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621 Apartments for rent in Seattle, WA

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Belltown
2 Units Available
The Edwards Building
2619 5th Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,379
393 sqft
Urban Downtown Living At Its Finest Edwards on Fifth is located in the heart of the beautiful Belltown neighborhood, putting it convieniently close to tons of shopping, restaurants, entertainment venues, and the famous Pike Place Market.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:55am
Olympic Hills
4 Units Available
Clocktower
13725 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,595
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
847 sqft
Gated community with a courtesy patrol blocks from Lake Washington near Route 522. Renovated apartments feature lovely quartz countertops and new steel appliances. Sun deck and seasonal pool available to residents.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:50am
University District
16 Units Available
Ivy Ridge
4730 21st Ave NE, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,086
313 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,028
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Explore the parks, lakes, mountains, and trails at Mt. Rainier National Park, Lake Union, Magnuson Park, and Green Lake. Discover art, history, movies, and culture at Seattle Center, EMP, SAM, and small local clubs and venues.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:48am
Delridge
15 Units Available
Delridge Crossing
2425 SW Webster St, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,369
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,828
861 sqft
Delridge Crossing is located at 2425 SW Webster Street Seattle, WA and is managed by Indigo Real Estate Services, Inc., a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe.
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Last updated January 22 at 02:46am
Ballard
8 Units Available
Urbana
1501 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,656
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,808
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,893
1021 sqft
One-bedrooms in Ballard neighborhood are pet-friendly, LEED Gold Certified with modern kitchens, hardwoods, 9-foot ceilings, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. Pet friendly with fitness center, bike storage and clubhouse. Walk to local shopping, dining, entertainment and transit.
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Last updated January 22 at 02:46am
Belltown
14 Units Available
Olympus
2801 Western Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,813
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,373
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,207
1193 sqft
In Belltown Neighborhood, close to Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park and other entertainment. Units feature laundry, patio/balcony and hardwood floors. Community amenities include courtyard, parking and doorman.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:43am
Columbia City
3 Units Available
Sonata at Columbia Station
3000 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,540
423 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,875
586 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Discover the endless amenities at Sonata! The unique Sky Lounge features fire-pits, BBQs, TVs, and lounge seating. The impressive indoor movie theater is the perfect place for movie and game nights.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:52am
Capitol Hill
1 Unit Available
Charbern
1705 Belmont Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,368
395 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Only minutes away from Interstate 5 and local amenities such as SUIKA Sushi and Cal Anderson Park. Apartments come fitted with oversized windows, high-speed internet, and natural wood floors.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:36am
Belltown
7 Units Available
Arrive
2116 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,885
849 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,475
1266 sqft
HIGH-RISE LIVING WITH HIGH-END TOUCHES\nAscend to the pinnacle of high-rise living at Arrivé, where elevated design, thoughtful finishes and convenience meet.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:39am
Capitol Hill
3 Units Available
101 Broadway
101 Broadway E, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,895
509 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,695
485 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A modern structure designed to complement the neighborhood’s historic character, 101 Broadway offers high-quality living and retail space built to high sustainability standards.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:39am
Atlantic
3 Units Available
Muir
718 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,600
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Ascend to new heights at Muir Apartments, located at the corner of Rainier Avenue South and Dearborn Street, just east of Seattle's International District and Pioneer Square.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:36am
Wallingford
17 Units Available
AMLI Wallingford
1850 N 34th St, Seattle, WA
Studio
$2,068
564 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,231
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,980
1034 sqft
Wonderfully situated community just a block north of Gas Works Park. Invite friends for a rooftop deck BBQ. Homes feature gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and quartz counters. Controlled-access garage.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:31am
Yesler Terrace
3 Units Available
Barclay Broadway
412 Broadway, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,796
458 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,810
676 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Barclay | Broadway is a stylish, energy-efficient and conveniently located home base, located right on Broadway in close proximity to Seattles vibrant Capitol Hill.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:22am
Interbay
7 Units Available
Slate
3040 17th Avenue West, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,520
536 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,068
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,286
950 sqft
It might just be the high ceilings in your unit or the cool fitness center that make you smile. All the amenities are all yours to enjoy, whenever you want, and however you prefer.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:22am
Belltown
6 Units Available
Walton Lofts
75 Vine St, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,446
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,797
1043 sqft
Great location, steps from Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Port of Seattle headquarters. Units include laundry, patio or balcony, and hardwood floors. Community is pet friendly and has 24-hour maintenance.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:19am
Fairmount Park
4 Units Available
West Seattle Orchard
4500 36th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
950 sqft
Welcome to West Seattle Orchard, a residential community featuring several bedroom apartments in Seattle, WA.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:18am
Olympic Hills
4 Units Available
Andante
3031 NE 137th St, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,460
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome home to Andant, conveniently situated just west of Lake Washington in Seattle, Washington. We know that comfort and convenience are of utmost importance, and Andant was designed with your satisfaction in mind.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:15am
Victory Heights
5 Units Available
Northbrook
10215 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,479
569 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,613
774 sqft
Living at Northbrook Place is convenient with easy access to freeways, entertainment, great shopping, fine dining and public transportation.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:15am
Magnolia
4 Units Available
Magnolia Apartments
2727 West Manor Place, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,615
832 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
961 sqft
Welcome to your new home at Magnolia Apartments in Seattle, WA!Nestled in the heart of Seattle, Magnolia Apartments offers all the rewards and comforts of high-class living.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:10am
Wedgwood
5 Units Available
Jasper Apartments
8606 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,790
715 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,934
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,392
1063 sqft
Discover comfortable, modern living at Jasper, where modern apartment living comes with a little more space in a welcoming, tree-lined neighborhood that already feels like home.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:10am
First Hill
3 Units Available
Landes
901 8th Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,718
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,073
900 sqft
Enjoy urban sophistication at Landes, located in Seattles central and historic First Hill neighborhood.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:07am
Roosevelt
12 Units Available
Eleanor
800 NE 67th St, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,583
932 sqft
Destinations north and south only minutes away via I-5. Comfortable apartment homes include patio or balcony and in-unit laundry. Participate in sponsored activities with fellow residents. 24-hour gym, billiards and shuffleboard.
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Last updated January 22 at 12:06am
University District
1 Unit Available
Muriel's Landing
5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,550
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
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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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Last updated January 22 at 02:46am
Pioneer Square
24 Units Available
Saxton Apartments
520 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$2,050
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,090
1224 sqft
Saxton Apartments brings a modern living to Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. Our collection of apartment homes feature stainless steel appliances, gorgeous finishes and abundant storage space.

