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What $1,600/Month Can Rent You in Seattle Right Now

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Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. We found out yesterday that median rent for a 1-BR in Seattle is currently $1,600/mo. So, let's see what that gets you. You tell us which lease you'd sign.

First off, we head to Belltown where you can get a 742 sq. ft. 1-BR at Ava Belltown for $1,610/mo. Looks like you get some nice closet space as well as a breakfast bar and light-filled rooms. There's on-site dry cleaning, a sizable gym and a parking garage within the building.

Next up, we head over to Capitol Hill where you can find a 620 sq. ft. open 1-BR at REO Flats for $1,590/mo. Hard to tell if this specific unit is pictured in the listing but from what we can see, the unit looks sleek, new and full of light. There's a great rooftop deck atop the building with views for miles. The Built Green building also features electric car charging stations, ensuring an eye towards the eco-friendly.

Next up, TraVigne Apartments in U-District, where you can get a 697 sq. ft. 1-BR+ for $1,600/mo. The unit comes with an office room that could be converted into a 2nd bedroom as well. Otherwise, a fairly-straightforward unit with a balcony. The listing appears to gear itself towards commuters looking for a central hub.

We head west to Ballard where Unit A2e at AMLI Mark24 (not confusing at all...) is going for $1,600/mo. The 652 sq. ft. 1-BR looks warm, vibrant and surprisingly sizable (assuming the model room matches this unit). The building also features comfortable lobby and rooftop areas, including a wood-lined game room for gatherings.

We end by heading to West Seattle to check out a 592 sq. ft. 1-BR in Oregon 42 for $1,605/mo. They say its in The Junction but it sure looks closer to Alki to us. Either way, you're close to everything in the area. The units themselves are what you'd expect and the value comes with the building amenities and spaces.

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