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What $2,900 rents in Seattle right now

Would you rent a one-bedroom, new-construction apartment—or one of a selection of vintage houses?

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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: $2,900.

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Sand Point

Up in North Seattle east of Lake City, the top two floors of this house (with four bedrooms and two bathrooms) come fully furnished for $2,950. The home has hardwood floors on all stories, plus original millwork, including crown moulding. Laundry and air conditioning also come with.

While it has a fully-fenced backyard, pets that could run around in it aren’t allowed—but it does have patio furniture and a grill for outdoor gatherings. A mother-in-law apartment on the bottom floor is a separate rental. It’s right on the 75, but it has plentiful off-street parking, too.

Ravenna/Roosevelt

Another North Seattle house with a fenced backyard—this one with two bedrooms and pets allowed—is renting for $2,850 a month, landscaping included. It’s a pretty formal Craftsman, with thick trim, wainscoting, and a very regal fireplace, plus hardwood floors throughout. It has a full basement with a washer and dryer inside, too. The 73’s a short block away, with plentiful options if you walk an extra block, although it comes with parking, too.

A modulated building exterior is painted gray, orange, mustard, and white. A patio is in the foreground with patio furniture.
A modern-design living room is staged with a blue rug, a round coffee table, and a TV, with hardwood-like floors and a kitchen in the background.
A floor plan showing a bedroom, kitchen, walk-in closet, bathroom, linen closet, coat closet, and washer/dryer closet. Via AMLI

Wallingford

For a completely different option at this same price point, this new-construction one-bedroom apartment a block from Gas Works Park is renting for $2,880 a month, with a patio and your choice of a couple of interior finish packages. The 812-square-foot layout includes a walk-in closet, a full bath, and in-unit laundry. An open layout includes a sizeable, corner kitchen. Shared building amenities include a workshop, kayak storage, a dog park and pet spa, work space, bike storage with a repair area, and, of course, a roof deck. It’s close-ish to the 26 or 62 to downtown, and right on the 31 and 32, but there’s a controlled-access garage, too. Photo is of a similar model unit.

A Tudor Revival house with steep roof peaks and a brick portico.
A living room has a fireplace to the right, plus hardwood floors and leaded-glass windows. It’s staged with a leather armchair and sofa, plus a glass coffee table and a beige rug.
From the foot of a bed, we can see a doorless walk-in closet with a small, arched window at the end.
A kitchen with white walls and lots of white cabinetry also has a white backsplash, plus a deep kitchen window with a glass shelf and exposed-wood trim. Windermere Property Management

West Seattle

In the High Point area, there’s another house (a real theme once we start approaching $3,000!), this one a Tudor revival with three bedrooms, for $2,895 a month. It still has the hallmarks of the style, with exposed-grain trim, hardwood floors, and leaded-glass windows, plus a second story with attic ceilings and fun architectural details. There’s a full basement with laundry and storage, too.

A carefully landscaped yard will stay that way with maintenance included, and pets can come along if they’re under 25 pounds and have references. It’s on the 21 route to downtown, and there’s an attached garage for cars, bikes, or whatever else you want to store there.

Via Craigslist

Bryant

In the Northeast Seattle Bryant neighborhood, just east of Ravenna, this three-bedroom, early-midcentury house rents for $2,950 a month. The design includes hardwood floors and the classic corner fireplace, plus some newer details like a wood-paneled bathroom. A detached studio adds some extra possibility, and a fenced backyard and wood patio are ready for outdoor gatherings. There’s a washer and dryer, plus carport parking, although it’s right on the 62, 71, and 76 lines, too. Pets are negotiable.

Poll

Which $2,900 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Sand Point
    (15 votes)
  • 30%
    Ravenna/Roosevelt
    (52 votes)
  • 26%
    Wallingford
    (44 votes)
  • 30%
    West Seattle
    (52 votes)
  • 2%
    Bryant
    (5 votes)
168 votes total Vote Now