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What $1,871/Month Can Rent You in Downtown Seattle

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Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday that although fewer landlords are planning rent hikes this year, rents are still on the rise. They also noted various average one-bedroom rents based on Seattle neighborhoods and surrounding cities. Outside of Seattle, you'll find the highest average rents in Kirkland and Mercer Island while you'll find the cheapest down in SeaTac or Auburn. Here in Seattle, the Belltown/Downtown/South Lake Union district dominates with a $1,871/month average one-bedroom rent. We decided to take a look around and see what that gets you there. You tell us which lease you'd sign.

Let's begin at AMLI South Lake Union where you can find a 640 sf 1-BR for $1,857/mo. A great spot for Amazon employees or just about anyone working in SLU. That is, when it opens. They're currently open and have even more apartments coming in the spring. We're guessing these places don't last too long...

Next up, a 784 sf 1-BR at Ava Belltown. A pretty ideal spot for joggers as you're just a block off Olympic Sculpture Park and the waterfront. All the building amenities you'd expect. The unit itself gets the job done, though special kudos to the walk-in closet that earns the name.

Staying in Belltown, we look to 3104 Western Ave where you can get a 640 sf 1-BR for $1,895/mo. This one's a top floor corner unit with city views. Lots of natural light, hardwood floors, high ceilings, air conditioning, frosted glass cabinetry, frosted sliders to enclose the spacious bedroom with large closet.

Next it's on to 206 Bell Apartments where you can get a 636 sf 1-BR for $1,882/mo. Sleek living kept plenty bright thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. You're also in the heart of Belltown, giving you ample opportunity to take advantage of the location.

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