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What Seattle's Average Rent ($1,190/Month) Can Get You Around Town

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Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Seattle neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Today, we're piggybacking off the news that Seattle's average monthly rent is now $1,190, which is up 3 percent from the previous quarter and almost six percent from a year ago. And that's as more new Seattle-area apartments have been constructed this year than in any year in the past two decades. So what, exactly, are Seattleites who pay the average rent getting for their money?

? Over in Ballard, $1,195/month will get you this 2-BR, 1-bath on the ground floor of a multi-unit building. It's 900 square-feet, not including the back patio. Plus, you're walking distance to everything in the neighborhood. Might be a good choice for those seeking a quieter place.

? Looking for something on the other side of Seattle? How bout this 1-BR in Legacy at Pratt Park in Minor. That's a lot of scratch for 614 square-feet so they throw in a whole lot of other amenities including underground parking, workout room, yoga studio. Oh and they're pet-friendly.

? Finally, we check out this 1-BR, 1-bath in Eastlake in a 12-unit building. With the checkered hardwood floors and usual suspect appliances in the kitchen, it's a fairly generic apartment (at 595 square feet, no less). The value here is being in the heart of Eastlake, if that's your thing.

· New apartments in Seattle area don't halt rise in rents [Seattle Times]
· 1539 NW 62nd St# B [Zillow]
· 1800 S Jackson St [Zillow]
· 100 E Boston St., Apt 9 [Zillow]