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: $1,800.
About a 15-minute walk to the University of Washington, this two-bedroom apartment in the basement of a house. has plenty of built-in cabinetry in the kitchen (which has a dishwasher), hallway, and bath. The common areas aren’t gigantic, but there’s enough room for gathering—and it shares a yard area with the rest of the building. It’s right on the 67 and 74, and close to other transit in the neighborhood. There’s no listed pet policy.
Right on the commercial drag of Phinney Ridge just south of Greenwood, there’s a two-bedroom apartment with a large balcony in a small building renting for $1,850 a month. It has 900 square feet of space, including a no-frills kitchen that still has the basics (plus a dishwasher) and a small, adjacent dining area. It comes with its own, private garage (for cars, bikes, or whatever), and it’s on the 5. The tree-lined views are pretty nice, too—but no pets are allowed.
Just off the West Seattle Bridge, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is in the basement of a duplex and rents for $1,795 a month. For that house-living vibe, it has a shared backyard—useful for pets, which are allowed on a case-by-case basis. While it’s in an older Craftsman, the basement is clearly newer, with more recent appliances (including a dishwasher and laundry). The bedrooms have some pretty normal-sized windows for being in a basement, too. Parking’s on the street, but it’s at a big hub for West Seattle transit with multiple bus lines (including the BRT C Line).
Right by the Ballard Locks, a modern renovation of a 1948 one-bedroom apartment rents for $1,849 a month. An open layout still carves out kitchen (with modern appliances, including a dishwasher), dining, and living space, and there’s a washer and dryer in-unit. Tenants share a courtyard, game room, pet play area (pets are allowed!), and gym, and there’s parking available—although it’s on the 17, 29, and 44.
South Lake Union
If you’re okay with a studio (renting for $1,810 a month), this relatively spacious 516-square-foot apartment in South Lake Union is higher-end, with in-unit laundry, new appliances (and yes, a dishwasher), and a plethora of shared amenities like a gym, resident lounges, and a roof deck. Cats and dogs are both allowed, and there’s parking available—although it’s an extremely central location close to transit.
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South Lake Union