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: $800.
Let’s start in Ballard, where this 169-square-foot microstudio in an Apodment building is renting for $840 per month. It has very little in terms of amenities—a microwave, a small refrigerator, shelving, private bath—but internet and utilities are included in the rent and the place can come furnished (with a twin bed) upon request. Shared kitchens are available for when you need more than a microwave. It has bike storage (although no car storage) and is close to the 15 and D Line. No pets.
Find a little more space in Puyallup, where this 480-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment inside a bigger house is renting for $800 per month on the dot, utilities included. “This apartment is connected to a home church so we ask that the person applying be single and live a quiet life,” reads the listing. “No smoking, drugs or parties allowed.” It’s five minutes by car south of state route 512, and transit around those parts is not great.
In Capitol Hill, another Apodment, this one 134 square feet and in the basement, is renting for $825 per month. The amenities are similar: internet included in rent, private fridge and microwave, private bathroom, shared kitchens, bike parking. It’s near pretty plentiful transit.
If you’re looking for more of a roomie situation but don’t have people to rent with, this West Seattle house is renting three bedrooms separately. The smallest room is going for $750 a month. The kitchen, bathrooms, and deck are shared, and the house is near the West Seattle Junction and plenty of transit (although it comes with off-street parking, too). Beds are available upon request.
In the University District near Ravenna Woods, another studio, this one 300 square feet, is going for $815 per month, not including utilities. It comes with a small fridge and no other kitchen equipment, although the tenant shares a common kitchen with 5 people. It has a full bathroom, though. No car storage, although it’s near transit. No word on pets.
Those willing to make the commute to—or just run away to—Whidbey Island can rent this 600-square-foot, one-bedroom cottage for $795 per month, It’s surrounded by a lawn and has a little front porch. Inside, it has a vaulted ceiling, an AC unit in the bedroom, and a clawfoot tub. It comes with parking and is near bus lines, although it’d take two and a half to three hours to commute into Seattle by transit. (It’s not in a totally unwalkable neighborhood for Whidbey, though). No pets.
Which $800 a month home would you rent?
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