Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. In honor of the Seattle Seahawks making another run towards the Super Bowl, we decided to focus in on places available for $1,200/month. You know, for The 12th Man. So, let's find out exactly what that looks like. You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ Let's begin in West Seattle where you can get a 430 sq. ft. studio at The Vue Apartments for $1,195/mo. On one side, you're blocks from Camp Long and the West Seattle Golf Course. On the other, you're not that far from The Junction. The unit itself looks modern and bright. Not a bad start, size notwithstanding.
↑ Next up, let's go over to Westlake where the fourplex at 2480 Dexter Ave N has a 750 sq. ft. 1-BR available for $1,200/mo. The trade-off here is that you get a lot more room but the building and unit are a bit older. Not to mention the kitchen is super-skinny. However, the location drops you right along Lake Union and gives you easy access to Fremont, Queen Anne and SLU.
↑ Now we go to First Hill where you can get a 600 sq. ft. 1-BR at Bradbury Apartments for $1,200/mo. It's a classic building, so modernists need not apply. However, it veers to the side of vintage instead of run-down. And if you're hoping for a view, you get a nice look at downtown from those bay windows.
↑ Now we head north to Pinehurst where you can get a 613 sq. ft. 1-BR at 840 NE 125th St. for $1,200/mo. It looks like this North Seattle spot will provide you with the traditional modern apartment experience. You get sleek interiors, wood fireplace and a breakfast bar. You're also super-close to I-5, so this might be a preferred spot for commuters.
↑ Finally we end up in Capitol Hill where you can a 550 sq. ft. 1-BR at Sennett Apartments for $1,195/mo. Another older space, though there are newer hardwoods on the floor and fresh paint on the walls. It also puts you relative close to the action in Capitol Hill, so it might be another location-first choice. It's also a top floor unit, which is nice, unless there's no elevator.
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