Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the First Side region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,600 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 5 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1910 and are Class B.
Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the occupants of First Side work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.