Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. Today we decided to find out what $2,000/month can get you in Bellevue if you're looking for a 1-BR. You tell us which lease you'd sign.
↑ Let's begin in Olympic Hills where ARRAY has a 706 square-foot 1-BR for $1,250/month. The building is new and colorful and full of the usual amenities you'd find in newer complexes like this. A good spot for commuters, not as much for those looking for city life.
↑ Next we're off to Capitol Hill where Summit Arms Apartments has a 600 square-foot 1-BR for $1,250/month. We're actually kinda surprised to get that much square footage based on what we usually see out of the neighborhood. It's an older building and the view is a lovely brick wall but if you're looking for a vintage living experience (and can't afford a modern one) this might be a good fit.
↑ Next up we head to Bitter Lake where The Nelson Apartments has a 718 square-foot 1-BR for $1,250/month. Not too new, not too old, units here feature fully equipped kitchens with frost-free refrigerators, hardwood floors and electric fireplaces. Another place for when commuters fit more than city folk.
↑ Now it's down to Gatewood in West Seattle where Hill Crest Apartments has a 600 square-foot 1-BR for $1,250/month. It is currently on wait list but in the meantime you can see it's a straight-forward apartment in a straight-forward complex. A quieter West Seattle lifestyle can be found here.
↑ Finally we end up in First Hill where The Starlight has a 400 square-foot 1-BR available for $1,250/month. The smallest of all the units we've seen, the pet-friendly offering includes a new fridge, new stove and new hot water heater. It's also a prime location for those looking to be in the middle of things and live in a smaller, sleeker apartment.
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