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What $1,690 rents in Seattle right now

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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: $1,690.

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Interbay

On the border of Queen Anne and Interbay—less than a block from Interbay Athletic Complex—this spacious (715 square feet) one-bedroom with a fireplace and a balcony is renting for $1,725 a month. It has both a dishwasher and in-unit laundry, a semi-open kitchen, and hardwood-like floors. Pets are welcome with no breed restrictions (sometimes a rarity), but they’re subject to a deposit and pet rent.

Parking’s available in an attached garage, but it’s right along rapid transit a bike path.

A living room in a 1920s vintage apartment with pale yellow walls and white trim. On the far wall is a window, and at the back right a doorway leads to a room with a table. There’s a couch along the right wall and a console table with TV on the left. Via Craigslist

Lower Queen Anne/Uptown

Near Seattle Center and not too far away from the Interbay place, this 1920s one-bedroom with hardwood floors, vintage millwork, and colorful tile for $1,650 a month. The 660-square-foot layout includes a large eat-in kitchen with tons of cabinet space. Laundry is shared, and there’s some kind of off-street parking situation, although it’s centrally-located and on multiple bus lines. Both cats and dogs are allowed.

Belltown

Just a few blocks from the waterfront, this studio with a recessed sleeping nook is renting for $1,665 a month. The size isn’t bad for a studio, at 439 square feet, and expands even more with a private patio. It has its own private laundry, too.

Both cats and dogs are allowed. Parking’s available for $150 a month, although the place is basically downtown already.

Alki

On the lower level of a classic beach cottage right across from the water on Alki Avenue, this 650-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment with a fireplace is renting for $1,650 a month. An open kitchen is adjacent from a dining nook, and it has its own laundry facilities, too. The utility surcharge is steep, at $350 a month, but it includes internet and electric in addition to the usual water, sewer, and garbage.

It’s farther north than Alki proper, but that puts it close to the Water Taxi, and it’s right on the 37 commuter line—plus, it’s right on the mixed-use waterfront path that heads to Alki Beach Park in one direction and additional buses and the low bridge in the other. No word on pets.

First Hill

Near Harborview, just across Interstate 5 from downtown, this apartment is bigger than others on this list—with two bedrooms and 826 square feet—and is renting for $1,650 a month. It includes hardwood floors and a relatively large kitchen, plus multiple closets throughout. Cats are allowed, and laundry is shared.

There’s some kind of off-street parking situation, although it’s essentially downtown and on on the 3 and 4.

Poll

Which $1,690 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Interbay
    (78 votes)
  • 26%
    Lower Queen Anne/Uptown
    (78 votes)
  • 6%
    Belltown
    (19 votes)
  • 18%
    Alki
    (54 votes)
  • 21%
    First Hill
    (61 votes)
290 votes total Vote Now