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154 Apartments for rent in First Hill, Seattle, WA

If you work in downtown Seattle or the central business district and spending your time commuting isn’t your dream, First Hill is a neighborhood worth a second look. Thriving, bust... Read Guide >
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Zig Apartments
550 Broadway
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 07:10pm
Studio
$1,744
1 Bedroom
$2,017
2 Bedrooms
$2,907
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.
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Ludlow Apartments
709 E Pike St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:25pm
Studio
$1,140
1 Bedroom
$1,260
Located in the sought-after neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle. Community offers laundry facilities for tenants to use. Residents can enjoy units with high ceilings, walk-in closets and storage space.
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Cielo
800 Seneca St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:25pm
Studio
$1,946
1 Bedroom
$2,196
2 Bedrooms
$3,019
Urban apartments with wood-style flooring, city views, quartz countertops, designer lighting and fixtures, and floating bathroom vanities. In First Hill, near Freeway Park and Seattle University. Gym for residents.
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Seventh and James
600 7th Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 08:52pm
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$1,596
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Walking distance to downtown Seattle. Tastefully decorated units feature all appliances, hardwood and carpet flooring and air conditioning. Business center, community garden, bike storage and 24-hour gym.
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Panorama Apartments
1100 University St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:03pm
1 Bedroom
$2,025
2 Bedrooms
$2,935
3 Bedrooms
$4,725
High-rise apartment building with views across Seattle. Properties range from one-bedroom to penthouse apartments. Located downtown, close to the Paramount Theatre and Seattle Art Museum. Amenities include rooftop terraces, heated pool and spa.
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Bradbury
718 Cherry St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:11pm
Studio
$1,290
1 Bedroom
$1,690
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1404 Boylston
1404 Boylston Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:25pm
Studio
$1,464
1 Bedroom
$1,536
Pet-friendly homes located in Capitol Hill, very close to Seattle's nightlife and entertainment hub. Homes feature private patios and modern appliances in kitchens. Community amenities include bike storage and a clubhouse.
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The Danforth
1425 Spring Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 08:24pm
Studio
$2,300
1 Bedroom
$2,595
2 Bedrooms
$4,105
New construction community at Broadway and Madison. This high-rise community sits above a Whole Foods Market. On-site amenities include a business center, library, lounge and demonstration kitchen. Luxurious interiors.
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Union Arms Apartments
614 E Union St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:57pm
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$1,325
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Broadstone Lexington
1050 James St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:26pm
1 Bedroom
$2,332
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Boutique apartments with natural light, high ceilings and open floor plans. Community has 75 residences and a spacious lobby, club room and roof terrace. Located in the First Hill neighborhood close to shops and dining.
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Landes
901 8th Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:36pm
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$2,468
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Stockbridge
1330 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 11 at 04:50pm
Studio
$1,445
1 Bedroom
$1,795
Vintage lofts in a 1920s apartment block, situated in Seattle's historic First Hill neighborhood. Pet-friendly apartments come with quaint dining spaces, panoramic views and hardwood floors. Just footsteps from Capitol Hill.
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Union Park Apartments
1310 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:26pm
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$1,900
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1323 Boren Ave, #611
1323 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 09:57am
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$1,425
905 Cherry Street # 302
905 Cherry Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 09:57am
1 Bedroom
$1,685
1105 Spring St Unit #403
1105 Spring Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 09:57am
1 Bedroom
$1,695
1400 Hubbell Place #1414
1400 Hubbell Place
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 07:39pm
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$1,275
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1425 Spring Street
1425 Spring St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 08:34am
1 Bedroom
$2,850
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Harbor Steps
1221 1st Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 08:52pm
Studio
$1,834
1 Bedroom
$2,266
2 Bedrooms
$3,447
Close to Waterfront Park, the Gum Wall, Seattle Aquarium, Highway 99, Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, The Triple Door, Pier 55, Pike Place Fish Market, and Seattle Great Wheel. Amenities include bike storage, car wash, on-site daycare, lending library, terraced gardens, and rock climbing wall.
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Anew Eleventh
422 11th Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 07:47pm
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$925
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Zephyr
200 Belmont Ave E
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 07:46pm
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$3,150
Great location in Capitol Hill close to shops, restaurants and public transit. Units are spacious and modern with floor-to-ceiling windows, hard-surface floors and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
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Hawthorne Apartments
1618 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 07:46pm
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$1,795
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Great location in Capitol Hill, one of Seattle's most bustling and exciting neighborhoods. Units feature maple cabinets, high ceilings and fireplaces. Community includes controlled entry, high-speed elevator and reserved garage parking.
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Barclay Broadway
412 Broadway
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 07:15pm
Studio
$1,468
1 Bedroom
$2,026
2 Bedrooms
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Boxcar
975 John St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 19 at 06:46pm
Studio
$1,524
1 Bedroom
$2,191
City GuideFirst Hill
If you work in downtown Seattle or the central business district and spending your time commuting isn’t your dream, First Hill is a neighborhood worth a second look. Thriving, bustling and amazingly walkable, you’ll never be bored around here!

