287 Apartments for rent in Columbia City, Seattle, WA

Columbia City is the opposite of every Seattle stereotype. As one of the most diverse neighborhoods anywhere in the country, Columbia City brings the cultures of the world to yo... Read Guide >
Featured
Sonata at Columbia Station
3000 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 07:27am
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,760
2 Bedrooms
$2,730
Featured
GreenHouse Apartments
3701 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 03:16am
1 Bedroom
$1,721
2 Bedrooms
$2,256
Convenient location within walking distance of popular bars, coffee shops and the Columbia Branch Library. Ample storage is available in the apartments' walk-in closets. Work out in the 24-hour gym.
more...
less...
Featured
CityLine
4740 32nd Ave S
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:58pm
Studio
$1,766
1 Bedroom
$2,005
2 Bedrooms
$2,601
Located in Columbia City. Close to Columbia City Station, Rainier Playfield, PCC Natural Markets-Columbia City, Cheasty Boulevard, Rainier Valley Cultural Center, and Rainier Square Plaza Mall. Pet-friendly apartments with spacious rooftop deck, private wine lockers, quartz countertops, and in-unit laundry.
more...
less...
4109 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
4109 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 08:42am
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
2801 S Hanford St 3
2801 S Hanford St
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:11am
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
3527 South Hudson Street #B
3527 South Hudson Street
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
3308 Claremont Ave S
3308 Claremont Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
8 Bedrooms
$4,500
3315 Claremont Ave S Unit 2
3315 Claremont Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
Results within 1 mile of Columbia City
5045 31st Avenue S
5045 31st Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
4 Bedrooms
$3,550
3122 23rd Ave S
3122 23rd Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
3 Bedrooms
$3,450
3410 37th Ave S
3410 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
3318 Wetmore Ave S Unit A
3318 Wetmore Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated May 21 at 10:10am
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
Results within 5 miles of Columbia City
Featured
Modera South Lake Union
435 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 07:23am
Studio
$1,979
1 Bedroom
$2,134
2 Bedrooms
$3,333
Brand-new apartments in South Lake Union with all the modern amenities. Quartz counters, balconies for entertaining, and spacious living areas with open plan kitchens. In-unit laundry. Common space includes gym and community social space.
more...
less...
Featured
West Edge
1430 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 07:18am
1 Bedroom
$2,200
2 Bedrooms
$3,965
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Concierge services, an on-site fitness center, and a private conference/dining room are some of this community's amenities. Apartments feature luxury flooring, quartz countertops, and deep-soak bathtubs. Moments from Pike Place Market and Benaroya Hall.
more...
less...
Featured
Zig Apartments
550 Broadway
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:59am
Studio
$1,757
1 Bedroom
$1,971
2 Bedrooms
$2,929
Apartments feature plank flooring, steel appliances, and private balconies or patios. Fitness studio, lobby lounge, pet wash and roof top dog run on-site. Located in a walkable area, near to the I-5.
more...
less...
Featured
Modera Jackson
1801 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:45am
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,458
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
Featured
Lawrence Lofts
1818 E Madison St
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:45am
Studio
$1,875
1 Bedroom
$2,150
2 Bedrooms
$3,725
Featured
Skye At Belltown
500 Wall St
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:43am
Studio
$1,629
1 Bedroom
$2,064
2 Bedrooms
$2,753
The 18-story complex of Skye at Belltown, WA, offers exhilarating views of Seattle amid a smoke-free and pet-friendly community. Hardwood floors, balconies and master bedrooms with walk-in closets make this property stand out.
more...
less...
Featured
1611 on Lake Union
1611 8th Ave N
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:22am
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$2,162
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Beautiful views of the waterfront and skyline. Stunning rooftop deck in a pet-friendly community. Lots of amenities, including a clubhouse, gym and garage. Spacious interiors with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
more...
less...
Featured
AMLI Arc
1800 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:15am
Studio
$2,454
1 Bedroom
$2,529
2 Bedrooms
$3,774
Close to the I-5 Express. Upscale apartment community within walking distance to the Westlake Center. Amenities include a communal chef's kitchen, private party room, fitness center, media room and rooftop deck with Seattle skyline views.
more...
less...
Featured
Verve Apartments
2720 4th Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:13am
Studio
$2,045
1 Bedroom
$2,010
2 Bedrooms
$2,645
Close to Highway 99, Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, PACCAR IMAX Theater, Seattle Center, Key Arena, and Myrtle Edwards Park. Amenities include outdoor yoga terrace, rooftop dog lounge, solarium, vibe room, rooftop terrace, resident happy hours, noise-cancelling windows, and open layouts.
more...
less...
Featured
Lexicon
120 Harvard Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 06:03am
Studio
$1,020
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,918
Featured
Centennial Tower and Court
2515 4th Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 05:48am
Studio
$1,716
1 Bedroom
$2,183
2 Bedrooms
$2,931
Excellent location in the heart of Seattle, close to parks, dining and shopping. Units feature laundry, patio/balcony, granite counters and hardwood floors. Luxury community includes pool, pool table, sauna, clubhouse, and more.
more...
less...
Featured
Helios
1600 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated May 22 at 05:48am
Studio
$2,390
1 Bedroom
$2,840
2 Bedrooms
$3,585
Enjoy an urban lifestyle in the heart of Seattle. Luxury apartments just steps from Pike Place Market. Homes feature quartz counters and private washer and dryer. Community amenities include rooftop lounge and yoga room.
more...
less...
City GuideColumbia City
Columbia City is the opposite of every Seattle stereotype. As one of the most diverse neighborhoods anywhere in the country, Columbia City brings the cultures of the world to your doorstep. Locals say it’s going to be one of the most important neighborhoods to watch in coming years, so now is your time to get in before it gets crazy expensive.

