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What $1,200 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: $1,200.

Via Vitality


Up in the West Woodland area—about six blocks north of Market Street—this ground-floor studio with a small, private patio rents for $1,185 a month. It’s small, at 285 square feet, but has plenty of cabinet space and a full bath, plus its own washer and dryer. The kitchenette is short an oven, though. As has become custom with these newer buildings, residents share a roof deck. Cats and dogs are allowed, although it sounds like there’s some kind of pet rent situation. It’s on the D Line, and bike parking is free.

Via the Heatherfield


Right in the curve of Ravenna Park and Cowen Park, this 400-square-foot basement studio is going for $1,250 a month, utilities included. It’s in a turn-of-the-century building, and comes complete with a clawfoot tub and hardwood floors (although it’s very much a basement). Residents share a yard, and it’s okay to start a garden there. Pets can come, too.


The only bedroom this week is in Eastlake, where this apartment a couple of blocks from the University Bridge rents for $1,225 a month. It’s 470 square feet with an interesting layout—there’s a U-shaped living room that tucks the kitchen in one prong and a hallway in the other. Off-street parking’s available for extra, it’s on the 70, and cats are allowed (but no dogs).

Via Craigslist

First Hill

Just over I-5 from downtown, this studio apartment with vintage features intact is going for $1,250 a month, utilities included. It’s small, but not micro—350 square feet—and has a full kitchen and bath, plus closet space. Pets can come, although there are some dog breed restrictions. Its proximity to downtown helps with transit (or it’s just off the 12), and it has a bike room, too.


Another option in a vintage building: this 400-square-foot studio, built in 1923. It includes a full kitchen in a separate nook, plus a large walk-in closet with room for a bed if that layout works for you. It’s right at the north end of Belltown, so it’s close to both Queen Anne and South Lake Union—plus, of course, plenty of transit. Both cats and dogs are allowed.


Which $1,200 apartment would you rent?

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  • 16%
    (43 votes)
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    (35 votes)
  • 23%
    (59 votes)
  • 14%
    First Hill
    (36 votes)
  • 31%
    (81 votes)
254 votes total Vote Now