Transportation

  • Walkable
  • Biking
  • Driving
  • Public transportation

Demographics

  • Diverse
  • College-aged (mostly between 20-24)
  • Young professionals (mostly between ages 25-34):

Close to:

  • I-5
  • Capitol Hill
  • Downtown
  • Seattle University

Contains:

  • Swedish Hospital
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Frye Art Museum
  • Town Hall

First Hill in 3 Words: Diverse, Historic, Urban

One visit to First Hill, and you’ll see why this neighborhood has been popular for centuries. The location is superb, with downtown, the central business district, and major hospitals all located within a short distance.  

Although First Hill is close to a lot of major employers, life here isn’t all about work. Everything you need for entertainment and the fun parts of life are found right in your neighborhood. You’ll enjoy drinks after work at The Hangout, a chill lounge with a speakeasy vibe, or see why 8 oz. Burger& Co. gets such great reviews.

There’s a laid-back social scene in Seattle that’s perfectly suited to catching up with friends over coffee or brunch. The French dishes like croque monsieur are brunch favorites at Café Presse. Seattle and coffee just go together, and you can get your fix at Diva Espresso or at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Get a donut to go with your coffee from the First Hill location of Seattle institution Top Pot Doughnuts.

Finding an apartment for rent can be competitive in Seattle, especially in convenient neighborhoods like First Hill. You can use the seasons to your advantage by looking for apartments during winter, when fewer people may be moving because of the weather. If you’re not scared off by chilly temperatures and rain, you can improve your odds of getting a place!

How much you can expect to spend on an apartment here is highly variable based on the city views you want. Most apartments are in high-rise towers, with units at the top having the best views but also the highest rent. The more affordable the unit, the more likely you’ll have a short wait to move in.

While the neighborhood is very welcoming to all lifestyles, many of the available apartments are too small for families, and there’s a bit of an edgy urban vibe. Living in First Hill is a conscious decision for those who want to be close to work and spend a lot of time out in the community enjoying all the amenities. There are so many things to do in this neighborhood alone, to say nothing of how close you are to the amenities in other great neighborhoods.

You’ll love living in First Hill if you want to be within walking distance of some of the city’s fun nightlife, like Q Nightclub or Quarter Lounge. Garage has both pool tables and bowling and snacks like poutine and truffle fries that can are a step above the usual bar food. If you enjoy a quieter night away from partying college kids, The Fireside Room has old-fashioned ambience and live music.

Being active and pursuing fitness is a favorite pastime in Seattle, and First Hill is no exception. No matter your favorite type of exercise, you’ll find a place here to do it. NW Fitness 247 is a classic gym that offers regular boot camps with motivating trainers. The Seattle Boxing Gym helps to train fighters of any skill level. Sweatbox Yoga is a woman-owned facility that has been recently updated so you can enjoy Bikram Yoga in a supportive environment.

First Hill is also a pet-friendly neighborhood, with lots of spaces to walk your dog. The busy, urban Freeway Park is fun and has interesting street art. There are also two parks with off-leash areas, Plymouth Pillars and Golden Gardens Park. As you’d expect, many apartments allow you to bring one or two dogs or cats. But expect that you’ll have to pay extra deposits and maybe a small amount of additional monthly rent, and many properties have breed-specific rules.

When you’re ready to choose an apartment for rent in First Hill, come prepared with good employment and rental references to verify that you’re the kind of tenant landlords want. Most apartments in First Hill are in new or updated buildings, with luxury amenities like rooftop gardens, quartz or granite countertops, stainless appliances and laminate floors.

Life in First Hill is fun, active and exciting. Come see why this convenient location is the perfect place to call home.

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