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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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First Hill/Squire Park