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Last updated April 14 at 11:15 PM

3,238 Apartments for rent in Columbia City, Seattle, WA

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Sonata at Columbia Station
3000 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,315
136 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,475
434 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 14 at 9:50 PM
Discover the endless amenities at Sonata! The unique Sky Lounge features fire-pits, BBQ’s, TV’s, and lounge seating. The impressive indoor movie theater is the perfect place for movie and game nights. On-site storage is available, along with a convenient heated bike storage room. The chic apartment homes feature designer interiors and upgraded finishes and appliances. Come discover inspired living at Sonata!
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3 Units Available
Greenhouse
3701 S Hudson St
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,575
533 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 14 at 9:50 PM
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.
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6 Units Available
Angeline
4801 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,595
656 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,265
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 14 at 6:06 PM
Part of the Your Tour, Your Way program. Its your apartment and you are welcome to tour in a way that makes you feel most at home. Whether you prefer to take a self-guided tour on your own, be accompanied by one of our leasing professionals (when permissible), or take a live video tour from the comfort of your home, we have options that will work for you!At Angeline Apartments in Columbia City, every day is an opportunity for a new stamp in your passport: cuisine from all over the world, music played to the beat of a fresh new drummer, original creations by local and international artisans. Join the Columbia City neighborhood effort to keep our world vital and vibrant: eat organically, recycle robustly, create dynamic relationships in your community, and put your energy into making a difference in your part of the world.Explore our innovative studio, one and two bedroom apartment home choices to take one step closer to your new lifestyle!
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20 Units Available
CityLine
4740 32nd Ave S
Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,587
686 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,769
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,984
1150 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 1:01 PM
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.
1 Unit Available
5060 Renton Ave S
5060 Renton Ave S
Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
980 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
Columbia City Duplex unit for rent! - Charming 2 bedroom/ 1 bath upper lower duplex in red-hot Columbia City location. 93 walk score & steps to light rail & Columbia vibe. Hardwood floors, complete update. Large open and bright kitchen, large living room. No smoking, dog considered on a case by case basis. 12 month minimum, first months rent and refundable deposit of one month. Corner lot walk 2 PCC, Farmers Mkt, Columbia Station. Contact agent to view. No Cats Allowed (RLNE6513051)
1 Unit Available
3714 S Oregon Street
3714 South Oregon Street
Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
880 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
Interested? Book a tour here: https://one.rent/ev1c For interested prospects, please provide a mobile number so we can easily get back to you with answers on your inquiry. This enchanting 880-square-foot duplex/triplex unit which situated on the vibrant Columbia City neighborhood in Seattle, Washington is unfurnished and airy. It has two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fireplace, and laminate hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining room area. The nice kitchen is equipped with ready-to-use appliances such as refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and oven/range. There are also an in-unit washer and dryer available along with electric wall heating for climate control. The exterior features a relaxing yard and deck, perfect spots for outdoor activities with the family or outdoor dining and entertaining guests. The owner will take care of the yard. There’s an assigned, uncovered parking spot (# 3714) and on-street parking. Pets are allowed. We ask for a $500 pet deposit/pet. Tenant pays for electricity, cable, and internet. Whereas the landlord will take responsibility for water, trash, and sewage utilities. Close to the park which is just across the street, two blocks away from the bus lines, four blocks from railway lines, and about 10 minutes to and from Downtown Seattle! This listing has a 3D interactive tour. View 3D tour here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=mj8tAxNriLW Walk Score: 87 Bike Score: 77 This property’s location is Very Walkable according to walkscore.com, so most errands can be accomplished on foot. It’s also in a Very Bikeable place, thanks to the flat surface and excellent bike lanes in the area. Nearby parks: Rainier Playfield, Columbia Park, and Genesee Park. Nearby Schools: Mercer Middle School - 1.25 miles, 7/10 Maple Elementary School - 1.61 miles, 6/10 Cleveland High School - 1.53 miles, 5/10 Aki Kurose Middle School - 1.15 miles, 5/10 Bus lines: 50 - 0.1 mile 987 - 0.1 mile 9 - 0.1 mile 7 - 0.1 mile Rail lines: Link l (RLNE6499469)
