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Seattle rent comparison: What $2,000 rents you right now

A two-bedroom in Ballard or a Capitol Hill studio?

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: $2,500.

Via Craigslist

In Ballard, this front part of a triplex has two bedrooms and rents for $1,950. That comes with 1,100 square feet of space and a private garage, plus parking for two more cars—although it’s right on the 18 and 40 lines, too. Cats can come, too.

Via Craigslist

This one-bedroom bottom half of a duplex in Interbay is renting for $1,995 per month. While it appears to get decent light for a basement, it has a low ceiling beam with a 5-foot-11-inch clearance. A private patio looks out over black bamboo. The space doesn’t come with parking, but it’s a block from the 32 and the D Line. No pets are allowed.

Via Element 42

Near the Admiral Junction in West Seattle, this new one-bedroom (kind of, there’s not a lot of bedroom privacy) apartment with a den and a private patio is renting for $1,955 per month. Shared amenities include a gym and a roof deck, and there’s laundry in the unit. Two pets are allowed with breed restrictions. It’s on bus lines, but there’s also an attached garage (although it’s unclear how much it costs to stash a car).


This Belltown apartment has a similar bedroom situation, but also has conveniences like in-unit laundry. A rooftop deck has views of Elliott Bay and the Space Needle. It includes gated garage parking even though it’s right next to downtown and transit hubs, and pets can come, too. Rent here is $1,996 per month.

Via Union SLU

In South Lake Union, this one-bedroom, 784-square-foot apartment has a sizeable kitchen and a private, planter-lined patio. There’s also a common patio, plus other shared amenities like a gym, p-patches, a media room, garage parking, and six rooftop decks. The unit itself has hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Pets can come. Rent is a very specific $2,001 per month.

Via Patent 523

A pretty big studio in Capitol Hill—607 square feet, larger than some one-bedrooms—is going for $1,993 per month. That includes a wall of huge windows, with a sliding-glass door and a faux balcony in the center. It has in-unit laundry and pets can come along, too. Shared stuff includes a gym with a yoga studio, dry cleaning pickup, and a rooftop deck with barbecues.


Which $2,000 home would you rent?

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  • 28%
    (42 votes)
  • 6%
    (9 votes)
  • 6%
    West Seattle
    (9 votes)
  • 15%
    (23 votes)
  • 18%
    South Lake Union
    (27 votes)
  • 25%
    Capitol Hill
    (37 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now