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What $1,500 rents in Seattle right now

A townhouse in Northgate or a Capitol Hill one-bedroom?

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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: $1,500.

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Via Craigslist

Let’s start on the southeast edge of Capitol Hill, where this one-bedroom apartment in a 13-unit, classic brick building rents for $1,550 a month—complete with a clawfoot tub, vintage radiators, built-ins, and period millwork. Kitchen appliances are of a newer variety, though. Cats can come along (no dogs) and the place is on the 8, 12, and 43 lines.

Via Craigslist

On the northern, tippy-top edge of Greenwood, right by Carkeek Park, there’s a two-bedroom apartment for $1,499 per month, including a large balcony and a working fireplace. There’s parking available, or it’s on the 5 bus line, too. Cats are allowed, but with both a deposit and pet rent.

Via Craigslist

Up in Roosevelt, just over I-5 from Green Lake, this 350-square-foot apartment with high ceilings and a sleeping loft is going for $1,475 per month. It’s a new-construction building, and comes with in-unit laundry and new appliances—although as common in newer, tiny units, a kitchenette has a combination microwave and convection oven and a cooktop instead of a traditional range. Both cats and dogs are allowed. Shared amenities include the standard roof deck, a yoga studio, and a resident lounge.

Via Craigslist

Find more space to stretch out (although not too much) in Northgate, where a 780-square-foot, two-bedroom townhouse is renting for $1,549 per month, heat included. The bedrooms aren’t massive, but the place has two stories and a shared lawn out front. Tenants also share an outdoor pool. It’s right by the Northgate transit center.

Via Craigslist

In Phinney Ridge, a pretty no-frills (but not itty-bitty!) one-bedroom, corner unit on the top floor rents for $1,495 per month. Parking’s available in a secure, underground garage, and it’s not too expensive as parking spots in Seattle go ($50 a month), or it’s on the 5, too. No pets allowed.


Which $1,500 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Capitol Hill
    (159 votes)
  • 8%
    (22 votes)
  • 8%
    (24 votes)
  • 8%
    (24 votes)
  • 15%
    Phinney Ridge
    (42 votes)
271 votes total Vote Now