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Seattle rent comparison: What $1,300 rents you right now

A U District studio or a Burien two-bedroom?

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: $1,300.

Via Array Apartments

Up in Lake City, this 500-square-foot “open one-bedroom” (basically: it has a sleeping cubicle with a closet) is renting for $1,340 a month. That includes in-unit laundry facilities and gated parking. Shared amenities include a roof deck, community garden space, and a dog wash station. Pets can come, but there are some breed restrictions.

Via Craigslist

Around the border of Beacon Hill and Mount Baker, this 600-square-foot one-bedroom apartment is close to light rail and has hardwood floors and closet space. Appliances and countertops are pretty new. No pets are allowed, though. It’s renting for $1,295 per month.

Via Craigslist

For two bedrooms in this price point, head to Burien, where this 833-square-foot apartemnt is renting for $1,350. It’s a few blocks from route 120, which at some point will become a Rapidride route, and it comes with off-street parking. Pets can come, although there are size restrictions for dogs.

Via Craigslist

Up in the University District just a block from UW, this itty-bitty studio (274 square feet!) is full of built-ins to help make up for the lack of space. Utilities are included in the $1,300 rent; no word on pets.

Via Craigslist

This Greenwood one-bedroom apartment is right on the main commercial drag of the neighborhood—and the 5 bus—and has a wood-burning fireplace, in-unit laundry, and a solid amount of kitchen counter space. No pets are allowed, though, and you’re on your own for parking. It rents for $1,250 a month.

Via Melbourne Apartments

In lower Queen Anne/Uptown, this studio is small, at 382 square feet, but has a balcony and a sleeping area. Cats are allowed, but subject to both a deposit and some pretty steep pet rent. Rent is $1,297 per month; parking is available for an extra $100 per month, although the apartment is right on the 2, 13, and 29 lines.


Which $1,300 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Lake City
    (37 votes)
  • 23%
    Beacon Hill/Mount Baker
    (53 votes)
  • 5%
    (13 votes)
  • 10%
    U District
    (24 votes)
  • 14%
    (33 votes)
  • 30%
    Lower Queen Anne/Uptown
    (70 votes)
230 votes total Vote Now