Transportation

  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Driving
  • Public transportation (King County Metro buses and Sound Transit light rail)

Demographics

  • Diverse
  • Families with kids
  • Young professionals (mostly between 25 to 34)

Close to:

  • I-5
  • Jefferson Park Golf Course
  • Lake Washington

Contains:

  • Columbia City Theater
  • Genesee Park
  • Columbia City Farmer’s Market

Columbia City in 3 Words: Historic, Diverse, Transitioning

Columbia City is the real melting pot of Seattle. Cultures from all over the world come together to live in harmony in this historic, vibrant neighborhood. Not long ago, it was the first stop for renters who were new to the country, but today locals are discovering the gem they once overlooked.

There’s a lot to love in Columbia City, from friendly neighbors who will watch over your house when you go on vacation to great music venues and ethnic restaurants. You can catch a live show and enjoy a drink at The Royal Room or get a banh mi and play pool at Billiard Hoang. The entire business district is designated a Historic District, which means new shops are housed in cool pre-war architecture.

The lively culture is what makes you look forward to getting home, but the real secret that people are just starting to discover is how this neighborhood will get you home faster. Commuting to and from this area is a breeze, thanks to the abundance of public transportation and easy access to I-5 and I-90. The light rail station located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way takes you to points anywhere within Seattle in a fraction of the time compared to driving.

A wide variety of housing options await when you are looking for apartments for rent in Columbia City. From charming bungalows to brand-new luxury condos, this neighborhood has something to fit every budget. It’s still possible to get a good bargain here, though that is becoming less common as more people escape from busier neighborhoods and increase the demand for more upscale housing.

Columbia City has long been more of a community than just a neighborhood in the Rainier Valley. Renters and long-time homeowners alike banded together to make the streets safe for children to play, and created the Wednesday night Farmer’s Market as a center for community interaction. Whether you’re jogging or walking your dogs along the heavily tree-lined streets or in Seward Park, you’ll feel like the hustle and bustle of the city is far away.

Like most of Seattle, Columbia City is a very walkable neighborhood. You can get by without a car very easily here. You can spend an entire afternoon just on Rainier Ave S. alone. Enjoy a great cup of coffee at Empire Espresso and grab a pastry at Columbia City Bakery. There’s no shortage of authentic cuisine from any country to dazzle your tastebuds, too. You can get Mexican food at Tacos El Asadero, Senegalese food at La Teranga or Ethopian dishes at Tagla Café. If you’d rather have classic American cooking with a Southern flair, you can’t go wrong with Geraldine’s Counter.

Columbia City gets its charm from its multicultural diversity and slower pace of life. As in the rest of the city, many renters here are also very fitness-conscious. If they’re not out jogging along the trails in Seward Park, many people are working out at a variety of neighborhood facilities, from the Columbia City Fitness Center to Lotus Yoga.

If you’re thinking all this sounds great, be aware that a lot of other people are realizing the same thing. New condo development is bringing a lot of new renters to the neighborhood, which means that you may find it challenging to snag an apartment for rent. Waiting lists are not uncommon. Many of the newer properties have onsite retail, electric car charging stations, and smoke-free buildings.

When you’re looking for an apartment in Columbia City, allow yourself enough time to find the right one and make sure you’re ready when a unit becomes available. Come prepared with great references, a healthy bank account and security deposits. Many apartments also allow you to bring a furry friend or two, but will require extra pet deposits.

Now is the time to get into an apartment in Columbia City, and it’s only getting more competitive. You may have to bide your time for a bit to find a place, but it will be worth the wait!

Apartments For Rent in Nearby Cities

Nearby Neighborhoods