Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. This week we look at rentals for $2,000/mo. specifically in Bellevue. You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ Live in downtown Bellevue at Metro 112 and watch the Cascades from a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and about 1,000 square foot apartment for about $2,005. Pets, yes. Cigarettes, no. Lots of play things in and about the complex. A gym, pool table, in the common areas. Modern design everywhere, because it is Bellevue and Bellevue is new - built right on top of what had been a tiny town.
↑ How about an 843 square foot studio that is supposed to blend Rockefeller Center with Rodeo Drive? Bravern Signature Residences come with Viking, Bosch, and Kohler branding, hardwood floors and granite counters. Pets are approved. There's even a private theater on premises. Good enough for your $2,065?
↑ Ashton Bellevue has units that start at $2,070. Just like the others, pets are okay. Nice trend. You get 1 bedroom and 1 bath in a 631 square foot flat, but it looks they also encourage getting out and about. There's an outdoor great room with fireplace and such, mountain bikes - and a concierge to tell you where to go.
↑ The Regent sounds regal, but what you're probably getting as much as anything for your $2,057 is location. Yes, there are more bedrooms than baths, 1 bedroom and 1.5 baths. But the 886 square foot apartment's handiest feature may be its proximity to the highways, just in case you want to live in Bellevue but work somewhere else.
↑ Go a bit farther out and get a bit more, at least as far as bedrooms, 2, and bathrooms, 2.5 are concerned. $2,050 and Somerset Glen puts you on the other side of I-90 and 405. You also get more floor space, though 1,075 square feet aren't twice as much as the others, the extra space can feel luxurious.
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