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What $2,400 rents in Seattle right now

An SLU loft or a little Mount Baker house?

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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: $2,400.

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South Lake Union

Right in the middle of SLU, this one-bedroom loft in a newer building has an industrial vibe with concrete and exposed pipe for $2,446 a month—including the standard loft wall o’ windows. It’s a spacious 824 square feet, has its own in-unit laundry, and shares a resident garden, two courtyards, a gym, and grills with other tenants. It has bike parking, and is right in the middle of a job center—although it’s along bus lines, too. Pets can come along.

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Capitol Hill

Up at the east end of Capitol Hill along the commercial drag of 19th Avenue, another pet-friendly, newer-construction one-bedroom—this one the regular kind, and 616 square feet—rents for $2,375 a month. It has a modern design with clean lines and tall windows, plus a small, private balcony, with more outdoor space, like courtyards and a roof deck, shared with the rest of the building. Laundry is in-unit, and there’s both car and bike parking available in addition to being on the 12 line. Photos appear to be of a model unit.

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Mount Baker

For a more ground-level experience, try this little hillside 650-square-foot house with one bedroom, custom woodwork, and cedar shingles for $2,395 a month. Vaulted ceilings, wood trim, and hardwoods give it kind of a cabin vibe—especially the dropped exposed-grain ceiling over the bedroom, the floor to a small loft above. A private balcony looks out to the back of the house, too. Street parking is generally available around here, and it’s a couple blocks downhill to the 14 and a 12-minute walk to light rail. No pets allowed, though.


Although it’s adjacent to downtown, this one-bedroom apartment is a true garden apartment: on a lower level, but as a tradeoff for a greenery-lined patio facing a central courtyard. The place has its own laundry, and has a suite of standard newer-building amenities: the courtyard, a dog run and dog wash station, a bike repair station, a shared office, and a gym. Parking’s available for extra, but it’s in a major transit corridor and walking distance to downtown and SLU. Rent is $2,395 a month.


More off the beaten path, this half of a duplex on the northeast side of Magnolia—just across the canal from Ballard—has two bedrooms for $2,350 a month. That includes shared outdoor areas with the other unit, both a front yard with space for gardening and a fenced, tree-lined backyard. Corner windows and accent walls add to the homey vibe. A garage can store a car, bike, or just some stuff, and although Magnolia’s not the most transit-rich neighborhood, it’s on the 31 and 33. No word on pets.


Which $2,400 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    South Lake Union
    (59 votes)
  • 14%
    Capitol Hill
    (44 votes)
  • 35%
    Mount Baker
    (106 votes)
  • 4%
    (13 votes)
  • 25%
    (75 votes)
297 votes total Vote Now