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What $1,500 rents in Seattle right now

Bigger studios, smaller one-bedrooms

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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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Not far from downtown Ballard, this decently-sized studio—495 square feet—has plenty of versatile space, with an eat-in kitchen and a sleeping area. It still has plenty of charm from its 1920s vintage, including millwork, radiators, and built-ins. Both cats and dogs can come along, and it’s close to transit. Residents share a common backyard. Rent here is $1,450 a month.


In the Pinehurst area, less than a mile from Northgate Mall, this 620-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment is relatively no-frills in aesthetic, but it has plenty of conveniences, with a private balcony, in-unit laundry, and covered parking included in the $1,495 rent. It’s both dog and cat friendly, too. It’s right off the 41, and pretty close to numerous other buses.


This apartment building was originally built in 1906 but overhauled in the 1980s, giving this one-bedroom apartment off Stone Way a unique, kind of kooky layout, including a living room and large kitchen separated by a cased opening, plus plenty of window benches within the original bays. It’s a lot of detail for 460 square feet, which you can share with cats and small dogs. It’s right by the Burke-Gilman for bike commuters, or the 31, 32, and 62 for transit riders. Rent is $1,525 a month.

Lower Queen Anne

In lower Queen Anne (or Uptown, if that’s your preference), this 515-square-foot apartment in a pet-friendly, 1940s brick building fits in a full bedroom and a semi-separated kitchen. It’s walkable to downtown and in the middle of a kind of transit hub, but off-street parking is available, too. Rent here is $1,450 a month.

Capitol Hill

Just off 15th near Kaiser, this classic 1920s brick building is home to this studio apartment with an eat-in kitchen for $1,550 a month. It has tons of cute vintage details—like a cove ceiling, original millwork, a walk-in closet, and a Gothic arch—but newer amenities, like in-unit laundry and stainless steel appliances. It’s right on multiple transit lines and a downhill walk to light rail. The catch: No pets allowed.


Which $1,500 apartment would you rent?

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  • 17%
    (35 votes)
  • 10%
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    (26 votes)
  • 32%
    Lower Queen Anne/Uptown
    (66 votes)
  • 26%
    Capitol Hill
    (54 votes)
202 votes total Vote Now