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Seattle rent comparison: What $1200 rents you right now

New or vintage? 300 or 600 square feet?

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.

A small room with a hardwood floor and two large windows
Two doors viewed from a room with a hardwood floor. Both rooms the doors lead to have black and white checkered floors. The door to the left leads to the kitchen.

↑ 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.

A narrow kitchen with an imposing, dark beige brick wall on one side and wooden cabinetry on the other.
A room with hardwood floors and a brown stone wall along the back
An empty bedroom with all white walls, one of them painted stone, and carpet.
A white room with hardwood floors and a single door on the right. A hallway also leads to the right, in the back.

↑ 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.

One wall of a studio with a kitchen with wooden cabinets and track lighting. A small glass dining table with two chairs is in the back.
The other wall of the studio apartment still has the table and chairs visible. A couch is on the opposite wall, with a large painting above.

↑ 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.

A yellowish green couch is against a wall, with a doorframe leading to another area with a bed in it behind it. The bed is pink.

↑ 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?