent too. Prices in Pittsburgh, PA for rental homes start at $795.

A rental house offers flexibility

Your family situation will change throughout your life. Renting makes it possible to match the size of your home to your lifestyle and financial situation. Maybe it’s just you and your significant other at the moment sharing a charming downtown apartment. But there’s a chance that at some point in time, a third family member will show-up and suddenly that 1 bedroom apartment you were so happy with will become too small. You will realize that you’d much rather prefer the comfort of your own backyard, than all the excitement your current neighborhood provides, that you no longer have time to enjoy anyway. If you want to continue living comfortably, you may want to rent a 2 bedroom house. Or maybe your oldest son turned into a young man who’s going off to college soon. You’ll find yourself in a 4 bedroom house that is suddenly too big. You could downsize and rent a 3 bedroom home with a pool, in a much nicer area. The flexibility of renting makes it possible.

Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!