Average Rent in Seattle

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Seattle is $1,344, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,675.
Studio
$1,174
1 Bed
$1,344
2 Beds
$1,675
3+ Beds
$2,431
City GuideSeattle
The land of technology, beautiful views, clean air, and great seafood and tourist spots, Seattle tends to experience a high turnover rate due to its large tech industry. This means that there are more short-term leases available here than in some other cities, which can be convenient. Most properties are pet-friendly, so you’ll have little difficulty finding a home for you and your pet. And unless you’re living in Downtown or Capitol Hill, every apartment will probably come with a parking spa...

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Hello, Seattle

Seattle is known for its rainy weather, Owl City, and the Space Needle. However, as can be imagined, there’s a lot more going on under the iconic surface of The Emerald City. Seattle and its residents have a healthy appreciation for the outdoors and tend to be very eco-conscious, which means that many of the apartment properties in Seattle (the newer ones especially) often take measures to be environmentally friendly. This means bigger windows, recycling programs, water-efficient faucets, etc. Seattle is also a place for many different kinds of people, from creative artists and musicians to sports junkies to tech geniuses. No matter the interest, no matter the lifestyle, Seattle probably has something to offer for the perfect fit.

When it comes to the best time for renting, Seattle is similar to most other cities: summer is the most popular time to move. This is because people don’t like moving in the rain, and there are a lot of students leaving (or coming in), so a lot of places open up. Finding an apartment in the winter increases your likelihood of having your move rained or snowed upon - which, combined with the hilly terrain of neighborhoods, can make things a bit more challenging.

Geographically, Central Seattle sits on an isthmus partitioning the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The prime living locations are on this isthmus (specifically the Eastside, which is anything on the isthmus east of Lake Union). The mid- and lower range occupy either the lower part of the isthmus or the upper peninsula above. Capitol Hill is a popular area, with its beautiful homes and access to Downtown as well as shopping and restaurants. Places like Downtown, Belltown, and Bellevue tend to attract young, tech-minded people and young families. Areas near Lake Union are very popular as well, such as Ballard, Wallingford, and Fremont, with Fremont being especially popular for young people who don’t want to drive.

No matter where you live, you’re sure to find something great. Check out some of the neighborhoods a little more in depth to help you with your apartment search!