1 Unit Available
4029 Rainier Avenue South
4029 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,200
220 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 7:12 AM
4029 Rainier is a brand new Small Efficiency Dwelling Unit community of 26 units in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle. We offer studio micro-apartments that are in close proximity (15 minute walk) to the Columbia City and Mt. Baker Light rail stations. 4029 Rainier is also on major Metro transit routes, making your commute to Downtown Seattle less than 30 minutes. Here you are directly across the street from a grocery store, restaurants, and a department store. Just beyond your doorstep is Columbia City where you will find the weekly Farmers Market, PCC Natural markets, Columbia City Baker, Columbia City Theater, international cuisine and shopping. Mingle with your neighbors and enjoy the friendly city vibe. Unit Features and Amenities - Dog and cat friendly (up to 30 pounds) - Microwave - Quartz counter tops - Large windows for ample natural lighting - Energy efficient lighting - Open floor plans - Hard-surface floors - On-site laundry facilities - Building storage (bike storage) - Limited access secure entry - 100% smoke free
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25 Units Available
Colina
2710 Beacon Avenue South
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,593
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 14 at 9:50 PM
Nestled atop Beacon Hill, right next to the light rail station, Colina features two roof decks, ground floor plazas with outdoor seating, a gym and bike room, and spaces to work or unplug. Inside the homes, beauty comes standard too — with modern, sophisticated interiors, private balconies, and mountain views. Whether you’d like to slow down and enjoy Beacon Hill, or pop downtown in under ten minutes on the light rail, Colina is an ideal launchpad. But we might suggest that you stick around the neighborhood — because with the great restaurants, taco trucks, breweries, and Jefferson Park, there’s a whole lot to love. Beacon Hill is a hub without hubbub, ready to welcome you home.
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103 Units Available
STAZIONE25
2615 & 2715 25th Ave S
Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,140
333 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,520
459 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,077
595 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 9:50 PM
For the time being, we are conducting all leasing by appointment only. Our team is committed to assisting you and we are available by phone and email. Need a tour? We can provide virtual and guided touch-less tours to help you find the perfect home. Face masks are required. Schedule a tour today! ---STAZIONE25 features carefully designed homes and amenities for a truly modern apartment living experience. STAZIONE25 is inspired by an energetic local scene and an array of unique dining and shopping experiences, many within walking distance! Contact us today to stay up to date on STAZIONE25! Move in today!
1 Unit Available
3021 17th Ave S
3021 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
820 sqft
8 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 14 at 11:15 PM
Three bedroom upstairs unit of a beautiful craftsman in North Beacon Hill. Just 3 minutes walk to Beacon Hill light rail station. Walk-in closet in one of the rooms. Stainless appliances and a new washer/dryer. Located on a quiet street, but close to all amenities in the Beacon Hill Urban village including restaurants, brewery, groceries, shops and library. Easy access to bus routes, I5 and downtown Seattle. Terms: 1st months rent. 12+ month lease. Non-smoking. Pets allowed 1 dog under 25 lbs. or cat. Renter’s insurance required. Credit Score 700+, 3:1 income ratio. By requesting a viewing of this property, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms in the WA State Safe Start Notice for COVID-19 found here: https://windermere-pm.com/rentals/wa-state-safe-start-notice Please review the following criteria prior to applying to this property: https://windermere-pm.com/rentals/city-of-seattle-application-criteria Landlord will NOT accept a comprehensive reusable screening report by a consumer reporting agency. Listed by JMW Group | Windermere Property Management
1 Unit Available
4615 S Ferdinand St
4615 South Ferdinand Street
Seattle, WA
4 Bedrooms
$5,795
2250 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:15 PM
This fully renovated single-family home is located in one of the most desirable areas in Seattle! Minutes away from Seward Park which offers acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old-growth forest, a 2.4-mile bike, walking path, and much more. Within walking distance to Genesee Park, close to the Columbia City Light Rail Station. Within walking distance of Orca K-8 School. Short 15-minute drive to downtown Seattle. Features: - 4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms - Bonus room/office - 90%+High Efficiency HVAC - Supplemental baseboard heating in the daylight basement - Smart Home (carbon monoxide and smoke detector, front door lock & thermostat) - Gas fireplace - Washer and dryer included - New appliances - Tankless Water Heater - One car attached garage. Near multiple stores and restaurants including Pizzutos, Raconteur Restaurant, Bent Burgers, Columbia Street Farmer's Market, and many more! Please