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Discover Houses for Rent in Oakland, PA

Those who enjoy a thriving downtown urban community are sure to love the homes for rent in Oakland. This neighborhood of Pittsburgh is considered to be the third largest "downtown" area in the state, following Center City Philadelphia and Downtown Pittsburgh. Unlike most of the suburban areas surrounding Pittsburgh, this neighborhood boasts a very social atmosphere, with residents and visitors walking the streets throughout the day and evening. 

3 Facts About Oakland

  • The area got its name from the abundance of Oak trees that were present on the farm of William Eichenbaum, who settled there in 1840. The land quickly transformed from farm into urban development through the years, but the Oak trees are still present today. 
  • Oakland is the hometown of the famed children's television star Mister Rogers.
  • Residents of Oakland have access to highly rated hospitals, including HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Health System and the network of institutions included under the umbrella of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Resources for Oakland Renters

  • Learn about the variety of entertainment options and available services for Oakland residents by checking out the Visit Pittsburgh website. The resource provides a complete overview of the many amenities and entertainment options available to residents. 
  • Get the latest news about what's happening in the greater Pittsburgh area, which includes Oakland, by visiting the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website. The digital version of the newspaper is updated consistently throughout the day and features a number of social media channels for real-time updates. 

What to Do in Oakland

The vibrant community of Oakland has a number of must-see destinations, including the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. For those who enjoy natural splendor, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are open for a nice walk all year. 

Common questions asked in Oakland, Pennsylvania

Where can I find cheap rental houses in Oakland, Pennsylvania?

Check out's cheap rental houses in Oakland. You can use our price filters to find rental houses under $500, under $700, under $900, under $1100, under $1300, under $1500

How big of a rental house can I afford?

Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Oakland, Pennsylvania. Or you can search for houses over 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft, 1800 sq.ft.

How can I tour properties in Oakland, Pennsylvania during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Oakland, Pennsylvania are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Oakland we have 189 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.