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Seattle rent comparison: What $1,500 rents you right now

A two-bedroom in Burien or a studio in Northgate?

Via LaSalle Apartments

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: $1,500.

Via LaSalle Apartments

In Capitol Hill just off Broadway, this 495-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment near light rail has a ton of vintage features like French doors, archways, and built-ins, and has hardwood floors throughout. Cats can come along, too. Rent here is $1,475 per month.

Via Seattle Property Management

In Lower Queen Anne/Uptown, this one-bedroom apartment is from a similar era and also has hardwood floors some cute vintage touches, like archways. Appliances has been updated to stainless steel. Rent is $1,495; cats and small dogs are allowed.

Via Thornton Place

Up in Northgate, this brand-new studio is decently sized for the apartment type—589 square feet—and has in-unit laundry. Shared amenities include a guest suite, bike storage, and outdoor space with a fire pit and a “play fountain.” Parking is available for $110 a month extra, although it’s right next to a transit center; the listing says the building is “pet-friendly.” It comes with two free movie tickets a month, too. Rent is $1,550 a month.

Via Walls Property Management

Just off Stone Way in Wallingford, this 507-square-foot studio has a large, private patio. Inside, it has a decent amount of closet space and a washer and dryer. Rent is $1,475; cats can come, too.

Via Tecton Corporation

For a two-bedroom apartment, head down to Burien, where this 980-square-foot unit on a soon-to-be-Rapidride bus line is renting for $1,550 a month. Vaulted ceilings over the common areas have tall windows to match, and the place includes a balcony, in-unit laundry, and off-street parking. Pets can come, too.

Via Craigslist

Up in Wedgwood, this newly remodeled one-bedroom apartment is itty-bitty—350 square feet—but is fully furnished, largely with built-ins, including a bed and desk. It also has a bike lift installed at the entrance. It comes with off-street parking (and is just a couple of blocks from a bus line), but no pets are allowed. Rent is $1,450 a month.


Which $1,500 home would you rent?

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  • 29%
    Capitol Hill
    (76 votes)
  • 41%
    Lower Queen Anne/Uptown
    (109 votes)
  • 10%
    (27 votes)
  • 6%
    (18 votes)
  • 11%
    (29 votes)
  • 0%
    (1 vote)
260 votes total Vote Now