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

A studio in the U District or a one-bedroom in Lake City?

Via Origin

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 Capitol Hill just east of Cal Anderson Park, this one-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors, archways, west-facing windows, a gas range, and a clawfoot tub is renting for $1,550. Cats can come along, and bike parking and storage units are available, and tenants share a small lawn and courtyard area.

Via Lightbox Apartments

In the University District right by I-5, this 429-square-foot studio apartment in a newer building is renting for $1,639. That includes many of the trappings of a newer building, like a shared roof deck, a gym, and a bike workshop. Both cats and dogs are allowed, and the unit has its own washer and dryer.

Via Craigslist

This top-floor studio in a five-unit building in Wallingford has a cozy fireplace, hardwood floors. and a corner window bench. The bathroom is only a three-quarter, but the kitchen has a gas range and plenty of storage. No word on pets, although there’s a hint about off-street parking. Rent is $1,595.

Via Etta Ballard

Just off Ballard’s main drag, a 584-square-foot one-bedroom in a newer building is going for $1,550. It has a private balcony off the bedroom and shared amenities like a game room and community kitchen, and there’s parking for both bikes and cars. Pets can come along, too.

Via Craigslist

A block from Alki Beach in West Seattle, this two-bedroom apartment with a private balcony and a fireplace is renting for $1,595. Cats are allowed, and there’s laundry on every floor of the building.

Via Origin

This brand-new one-bedroom apartment in Lake City is on the top floor, and rents for $1,599 per month. It has its own balcony and a washer and dryer, and has a lot of those standard new-building features: roof deck, resident lounge, and a gym. Pets are allowed, and garage parking is available.


Which $1,600 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Capitol Hill
    (52 votes)
  • 1%
    U District
    (4 votes)
  • 11%
    (26 votes)
  • 12%
    (28 votes)
  • 20%
    West Seattle
    (45 votes)
  • 31%
    Lake City
    (70 votes)
225 votes total Vote Now