Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. As rents skyrocket around town, we figured we should check and see what you can get if all you can afford is around $650/month. You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ We begin in Magnolia where you can find a ground-level studio unit for $650/month. The apartment includes a full bathroom. kitchen, fridge and dishwasher with a washer/dryer on site. It also includes a fireplace, a rare find in most of the units in this range.
↑ Next we go to First Hill where you can get a ground floor studio in the John Winthrop Apartments for $675/mo. The kitchen doesn't have a sink (you'll have to use the one in the bathroom) and you've got to make due with an electric stove and mini-fridge. The unit is run by affordable housing nonprofit Bellwether Housing, so it's set up for those who need some help.
↑ We now head to Belltown where you'll find a 150 sq. ft. studio in The Adams Apartments for $695/mo. Yeah, read the size correctly. The tiny room comes with its own mini-fridge, microwave and closet while you'll have to use the bathroom next door. If location is the most important thing, and perhaps the only thing that matters, perhaps this is an option.
↑ Down by North Delridge where you can find a 200 sq. ft. live/work studio for $650/mo. The unit appears to be on the back of a retail building that's home to a coffee shop and other retailers. Unit includes a fridge, microwave, sink & range and exterior entry. There's a shared bath and stack washer/dryer down the hall.
↑ Finally we end up in White Center where you can get a 423 sq. ft. studio cottage at Coronado Springs for $695/mo. As part of a larger communal living space it's probably the best-looking of the bunch. Also gives you access to fitness facilities and outdoor space.
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