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What $1,600 rents in Seattle right now

A brand-new studio, a single-family house, and a collection of vintage apartments

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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: $1,600.

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A kitchen along a single wall with stainless-steel appliances and a blue, white, and gray tile backsplash. Via Vida

Roosevelt

Just over I-5 from Greenlake, this brand-new large studio with a separate sleeping area rents for $1,593 per month. It’s got that new-apartment stuff like AC, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit laundry—plus those new-building shared amenities, like a gym, a roof deck, resident lounges, and a bike repair and storage area. Pets can come along, and it’s along transit, although there’s a car parking garage with EV charging, too. Photos are of a model unit.

A small Craftsman house with a rusty beige exterior and white trim.
Via Craigslist

Haller Lake

Those looking for a single-family home can find this no-frills, two-bedroom rambler on the market for $1,650 a month. It has hardwood floors and a fully-fenced backyard—handy for dogs, which are allowed here. The listing boasts parking for multiple cars, but it’s also near Aurora and the E line. Extra bonuses include laundry facilities and a storage shed.

Via Craigslist

Capitol Hill

Up by Volunteer Park, this classic vintage one-bedroom a big bay window and what appears to be some original cabinetry and millwork—plus a checkerboard floor in the large kitchen. Cats can come on a case-by-case basis, but no dogs are allowed. It’s on the 49, too, and being in Capitol Hill, it’s pretty walkable to wherever you need to go. Rent is $1,650 a month.

Via Craigslist

First Hill

Just across the way—right by the south part of Capitol Hill—there’s another vintage one-bedroom, this one in the basement, for $1,550 a month. While it doesn’t get the same light as its northern neighbor, it does have a clawfoot tub and a more lenient pet policy (both cats and dogs). This one’s right on the number 2 bus line and walkable to both the hill’s amenities and downtown.

Via Craigslist

Lower Queen Anne/Uptown

For a slightly later vintage—the 1920s or so—this studio in lower Queen Anne has exposed-grain millwork, hardwood floors, and a curtained-off sleeping area rents for $1,650 a month. It has an adorable eat-in kitchen with an archway, plus its own washer and dryer. It comes furnished, too. Being just off Denny means it’s practically downtown already, and on a ton of transit lines. One big drawback, though: no pets.

Poll

Which $1,600 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Roosevelt
    (70 votes)
  • 12%
    Haller Lake
    (23 votes)
  • 25%
    Capitol Hill
    (49 votes)
  • 5%
    First Hill
    (10 votes)
  • 20%
    Lower Queen Anne/Uptown
    (39 votes)
191 votes total Vote Now