take a virtual 3D tour of the home here: insidemaps.com/app/walkthrough-v2/?projectId=78Jp8A9m1v&env=production Here is a link to a video: https://youtu.be/bZMePbclVx8 Rental Terms: 12-months lease Tenant pays for all utilities. The application fee is $49 per adult. Nonrefundable 10% move-in fee. Max occupancy 2 per bedroom. Rental insurance required. No pets allowed Requirements for Application - Applications are required for each adult and should be completed within 48 hours. - Applications must be submitted online through our website at jevonsproperties.com - A valid government-issued ID is required for each adult with their application. - Proof of Income is required. All verifiable sources of income do count such as all support agency vouchers. Business owners must submit 2 years of tax returns or 3 months of the most recent bank statements. - Proof of good rental history or homeownership. Criteria for Approval - Total income of all applicants must be at least 3 times the rent. (All sources of income do count) - Rental History or homeownership must be verifiable. No previous evictions, notices to comply, broken leases, money owed to former landlords, and less than 3 late payments within the most recent 12 months. - Credit score of 650 or higher will require only a security deposit. - Credit score of between 550 to 649 will require the security deposit and last month's rent. - Credit Score below 550 is denied. - Co-signers will be accepted for lack of income purposes only. Co-signers must apply and have a credit score of greater than 650 and provide an income of at least 4 times the monthly rent. - You must take possession of the property within 21 days of your application being approved. We cannot hold a property for longer than 21 days. - Smoking is never permitted in any of our properties, inside or out. Holding Deposit - Upon approval of the application, a holding deposit of 25% of a full month’s rent will be required within 24 hours as an earnest money deposit to hold the property, remove it from the market, cancel advertising, and cease showings to other prospective tenants. This earnest money deposit will be applied towards the refundable deposit upon move-in. The holding deposit is forfeited if the approved applicants fail to sign the lease or fail to occupy the property. Move-In Costs Include - Non-refundable application fee of $49 per adult and co-signer - Fully refundable security deposit equal to 90% of one month's rent. - A non-refundable move-in administration fee equal to 10% of one month's rent. - Last month's rent if the credit score is between 550 and 649. For updated information please visit our website. We do not accept portable screenings. Fair Housing Pledge - As a company, we do business in accordance with all Federal Fair Housing Laws and welcome Persons of all Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin. Jevons Property Management is committed to providing the best possible service to all our property owners and tenants. We truly care about each and every person. Thank you for being a part of our journey. Amenities: Attached Garage
1 Unit Available
3403 S Juneau St
3403 South Juneau Street
Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1100 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 10:37 PM
Convenient 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home in quiet family neighborhood. Easy access to I-5, I-90, DT Seattle and Bellevue. Minutes to light rail, bus stops, shops and eateries. Main level features family and dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar, a powder and laundry room. Upper level has two bedrooms and a full bath. One assigned parking space is connected to the back patio and storage room. New carpet, hard surface floorings and water heater. Schedule your tour today by emailing ping@pmp1988.com. 12 months lease or longer term. A credit check and processing fee at $38.95 per adult applicant. Require most recent paycheck stubs, a recent bank statement to support reserve criteria, and require W-2 from the prior year. First month's rent plus deposit. One dog less than 20 lbs non-dangerous breed upon approval with additional deposit. Non-smoking unit. Min. FICO 640. Income and bank reserve requires 3-4 times of rent. Managed by Prime Metropolis Properties, Inc. Please send a request for a video tour or in-person tour by email to ping@pmp1988.com.
1 Unit Available
1521 31st Avenue South
1521 31st Avenue South
Seattle, WA
4 Bedrooms
$4,675
Last updated April 14 at 10:01 PM
1 Unit Available
1741 S Hanford St 1
1741 South Hanford Street
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,200
600 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:22 AM
1bdrm 2nd floor Corner Unit North Beacon Hill - Property Id: 144659 Avialable 05/01/21. Call JeanVelDyke Properties at 206-725-3103 for appointment to view. Avoid the West Seattle commute. Save Time. Save Money. Live Better. Nice one bedroom 2nd floor corner unit located at Beacon Ave S and S. Hanford St. Full bath, street parking, very convenient to bus line, light rail, freeway, grocery shopping, banks, restaurants, library, Jefferson Golf course, Downtown Seattle. For example - a coffee shop, a Mexican restaurant and Pizza/Italian restuarant are across the street and within an easy 1 block walk. First month rent, deposit, good credit, good rental history, good employment required. Sorry no pets. Water/sewer/garbage is included in monthly rent. Tenant pays electricity. Pictures of similar unit. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1741-s-hanford-st-seattle-wa-unit-1/144659 Property Id 144659 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6570144)
