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Seattle rent comparison: What $1700 rents you right now

Anywhere from a studio to three bedrooms

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: $1,700, close to Apartment List’s estimate for median two-bedroom rent.

Via Dexter Lake Union

In South Lake Union, this pet-friendly studio has hardwood floors and a washer and dryer in 478 square feet. It’s in tech-land, so of course it includes the standard suite of amenities for apartments like this: a roof deck, conference rooms, a gym, a clubhouse. It rents for $1,670 a month.

This 1950s apartment in a north Ballard brick building manages to squeeze two bedrooms into 661 square feet. The space looks updated, but still maintains a few vintage details—plus hardwood floors throughout. It rents for $1,695 per month.

Via Craigslist

Go out to South Park and rent the main floor of a 1900 farmhouse for $1,650 a month, including three bedrooms, high ceilings, a massive vintage kitchen and space to garden. For a handy person, there’s an option to do work around the house in lieu of annual rent increases. Pets are okay with a deposit.

Via Craigslist

This 800-square-foot basement apartment in the Central District also has three bedrooms, but this one is “not for tall people.” It’s located in a house with two other units. Windows are thin, but bright walls and trim brighten the space. It rents for $1,700 a month on the dot, and it’s mostly pet-friendly—dogs are case-by-case.

Via Equity Apartments

In First Hill just east of Interstate 5, this 650-square-foot, top-floor one-bedroom with a little balcony and a fireplace rents for $1,659 a month. French doors lead into the bedroom, the unit has its own little laundry room, and the building is pet-friendly.

Via Craigslist

Out in West Seattle’s Gatewood neighborhood, this two-bedroom cottage near Lincoln Park has a private fenced backyard with a shed, a large deck, and Puget Sound views. No pets, though. It rents for $1,695 a month.


Which $1700 home would you rent?

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  • 11%
    (21 votes)
  • 17%
    (33 votes)
  • 10%
    South Park
    (20 votes)
  • 7%
    Central District
    (13 votes)
  • 15%
    First Hill
    (28 votes)
  • 37%
    (70 votes)
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