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On the Rise: These Are the Brand New Apartments Popping Up in Pittsburgh

No one likes moving in the winter, but if it means getting an apartment that’s a world away from all of the others in town, we’d gladly bundle up and get to packing. If you’re looking for a change of scenery in the coming months, you’ll be happy to know that there are a ton of great new buildings opening up or putting on those last few finishing touches — and you’ll be even more impressed once you see a sneak peek inside.

Here are the new buildings we’re most excited about in Pittsburgh this winter.

Edge 1909 at Riverfront Landing

The Strip District housing options slowed for a while, but in recent years, it’s become home to some of the most impressive (and luxe) buildings in town with properties like The Yards & 1627 on the Strip. Joining them is Edge 1909, the latest in upscale housing options in the Strip, combining old-school Pittsburgh charm with modern, urban living. Enjoy riverfront views all along the Allegheny from the window of your wide open, ultra modern 1- or 2-bedroom unit, as well as stainless steel appliances, mid-century-inspired light fixtures, 12-foot ceilings and outdoor balconies for the luckiest renters. In the shared areas, you can take advantage of the dog park, state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards areas and private resident parking — plus a resort-style pool and grilling patio to look forward to once summer rolls around.

Eighth and Penn

Your dreams of calling the Cultural District home can soon become a reality with the brand new Eighth and Penn development. Q Development and Trek Development are joining forces to work some magic on two historic buildings and to build two brand new ones, with plans to combine the four buildings into one, 135-unit residential complex. While the facades of each building will be entirely unique, there will be distinct design elements linking them together and creating a cohesive look that wraps from Penn Avenue to Eighth Street. Toss in some brand new retail and restaurant options on the ground floor and we’re sure to start to see new life in an area that is currently inhabited by parking lots and not much else. While this project is still in the planning stages, the developers plan on having it complete in early to mid 2019.

Locust Street

At the forefront of the revitalization of Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood is Locust Street, a multi-unit complex comprised of five historic units within rehabbed brick row homes and new infill construction planned for 2019. The properties offer the best of urban apartment living that feel more custom than other properties, as well as walkability to downtown and prime people watching around PPG Paints Arena. Inside, individual units feature original character like exposed brick walls and 10-foot ceilings, combined with designer lighting fixtures, Nest thermostats, keyless entry, matte black bathroom fixtures, and gourmet kitchens boasting stainless steel appliances (including under counter wine refrigerators).

And if you are really opposed to the winter move, look for new options to be popping up in Station Square (and shockingly it looks super cool), Uptown, Oakland and more in 2019.

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