1 Unit Available
4609 - 48th Avenue S.
4609 48th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1650 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:22 AM
Beautifully updated home with amazing curb appeal - Beautifully updated home with amazing curb appeal. Living room has hardwood floors, wood fireplace, nearly floor to ceiling wall of windows and french doors to the front deck. Kitchen is spacious and bright with upgraded appliances including a gas cooktop. Master suite has an attached luxury wet bath w/heated floors. Separate office is perfect for those working from home. Thoughtful updates include a smart home thermostat and light switches, and tankless water heater that provides an endless supply of hot water. Large flat yard with two outdoor decks, raised garden beds, and two storage sheds. Yard service included in the rent. Move-in funds are first, last and 1 month's rent deposit. Only small dogs will be considered case by case. No Cats Allowed (RLNE6564436)
1 Unit Available
3901 15th Ave S 26
3901 15th Ave S
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,250
650 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:22 AM
Spacious unit in great location *MOVE IN SPECIAL* - Property Id: 563638 Spacious and recently renovated 1 bedrooms in the up and coming neighborhood of Beacon Hill. This centralized location allows for quick commutes to the historic and vibrant Pikes Place Market in Downtown Seattle, the elegant Smith Tower in Pioneer Square and the intricate art sculptures of Olympic Sculpture park. Easy access to I-5 and one exit away from Downtown Seattle. Just an arm throws away from Jefferson Park and Jefferson Park Golf Course, a place that bring families and friends together. Close to all Stadiums, International District, amazing restaurants and great shopping centers. We will be having an open house Sunday April 11th 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm, we are practicing social distancing and will we need to schedule the open house tours. Please contact us at (206) 886- 1109 or (425) 589-8364 to schedule an appointment and to ask about our **MOVE IN SPECIAL*** Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/3901-15th-ave-s-seattle-wa-unit-26/563638 Property Id 563638 (RLNE6557206)
1 Unit Available
2300 S Massachusetts St
2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA
Studio
$938
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
Studio Historic Coleman School **One Month FREE** - Property Id: 543113 Low income building with studio apartment available *historic Coleman School* Apartment has water, sewer, and garbage included. It features high ceilings, large windows with view of Jimi Hendrix Park, a full kitchen, full bathroom, and great closet/ storage space. Washer and dryer on same floor. Parking available for $30/ monthly. No smoking, no pets. Must meet low income guideline. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2300-s-massachusetts-st-seattle-wa/543113 Property Id 543113 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6512451)
1 Unit Available
5409 35th Ave S
5409 35th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1800 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
Beautiful Single-Family House Available for Rent! - Available NOW. Welcome to this charming completely remodeled 3 bed 1 bath single-family home. It features a spacious living room that flows into the dining area through a classic arch design. Sundrenched dining room overlooking the kitchen area with all S/S appliances, chic subway tile, roomy cabinets and quality quartz slab. Decent-sized bedrooms with large windows. Fenced front yard with plenty street parking spots. 3rd bedroom with loft space, perfect for recreational space. Showing by appointment only. No pets. No smoking inside. Renters insurance required App $49/person, all 18+ must apply. Credit score 600+ required. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6507770)
1 Unit Available
3901 15th Ave S. 8
3901 15th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,350
650 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
Remodeled units near Veteran Park**MUST SEE** - Property Id: 515523 Pictures do not do this unit justice. Affordable, beautiful, remodeled, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, subway kitchen tiles, MUST SEE. We are located in Beacon Hill, minutes from parks, freeways and shopping. Call for an appointment. Filling up fast. ***We will be having an open house Sunday April 11th 2021 from 11 am to 3 pm, we are practicing social distancing and will we need to schedule the open house tours. Please contact us at (206) 886- 1109 or (425) 589-8364 to schedule an appointment and to ask about our MOVE IN SPECIAL*** Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/3901-15th-ave-s.-seattle-wa-unit-8/515523 Property Id 515523 (RLNE6444148)
1 Unit Available
1747 S Hanford St 4
1747 South Hanford Street
Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
600 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
