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465 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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Jack Apartments
1427 11th Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$2,030
1 Bedroom
$2,555
2 Bedrooms
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Situated in a diverse and artsy neighborhood, this boutique building promises apartments featuring pared-down stainless steel finishings, in-unit laundry, and a patio and balcony. Boasting a walkscore of 99, amenities also include gym and clubhouse.
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Henry
24 Etruria Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,815
1 Bedroom
$1,885
In Seattle's North Queen Anne in a residential setting. Interiors feature walk-in closets, high ceilings, private decks and upgraded bathrooms. Community amenities include rooftop decks, courtyards and murals by local artists.
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Cyrene
50 University Street
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
1 Bedroom
$2,350
2 Bedrooms
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Minnie Flats
3028 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,246
Pedestrian-friendly living in Downtown Seattle. Contemporary interior designs with wood flooring, sleek kitchen appliances, and air conditioning. Excellent schools nearby, including Morningside Academy and Queen Anne Community School.
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Solara
12736 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,122
1 Bedroom
$1,713
2 Bedrooms
$2,094
Great location in North Seattle. Community features Fitness Center, game room and theater room for all tenants to use. Apartments have 9-foot ceilings, premium kitchen appliances and full-size w/d in unit.
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Cornelius Apartments
306 Blanchard St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
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$1,405
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An urban getaway, these apartments offer a vintage feel and modern amenities. Features include hardwood floors, on-site laundry, bathtubs, carpets, fireplaces and walk-in closets in most units.
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The Eden
602 Galer St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
1 Bedroom
$2,185
2 Bedrooms
$2,590
Close to WA-520, I-90 and I-5, for easy commuting. Community amenities include 24-hour gym, BBQ grill, pool table and parking garage. Residents enjoy units with dishwasher, fireplace and walk-in closets.
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Alder Flats
220 10th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$947
New eco-friendly apartment building in Squire Park, within walking distance of Seattle University. Simple and clean floor plans. Units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete and plank flooring, and built-in desks. Laundry facilities and high-speed internet.
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The Century
101 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,999
1 Bedroom
$2,268
2 Bedrooms
$3,644
Central location close to the Space Needle, Seattle Center and Museum of Pop Culture. Many nearby shopping and dining options. Modern, pet-friendly community with wine room and electric-car charging. Stainless-steel appliances in units.
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The WAVE
521 Stadium Place S
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,615
1 Bedroom
$2,115
2 Bedrooms
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The finest in urban living, apartments here come fully furnished with air conditioning and walk-in closets. Enjoy concierge service in a pet-friendly community, as well as gym and media room. Close to King Street Station.
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The Post
888 Western Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 04:21am
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1 Bedroom
$2,166
2 Bedrooms
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A selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in Seattle. Impressive views and a great location. Close to the historic Pioneer Square, which boasts vibrant shops and nightlife.
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Twenty20 Mad
2020 E Madison St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 04:21am
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1 Bedroom
$1,827
2 Bedrooms
$3,275
Luxury apartments in vibrant downtown Seattle featuring open floor plans, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood flooring. Community rooftop recreation area, 24-hour gym, and common lounge area available. Close to I-5.
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Packard Building
1530 12th Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 05:49am
Studio
$2,243
1 Bedroom
$2,171
Just a block from Cal Anderson Park. A smoke-free community with a rooftop dog park, fantastic Seattle skyline views, and an on-site hair salon, dental shop and gnocchi bar. Apartments feature stainless steel appliances.
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Axle
3230 16th Avenue West
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 04:21am
1 Bedroom
$1,760
2 Bedrooms
$2,935
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Ascent South Lake Union
1145 Republican St.
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 04:21am
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1 Bedroom
$2,660
2 Bedrooms
$3,710
Luxury homes with several floor plans. Features include lake views, Nest thermostats, stainless steel appliances, and autonomic window shades. On-site rooftop deck, fitness center, and spa with a skyline view.
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Tower12 Apartments
2015 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:18am
Studio
$2,230
1 Bedroom
$2,895
2 Bedrooms
$4,060
Modern apartments feature open-plan kitchens, hardwood-style flooring, walk-in closets and washer/dryers. Top floor 24-hour fitness studio and Sky Lounge. Prime downtown location, and walking distance from the Waterfront and Pike Place Market.
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Watercrest Apartments
14812 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:18am
1 Bedroom
$1,455
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
3 Bedrooms
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Viktoria
1915 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$2,075
1 Bedroom
$2,175
2 Bedrooms
$3,620
Minutes from Pike Place Market and the waterfront. Pet-friendly community has a 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool and tenant clubhouse. Live in luxury with in-unit washers and dryers, carpeting and hardwood floors.
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Aspira
1823 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
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1 Bedroom
$1,899
2 Bedrooms
$3,158
Excellent location close to Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and Lake Union, as well as downtown Seattle. Units include amenities like laundry, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Luxury community offers fire pit, yoga, parking, and more.
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Array
14027 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,400
1 Bedroom
$1,575
2 Bedrooms
$2,205
Modern apartments with stainless steel appliances and high ceilings. Tenants get access to a yoga studio and barbecue station. Close to Jackson Park Golf Course. Easy access to Lake City Way NE.
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Stack House
1280 Harrison St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,842
1 Bedroom
$2,370
2 Bedrooms
$3,804
LEED-certified residence includes two community decks, a winter garden greenhouse, indoor basketball court, guest suites, bar and fitness center. Homes range from one to three bedrooms. Townhomes and lofts also available. Near Amazon campus.
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Rivet Apartment Homes
1201 Mercer St
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
1 Bedroom
$2,072
2 Bedrooms
$2,892
Exquisite homes with high ceilings and hardwood-style floors. Community includes a recreation room, clubhouse and rooftop dog run. Easy access to I-5. Close to the Museum of History & Industry.
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View at Bitter Lake
13410 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
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1 Bedroom
$1,225
2 Bedrooms
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Prime location in the heart of Seattle and close to shopping and dining. Pet-friendly apartments feature fully equipped kitchens, large closets and great views. Close to bus lines.
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Verse Seattle
402 22nd Ave S
Seattle, WA
Updated April 23 at 03:17am
Studio
$1,595
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,450
Walking distance from downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill, one and two-bedroom homes with 9-foot ceilings, open floor plans, and spacious closets. Residents have access to a yoga terrace, bike storage, and sky lounge.
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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!

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