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What $300,000 Can Buy You Around Seattle Right Now

Let's see if $300K can get you a condo, a house, or either

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's listings to see what your budget will get you across the city. Today we decided to find out what $300,000 can get you all around town. You tell us which lease you'd sign.

Lets begin in West Seattle's Gatewood neighborhood where you can get an 895-square-foot 2-BR condo at WestWater Condos for $319K. This top-floor unit features an open floor plan and boasts features including slab granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances & a wood-burning fireplace. We liked the hardwood main area juxtaposed with the carpeted bedrooms to make them feel a little more comfy. Also includes a private patio with peek-a-boo views of the Sound.

Staying in West Seattle, let's head over to Delridge where $310K gets you a 680-square-foot 2-BR house. This tiny 1934 residence has a quirky setup with the kitchen off on it's own right inside the front door leading back to the washer/dryer. Looks like a partially-fenced backyard and garden space out back. Tucked in a very residential area it looks like it's a quiet street but also close to everything you need.

Next we head up to Capitol Hill where an even $300K (plus 250 in monthly HOAs) gets you a 584-square-foot 1-BR in a 1920's brick building. A really nice mixture of vintage charm and modern amenities, it really looks like a lot of care was put into the renovations here. The big windows, hardwoods, and wood-burning fireplace all make the space that much more livable. You're close to I-5 so hopefully noise isn't an issue but you're also not that far from Broadway.

Now let's head down to Rainier Beach where an 860-square-foot 2-BR home is available for $299K. You won't many 2-BRs houses at this price around Seattle and certainly not in good condition like this one. This rambler sits on a 4,000-square-foot fenced lot and includes some backyard landscaping already done. Inside, bamboo hardwoods lead you through all of the rooms and it looks like this 1952 residence has gotten some upgrades since then.

Finally we end up in Eastlake where you can find this 569-square-foot 1-BR condo inside a 1928 brick building asking $289K. They've created a warm living atmosphere inside thanks to some bold paint, hardwood floors and coved ceilings. The checkered kitchen tile gives that snug space some personality as well. You're a quick walk to the water in multiple directions with easy access to I-5 as well.

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