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469 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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Kavela Apartments
845 NE 66th St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:21pm
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$1,760
2 Bedrooms
$2,335
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Enve on Eastlake
1901 Franklin Ave E
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:22pm
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$1,335
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St. Theodore on Roosevelt
6410 9th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:53pm
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$2,170
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Located in a prestigious area of Seattle with close proximity to shopping and dining, the St. Theodore Apartments are perfect for the sophisticated urban dweller. Spacious floor plans to suit your needs.
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Eastlake 2851 on Lake Union
2851 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:25pm
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$1,509
1 Bedroom
$1,721
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Close to the I-5 Express, University of Washington Dept. of Psychiatry&Behavioral Sciences, College Club of Seattle, and Sound Earth Strategies. Right next to Fairview Park and Lake Union. Pet-friendly apartments with restaurant onsite, outdoor deck, lake views, and granite bar tops.
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Circa Green Lake
6900 E Green Lake Way N
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:21pm
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$1,523
1 Bedroom
$1,796
2 Bedrooms
$2,744
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 April 24 at 12:21pm
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$1,975
1 Bedroom
$1,880
2 Bedrooms
$2,485
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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Vida
1205 Northeast 66th Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:22pm
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$1,524
1 Bedroom
$1,524
2 Bedrooms
$2,844
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Eastlake Flats
2820 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:21pm
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$884
Energy-efficient micro-studios with water views. Units feature concrete flooring, electronic thermostats, green construction, vaulted ceilings, and large bathtubs. Outdoor sundeck and courtyard. Close to Downtown Seattle.
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Cosmopolitan
400 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:21pm
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$1,339
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Brooklyn 65
1222 Northeast 65th Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 01:41pm
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$1,165
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Rooster
900 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 01:17pm
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$1,678
1 Bedroom
$1,708
2 Bedrooms
$2,798
Prime location close to North Seattle with access to bus lines, dining, shopping, parks and nightlife. Modern apartments with updated features, open floor plans and high ceilings.
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Shelton Eastlake
2359 Franklin Ave E
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:21pm
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$1,364
1 Bedroom
$1,905
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Units with hardwood floors, private balconies or patios, washers and dryers, and fully equipped kitchens. Just off I-5 near Lake Union and Portage Bay. Dogs and cats welcome.
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Mio
1319 Northeast 65th Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 01:26pm
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$1,600
1 Bedroom
$1,505
Conveniently located near Interstate 5, Ravenna Park and Northgate Mall, this community provides residents with free Wi-Fi in common areas, a rooftop terrace and saltwater spa. Apartments include 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry.
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Franklin Station
2303 Franklin Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 12:04am
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$1,395
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
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Pacific Pointe Apartments
2108 North Pacific Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 01:36pm
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$1,550
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Greenlake Terrace
7415 5th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 12:21pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,185
2401 Boylston Ave E B
2401 Boylston Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$1,850
4033 Eastern Ave. N.
4033 Eastern Avenue North
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1026 NE 65th Street Unit#403A
1026 Northeast 65th Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
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1 Bedroom
$1,560
2412 24TH AVENUE E
2412 24th Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
7418 E. Green Lake Dr. N #B
7418 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
3 Bedrooms
$3,175
2605 Franklin Avenue East
2605 Franklin Avenue East
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
1 Bedroom
$2,880
3146 Portage Bay Pl E Unit H
3146 Portage Bay Place East
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 09:43am
2 Bedrooms
$3,995
539 NE Ravenna Blvd - 2
539 Northeast Ravenna Boulevard
Seattle, WA
Updated April 24 at 02:12pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
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!

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