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What $1,700 rents in Seattle right now

A Ballard basement or a Magnolia midcentury?

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: $1,700.

Via Craigslist

Magnolia

This two-bedroom apartment unit in a Magnolia fourplex has its original midcentury brick fireplace (although the coat of paint looks newer), plus an in-unit washer dryer in a full utility room, all pretty workable in a 900-square-foot home. There’s one off-street carport space, although it’s a block from the 31 and 33 and right on a protected bike path. It’s on the lower end of our price range too, at $1,650 a month, but there’s a catch: no pets.

Via Craigslist

Seward Park

Just a few blocks from the park itself, this 650-square-foot one-bedroom with hardwood floors is going for $1,650 a month—internet included. It’s from 1955, and has a fun, original pink-and-green bathroom. A washer, dryer, and dishwasher are all part of the package. It’s on the 50, which connects to light rail, but it has covered parking, too. Again, though: No pets.

Via Craigslist

Ballard

It may be a daylight basement unit, but this one-bedroom garden apartment by Ballard High School actually comes with a garden—albeit, a small one—in a private patio. It’s a newer building, and has the plank floors, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), and other decor elements that come with it. Laundry’s in-unit, too. This one does allow pets (with a deposit and breed restrictions), but it doesn’t have an elevator. Bus routes are the 15 and D Line.

Via Craigslist

Capitol Hill

Just a couple of blocks off Broadway, find this spacious, classic one-bedroom apartment with bay windows (two of them!) for $1,695 per month. It maintains vintage details like original millwork and built-ins—and a clawfoot tub in the bathroom. It’s just a few blocks from the light rail station. But, again, no pets allowed. Photos are of a similar unit on the second floor (the one for rent is on the first).

Via Craigslist

Lake City

This apartment is pretty no-frills except for the fireplace, but it has a lot of function: two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a welcoming pet policy. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, and tenants share a gym and a clubhouse. It comes with covered parking, but right off 125th and Lake City, putting it on the 41, 64, and 65.

Poll

Which $1,700 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Magnolia
    (34 votes)
  • 6%
    Seward Park
    (18 votes)
  • 22%
    Ballard
    (68 votes)
  • 50%
    Capitol Hill
    (150 votes)
  • 10%
    Lake City
    (30 votes)
300 votes total Vote Now