We took a look around Belltown to find some good deals in an affordable range. Here's what we found.
Wake up to a view of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, source of so many stories and debates in Seattle. This $225,000 (plus $214/month) condo comes with a view down the long line of the Waterfront. Get a 99 traffic report by looking out the window. Of course, Belltown is known for being walkable and served by mass transit so pesky things like traffic may not matter. The condo has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and 513 square feet, and a relatively modern decor because it was built in 1998. That's new considering some of Seattle's historic buildings.
Tall ceilings make the 721 square foot condo feel spacious inside. Outside, the view is of the courtyard and the other buildings. The vistas may not be grand, but the building may be quieter. Your pet may not get to stay in the 1 bedroom, 1 bath place but your car has a dedicated spot. They're asking $350,000 (plus $325/month) for a unit built in 2001. Use the south-facing balcony for a container garden and maybe you can attract some song birds.
It was a smart move to use Brazilian Koa wood for the flooring because hardwood adds visual texture. The condo is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 675 square foot space that was built in 1989 and has an asking price of $355,000 (plus $567/month). Step onto the deck and see Elliott Bay not too far away. Got laundry? You can stay home and do it. Got questions? There's a concierge for that.
It may not be a penthouse apartment, but it is a top floor condo for $369,950 (plus $240/month)- which also means being close to the rooftop deck. From up there, you get a panoramic view. Back inside, you get to look at a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 525 square foot space. The kitchen backsplash and the modern cabinetry create a mix of the natural and the abstract for some visual contrast.
Your dog is welcome, and even gets to run around on the roof. Your guests get to stay in one of the suites. You get to stay in the 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 603 square foot condo that's priced at $395,000 (plus $388/month). For at least a few nights every year you can enjoy the fireworks lighting up the Space Needle, an essential Seattle experience. It may be the most modern of these five choices because it was built in 2008, but the cabinetry and flooring are warmer woods. Good for someone who appreciates a more conventional decor.
· 2500 Western Ave # 515 [Zillow]
· 2717 Western Ave APT 4016 [Zillow]
· 121 Vine St UNIT 604 [Zillow]
· 159 Denny Way APT 602 [Zillow]
· 2911 2nd Ave UNIT 808 [Zillow]