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What $2,500 rents in Seattle right now

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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: $2,500.

Ballard

$2,515 could seem a little steep for a studio (the kind sometimes advertised as an “open one-bedroom,” with a semi-private sleeping area), but the place is huge, at 917 square feet. It also has all those new-apartment amenities, like an in-unit washer and dryer, newer kitchen appliances, and shared stuff like a gym, dog park, fireside lounge, and a courtyard. It’s located right on Market Street—Ballard’s main drag—so it has plentiful access to transit and neighborhood errands, although parking is available for both cars and bikes. Pets can come along, too.

An all-white room with a gray couch on the right. In the background, there’s a stairwell visible, with a kitchen behind that. Via Craigslist

Hillman City/Beacon Hill

$2,500 on the dot rents a brand-new, two-bedroom townhouse on the cusp of Hillman City and south Beacon Hill, right on MLK and a straightforward 20-minute walk to the Columbia City light rail station. 1,305 square feet means plenty of space to stretch out, and two bathrooms keep the morning rush to a minimum. It has reserved parking, and it’s right on the 106 line (and again, close-ish to light rail). Both cats and dogs are welcome. Photo could be of a model unit.

An open living room and kitchen with carpeted floors and white walls. At the back, a wrought-iron spiral staircase leads to a loft. Via Craigslist

West Seattle

A block or so east of the Junction, this lofted two-bedroom apartment with a big, vaulted cathedral ceiling and 1,000 square feet of space rents for $2,499 a month, although just one bedroom is standard (the other’s the loft). Two bathrooms include an en-suite off the loft. The building’s not brand-new, but new enough to have those new-building amenities like a pet-washing area (pets can come!), a dog park, a courtyard, grill stations, resident lounges, a business center. There’s an attached garage, but the Junction kind of doubles as a bus station and transit is plentiful.

Shorewood

Just blocks outside the southwestern city limits, $2,495 rents a whole three-bedroom house, complete with fenced yard with a shed and patio. The 1950s rambler has a driveway big enough for an RV, and inside, more than 1,600 square feet comes includes both a full bath and a powder room. There’s also a living room and a den, the former with a fireplace, the latter with a built-in TV nook. Dogs and cats are allowed, too. It’s right on the 113 line, although that only runs during peak commute times—it’s a 20-minute walk to the 120 otherwise.

Eastlake

On the top floor of a 1916 building (remodeled in the 1920s by legendary builder Frederick Anhalt) this corner two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom condo features vaulted ceilings and even a bedroom inside a turret. The finishes are decidedly newer, perhaps from the 1984 condo conversion, including kitchen appliances, the living room fireplace, and bathroom fixtures—but it still has a couple of leaded-glass windows. Being right by the University Bridge, it’s right by the 70 and 49, but it has a garage parking space, too. Rent is $2,550 a month.

Poll

Which $2,500 home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Ballard
    (23 votes)
  • 28%
    Hillman City/Beacon Hill
    (42 votes)
  • 21%
    West Seattle
    (32 votes)
  • 7%
    Shorewood
    (11 votes)
  • 28%
    Eastlake
    (42 votes)
150 votes total Vote Now