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Seattle rent comparison: What’s for rent along Metro route 49

The U District to Capitol Hill to Downtown

The Cobb Building.

For Transportation Week, we’re doing something a little different with Curbed Comparisons: What’s available to rent along a public transit line. We've found six listings along King County Metro Route 49.

Via Twelve at U District

Near the end of the line in the U District at 11th and 47th, this 600-square-foot studio has a semi-private sleeping nook, a full kitchen, and a washer and dryer in-unit. It’s pet-friendly, and has public amenities like a gym, a “video game arcade,” and roof decks. This one rents for $1,749 per month.

Via Cornell and Associates

On the south edge of the U District just over the University Bridge, this relatively no-frills two-bedroom apartment has a large, covered balcony. While it has room for a roomie, that roomie cannot be a pet. It rents for $1,695.

Via Craigslist

In Eastlake on the other side of the bridge, this one-bedroom has a large balcony lined by huge living room windows. It’s pet-friendly and features hardwood floors and a in-unit laundry, plus a shared gym. It’s 505 square feet and rents for $1,895 per month.

Via Craigslist

Past Volunteer Park in the northernmost part of Capitol Hill, this 875-square-foot one-bedroom in a 1930s building rents for $1,325 per month, and features tons of vintage details, like crown moulding, cove ceilings, and archways.

Via Craigslist

Farther south in Capitol Hill at Harvard and Olive, another vintage one-bedroom, this one 610 square feet, has hardwood floors, a clawfoot tub, and large windows. It doesn’t allow pets, though. The $1,685 in rent comes with shared building Wi-Fi.

Via the Cobb

This downtown studio apartment with a private sleeping nook in the historic Cobb Building looks brand-new inside, and features high ceilings, herringbone-patterned oak floors, in-unit laundry, and air conditioning. Shared amenities include a roof deck, a gym, a fireplace lounge, and “pet-friendly conveniences.” It’s 509 square feet and rents for $2,049 per month.


Which home along the 49 route would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    U District studio
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    U District two-bedroom
    (1 vote)
  • 12%
    (6 votes)
  • 26%
    North Capitol Hill
    (13 votes)
  • 28%
    South Capitol Hill
    (14 votes)
  • 26%
    (13 votes)
49 votes total Vote Now