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What $1,500 rents in Seattle right now

A Belltown studio or a Ballard cottage?

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent for a certain dollar amount in Seattle. We found five listings within $100 of today’s price: $1,500.

Via Craigslist

First, let’s head to Eastlake, where this ground-floor, one-bedroom apartment is renting for $1,550 per month. It’s supremely woodsy, tucked among trees with hardwood floors, exposed-wood ceilings, and a private patio—and just half a block from Lake Union and its floating home neighbors. It’s also pretty spacious, at 900 square feet. Parking’s an option, or walk two blocks to catch the 70. The pet policy is unclear.

In Ballard’s Loyal Heights area, a two-story guest cottage is renting for $1,500 on the dot. The one bedroom is lofted up into the peak of the ceiling, and there’s a small backyard area, too, but it might be shared with the main house. Pets are negotiable. While it only comes with street parking, it’s right on the 18 and 40 lines.

Via Skye at Belltown

In Belltown—close to South Lake Union—this pet-friendly, 423-square-foot studio is renting for $1,512 a month. It has the basics in-unit, but like a lot of newer studio construction, it’s about the common amenities: a rooftop garden, a business center, a gym, and barbecue space. Parking is $174 extra a month, but Belltown is literally right next to downtown and has buses to everywhere.

Via Craigslist

Up in Wallingford, this one-bedroom apartment in a smaller building is renting for $1,550 a month. Storage for bikes is free and storage for cars is available—or catch the 62 or the E line. It doesn’t allow pets, but it’s just a 10-minute walk south of Woodland Park Zoo, so there’s that.

In First Hill—just on the cusp of Capitol Hill—this one-bedroom apartment in a pet-friendly building is renting for $1,545 per month. That includes a good-sized, downtown-facing balcony. It comes with an off-street parking space, but it’s pretty much right next to downtown.


Which $1,500 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    (41 votes)
  • 25%
    Ballard/Loyal Heights
    (42 votes)
  • 19%
    (32 votes)
  • 7%
    (12 votes)
  • 23%
    First Hill
    (38 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now

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Woodland Park Zoo

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