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: $2,000.
Let’s get started in Capitol Hill, where a 640-square-foot studio with a private sleeping nook (what landlords are calling an “open one-bedroom”) with a balcony rents for $1,995 per month. Since this is new construction, it comes with many of those standard luxury trappings: in-unit laundry, garage parking (although it’s in a transit-rich neighborhood), secure bike storage, and a shared rooftop deck with grills and fire pits. Pets, both small and large, can come, too, but are subject to both a deposit and pet rent.
In Ballard, $1,995 a month will get you two bedrooms and a balcony in 792 square feet on the top floor. Tenants also share a roof deck with grills and views. Up to two pets can come, but just one dog, and pet rent’s a little steep. There’s reserved parking in an attached garage for an extra fee—but it’s right off Market so it’s close to transit, too. While there’s no laundry in-unit, there’s a laundry room on every floor.
In West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood, there’s a whole two-bedroom house—with a yard, a cozy fireplace, hardwood floors, and everything—renting for $1,997 a month. But there’s a catch: In exchange, you have to manage a vacation rental on the property. (Remember Loftium? They’re in the rental business now, too.) Rent won’t go up, but rent could go down based on vacation rental performance. Also: It comes with driveway parking, the kitchen is pretty big, it has a big back porch, and two pets under 40 pounds are allowed (although pet rent is a thing).
In the Queen Anne/Interbay area, this ground-floor unit in a triplex has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,000 square feet. A window-surrounded living and dining area has a cute, arched, wood-burning fireplace and opens to a backyard, and there’s a washer and dryer in-unit. The place comes with two parking spots, but it’s also on the D Line. No pets are allowed, though.
In Northgate, a 912-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a balcony rents for $2,000 a month on the dot. It’s a top-floor, corner unit for taking in natural light, and laundry is in-unit. Parking is available in an attached garage, but it’s on several bus lines, too. Cats are allowed.
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