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What $1,100 rents in Seattle right now

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All studios great and small

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: $1,100.

A room with hardwood floors, white trim, and off-white walls. The floors are hardwood. On the far wall, there’s a two-window bank the width of the wall. To the left, a cased opening leads to an area with a countertop. Via Craigslist

First Hill

Just over Interstate 5 from downtown, this reasonably-sized studio (380 square feet) is going for $1,150 a month. It’s in a 1928 building and has plenty of vintage charm left, including period millwork, hardwood floors, and cased openings. It even has a couple of smaller walk-in closets.

Its downtown-adjacent location means transit access is plentiful, although there’s parking available for both bikes and cars. Both cats and dogs are allowed.

The interior of a studio apartment. Ahead, there’s a wide window with a round folding lounge chair in front of it. To the right, there’s a room divider with a bed behind it, and a nook with a kitchen in it. Via Dolphin Apartments


Right along the southern edge of Ravenna Park, this midcentury studio is even bigger, at 412 square feet, with an lightly divided layout that includes a separate kitchen and sleeping area with built-in storage between them. Tenants share a courtyard and laundry. While there’s off-street parking available, it’s right on multiple bus lines. The big possibly-a-catch: No pets. Rent here is $1,115 a month.

A studio apartment. There’s a window along the far wall, with a desk and chair to the right and a bed to the left. Along the right wall, there’s a kitchenette with plenty of white cabinets, a fridge with freezer, microwave, and sink. Via Sorento Flats

Yesler Terrace

In the Yesler Terrace area—right around the Central District and the International District—this brand-new microstudio is just 197 square feet. But its recent construction means the appliances it has are new, and it has shiny new-building amenities like a shared central courtyard, a rooftop area with grills and a firepit, a “club room,” and a gym. Pets are allowed too (but have their own rent), and it’s both on multiple transit lines and not too bad of a walk to Pioneer Square.

There’s just a kitchenette with microwave, sink, and fridge, but the place comes furnished with a full bed, a desk, and a chair. Rent is $1,050 a month.

Photo appears to be of a model unit.

University District

Just past the University Bridge and west of the University of Washington campus, this newer studio apartment aimed at students is renting for $1,150 a month. If the fisheye lens in the photos didn’t give it away, it’s relatively small, at 250 square feet—and has just a kitchenette with a small fridge, sink, cooktop, and built-in microwave. Residents share a courtyard and laundry.

It’s right next to UW and its plentiful transit options, and comes with bike parking. No pets allowed.

The inside of an apartment with dark hardwood floors, beige walls, and white trim. Ahead, a large, three-part bay window has a view of a tall, skinny building (the Space Needle). To the left, an open doorway leads to a kitchen. Via Craigslist

Lower Queen Anne/Uptown

Just north of Seattle Center, this vintage-but-polished studio has a Victorian look complete with hardwood floors and a bay window (with Space Needle view!) for $1,150 a month. It’s just 287 square feet, but has a decently sized closet and a full kitchen with plenty of cabinet space. Residents share laundry as well as a garden and courtyard area with a fire pit. The place allows up to two cats, but with both a deposit and monthly pet rent. It’s a reasonable walk to both downtown and South Lake Union, but it’s close to a couple of bus corridors, too.


Which $1,100 home would you rent?

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  • 19%
    First Hill
    (52 votes)
  • 14%
    (39 votes)
  • 4%
    Yesler Terrace
    (12 votes)
  • 3%
    University District
    (9 votes)
  • 57%
    Lower Queen Anne/Uptown
    (150 votes)
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