1bdrm 2nd floor Corner Unit North Beacon Hill - Property Id: 402900 Available now. Call JeanVelDyke Properties at 206-725-3103 for appointment to view. Avoid the West Seattle commute. Save Time. Save Money. Live Better. Nice one bedroom 2nd floor corner unit located at Beacon Ave S and S. Hanford St. Full bath, street parking, very convenient to bus line, light rail, freeway, grocery shopping, banks, restaurants, library, Jefferson Golf course, Downtown Seattle. For example - a coffee shop, a Mexican restaurant and Pizza/Italian restuarant are across the street and within an easy 1 block walk. First month rent, deposit, good credit, good rental history, good employment required. Sorry no pets. Water/sewer/garbage is included in monthly rent. Tenant pays electricity. Pictures of similar unit. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1747-s-hanford-st-seattle-wa-unit-4/402900 Property Id 402900 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6314832)
1 Unit Available
3410 37th Ave S
3410 37th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
1225 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
Mt Baker House - Mt Baker - Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath house, HARDWOODS, wood fireplace, front sitting porch, entertainment deck, full size washer and dryer, plentiful unfinished basement storage, street parking, electric heat, 1225 sq ft. No Pets/ No Smoking. $2,395/mo. + utilities. Please email or call Acer NW, Inc. (425) 977-406 No Pets Allowed (RLNE4863038)
1 Unit Available
4152 38th Ave S
4152 38th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,850
700 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 11:21 AM
4152 38th Ave S Available 05/01/21 Modern 1 Bedroom Cottage in Mount Baker--Available May 1 - Welcome home to this modern 1 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage in the Mount Baker neighborhood!. This house features newer construction with clean lines and minimalist style. Includes an induction stove top, and high efficiency electric heating wall panels. This home won't stay on the market long! On the main floor you have an open concept living and dining area. On this level you also have the bathroom, bedroom and washer and dryer. On the second story you have a 220 square foot finished loft with a view of the kitchen, living and dining areas. Loft is finished with lighting, vinyl flooring, outlets, windows, and is accessed via a ladder, for storage. Please note there is no true oven, but there is a small toaster oven provided by the owner. Nearby stores: Safeway, PCC Community Market. Nearby schools: Hawthorne Elementary, John Muir Elementary, Mercer Middle School, Franklin High School, Nearby parks: Rainier Playfield, Genesee Park and Playfield, Stanley Sayres Memorial Park. Nearby restaurants: Bana Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurant, Ezell's Famous Chicken, Lil Red Takeout, Mod Pizza, Emerald City Fish and Chips, Pho Bo, Columbia City Bakery, Columbia City Alehouse. Nearby Bus Routes: 50, 7 and 9. -All Utilities paid by tenant(s) -12-14 month lease required -Pet(s) negotiable. Pet rent will apply. Pet screening is required by petscreening.com -Showing by appointment only. Please click the 'contact' icon to schedule a showing. -Security Deposit of one month's rent and security deposit required. The security deposit and last month's rent can be paid over 6 months, if needed. -$45.00 application fee per applicant -No application accepted until the potential tenant(s) have toured the property in person with Maple Leaf Management. -All correspondence will be considered pre-screening of potential tenants. -View our Rental Criterion and Application Disclosure at mapleleafmgt.com/rental-criteria (RLNE4685465)
1 Unit Available
1929 S Waite St
1929 South Waite Street
Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
1830 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 7:12 AM
3br - For Rent on North Beacon Hill 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath with fully finished basement (N. Beacon Hill) Rent: $2795 Availability date: NOW Pets: no pets Deposit: 1st and last month rent and $2000 damage deposit Leasing: 12 months Application fee: 55 per person Renter's Insurance Required Leasing notes: Tenants pay all utilities, maintain the yard.
1 Unit Available
5542 22nd Ave S.
5542 22nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,595
480 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 9:36 AM
Cozy One Bedroom House In Beacon Hill - This super cozy one bedroom one bathroom home located in the middle of Beacon Hill makes commuting anywhere in Seattle a dream. Whether you prefer to bike, drive or take public transportation - this is a great place to call home. There is a new secure shed in the back yard for tons of extra storage and/or as a work space. Close to parks, shopping, restaurants and coffee shops - you will enjoy all this neighborhood has to offer. *Please note - this house is about 480 sq. ft and has ceilings under 7ft. tall. *All applicants over 18 must apply *$50 application fee *Tenants responsible for all utilities *All calls will be considered as a prescreening of potential tenants *Must view rental before applying *Pets negotiable with monthly pet rent and must be screened through PetScreening.com (RLNE4515455)
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Neighborhood Guide
Neighborhood overview

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

Living in Columbia City

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.

Getting around Columbia City

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.

Renting in Columbia City, Seattle

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.

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!

Things to do in Columbia City

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.