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What $1,500 rents in Seattle right now

A Pioneer Square loft or a two-bedroom in West Seattle?

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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: $1,500.

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Lake City

First, we head to the Cedar Park area, where a 550-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with a fireplace is renting for $1,450 a month. It’s been modeled recently—evidenced by an abundance of subway tile—and has its own outside entrance. Tenants share a garden space, and laundry and all pay a share of internet service. It comes with two parking spaces, or catch several buses on 522 nearby.

Via Craigslist

Interbay

Although it’s not the biggest at 323 square feet, this new-construction studio has a clever layout with a functional room divider, and it still fits in a full (but small) kitchen and a full bath. It’s on the top floor, with large windows for light and views of Ballard. It has its own washer and dryer, and allows pets, too. Tenants share a pet grooming station, a gym, office space, and a roof deck. It’s right on the Rapidride D, and has both car and bike parking.

Capitol Hill

Right by the light rail station, this one-bedroom apartment is packed with vintage features, including wood trim, hardwood floors, and archways—even the building’s elevator. 530 square feet includes a full bathroom and an eat-in kitchen, too. Cats are allowed (no dogs) and tenants share laundry and a bike parking area with a pump and room for electric bikes. Rent is $1,495 a month.

West Seattle

In the Highland Park area, this basement mother-in-law apartment (an ADU!) with a quirky two-bedroom layout rents for $1,500 a month on the dot. 840 square feet fits in a utility room with laundry and storage in addition to the two bedrooms, plus a full bath and galley kitchen. Tenants have access to the grassy backyard and a patio with a grill. No word on pets. There’s a garage with storage, although the listing notes street parking (there’s actually a good amount available in this area). The area’s served by the 131 line, too.

Via Craigslist

Pioneer Square

For a real iconic Pioneer Square experience, this one-bedroom loft apartment in a historic former warehouse rents for $1,500 exactly—complete with the exposed brick and high ceilings that define this style. It has its own laundry and garage parking, too (although it’s on plenty of transit and walkable to downtown), and allows pets, but with extra pet rent. A bathroom and a half includes an en-suite with the bedroom. A large top-floor deck has views of the Puget Sound.

Poll

Which $1,500 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Lake City
    (26 votes)
  • 11%
    Interbay
    (34 votes)
  • 25%
    Capitol Hill
    (73 votes)
  • 13%
    West Seattle
    (39 votes)
  • 40%
    Pioneer Square
    (117 votes)
289 votes total Vote Now