Seattle Neighborhoods

Downtown/International District: Love taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island on the weekend? Parking at the ferry landing can be a pain—but not if you live three blocks away! Safeco and Qwest Fields, the Seattle Aquarium, and the heaps of restaurants along the waterfront are some of the other perks you’ll be entitled to if you live Downtown. Not to mention there are tons of gorgeous, luxurious apartments in the area. Renting Downtown is the suite life for sure.

Capitol Hill: This neighborhood gets all the buzz for being the new bohemian enclave, though keep in mind there are quite a few other neighborhoods on the east side of the isthmus worth exploring as well. The area boasts some of Seattle’s best nightlife and entertainment, and hosts some of the city’s wealthiest homes. Smallish Capitol Hill apartments are pretty pricey, so if you want a larger apartment with a view of the water for the same price, check out the Madison Park neighborhood.

Queen Anne: Directly north of Downtown and the city’s first suburb, Seattle grew up rapidly around this gem. And it got its name from all of the Queen Anne style homes built there! Depending on who you’re talking to, the lower part of Queen Anne may or may not include the Seattle Center, but either way its residents are close to the Space Needle, Key Arena, Science Center...all that good stuff. This neighborhood is quite large and steep, so where you are “on the hill” will determine how quiet or exciting your immediate area will be.

North Seattle: These neighborhoods lie north of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which is traversed via a series of drawbridges and truss bridges. The drawbridges are more convenient for communities west toward the Puget Sound to enter Downtown Seattle; as you can anticipate, this scenario creates some obvious commuting difficulties. Keep this in mind when choosing a particular neighborhood. Just a tip: Most of the properties in North Seattle are pet-friendly.

Wallingford and Fremont are the closest neighborhoods to central Seattle and therefore enjoy the shortest commute times (expect 15-20 minutes on a morning metro bus from the north end of Fremont; longer in the evenings). Fremont borders Lake Union and hosts Adobe’s Seattle offices and Google Seattle, amongst other businesses and organizations, hence the short commute times. Wallingford also borders Lake Union and sits right across the freeway from the University of Washington. It has been largely residential in the past but is beginning to attract businesses like Brooks Sports (who moved its headquarters there) and Tableau Software.

Ballard’s an old hipster stomping ground—now filled with young couples enjoying the unique restaurant and bar scene. But that’s not to say there aren’t singles here; they just might be a few years into their careers. In recent years Ballard has gained tons of live music venues and local shops, lending even more uniqueness to its character. Commute times are only slightly longer from here, and the rent is more affordable.

The University District, named after the University of Washington, hugs Portage and Union Bays on the other side of I-5 from Wallingford. Rent is cheaper here, if only due to the amount of competition UW students bring in. Speaking of which, the students make up a large force for the culture in this neighborhood, which makes the area perfect for those pursuing degrees or those who want to stay forever young.

Beacon Hill: The less expensive alternative to Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill is known for its historic Craftsman bungalow homes and rich cultural diversity. Commuting into the Central Business District, however, can be a bit of a pain, and the SeaTac air traffic may be heard on most nights (the flight path from the runway is directly above North Beacon Hill). The neighborhood offers great views of Downtown and surrounding mountains and is a great place for families, as the area is very community-involved and kid-friendly.

West Seattle: The commute from West Seattle is one of the least desirable in the metro area. This is both because the drive in to I-5 is along a viaduct that receives constant maintenance and because if you’re traveling anywhere other than the Central Business District (say, along I-405 out to Bellevue), the transfer from one freeway to another incurs heedless traffic control lights and confusing on-ramps. However, the benefits of West Seattle include getting to make your home in a relatively serene setting with awesome views.

Bellevue and Points East: Bellevue is a newer community residing on the east side of Lake Washington. It’s often disparaged for its cookie-cutter feel, but Bellevue-ians typically report a solid feeling of communality and a high quality of life. Plus, commuting from Bellevue isn’t as bad as it might seem: morning car trips to Seattle CBD usually range 30-35 minutes, with a few minutes longer in the evening/afternoon. But to residents it’s well worth the distance; Bellevue has a host of shopping options and restaurants, not to mention plenty of green space.

Getting Around

Public transport in Seattle is making incredible strides with the creation of a new light rail (connecting Seattle to Everett and Tacoma) and streetcar (in the South Lake Union zone of the CBD), but the city is still one of the most car-congested cities in the U.S. But don’t lose hope, anxious car commuter! The Washington Department of Transportation maintains a great website delineating real travel times between Seattle and its many suburbs. Seattle recently pledged to become carbon-neutral by 2030, a feat it hopes to achieve primarily by instituting new technology (unsurprising for the city that houses Microsoft and Amazon).

