A Student’s Guide to Downtown Apartments

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The jump to move to an off-campus apartment can be daunting. Location, utilities, rent; it’s a lot to take in.  With Downtown’s central location, restaurants, shops, and events, it’s the perfect spot to explore living outside your typical college dorm.

Crawford Square Apartments

Located at 510 Protectory Place, the Crawford Square Apartments are loaded with amenities, such as in-unit laundry, a fitness center, and a swimming pool with a sundeck.

  • Distance from Duquesne: .7 mi
  • Distance from Point Park: 1.1 mi
  • Distance from Pitt: 1.9 mi
  • Average monthly rent per person (2 bedroom): $662 to $675

City View Apartments

The unparalleled views of the Pittsburgh skyline from the City View Apartments are sure to make friends jealous. The unit resides near PPG Paints Arena and offers a lounge area, game room, and parking options.

  • Distance from Duquesne:  .5 mi
  • Distance from Point Park: 1 mi
  • Distance from Pitt: 1.8 mi
  • Average monthly rent per person (2 bedroom): $662 to $1,226

Standard Life Apartments

The units at the Standard Life Apartments can come furnished and all utilities are included with rent, perfect for a college budget. The building also feature architecture inspired by Italian Renaissance palazzos.

  • Distance from Duquesne: .5 mi
  • Distance from Point Park: .1 mi
  • Distance from Pitt: 2.2 mi
  • Average monthly rent per person (2 bedroom): from $650

The Residencies at the Alcoa Building

Just a short walk from the Steel Plaza T Station, the location of The Residencies at the Alcoa Building is perfect for a commuter student. On-site laundry, hardwood floors, and a 24-hour doorman are amenities of the historic Alcoa Building.  

  • Distance from Duquesne: .6 mi
  • Distance from Point Park: .4 mi
  • Distance from Pitt: 2.6 mi
  • Average monthly rent per person (2 bedroom): from $797

Keystone Flats

Keystone Flats feature all-inclusive student housing options. With cable and high-speed internet and storage units available, any student can feel at home here.

  • Distance from Duquesne: 1.3 mi
  • Distance from Point Park: 250 ft
  • Distance from Pitt: 2.8 mi
  • Average monthly rent per person (2 bedroom): from $420

The Clark Building

Located on Liberty Avenue, The Clark Building is in the heart of the Cultural District. The rooftop deck and lounge area overlooks the city and PNC Park, a perfect spot for a get-together. Online payment options make this spot attractive to busy students. 

  • Distance from Duquesne: .8 mi
  • Distance from Point Park: .3 mi
  • Distance from Pitt: 2.8 mi
  • Average monthly rent per person (2 bedroom): around $897

For a more comprehensive list of Downtown housing and residential options, view our directory.  

By Rhianna Davis, Marketing and Special Events Intern

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