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56 Apartments for rent in Scranton, PA

So you’ve finally landed that job at Dunder-Mifflin, and you’re ready to find yourself a new apartment in beautiful Scranton, Pennsylvania. Let’s find you the best place to park your... Read Guide >
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Summit Pointe
108 Summit Pointe
Scranton, PA
Updated January 22 at 01:20am
1 Bedroom
$985
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Community has 1-3 bedroom apartments with patio/balcony, in-home washer/dryer, and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy the fitness center, basketball court, and playground. Just two hours from NYC and Philadelphia. Easy access to I-81 and Hwy 11.
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922 Maple St
922 Maple St
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
424 Monroe Avenue 8
424 Monroe Ave
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
8 Bedrooms
$435
1433 Wyoming Ave
1433 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$1,045
800 James Ave, Suite 210
800 James Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 22 at 12:12am
Studio
$1,250
1 Bedroom
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1032 Prospect Ave
1032 Prospect Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
3 Bedrooms
$800
800 James Ave, Unit 5216
800 James Ave
Scranton, PA
Updated January 22 at 12:12am
Studio
$1,100
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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18 Fawnwood Dr
18 Fawnwood Drive
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
929 N Webster Ave
929 North Webster Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
6 Bedrooms
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1028 Birch St
1028 Birch Street
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
1 Bedroom
$875
205 Colfax Ave
205 Colfax Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1305 Sanderson Ave
1305 Sanderson Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
3 Bedrooms
$925
1422 E Gibson St
1422 E Gibson St
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
1 Bedroom
$625
515 E Market unit 2 St
515 E Market St
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$750
1220 Prospect Ave
1220 Prospect Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$775
1025 Ridge Ave
1025 Ridge Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
1 Bedroom
$650
2 Bedrooms
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210 N MAIN AVE
210 South Main Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
2944 Frink St
2944 Frink Street
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$850
1401 Summit Pointe
1401 Summit Pt
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1047 Clay Ave
1047 Clay Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1318 Dorothy St
1318 Dorothy Street
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
1 Bedroom
$550
906 W Elm St
906 W Elm St
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
3 Bedrooms
$900
1502 N Main Avenue
1502 North Main Avenue
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
2 Bedrooms
$750
47 E Parker St
47 West Parker Street
Scranton, PA
Updated January 21 at 09:21pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
City GuideScranton
So you’ve finally landed that job at Dunder-Mifflin, and you’re ready to find yourself a new apartment in beautiful Scranton, Pennsylvania. Let’s find you the best place to park your Sebring and kick off your sensible office shoes.

Scranton pre- and post-The Office

First thing’s first, in Scranton there’s a real local… pride, I guess you could say. The story is familiar. The industry left; the residents left, and the downtown emptied for the farther-flung suburbs. Since 1985, that bitter pride of long-term residents has motivated renovation and restoration throughout the city. So, now is probably a good time to check out Scranton! The mid-century wealth concentrated in the city created some amazing architecture that you can now enjoy. So without further adieu, let’s find you some.

Know Your Neighborhoods

West Side:

Perhaps the premier destination for great housing is Scranton’s West Side. The West Side, initially an independent borough, is now considered part of Scranton proper, so the housing here will definitely feel more suburban than in other places throughout the city. But you’ll also have more access to amenities such as convenient shopping centers, restaurants and bars.

The Hill:

Adjacent to downtown, The Hill section of Scranton is a radically varying neighborhood due to its strange mixture of old-fashioned mansions and apartment life. The Lower Hill, located on the border of downtown has had a recent push to make the area more livable. Smack dab in the center of The Hill is the University, which means a lot of low cost housing with flexible leases and a much younger, more party-oriented vibe. The Upper Hill, located adjacent to Nay Aug Park is where you’ll find those beautiful, old-fashioned coal money mansions. Affordable rentals are available throughout The Hill, but if you’re not a beer pong enthusiast, try to stay up The Hill as much as possible.

The North and South Sides:

The Upper Green Ridge section of the North Section is considered to be the wealthiest area of Scranton. The South Side is part of an urban revitalization plan that centers on planting trees to make the area greener.

Downtown:

Apartments in the downtown area are certainly there; they just don’t have the appeal of other cities. But then again, if you’re looking for a hustling/bustling city, you should probably search elsewhere. The atmosphere is slower and not as exciting or nice, but you can still get by living here inexpensively.

Rental Tips

Scranton, for all its curmudgeonly old-timey residents, has a pretty friendly rental market. Flexible leases can frequently be found in most neighborhoods, particularly around the university campus. You can find the more urban rentals around The Hill through online apartment searches, but for the suburban rentals on the West Side, you may need to go through a real estate agent or management company.

When completing your pre-move budget, be aware of the high income tax rate in Scranton. At 3%, your paycheck can get drained pretty quickly. It gets pretty cold in town, too, and landlords will not be bothered to pay your utility bills in the winter. So make like a squirrel and stock up some funds for the snowy season.

Getting Around

Three words: get a car. Scranton’s sprawl necessitates automobile transportation. The County of Lackawanna Transit System operates slow-moving, fairly unreliable buses throughout the city, predominately in the downtown area. However, the low temperatures and high average snowfall make bus stops the least desirable places in town.

Bring Your Skis and Boots

But where the buses fail, the sport scene thrives. Put simply and somewhat crudely, Scranton is a winter sports enthusiasts’ wet dream. The nearby Snö Mountain provides skiers and snowboarders with miles of slopes, while the Pocono Mountains are about 45 minutes from town. The summer months provide lots of outdoor recreation as well, with woods, lakes and rivers ripe for hiking, fishing and swimming when you want to get out of the city’s urban sprawl.

So welcome to Scranton! Even if you won’t be bumping into Michael Scott at your local Chili’s, you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy and great housing galore!