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Seattle rent comparison: What $1000 rents you right now

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How do you feel about microstudios?

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in the Seattle area. We've found six listings within $100 of today's price: $1,000.

Via Craigslist

In the U District, this 1920s studio with hardwoods, coved ceilings, a walk-in closet, and built-in cabinetry rents for $1,045 per month. The apartment is decently-sized for a studio at 500 square feet, including a slightly-separated kitchen.

Via Craigslist

In the First Hill/Squire Park area, this partially-furnished microstudio is itty-bitty, at 190 square feet. A kitchenette has just a mini-fridge and a microwave, although a common kitchen is available for bigger culinary projects. It rents for $975 a month.

Via T-Square

Jump just outside the city limits to Burien and find a 600-square-foot one-bedroom for $1,020 a month. It features vaulted ceilings, an assigned parking spot, and what appears to be a small patio.

Via Karma Residential

In Ballard, pet-friendly microstudios—just 141 square feet—are going for $975 per month, including utilities and internet, but the kitchenettes only have a microwave, sink, and mini-fridge. The building has rooftop decks, though.

Via Karma Residential

This Capitol Hill furnished microstudio—this one’s 223 square feet, bigger than some on this list—has a kitchenette with no oven or stove, but comes with access to common-area kitchens and seven rooftop decks with barbecues. It rents for $1,000 a month on the dot.

Via the Viridian

This 202-square-foot microstudio in West Seattle has a built-in murphy bed to save space, and has a kitchenette with a full-size fridge and a stovetop. It rents for $995 a month.


Which $1,000 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    U District
    (127 votes)
  • 0%
    First Hill/Squire Park
    (1 vote)
  • 11%
    (34 votes)
  • 2%
    (8 votes)
  • 9%
    Capitol Hill
    (29 votes)
  • 33%
    West Seattle
    (100 votes)
299 votes total Vote Now