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What $1,900 rents in Seattle right now

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A Ballard mother-in-law or a house near Skyway?

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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: $1,900.

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Up around the Loyal Heights area, this one-bedroom mother-in-law apartment in a Craftsman house comes fully furnished for $1,950 a month. It’s in a basement, but has an airy vibe with white walls and reasonably sized windows. 700 square feet includes a relatively large kitchen with butcher-block counters—and a washer and dryer. It’s on the D Line, and doesn’t come with car parking. No pets allowed.


Around where Magnolia meets Interbay, this top-floor, two-bedroom apartment with wood floors rents for $1,900 a month on the dot. Tons of windows, including corner windows, mean plenty of light and views, and there’s even a small deck off the dining room. The master has its own ensuite half bath. Pets are allowed, and it comes with parking, although it’s on the 33 and not too far from the D Line. Bonus: There’s a wood-burning fireplace.

Rainier Beach

On the very tip of the southern city limits—in the Skyway-adjacent Lakeridge area—this two-bedroom, 900-square-foot house is just a couple of blocks up from Lake Washington, and gets up-close water views, including from one of the bedrooms. It has hardwood floors throughout, and even a fireplace. There’s a basement with storage and a washer and dryer, too, and a hilly yard to the side of the house. Pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis with a hefty deposit. This area can be a little rough for transit—there’s at least parking for two cars—but it’s close-ish to the 7 and 106, and is in the service area for a shuttle to light rail.

Capitol Hill

Up near Kaiser, this two-bedroom, Tudor-revival apartment rents for $1885 a month. 800 square feet includes the kind of eat-in kitchen separated by low cabinets popular in this apartment vintage, although updates have given that kitchen a weird layout. It still has hardwood floors throughout, though, plus wood trim and doors. Cats can come along. Capitol Hill is pretty transit-rich—this apartment is really close to the 10 and 43 and a short walk downhill to light rail.


Another cute, vintage apartment in a brick building—this one in the Madrona neighborhood just east of the Central District—has one bedroom for $1,950 a month, with hardwood floors, original millwork, and in-unit laundry. It’s a top-floor corner unit, so it gets plenty of natural light. It’s served by the 3, plus it’s an easy, downhill walk to hit the beach at Madrona Park and just a few blocks from the main commercial drag of the neighborhood. Pets are allowed.


Which $1,900 home would you rent?

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  • 11%
    (32 votes)
  • 29%
    (81 votes)
  • 20%
    Rainier Beach
    (57 votes)
  • 19%
    Capitol Hill
    (52 votes)
  • 18%
    (50 votes)
272 votes total Vote Now