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What $2,000 rents in Seattle right now

A northend townhome or a West Seattle house with a catch?

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: $2,000.

Arbor Heights

Out in West Seattle, find a Craftsman house with pretty millwork and a huge kitchen for $1,997 a month, but with a catch: The whole house is six bedrooms, but only the two-bedroom main and upper floors, plus a three-car garage with a bonus room above, is yours the whole time. The rent price is contingent on managing a four-bedroom vacation rental (with a separate entrance!) below. The house has laundry (shared with vacationers) and a backyard with a grape vine. Up to two pets are allowed, but with pet rent and a “pet resume.” It’s on the 21 and 22 lines, too.

Capitol Hill

Speaking of pretty ornamentation, this vintage brick two-bedroom by Volunteer Park with built-ins, hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, and exposed-grain trim is going for $1,975 a month—with heat included in the $100 utility fee. It’s 810 square feet, and there’s underground parking available, although it’s off the 49 and 10. No pets allowed.


A similar unit—same era, brick, two bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, built-ins, brick, exposed-grain trim, 800 square feet—in Eastlake is going for $1,995, although this one leans a little more Tudor, has in-unit laundry (and a dishwasher!), and allows cats. This one doesn’t have parking available, but it’s on the 70.

Northwest Apartments

First Hill

The outside of this First Hill apartment building is pretty recognizable for its showy, 1920s, Italian-style details, but inside this two-bedroom is pretty bare-bones: gray carpet, Formica, and 1990s appliances. Still, it allows cats (with a refundable deposit) and has underground parking available for extra—plus, tenants share a pretty, central courtyard. The 2 drops right outside, too. Rent is $2,050 a month.


On the cusp of Wedgwood and Maple Leaf—just off Lake City Way—a large, two-bedroom, vintage townhouse is renting for $2,000 a month on the dot. That comes with a carport, a private backyard with gardening space, and in-unit laundry. It’s a block away from multiple bus lines, including the 522. No pets, though.


Which $2,000 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Arbor Heights
    (29 votes)
  • 33%
    Capitol Hill
    (40 votes)
  • 14%
    (17 votes)
  • 4%
    First Hill
    (5 votes)
  • 24%
    (30 votes)
121 votes total Vote Now