Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in the Seattle area. We found six listings within $100 of today’s price: $1,100.
Between Bitter Lake and Greenwood, a brand-new, top-floor microstudio (231 square feet)
in a Built Green building* is renting for $1,095 per month—which includes internet, utilities, an unlimited ORCA card (it’s on the 5), and discount car-share. Cats can come on a case-by-case basis, but it might cost you extra. Tenants share a rooftop deck with barbecues.
Over to the east in Lake City, this one-bedroom apartment is pretty no-frills, but it has a balcony, a dishwasher, and a parking spot—plus it’s on the 64 and 65 lines. No word on pets. Rent here is $1,145 per month.
This First Hill microstudio in a vintage building is small—264 square feet—but pets come for free (no deposit even!) and it comes with off-street parking, in addition to being along several bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. It even has a full bathroom, complete with a tub—not always guaranteed at this size. It rents for $1,134 a month.
For small living that’s not a microstudio, how about this liveaboard, 30-foot sailboat on a Westlake dock near Fremont? Cozy up in sleeping areas aft and forward, or stretch out in the dinette, the kitchen, or the cockpit. There’s a half bath aboard and showers at the marina. Winter rent is $1,100 per month.
On the border of Roosevelt and Greenlake, this new-construction microstudio (265 square feet) has a colorful interior with a Murphy bed and plenty of built-in cabinetry for $1,125 a month. Both cats and dogs are okay, the unit has in-unit laundry, and tenants share an outdoor lounge and a bike repair station. There’s bike parking, too, in addition to being on the 67 line. (The one available is a little differently laid out than the photos, including a pretty different window situation).
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* Based on the apartment listing, we initially noted that the Cubix microstudio is in a Built Green building. The Master Builders Association has reached out and let us know they have not issued a Built Green certification for that building. We regret the error.