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Seattle rent comparison: What $1000 rents you right now

A one-bedroom in West Seattle or a studio downtown?

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: an even $1,000.

Via Craigslist

In Queen Anne, $1050 will rent you a little basement studio with 350 square feet of space—but cute vintage space-savers like built-ins. No pets are allowed, but it has a super-central location by the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Via Craigslist

In Ballard, this brand-new efficiency studio listing doesn’t specify a square footage, but we’re guessing it’s smaller. This tiny apartment costs $1,025 a month, but includes access to a roof deck and lets your cat come along. A Murphy bed doubles as a table when it’s folded up to maximize space.

Via Craigslist

In Capitol Hill, $950 will rent you a 200-square-foot, vintage studio—cute in all senses of the word. The size of modern microstudios, but with a brick exterior and hardwood floors. You won’t have a bathtub, but you can have a cat, if that helps.

Via The Dover Apartments

On the eastern edge of Downtown, this 325-square-foot studio in a 1911 building rents for $980 a month. It features a newer-looking kitchenette, including granite countertops, but the vintage details are preserved in the hardwood floors, high ceilings, and clawfoot tub.

Via Craigslist

In West Seattle, get a little more space. This 550-square-foot one-bedroom in Gatewood near Lincoln Park rents for $995 a month. The area has a super-neighborhoody vibe, but the building itself is on an arterial with transit and just a couple of blocks from the grocery store and some bars.

Via Tressa

Just a block south of the city limits in Bitter Lake, this studio apartment, around 400 square feet, rents for $968. What it lacks in bedrooms it makes up for in lake proximity—it’s just across the street. It also has a washer and dryer in unit, air conditioning, and a patio.


Which $1,000 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Queen Anne
    (28 votes)
  • 16%
    (47 votes)
  • 6%
    Capitol Hill
    (19 votes)
  • 11%
    (33 votes)
  • 24%
    Bitter Lake
    (72 votes)
  • 31%
    West Seattle
    (93 votes)
292 votes total Vote Now