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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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Ballard

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.

Northgate

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.

Wallingford/Fremont

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.

Poll

Which $1,500 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

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