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What $1,300 rents in Seattle right now

A North Seattle backyard cottage or a U District studio?

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in Seattle. We found five listings within $100 of today’s price: $1,300.

In Magnolia, this 765-square-foot one-bedroom comes with a brick fireplace and has its own outside entrance. There’s only street parking, but it’s right on the 33 line. It allows both cats and dogs, but with both a deposit and pet rent. Human rent is $1,345 per month.

It’s hard to find a one-bedroom on Capitol Hill in this price range, but this small one—475 square feet—is going for $1,350 per month. It has a decently sized kitchen with a dishwasher and a floor-to-ceiling window by the front door. Cats are allowed, but no dogs (or birds!). It’s on multiple bus lines, too.

Up in the north area of the U District near Roosevelt, this second-floor corner studio has hardwood floors, its own outside entrance, and a sleeping area separated by a partial wall. Both cats and dogs are allowed with a refundable (!) deposit. There’s parking for bikes, but not cars, and it’s on multiple bus lines. Rent is $1,285 per month.

Between Lake City and Northgate, this spacey-looking backyard studio cottage has vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, and hardwood floors. No word on parking of any kind, but the area is on the 75 line. Cats are allowed. One major drawback: No laundry onsite means heading to a laundromat. Rent is $1,350 per month.

Via Craigslist

This First Hill apartment manages to fit a bedroom—a real one—into 384 square feet. It’s in a transit-heavy area, but off-street parking is available, too (for both cars and bikes!). Both cats and dogs are allowed. This one will cost you $1,281 per month.


Which $1,300 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    (80 votes)
  • 29%
    Capitol Hill
    (70 votes)
  • 18%
    U District
    (44 votes)
  • 8%
    Lake City/Northgate/Victory Heights
    (19 votes)
  • 10%
    First Hill
    (24 votes)
237 votes total Vote Now