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What $1,000 rents in Seattle right now

A Capitol Hill studio or a Greenwood one-bedroom?

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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: $1,000.

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In the International District, this itty-bitty one-bedroom in the historic Milwaukee Hotel is renting for $975 per month. No word on pets, but it’s near so much transit: multiple bus lines, light rail, and the streetcar. While it’s small, it has a bathtub—and a built-in, fold-down table in the kitchen helps save space.

Head to West Seattle for this one-bedroom in a five-plex near the Morgan Junction for $950 per month. It has a fireplace and a patio, and it has off-street parking (but it’s also on the C line). The bad news: There’s no laundry available, not even shared laundry, so off to one of only two West Seattle laundromats for you. No word on pets.

Via Craigslist

This little (240 square feet) ground-floor vintage studio in Capitol Hill with hardwood floors is renting for $1,050 per month. That includes a full bath and a gas stove. Cats are allowed (with no fees!), and it’s just a few blocks (uphill) from light rail.

Via Craigslist

On the northeast edge of Greenwood—almost Northgate—this one-bedroom, basement apartment is no-frills and about 550 square feet. It has off-street parking, or it’s right off Aurora for the E line. No word on pets. Rent is $950 per month.

Via Craigslist

This University District studio in a newer building has 10-foot ceilings, bamboo floors, and a loft bed. It just has a kitchenette, but that includes a small cooktop. It’s on multiple bus lines and right by a ton of grocery stores. $995 per month comes with internet, and cats can come, too.


Which $1,000 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    International District
    (45 votes)
  • 15%
    West Seattle
    (25 votes)
  • 29%
    Capitol Hill
    (47 votes)
  • 11%
    (18 votes)
  • 16%
    U District
    (27 votes)
162 votes total Vote Now