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What $2,100 rents in Seattle right now

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Would you get fancy in Belltown or lakefront in Shoreline?

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: $2,100.

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The interior of an apartment with hardwood-like floors, off-white walls, and white trim. In the foreground there’s a wood dining table and a console table to the right. At the far wall, there’s a kitchen separated by a breakfast bar with stools.
An apartment interior with off-white walls and white trim. In the foreground, there’s a wood dining table with modern white chairs over a colorful rug. On the far wall there’s a sliding-glass door to a patio. In between, living room furniture. Via Craigslist


Just a block from the waterfront in northwest Belltown, this modern one-bedroom apartment has a full 757 square feet—plus a patio area—for $2,064. It has an open great room with a breakfast bar-separated kitchen, and the bedroom is pretty large, with enough room for a workstation. It has its own laundry facilities, too.

Common amenities include a swimming pool, a gym with yoga room, a pet wash (dogs and cats are allowed in the building!), bike parking and a repair station, and a clubhouse. It’s close to downtown and transit, but parking’s available for an extra $190 a month.

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A small Craftsman house with off-white siding and white trim. The gable roof opens to the side, with a table portico over a small front porch and a small front dormer above. It’s surrounded by bushes and trees.
A small living room with hardwood floors and a patterned rug. The walls are light gray with white trim. On the far wall, a large window is to the left of a door to the outside, open to a screen door. On the left is a gray couch in front of another window. Via Craigslist


In Ballard just below Loyal Heights, this adorable 1900s Craftsman cottage is a precious 610 feet, but manages to fit in two bedrooms. Its useable space gets a little bigger with the addition of a tranquil private garden out back, though. It has plenty of original vintage features, including original millwork, high ceilings, and refurbished fir floors—but includes more contemporary features like its own washer and dryer.

There’s no parking, but it’s not in the worst area for street parking and it’s right on the 18 and 40 lines. Small pets are okay on a case-by-case basis.

An open living and dining room with white walls. The left wall is completely coated in floor-to-ceiling windows. In the foreground leather living room furniture surrounds a coffee table, and in the back a small dining table has two chairs. Via Craigslist

Queen Anne

This luxe modern apartment in northeast Queen Anne with a wall full of windows technically doesn’t have a full bedroom—it’s partially open to the living area—but it’s not cramped like many a similar studio, at 700 square feet. In addition to a large kitchen and visually-separated dining area, the place has a massive balcony and even a small utility room with laundry.

Like many a shiny new place, the shared amenities are robust, with a gym, lounge, and outdoor courtyard with barbecues. There’s parking for an extra $170 a month, but it’s just off the 5 and 62 lines (and the Dexter bike lane). Pets are allowed, too. Rent is $2,085 a month.

A living room with hardwood floors, gray walls, and white trim. On the left wall, a large doorway leads to a kitchen, and a pillar corner fireplace has a corner insert. The far wall has three tall windows facing a rocky courtyard. Via Craigslist

Central District

Right by Pratt Park, this midcentury one-bedroom condo with hardwood floors and a fireplace rents for $2,150 a month. An extremely spacious 870-square-foot layout features a large, slightly separated kitchen. It’s on the ground floor with its own outdoor entrance, plus a private patio area. While it keeps some of the midcentury features, it has updated appliances, including a dishwasher and a full-size washer and dryer. It comes with carport parking, although it’s right on the 27 and close to the 4, 8, and 48 lines. No word on pets.

A very large covered deck with wood railing, floors, and ceiling facing a dock in a lake.
A living room with white walls and wood trim. The far wall has glass French doors, and there’s a white brick fireplace along the right wall with a large green-gray sectional facing it. Via Craigslist


Just barely above the city limits, this two-bedroom duplex unit directly faces Echo Lake. It’s on the ground floor, and has a truly giant private covered deck leading down to a yard, complete with dock for any kayaking or paddle boarding needs. The views also come through in the living room, which has a large brick fireplace, and a dining area just off kitchen in a nook with plenty of counter space. It has private laundry, and small pets are allowed, too.

While it’s lakefront, it’s also right off 99, which puts it right on the E Line. Rent is $2,100 on the dot.


Which $2,100 apartment would you rent?

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  • 15%
    (31 votes)
  • 23%
    (46 votes)
  • 19%
    Queen Anne
    (39 votes)
  • 19%
    Central District
    (39 votes)
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    (42 votes)
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