PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– If you’re looking to make the next move, Rent.com conducted a study that shows where monthly rental prices are seeing the most increases in the Pittsburgh area.
The study was done by comparing the average price of vacant one-bedroom apartments from May 2018 to May 2019 to find the highest percentage increase. It looked at rent in specific neighborhoods versus the overall average in Pittsburgh.READ MORE: Human Remains Found At Site Of House Explosion In Tyrone, Five Others Hospitalized
In the city of Pittsburgh, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,281.
More desirable areas are expected to have a higher increase in rent, but there are some unexpected locations on the list too, says Rent.com.
The top five places were ranked in ascending order.
Banksville, located on the western-edge of Pittsburgh, is an ideal place for commuters and a great view of the Golden Triangle says Rent.com.
The rent in this location has increased by 2.6 percent in the last year.
For a one-bedroom apartment, you can pay around $890 a month.
Fourth on the list is Squirrel Hill South, a neighborhood in the southeast corner of the city.READ MORE: House Select Committee To Begin Investigation Into Jan. 6 Attack On U.S. Capitol
Near both Schenley Park and Frick Park, Squirrel Hill rent remains below the average of Pittsburgh in general, but it has increased by 4.1 percent.
For a one-bedroom apartment, you can pay around $1,061 a month.
Allegheny Center is third on the list. Surrounded by attractions like the National Aviary and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, rent has increased by 6.88 percent.
For a one-bedroom apartment, you can pay around $1,251 a month.
Heinz Field, PNC Park, The Three Rivers Heritage Trail, and much more, are a big factor in why the average rent in North Shore (ranked number two) has surpassed the overall average rent in Pittsburgh.
In the past year, there was a 7.75 percent increase that mad rent for a one-bedroom apartment an estimated $1,697 a month.
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Topping the list with a 9.79 percent increase in a year, a one-bedroom apartment on the North Side of Pittsburgh may cost you $1,406 a month.