On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The First Side submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $9 per sqft per year. That's a 47% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the First Side submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. 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 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 5 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1920 and are Class B.
Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the folk of First Side work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.