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: $1,300.
In the International District, there’s a two-bedroom in the historic Milwaukee building—and if it’s like other two-bedrooms in the building, it’s extremely tiny. But it squeezes in an extra half bath, and has a full kitchen and an unbelievably central location along light rail, heavy rail, and a streetcar—and near a very robust transit center. We’re not sure what’s going on with pets. Rent is $1,255 per month.
Head to Greenwood for a 380-square-foot studio with a private patio for $1,338 a month. It’s just a couple of blocks off the main Greenwood drag (and the bus routes that come with it), but there’s an attached garage, too. There’s laundry and a dishwasher in the unit, and shared amenities include an off-leash area (because pets are allowed!), a fitness area, and a roof deck.
On the very northeast edge of Capitol Hill—basically in Interlaken or Montlake—find a one-bedroom on the top floor of a triplex converted from a classic Foursquare house for $1,300 a month on the dot. It’s pretty big, at 700 square feet, and includes built-ins, hardwood floors, and slanted roof shapes from being up in the attic (which sometimes leads to some quirky design choices). Off-street parking’s available for extra, although it’s right on the 43 and 48. No pets allowed.
If you’re willing to go south of the city in Normandy Park, there’s this 1970s two-bedroom apartment with an exposed-beam vaulted ceiling for $1,295 a month, complete with a dining nook and a private balcony. It’s along the 121 and 166, neither of which are great for evenings or weekends, but it has off-street parking, too. Cats are allowed with a deposit, and the complex has a communal swimming pool.
More centrally located, this 450-square-foot studio apartment in lower Queen Anne (or Uptown, if that’s your thing) in a 1920s building rents for exactly $1,300 a month. A remodel added recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher) and removed the bathtub, but kept built-ins and flooring. There’s no storage for cars, but there is for bikes—and it’s along plentiful transit, too. Cats are allowed.
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