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: $2,200.
Just a block off the main neighborhood drag on Rainier Avenue, this recently renovated, two-bedroom half of a duplex rents for $2,195 per month. It’s about 830 square feet, allows both cats and dogs, and has its own in-unit laundry. The finishes and appliances are new, but it has Craftsman bones that include large windows. Parking’s on the street, but it’s a 10-minute walk to the light rail.
Across from Fairmont Park between the Alaska and Morgan junctions, this whole two-bedroom house offers 1,600 square feet (about half of it in an unfinished basement), a small yard area, and a back deck for $2,150 a month. It has a fireplace, but it’s not allowed to actually use–but it does make a very stately place for books or candles in the living room. It has private laundry, too. It’s right on the C line, but it also has a one-car garage and a driveway leading up to it for necessary vehicle storage.
This little pocket Rainier Beach-area neighborhood, this guest cottage right on the edge of Lake Washington has one bedroom, a wraparound porch, and an outdoor fireplace for $2,200 a month. The interior alone is pretty spacious, though, with 850 square feet spread out over two stories, including an upstairs bedroom with vaulted exposed-beam ceiling and upper-level balcony. Transit access isn’t the best out here, but at least you get to walk through the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands to the 7 (parking’s on the street, but it’s a pretty low-density neighborhood). It has its own laundry facilities, and cats can come along.
Right on the edge of the Central District by the International District, this is a live-work unit in the truest sense of the word—it has an actual storefront below separated from a full one-bedroom apartment a floor above, which are connected by stairs but also have their own separate entrances. The building’s about a decade old, and has all those late-model amenities like a dog wash (pets are allowed!), a gym, a shared rooftop deck, and bike storage. The unit has its own private laundry, though. There’s an attached garage, although it’s on the 14, too. Rent is $2,150 a month.
Interior photos are of a model unit.
Lake Forest Park
If you’re willing to move out to the ‘burbs, this three-bedroom house with a strong cabin vibe and a spacious 1,900 square feet of space rents for $2,200 on the dot just off Ballinger Way/Highway 104. It has a big yard and a deck, too, along with a storage shed, and pets can come along and experience that outdoor space. While it has the hookups available, it’s BYOLaundry. In true suburban style it has plenty of parking—for three or four cars, no less!—but it’s close to a few commuter lines, making it about an hour’s bus commute to downtown.
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Lake Forest Park