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What $1,600 rents in Seattle right now

A studio by Pike Place Market or a big one-bedroom in Greenlake?

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: $1,600.

Via Craigslist

Eastlake

Just a couple of blocks west from the main drag of Eastlake—toward the water and floating homes!—this one-bedroom Spanish Revival apartment with all kinds of historic detail intact is renting for $1,650 a month. That includes an original fireplace, although it appears to be nonfunctional (but a great spot for candles), plus built-ins, ceiling beams, and arches. It’s not small, either, at 750 square feet, and it’s near the 70 line. The catch: No pets.

Via Leilani

Greenwood

At the very north end of Greenwood—at the former site of Leilani Lanes, the building’s namesake—a one-bedroom in an amenity-stacked newer building is going for $1,620 a month. It’s smaller, at 565 square feet, but comes with its own washer and dryer, plus a balcony. Units share a swimming pool, a gym, a theater room, a rain garden, and an “outdoor pavilion,” and... doggy DNA tests? Pets are fine, and there’s parking in an attached garage, although secure bike parking is free and it’s on the 5.

Via Craigslist

Capitol Hill

Just off the main drag of 15th Avenue E, this classic, vintage one-bedroom rents for $1,565 a month, complete with hardwood floors and French doors. The kitchen is tucked away in its own nook, and has a gas stove. Big windows bring in plenty of light, too. Plus: Cats and dogs can come, and there’s parking available for an extra $175 a month, although it’s not too far from light rail and right on the 10 and close to the 8.

Via 1st and Pine

Downtown

If you want to live right by Pike Place Market at this price point, your option is an itty-bitty (286 square feet!), but plush studio in the historic Hotel Atwood building renting for $1,600 a month on the dot. The good news: A thoughtful layout incorporates its own washer and dryer and moves the kitchen out of the way, and a recent renovation means new appliances and fresh finishes. Pets are allowed without breed restrictions (and there’s a shared pet wash), and residents share a gym and a rooftop lounge. There’s no car parking (but you’re already downtown!), but there is bike parking, and it’s close to buses or light rail to anywhere. Photo is of a model unit.

Queen Anne

On the east slope of Queen Anne just above the greenbelt, this midcentury one-bedroom apartment is 650 square feet and renting for $1,650 a month. It’s got big windows, built-ins, and what appears to be original cabinetry. Small pets (under 25 pounds) can come along, and while it doesn’t come with parking, it’s on the 3 and the 4 (and in not the worst area for street parking).

Poll

Which $1,600 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Eastlake
    (60 votes)
  • 13%
    Greenwood
    (25 votes)
  • 37%
    Capitol Hill
    (69 votes)
  • 11%
    Downtown
    (21 votes)
  • 5%
    Queen Anne
    (10 votes)
185 votes total Vote Now