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: $1200.
↑ This Capitol Hill apartment on 15th Avenue is just 300 square feet, but it has hardwood floors, large windows, and fun vintage touches like a claw foot tub. It’s pet-friendly, and rents for $1175, no utilities included.
↑ A similar studio in lower Queen Anne is a little bigger at 550 square feet, and has adorable built-in shelves in the kitchen and the living/bedroom area. The building allows cats, and rent is $1235, utilities included.
↑ In Eastlake, $1195 will rent you this no-frills one bedroom with one stone wall, hardwood floors, and a carpeted bedroom right by the Ship Canal Bridge. Utilities are an extra $50 a month, and cats are allowed.
↑ This $1225 studio in a new midrise in the U District, right on the other side of the bridge from the Eastlake apartment, is on the teensy side—345 square feet—but has a washer/dryer in unit. Pets are ok.
↑ In West Seattle’s Alki area, you can get a 600 square foot studio in a 1917 triplex for $1200, utilities and storage unit included. It has a fireplace, and from the photos, it looks like it has a pretty significant sleeping area with at least some separation. Pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
↑ In Shoreline, this 600 square foot studio in a 1908 house features vaulted ceilings, a washer/dryer, and a solarium—and it’s a block from Richmond Beach. Cats are allowed, and the rent, $1250, includes all utilities.
Now that you have your choices, which of these apartments would you rent?