Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the First Side region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,170 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 5 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1903 and are Class B.
Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Most of the residents 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.