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What $1,000 rents in Seattle right now

Lots of itty-bitty abodes

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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: $1,000.

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Craigslist

West Seattle

Just north of the Morgan Junction, this itty-bitty microstudio is renting for $995 a month. It’s advertised as furnished (in reality, this means a basic, full-size bedframe, a mattress, and a mattress cover), and allows both cats and dogs under 50 pounds. In the apartment itself there’s just a kitchenette, including a mini-fridge and a microwave, but residents share a more fully-featured kitchen on each floor. Other shared amenities: an outdoor area with grills and a resident lounge. It comes with bike parking, and it’s on the 22 and 128 (and close to the C Line).

Craigslist

Ballard

In a little six-unit building, this basement studio is a normal size—430 square feet—and opens to a private patio through French doors that add a little extra light. It has a newer (remodeled!) kitchen, a full bath, and in-unit laundry, too. Dogs are allowed, no word on cats. There’s some kind of off-street parking, but it’s just off the 18 and the 40, too. Rent is $950 a month.

Craigslist

Greenwood

Right on the main Greenwood drag, there’s an itty-bitty microstudio—185 square feet—for $975 a month. It manages to fit in a sink, mini-fridge, and microwave amongst a tiny bit of cabinetry, plus a little three-quarter bath. Residents share fuller kitchens, too, including a larger one, in addition to rooftop decks and a patio. Pets are allowed with no breed restrictions, but with deposit and pet rent—plus, some dogs are probably as big as the whole place. It’s right on the 5 line.

Craigslist

Capitol Hill

This one’s a microstudio of a more classic variety: an efficiency unit with a shared bathroom in a 1908 building. While it’s 194 square feet, it still manages to fit in both an oven and a cooktop in a compact-size range, plus a decent amount of cabinet space. While the shared bathroom thing isn’t ideal, at least it’s only shared with two other units—and it’s right next door. It’s walkable to downtown, or it’s on the 10, 3, and 47 (and just downhill from light rail). Rent is $995 a month.

Craigslist

Belltown

In the north part of Belltown, there’s another little studio—also just about 200 square feet, give or take—in a 1903 building. This one’s had a loft added to make better use of the space, which adds enough room to fit a gas range and a full-size fridge underneath. It still has some original millwork, too, plus an exposed-brick wall. Pets can come, both cats and dogs, with a deposit. It’s in a downtown-adjacent neighborhood and is near plentiful transit. $995 a month includes utilities.

Poll

Which $1,000 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    West Seattle
    (15 votes)
  • 70%
    Ballard
    (177 votes)
  • 2%
    Greenwood
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    Capitol Hill
    (16 votes)
  • 14%
    Belltown
    (37 votes)
250 votes total Vote Now