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Seattle rent comparison: What $1,600 rents you right now

A house in Skyway or a Ballard studio?


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: $1,600.

Via Craigslist

In West Seattle near Alki Beach, this 725-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with a fireplace and a balcony is going for $1,600 per month on the dot. That includes in-unit laundry, and off-street parking is available—but no pets are allowed.

Via Craigslist

Head south to Skyway for a whole two-bedroom house with a large deck for $1,600 per month. That includes a big, fenced backyard—with dogs allowed, that becomes a pretty key feature—and laundry facilities.


In Ballard, this LEED-certified, 537-square-foot studio has a better sleeping area than some one-bedrooms have, plus a large walk-in closet and in-unit laundry facilities. Building features include a roof deck, a fitness center, and kayak storage. Rent is $1,621 per month.

Via Cornell and Associates

In Green Lake, this top-floor, one-bedroom unit a block from the lake has a private balcony. A common courtyard has a Zen garden and some grills. Cats can live here, and parking is available for extra. It rents for $1,550 per month.

Via Craigslist

Located in a Magnolia fourplex, this upper-floor, two-bedroom apartment has a huge deck and a wood-burning fireplace, a separate dining area, and two bathrooms (well, one and a half). Cats can come along, and the place comes with a parking spot. Rent is $1,650 per month.

Via Craigslist

Out in Seatac—but on the light rail line—this one-bedroom home on Angle Lake is going for $1,550. In addition to water and transit proximity, the home has a big front deck, vaulted ceilings, and a waterfront yard.


Which $1,600 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    West Seattle
    (42 votes)
  • 3%
    (11 votes)
  • 27%
    (84 votes)
  • 17%
    Green Lake
    (54 votes)
  • 17%
    (53 votes)
  • 21%
    (65 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now