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 $1,000/month can get you around town (if anything). You tell us which lease you'd sign.
We begin in Capitol Hill where a 220-square-foot aPodment at IIaria will run you $950/month. They pack a lot into that tiny space and because of city regulations units include kitchens ans bathrooms now. The energy-efficient building comes with an LEED Silver certification. If you're willing to sacrifice personal space for location and eco-friendly living, this might be the right (snug) fit.
Next it's on to Fremont where you can get a 550-square-foot studio at 201 NW 39th Street for $995/month. Compared to the previous listing, this one is downright spacious. It's a bit older and you better like carpeting. Another one where location can be key as you're right on the edge of Frelard and walking distance to Lower Fremont. Keep in mind $60/month for w/s/g as well.
A good spot for UW students, there's a 400-square-foot 1-BR available at 710 NE 43rd Street in University District for $950/month. Don't mind the mess, it's probably lived in by a student already. The kitchen's an odd space, with a divider between the oven and fridge. But given the tight quarters, it's still nice to get a bedroom.
Now it's on to Promenade at the Park up in Olympic Hills where you can get a 479-square-foot studio for $1,049/month. It basically looks like a normal one-bedroom setup without, you know, the bedroom. So long as you can fit everything in that main living space, it looks like it's in good condition and the building's pretty nice as well. If you're a commuter, it's not a bad choice.
Finally we end with a 610-square-foot 1-BR in North Seattle's Pinehurst neighborhood asking $950/month. A little hard to tell of the exact setup from the photos but it looks well maintained and features a good-looking kitchen and bathroom. You get your own private patio and there's plenty of space to move around. Given the size and the price this could be best-case scenario, so long as you're okay with the location.
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