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 $2,500/mo. specifically in Wallingford. You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ Wallingford rents vary widely so we'll start with this $2,000/month, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,079 square foot condo in "south Wallingford". A handy thing about being down off the hill, you're that much closer to the Burke-Gilman Trail and Gas Works Park. If you've got a boat in one of the marinas then that's within a walk too. Inside you'll find the regular above average condo. Outside there's a view, supposedly. There's certainly an opportunity for a Space Needle sighting. Great for the fireworks.
↑ Great views from the heart of Wallingford? Evidently, they were right. How'd they get the streets to line up to allow the view? Inside the 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,100 square foot $2,100/month apartment is a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. (Has anyone ever reversed that and had granite appliances and stainless steel countertops?) Pets are allowed, as long as they are dogs, and as long as they are nice dogs, and as long as you put down a $1,000 deposit. You do not, however, get a laundry in the unit, but there is one on the floor. Bring your quarters.
↑ Pay more ($2,299/month), get less, at least in terms of size. The square footage is "--". Well, it is a studio. But, it does allow dogs and cats. You also get a laundry, and possibly a furniture package. Furniture package - that sounds like something you'd get from Ikea, a flat pack apartment in a box. One hex key is all you need!
↑ Make it easy on your address. Live in Wallingford on Wallingford. That may not be enough of a selling point for a $2,600/month owner-rented condo, but maybe having a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,300 square foot place within walking distance of Gas Works is. You won't be walking your pet, though; unless it lives somewhere else. No Pets. But it is Wallingford. You'll be within walking distance of lots of pleasant distractions.
↑ Take it up another notch and get Corian and Viking for your kitchen. Of course, you will be spending $2,695/month. Oh what a difference a few hundred dollars make. This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1,113 square foot apartment is not a study in sheetrock boxes. There's actually contemporary style that works. You also get a washer/dryer in the unit. The complex has a lot of the other amenities that could save you money, like an onsite gym.
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