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Where to Rent in Seattle Right Now

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While much of the focus has gone to housing prices, rents around Seattle are rising just as quickly. Supply is trying to keep up with demand as new buildings crop up from Capitol Hill to West Seattle. Aside from price, there's myriad options and features you have to factor in as well. New building or old? Pet-friendly? How close is the nearest coffee shop? To help renters navigate this security deposit wasteland, we have updated the Curbed Seattle Rental Heatmap. We've tried to find the places that offer some of the coolest amenities as well as ones that offer great deals to get you in the door.

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1. Ray Apartments

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3636 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

The area along Stone Way S has quietly turned into one of the most exciting new hubs in Seattle and Ray is right in the midst of it. You can currently get a studio starting at $1,705/mo., 1-BR at $1,991/mo., or 2-BR at $2,574/mo. Plus there's an orangery on the roof where you can pick citrus fruits whenever. Who else has that?

2. The Lyric Apartments

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215 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(800) 648-3912
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The Lyric offers a variety of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes in Capitol Hil and boasts all of the amenities you'd hope for, including a roof top deck, fitness center, theatre and gaming room, resident sky lounge, underground parking and private courtyard. Studios begin at $1,826/mo., 1-BRs at $2,336/mo., and 2-BRs at $3,551. Based on their site, it doesn't look like too many are left.

3. The Wave

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520 2nd Avenue Ext S
Seattle, WA 98104

You know The Wave. It's that funky glass tower you can see from the nosebleeds in Safeco Field and it's become as much a part of the Pioneer Square/SoDo skyline as the stadiums. The 27-story building generally offers rent at $3.00/$3.50 per square foot, with studios as small as 423 sf and penthouse 2-BRs that get up to 1995 sf.Bonus, if you don't mind a semi-obstructed, far-away view, you can watch Seahawks and Sounders games from the rooftop.

4. Smith & Burns

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4455 INTERLAKE AVE N
Seattle, WA 98103
(855) 244-0330
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Some might say that Smith & Burns is the newest hipster-friendly apartment complex in town. The building includes a slew of "social spaces" meant to let residents engage and interact. They're led by the studio lounge where residents can work on whatever craft they might be into. There's also a library, community art area, rooftop deck and fitness center. Only 1-BRs are available right now and they start at $2,090/mo.

5. The Shelby Apartments

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2201 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

The Shelby enjoys a premier location in Belltown and score a percet 100 percent WalkScore. Studios here begin at $1,395/mo. while 1-BRs begin at $1,770/mo. and 2-BRs start at $2,255/mo. Not only does it have all the amenities you'd expect but they're pet-friendly without weight restrictions...which isn't something you always find around town.

6. KOI Apartments

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1139 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

Located In the heart of Ballard, Koi has some pretty stunning apartment finishes and all of the amenities you'd expect at the price. Relax on the rooftop deck, work out in the fitness center or just chill in the courtyard with a cup of coffee from the clubhouse espresso machine. Available studios begins at $1,555/mo., 1-BRs at $1,981/mo., and 2-BRs at $2,550/mo.

7. Rollin Street Flats

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120 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 682-3600
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Rollin Street Flats puts the focus on the living experience with wide open spaces, a minimum of walls, tall ceilings, hardwood floors and German cabinetry. The building isn't too shabby either with a fitness center so big it includes a full court basketball/volleyball court. There's also a 4th floor community deck and 11th floor deck as well. Right now it looks like there's only a handful of 1-BRs available, starting at $2,322/month. It's also home to one of Seattle's most expensive rentals, if you want to go that route...

8. Hollywood Lofts

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127 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Hollywood Lofts is the reimagined version of Capitol Hill's Del Teet building and it's great blend of old world style and modern amenities. Renovated units boast hardwood, exposed brick and ceiling beams and no two units are exactly the same.

9. Pine + Minor

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1551 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Pine + Minor fancies itself the "gateway to Capitol Hill." The LEED Platinum building was designed by Perkins+Will and offers eco-friendly highlights including planting on the green roofs, low-flow plumbing, solar hot water systems and sunshades. The 111 apartments and 9 live-work units were leased up rather quickly and that hasn't changed. Pickings are slim but they've got a studio at $1,485/mo. available right now.

10. Joseph Arnold Lofts

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62 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121

Please don't call this place by it's full name. It's The Joe and it's all about living casual here (for not-that-casual prices). Cyclists have their own private off-street access to a Resident Bike Room. An "Urban Retreat" has a professional poker table, free Wi-Fi, big screen TV and full catering kitchen. And of course the rooftop deck with an outdoor lounge, community garden and more. There's an open 2-BR available on the 11th floor for $4,316/mo., if you can swing that.

