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Seattle rent comparison: What $950 rents you in the area right now

How far—or small—do you have to go for rent under $1,000?

Via Craigslist

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: $950.

Via Miller Laine Property Management

In the University District just west of University Village, this itty-bitty studio—222 square feet—is renting for $999. A kitchenette features a cooktop and plenty of cabinet space, and the place comes with a storage unit and bike storage. No pets are allowed, though.

Via the Rental Connection

Head all the way up to Everett by Providence Medical Center for a one-bedroom apartment with a private patio and an off-street parking space for $925, some utilities included. It’s about a 20-minute walk from the 512 line. No pets are allowed.

Via Normandy Park Villa

In Burien’s Normandy Park neighborhood, this one-bedroom apartment with a private balcony rents for $995 a month, including an off-street parking space The building on the 121 and 166 lines, allows cats, and has a pool.

Via Glenbrooke

This one-bedroom apartment in Puyallup is in a complex that includes a pool, a gym, basketball courts, a playground, and a sauna. Pets can come along, and garages are available. The $943 rent includes some utilities.

Via Craigslist

This 350-square-foot studio apartment in Kent is a mother-in-law unit in a larger house, and has a huge deck just off the entrance. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Kent Transit Center. Rent is $975 per month, which includes parking but doesn’t include utilities. A couple of issues: no oven—just a hot plate and a microwave—and no pets are allowed.

Via Auburn Manor

In Auburn, a half-hour walk south of Auburn Station, this bottom-floor one-bedroom is renting for $950 per month, not including utilities. It appears to be pretty dim, but it does have hardwood floors and a decent amount of built-in storage. It has off-street parking, but no pets are allowed.


Which $950 home would you rent?

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  • 36%
    U District
    (77 votes)
  • 2%
    (5 votes)
  • 28%
    (60 votes)
  • 17%
    (36 votes)
  • 10%
    (21 votes)
  • 4%
    (10 votes)
209 votes total Vote Now