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What $1,700 rents in Seattle right now

A West Seattle two-bedroom or a big Maple Leaf one-bedroom?

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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: $1,700.

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Maple Leaf

Just a few blocks north of the reservoir, this one-bedroom apartment with a large balcony is going for $1,750 a month. It’s from the late 1970s, but it’s been fully remodeled with new hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. It has its own washer and dryer, too, and comes with both storage and parking, although it’s on the 67 too. What it lacks in frills (other than the hardwoods) it makes up for in size: 700 square feet is a lot for a standard one-bedroom.

Ravenna

Located right off 65th by Third Place Books and other small businesses, this one-bedroom half of a duplex with an adorable cabin vibe rents for $1,745 a month. The living room has a peaked cathedral ceiling with a bonus loft tucked inside, and wood-grain details decorate the place throughout, including a wood-slat ceiling above the bedroom and a shiplap accent wall next to a clawfoot tub. Pets are allowed case-by-case, with references required. Laundry, storage, and a tree-lined backyard are shared with the other unit. Street parking’s available around here, and it’s on several bus lines.

Interbay/Queen Anne

Just to the east of 15th—in an area sometimes considered part of Queen Anne, but closer to Interbay amenities—this hillside one-bedroom apartment in a midcentury building rents for $1,650 a month. Like many a building of the era, it’s straightforward, with an open layout, a bedroom with decent closet space, and a full bath. Modern upgrades include plank flooring, heated bathroom tile, and a stacked washer and dryer. Pets can come, but are subject to pet rent. It’s a five-minute walk to the D Line.

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Columbia City

Down in Columbia City, another midcentury building, this one a duplex, has this two-bedroom apartment for $1,699 a month. It’s incredibly easy to get around—it’s right on the main, walkable neighborhood drag, it’s walking distance to light rail, and it comes with two parking spaces—and it has its own patio and laundry. There’s even a fireplace, although possibly electric, and it has hardwood floors throughout. Pets can come, but again, they have their own rent.

West Seattle

Around the Gatewood and Roxhill areas on 35th, another two-bedroom apartment rents for $1,742 a month. Inside, it has an open layout with a steep, vaulted ceiling with sliding-glass doors leading to a large balcony. It’s on the 21 line, although it has garage parking, too. The bedrooms are both about the same, decent size and each come with a wide closet. Laundry’s shared with other tenants. Up to two pets can come. While it doesn’t have the same amenities as a newer building, management does partner with a nearby health club.

Poll

Which $1,700 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Maple Leaf
    (42 votes)
  • 27%
    Ravenna
    (54 votes)
  • 27%
    Interbay/Queen Anne
    (54 votes)
  • 17%
    Columbia City
    (34 votes)
  • 7%
    West Seattle
    (14 votes)
198 votes total Vote Now