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Seattle rent comparison: What $1660 rents you right now

A two-bedroom in Ballard, a houseboat off Westlake

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: One of the lower estimates for median two-bedroom rent in Seattle, $1,660.

Via Craigslist

Just off Westlake near the Aurora Bridge, $1,625 will rent you just 300 square feet—but it’s right on the water. Literally. This houseboat (a Cruise-a-Home, says the listing) has enough room for a bed, a small kitchen, and a small living area, but that space is dramatically expanded by a rooftop deck with room for lounge chairs. All utilities and WiFi are included.

Via Craigslist

In West Seattle near the Admiral Junction, this apartment has a decent amount of space for a one-bedroom: 800 square feet. It includes a washer and dryer, fireplace, and a private deck, plus access to a shared deck on the roof with views and gardening space. It rents for $1,650 a month.

Via Craigslist

In Ballard, this 950-square-foot, two-bedroom unit in a pet-friendly triplex features bamboo flooring, a washer and dryer, and a fireplace, plus access to a shared backyard. It rents for $1,700 a month.

Via Craigslist

Near Green Lake, this vintage one-bedroom is 1,000 square feet—and a lot of that space is in a gigantic kitchen and dining area. Large, corner windows let in a ton of light, and hardwood floors cover most of the unit. It rents for $1,675 a month.

Via Craigslist

Near the southeast edge of Capitol Hill, this 1920s one-bedroom has richly-colored hardwood floors, huge French doors, and a walk-in closet. It’s pet-friendly and rents for $1,695 a month.

Via Craigslist

In Shoreline just north of Hamlin Park, $1,700 a month will rent you a whole two-bedroom house with granite countertops, plank flooring, and a fully-fenced yard. Both the kitchen and bathroom have plenty of counter space, and the front door is surrounded by a small, fenced courtyard.


Which $1660 home would you rent?

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  • 7%
    (22 votes)
  • 8%
    West Seattle
    (25 votes)
  • 11%
    (34 votes)
  • 27%
    Green Lake
    (81 votes)
  • 22%
    Capitol Hill
    (66 votes)
  • 22%
    (66 votes)
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