Seattle’s Vibe

Seattle is a great place to be, with lots of interesting and unique people. From tourist spots to the nearby mountains to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions within, it’s got a great vibe. With all of the water, mountains, parks, and trees around, most people love anything to do with the outdoors and enjoy getting out to participate in various activities. With tech as a thriving industry in Seattle, people of course love their technology, but real life face time is important here too, and people love getting together and fostering strong community bonds. In fact, there are all kinds of festivals going on especially during the summers, so there are plenty of opportunities to try new things and meet more friends! Also, Seattle has one of the highest literacy rates in the country, so if you’re looking for fellow book-lovers, great bookstores, and reading spots, this might be your place!

January 2020 Seattle Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Seattle Rent Report. Seattle rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Seattle rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2020 Seattle Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Seattle Rent Report. Seattle rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Seattle rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Seattle rents declined slightly over the past month

Seattle rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Seattle stand at $1,345 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,675 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Seattle's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.9%, but exceeds the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Seattle, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,502; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.8%.
    • Over the past month, Auburn has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,710, while one-bedrooms go for $1,373.
    • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,389; rents decreased 0.4% over the past month but were up 3.2% over the past year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Seattle

    As rents have increased slightly in Seattle, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most other large cities across the country, Seattle is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 1.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.2% in Spokane and 1.5% in Vancouver.
    • Seattle's median two-bedroom rent of $1,675 is above the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Seattle.
    • While Seattle's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Austin (+3.1%), and DC (+1.6%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Seattle than most similar cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $897, where Seattle is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Seattle
    $1,340
    $1,680
    -0.2%
    1.8%
    Tacoma
    $1,260
    $1,570
    0.1%
    1.4%
    Bellevue
    $1,920
    $2,390
    -0.4%
    3.2%
    Everett
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Kent
    $1,500
    $1,860
    0.5%
    2.1%
    Renton
    $1,710
    $2,120
    0.3%
    3.2%
    Federal Way
    $1,400
    $1,750
    -0.2%
    0.6%
    Auburn
    $1,370
    $1,710
    -0.7%
    2.4%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0
    0.8%
    Lakewood
    $1,210
    $1,500
    -0.1%
    3.8%
    Redmond
    $1,820
    $2,270
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Kirkland
    $1,750
    $2,180
    1.2%
    3.1%
    Sammamish
    $2,730
    $3,400
    -1.4%
    2%
    Puyallup
    $1,580
    $1,970
    -0.2%
    3.8%
    Lynnwood
    $1,570
    $1,950
    1.1%
    0.6%
    Bothell
    $1,810
    $2,260
    0.6%
    1.7%
    Spanaway
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0
    0.9%
    Mercer Island
    $2,060
    $2,570
    -0.7%
    2%
    Kenmore
    $1,660
    $2,070
    -0.6%
    -0.5%
    Mukilteo
    $1,770
    $2,210
    -0.7%
    2%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,610
    $2,000
    -1.3%
    3.5%
    Snoqualmie
    $1,880
    $2,340
    -0.8%
    1.6%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Seattle’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Seattle renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List...

    View full Seattle Renter Survey

    Here’s how Seattle ranks on:

    B+
    Overall satisfaction
    B+
    Safety and crime rate
    A
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A
    Recreational activities
    B-
    Quality of schools
    B
    Social Life
    C+
    Weather
    C
    Commute time
    B-
    State and local taxes
    A
    Public transit
    A
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Seattle’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Seattle renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in coastal tech hubs, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Seattle."

    Key Findings in Seattle include the following:

    • Seattle renters gave their city a B+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Seattle were jobs and career opportunities, public transit, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all earned A grades.
    • The area of concern to Seattle renters is affordability, which received an F.
    • Seattle did relatively well compared to other cities in Washington, including Spokane (C+), Tacoma (C+) and Vancouver (D).
    • Seattle earned similar scores to other tech hubs, including Austin (A-), Denver (B+) and San Francisco (B+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities included Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I actually like the gray wet weather. The public transportation works for me and I feel safe in Seattle. I also like the library system." –Anon.
    • "There are several great parks to go to with your kids, pets, significant other or just for solo alone time. Lincoln park especially disconnects you from the city life." –Karli B.
    • "Weather in the winter is miserable and housing is super expensive. The sightseeing and touristy activities are fun and there are cool neighborhoods to explore." –Elizabeth M.
    • "I love that the city has access to lakes, mountains, and other outdoor activities nearby (when weather permits)." –Mary S

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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