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449 Apartments for rent in University District, Seattle, WA

The University District in Seattle caters primarily to University of Washington students. But life in the U-District, as it’s called by the locals, isn’t just about hittin... Read Guide >
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Ivy Ridge
4730 21st Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:26am
Studio
$1,059
1 Bedroom
$1,735
2 Bedrooms
$2,241
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ORI on the Ave
5260 University Way NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 09:53pm
Studio
$1,475
Located in the University District, steps from the UW Campus. Units have Juliette balconies, stainless steel appliances and antique wood floors. Community features BBQ, gas fire pit and rooftop deck.
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The Corydon
5101 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:20am
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1 Bedroom
$1,940
2 Bedrooms
$2,830
Modern stylings meet convenience. Green community boasts apartments with extra storage and in-unit laundry. Gym and business center on site. Welcomes dogs and cats. University of Washington and I-5 mere minutes away.
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Augusta
4041 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,984
2 Bedrooms
$2,990
3 Bedrooms
$4,546
Spacious homes with fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy a media room, fitness center and grilling station on site. Right next to the University of Washington. Easy access to I-5.
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Muriel's Landing
5240 University Way NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:14am
Studio
$1,395
1 Bedroom
$1,475
Situated in the vibrant University District. Pet-friendly apartment community with Seattle skyline views. Ample recreational amenities, including a fully equipped fitness room and a landscaped rooftop deck. Residents enjoy access to convenient on-site retail stores.
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The Malloy
4337 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 14 at 11:22pm
Studio
$1,298
1 Bedroom
$1,698
Historic and stately Seattle apartment living. Units offer hardwood floors, high ceilings, pet-friendly accommodations, on-site laundry, high-speed internet, mountain views and refrigerators in all units.
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Helix Ellipse
4751 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:20am
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1 Bedroom
$1,703
2 Bedrooms
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Situated in the desirable University District, interiors feature climate control, gas range, spacious closets and window coverings. Enjoy internet access throughout, as well as on-site maintenance and management. Close to the I-5 and Ravenna Park.
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5034 17th
5034 17th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:01am
1119 NE Ravenna Boulevard
1119 Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:01am
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
4540 8th Ave NE #2302
4540 8th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:01am
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,450
4761 21st Ave NE
4761 21st Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:01am
5216 21st Avenue NE Unit 4
5216 21st Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:01am
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
5026 - 7th Avenue N.E.
5026 7th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:00am
4728 16th Ave NE
4728 16th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 10:00am
4742 20th Ave NE, Unit 206
4742 20th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:24pm
Studio
$975
4735 21st Ave NE, Unit 204
4735 21st Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:24pm
Studio
$975
4730 20th Ave NE, Unit 201
4730 20th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:24pm
Studio
$1,000
4115 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast - 410
4115 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:24pm
Studio
$1,150
4229 7th Ave NE - 2B
4229 7th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:24pm
Studio
$1,200
4743 21st Ave NE, Unit 407
4743 21st Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:24pm
Studio
$900
Results within 1 mile of University District
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Square One Apartments
1020 NE 63rd St
Seattle, WA
Updated March 22 at 11:53pm
Studio
$1,338
1 Bedroom
$1,605
2 Bedrooms
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Situated in the tree-lined Roosevelt neighborhood. Apartments feature oversized windows, quartz counters, barn-style bedroom doors and private balconies. On-site clubhouse, laundry and rooftop deck with mountain views. Bike storage and scooter parking available.
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The Eddy
419 NE 71st St
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:21am
Studio
$1,565
1 Bedroom
$1,865
Rooftop deck overlooking Green Lake, 24-hour gym, bike storage and community grilling stations. Interiors feature open-concept floor plans, accent walls, gourmet kitchens and wood-style flooring. Just off I-5 Express on Green Lake's eastern shore.
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Circa Green Lake
6900 E Green Lake Way N
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:20am
Studio
$1,601
1 Bedroom
$1,879
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
Modern, upscale living situated right on Green Lake Park. Waterfront views, on-site gym, lush greenery and proximity to dining and entertainment. Sustainable apartments with European-style cabinetry and quartz countertops.
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Green Lake Village
427 NE 72nd St
Seattle, WA
Updated March 23 at 12:21am
Studio
$1,730
1 Bedroom
$1,615
2 Bedrooms
$2,580
Beautiful area that's just one block from Green Lake. Near I-5. LEED certified one- and two-bedroom apartments with energy-efficient W/D, custom wood cabinetry, open-concept floor plan. Composting/recycling, rooftop deck, clubroom.
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City GuideUniversity District
The University District in Seattle caters primarily to University of Washington students. But life in the U-District, as it’s called by the locals, isn’t just about hitting the books. The quality of life in this neighborhood is so awesome that you won’t want to leave after graduation.

