Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in the Seattle area. We found six listings within $100 of today's price: $2,000, or about as much as someone making the HUD threshold of $72,000 per year for a family of four can pay without being rent burdened.
In the Central Area, this new two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in a four-unit building is going for $1,995 per month. Inside, it has just 800 square feet of space, but manages to fit a washer and dryer; out back, there’s a private yard. Pets are allowed.
This 771-square-foot West Seattle apartment has two bedrooms, but one of them doesn’t have a full wall. It also has hardwood floors and laundry, plus access to a shared roof deck and gym. It’s pet-friendly and rents for $2,045 per month.
Two blocks south of the Seattle city limits in Lake City, find a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a basement and a big backyard for $1,995 per month. That includes 940 square feet of space, a separate dining room, a fireplace, and in-unit laundry, and pets are welcome.
In upper Queen Anne, $1,995 a month only gets you one bedroom and 550 square feet—but the space comes with quarts countertops, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and access to well-manicured patios and courtyards with barbecues. Most pets can come along, too.
This two-story apartment in Magnolia has two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors, and a private patio for $1,995 per month. It’s 900 square feet and just two blocks from Discovery Park, but no pets are allowed.
Two blocks north of U Village, this two-bedroom University District apartment is furnished, and has access to a central courtyard. It has hardwood floors and comes with utilities, Wi-Fi, and off-street parking for $1,995 per month.
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