1. Ray Apartments

3636 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

The area along Stone Way S has quietly turned into one of the most exciting new hubs in Seattle and Ray is right in the midst of it. You can currently get a studio starting at $1,705/mo., 1-BR at $1,991/mo., or 2-BR at $2,574/mo. Plus there's an orangery on the roof where you can pick citrus fruits whenever. Who else has that?

3636 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

2. The Lyric Apartments

215 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

The Lyric offers a variety of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes in Capitol Hil and boasts all of the amenities you'd hope for, including a roof top deck, fitness center, theatre and gaming room, resident sky lounge, underground parking and private courtyard. Studios begin at $1,826/mo., 1-BRs at $2,336/mo., and 2-BRs at $3,551. Based on their site, it doesn't look like too many are left.

215 10th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

3. The Wave

520 2nd Avenue Ext S, Seattle, WA 98104

You know The Wave. It's that funky glass tower you can see from the nosebleeds in Safeco Field and it's become as much a part of the Pioneer Square/SoDo skyline as the stadiums. The 27-story building generally offers rent at $3.00/$3.50 per square foot, with studios as small as 423 sf and penthouse 2-BRs that get up to 1995 sf.Bonus, if you don't mind a semi-obstructed, far-away view, you can watch Seahawks and Sounders games from the rooftop.

520 2nd Avenue Ext S
Seattle, WA 98104

4. Smith & Burns

4455 INTERLAKE AVE N, Seattle, WA 98103

Some might say that Smith & Burns is the newest hipster-friendly apartment complex in town. The building includes a slew of "social spaces" meant to let residents engage and interact. They're led by the studio lounge where residents can work on whatever craft they might be into. There's also a library, community art area, rooftop deck and fitness center. Only 1-BRs are available right now and they start at $2,090/mo.

4455 INTERLAKE AVE N
Seattle, WA 98103

5. The Shelby Apartments

2201 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

The Shelby enjoys a premier location in Belltown and score a percet 100 percent WalkScore. Studios here begin at $1,395/mo. while 1-BRs begin at $1,770/mo. and 2-BRs start at $2,255/mo. Not only does it have all the amenities you'd expect but they're pet-friendly without weight restrictions...which isn't something you always find around town.

2201 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

6. KOI Apartments

1139 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

Located In the heart of Ballard, Koi has some pretty stunning apartment finishes and all of the amenities you'd expect at the price. Relax on the rooftop deck, work out in the fitness center or just chill in the courtyard with a cup of coffee from the clubhouse espresso machine. Available studios begins at $1,555/mo., 1-BRs at $1,981/mo., and 2-BRs at $2,550/mo.

1139 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107

7. Rollin Street Flats

120 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Rollin Street Flats puts the focus on the living experience with wide open spaces, a minimum of walls, tall ceilings, hardwood floors and German cabinetry. The building isn't too shabby either with a fitness center so big it includes a full court basketball/volleyball court. There's also a 4th floor community deck and 11th floor deck as well. Right now it looks like there's only a handful of 1-BRs available, starting at $2,322/month. It's also home to one of Seattle's most expensive rentals, if you want to go that route...

120 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

8. Hollywood Lofts

127 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Hollywood Lofts is the reimagined version of Capitol Hill's Del Teet building and it's great blend of old world style and modern amenities. Renovated units boast hardwood, exposed brick and ceiling beams and no two units are exactly the same.

127 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Pine + Minor

1551 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Pine + Minor fancies itself the "gateway to Capitol Hill." The LEED Platinum building was designed by Perkins+Will and offers eco-friendly highlights including planting on the green roofs, low-flow plumbing, solar hot water systems and sunshades. The 111 apartments and 9 live-work units were leased up rather quickly and that hasn't changed. Pickings are slim but they've got a studio at $1,485/mo. available right now.

1551 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Joseph Arnold Lofts

62 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121

Please don't call this place by it's full name. It's The Joe and it's all about living casual here (for not-that-casual prices). Cyclists have their own private off-street access to a Resident Bike Room. An "Urban Retreat" has a professional poker table, free Wi-Fi, big screen TV and full catering kitchen. And of course the rooftop deck with an outdoor lounge, community garden and more. There's an open 2-BR available on the 11th floor for $4,316/mo., if you can swing that.

62 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121