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're investigating apartments listed for $1,250/month. You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ We begin in U District where a 700 sq. ft. 1-BR in Ivy Ridge Apartments is available for $1,250/mo. A good choice for the grad student who can afford it, it keeps you close to campus but puts you inside a quiet setting where you'll find students as well as professionals.
↑ Next we head to Queen Anne where a 482 sq. ft. studio is available in The Neptune for $1,255/mo. It's a tiny space but the building amenities include a billiards lounge, multi-media theatre room, pet station on roof, 24-hour fitness center and the requisite rooftop deck to take in the views. For when convenience and community trump comfort.
↑ If personal space is your concern, there's an 800 sq. ft. 2-BR available at Northbrook Place Apartments in Lake City for $1,250/mo. If you like the idea of living closer to Northgate Mall than Westlake Center, this might be your best bet in the price range.
↑ If West Seattle makes more sense, there's a 430 sq. ft. studio available in The Vue Apartments for $1,270/mo. You'd be right on the edge of the West Seattle Golf Course in case you want to be able to hit the links whenever you want.
↑ Finally we end up in Capitol Hill where a renovated 500 sq. ft. 1-BR in available inside a Victorian four-plex for $1,250/mo. Situated between Pike & Union, the building includes a laundry room, storage lockers and a bicycle rack.