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What $900 rents in Seattle right now

How do you feel about microstudios?

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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: $900.

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Via Craigslist

First let’s head to Greenwood, where this 142-square-foot microstudio is renting for $895 per month. While its kitchenette only has a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a sink, the building shares a kitchen and a rooftop grill. Dogs and cats are both allowed without breed or size restrictions. There’s no parking, but it’s right in downtown Greenwood and close to bus lines and errands.

Via Craigslist

Down in Seatac by Angle Lake, this small (435 square feet), no-frills one-bedroom is going for $895 a month. It comes with parking, but it’s also close to light rail and bus lines. No pets are allowed, though, and its proximity to Sea-Tac Airport and Boeing Field might get noisy.

Via Craigslist

Head across the Puget Sound to Bremerton for a one-bedroom, basement mother-in-law a mile and a half from the ferry for $900 a month. It’s decently sized, at 750 square feet, and partially furnished. It has its own laundry facilities and parking, too. No word on pets.

Via Craigslist

In Capitol Hill, this vintage microstudio—165 square feet—is renting for $895 per month. There’s not really a kitchen, just a two-burner hotplate, cabinets, and a mini fridge, and two bathrooms are shared with the rest of the floor (five to seven units), cleaned weekly. No word on pets, but it’s well-served by transit.

Via Craigslist

Up in Ballard, another microstudio—this one 173 square feet and fully furnished—is renting for $950 a month, which includes internet. Again, there’s no real kitchen, just a kitchenette with a mini-fridge and a microwave, but the building has common areas with shared kitchens and laundry. Pets can come, but it requires both a deposit and pet rent. There’s no car parking, but there is secured bike storage, and it’s just a couple of blocks from bus lines.


Which $900 home would you rent?

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    Capitol Hill
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