Transportation

  • Walkable
  • Biking
  • Driving
  • Public transportation (King County Metro and Community Transit buses; planned light rail in development)

Demographics

  • Graduate students
  • Young professionals (25-34)
  • Singles
  • Diverse

Close to:

  • University Village
  • Ravenna Park
  • Lake Union

Contains:

  • I-5
  • University of Washington
  • Neptune Theater
  • Union Bay Natural Area
  • Alaska Airlines Arena

University District in 3 Words: Lively, Convenient, Safe

Seattle’s University District has a long reputation as one of the most fun neighborhoods in the city. The overwhelming number of undergrad and graduate students who make this area their home attracts a youthful, creative energy that keeps the neighborhood buzzing. You can still find the artsy culture that Seattle made famous in the 90s, but it’s also an up-and-coming place where you can interact with people from all over the world.

Your new neighbors will tell you to head to The Ave when you’re looking for shopping or food. Don’t be confused: it’s actually University Way NE, but everyone calls it The Ave. It’s about 8 blocks of global cuisine from nearly every culture, as well as independent shops like The Globe bookstore. On The Ave, you’ll find ethnic delicacies like Indian food at Garam Masala and amazing Thai food at local legend Thai Tom. You can still appreciate the low-key, funky vibe of old-school Seattle at The Kraken Bar and Lounge—it’s a bit of a dive bar but cheap beer and live bands make for a good time.

You can definitely get by without a car in University District, since the area is one of Seattle’s most walkable neighborhoods. Biking is easy, and many bike rental shops in the area make it easy to get around on short trips. Public transit is currently limited to buses in the U-District, although you have the choice of either taking the King County Metro system buses or Community Transit buses, which are more localized to the U-District area. However, a planned expansion of the King County Metro system will soon bring a light rail stop to the neighborhood for easier access to the rest of Seattle.

Great schools and a walkable neighborhood with lots of nearby amenities makes U-District an attractive area to settle down. Its location near the University of Washington makes it an obvious choice for students. Some apartments in the University District even come fully furnished. However, because this neighborhood is highly in-demand, you’ll need to be prepared to pay a bit extra for all this convenience.

Fitness is a big part of the lifestyle in this conveniently located neighborhood. You’ll enjoy generally mild weather year-round and an abundance of outdoor parks and trails. Joggers and walkers enjoy the Burke-Gilman Trail that goes all through the neighborhood, and it’s especially beautiful in spring when the cherry blossom trees bloom.

When you’re looking for an apartment for rent in the University District, be prepared that you’ll be facing some steep competition. Although there is a wide variety of available housing, from rehabbed vintage lofts to brand-new condos in luxury buildings, almost all of it will require you to have a comfortable budget. However, if you’re on a tighter student budget, many people opt to live with roommates and can generally find them pretty easily. You’ll want to start looking for your apartment with some time to spare, although early summer is often the best time to find availability as students move out after the school year ends.

You can still find an occasional bargain on apartment rentals if you’re looking for a basic studio unit with few extra frills. But if you’re looking for a bit more luxury, you also have many great options—and it’s generally easier to find luxury units than those priced for student budgets. Many upscale apartments and condos offer amenities like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, onsite fitness centers, and rooftop patios. Many apartments for rent also allow you to bring a pet, though you should expect to pay extra deposits.

Whether you’re looking to stay in the U-District while you’re in school or decide to make it a more permanent home, you’ll love the time you spend here!