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808 Apartments for rent in Seattle, WA

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Phinney Ridge
5901 Phinney Ave N, #101
5901 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
765 sqft
Beautiful Updated 2 bedroom Condo in Phinney Ridge Next to Woodland Park with 1 Parking Space - Newly remodeled unit with gorgeous flooring and appointments. Enjoy the well equipped kitchen with state-of -the art appliances.
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Ballard
2427 NW 59th St #302
2427 Northwest 59th Street, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,995
910 sqft
2427 NW 59th St #302 Available 08/28/20 Ballard Park Condominium - Available August 28th - Lovely and bright two bedroom condo in the heart of Ballard! Top level unit with great open floor plan.
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North Beacon Hill
1760 Valentine Pl. S.
1760 Valentine Place South, Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1564 sqft
Luxury Living @ it's Best - 1760 S. Valentine Pl. S. Fabulous North Beacon Hill home situated right in the heart of Seattle. This modern unit is a spacious 1564 sq. feet with an open concept featuring a 360 degree view from the rooftop deck! 3/2.
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Capitol Hill
1610 Belmont Ave #211
1610 Belmont Avenue, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,425
920 sqft
1610 Belmont Ave #211 Available 09/01/20 Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath corner unit in Press Condominiums - 2 bed, 2 bath corner unit at the Press Condos.
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Ballard
1545 NW 57th St. #408
1545 Northwest 57th Street, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,595
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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1545 NW 57th St. #408 Available 09/09/20 Ballard Place Condominiums ~ Downtown Ballard - Available September 9th - Located in the heart of Ballard with a walk score of 97! Stylish studio, one bath condo with attractive finishes.
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Fremont
4313 Linden Ave N #A
4313 Linden Avenue North, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
1627 sqft
Townhouse in Fremont with Roof Top Deck - Lovely townhome in Fremont with 2 bedrooms , 2 1/2 baths, and a bar/bonus room for entertaining. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, & gas range.
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Greenwood
721 N 95th St #B
721 North 95th Street, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
1400 sqft
721 N 95th St #B Available 09/26/20 Townhouse in Greenwood - A must see! This Sparkling Townhouse has been recently refreshed and ready for new tenants.
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Gatewood
6742 37th Ave SW
6742 37th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA
4 Bedrooms
$3,195
2140 sqft
West Seattle 4 Bed / 2 Bath - English Tudor SFH in Quiet Gatewood Hill Neighborhood!!! - This home has just been updated! Hardwood floors, fresh paint, and new appliances. Peek-A-Boo views of Downtown Seattle and Olympics.
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Queen Anne
29 Etruria St #A403
29 Etruria Street, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,875
567 sqft
29 Etruria St #A403 Available 09/04/20 1Bed/1Bath with room to entertain and views! - Come experience an awesome 1Bed/1Bathroom condominium. This unit has a great open floor plan with plenty of room to entertain.
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Capitol Hill
1620 Belmont Ave #123
1620 Belmont Avenue, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,795
510 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Coming soon Amazing studio in the heart of Capitol Hill with Parking - Come and see this great studio in the heart of Capitol Hill, if you desire an electric neighborhood on a quiet street this is for you! This studio has a great space, new
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Belltown
2716 Elliott Ave #307
2716 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$2,095
984 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Bellora Condominiums ~ Belltown / Waterfront - Available August 8th! Beautiful and very spacious one bed one bath condo for lease at the classy Bellora Condominiums! With a Walk Score of 95, you'll have the city at your feet and great proximity to
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Madrona
1630 Martin Luther King Jr Way
1630 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$3,750
1310 sqft
Text for quicker reply. Modern luxury town homes, loaded with contemporary minimalist design, offering a functional floor plan and plenty of yard space for residents with pets, children, or a green thumb.
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Wedgwood
9125 23rd Ave NE
9125 23rd Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
838 sqft
9125 23rd Ave NE Available 09/01/20 Beautiful Townhome in Quiet, Easy Location - This efficient townhouse has it all! Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level. An open layout takes full advantage of the home's great space.
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Central District
713 23rd Ave
713 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
1010 sqft
3 bedroom, 2 bath house with fenced yard and parking - 3 bedroom, 2 bath: 2 large bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), one small bedroom/potential home office area Remodeled extensively July 2017 with all new paint, all new flooring, completely
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Queen Anne
2576 8th Ave W
2576 8th Avenue West, Seattle, WA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1750 sqft
2576 8th Ave W Available 08/14/20 Charming 3 Bedroom Queen Anne House - Small, vintage home in desirable family neighborhood at the top of Queen Anne, available now. Walking distance to bus lines, schools, churches, and shopping.
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Roosevelt
1026 NE 65th St #419
1026 Northeast 65th Street, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,695
553 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Stylish modern condo walking distance to Whole Foods! - Please email lease at gpsrenting dot com to schedule a tour! Dwell Roosevelt 1 Br/1 Ba condo in the Roosevelt neighborhood.
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Lower Queen Anne
323 Queen Anne Ave N Unit- 515
323 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$2,795
900 sqft
323 Queen Anne Ave N Unit- 515 Available 08/15/20 Exquisite Lower Queen Anne Condominium - Welcome to the ATHENA! A recently updated condominium in the heart of Seattle, right across from the Seattle Center, and the world-famous Space Needle!
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Central District
116 17th Ave Unit A
116 17th Avenue, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1025 sqft
Spacious, Updated 2 Bedroom Condo - Centrally Located! - Nestled in a garden setting, this two story condo is your spacious get away in the heart of the bustling Central District! The condo has all new floors, luxury vinyl plank on first floor,
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Green Lake
7925 Densmore Ave N #302
7925 Densmore Avenue North, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1002 sqft
Spacious condo steps from Green Lake - Green Lake is just steps away from this nicely updated condo! Walk or run the lake whenever the mood strikes. Just 10 units located in this quiet and well maintained building.
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Capitol Hill
210 Boylston Ave E Unit 307
210 Boylston Avenue East, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1105 sqft
210 Boylston Ave E Unit 307 Available 08/28/20 Capitol Hill Condo!!!!! - Fabulous 3rd floor SW corner unit with Space Needle Views! 2bed/1.75 bath light-filled home with vaulted ceilings, wood fireplace, separate dining area, & master suite.
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Queen Anne
2419 Queen Anne Ave N
2419 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
1370 sqft
2419 Queen Anne Ave N Available 08/21/20 Queen Anne Home - Location, location, location! Welcome to Queen Anne - one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Seattle! This charming 1906 Craftsman style home located on Queen Anne Avenue is
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Magnolia
3045 20th AVE W #210
3045 20th Avenue West, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,895
707 sqft
Aravita Condominiums ~ Magnolia - Available 8/8 - Chic Magnolia condo for lease in ideal location! Great features include hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace and open floor plan.
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Belltown
2621 2nd Avenue #1601
2621 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1140 sqft
Condo in Seattle - Bell Town - Recently Renovated 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo situation on the 16th floor, both bedrooms are SW Facing and share a enclosed deck with breath taking views of the Puget Sound and Pier 57.
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Westlake
1504 Aurora Avenue North #102
1504 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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CitiScape Condominiums ~ South Lake Union/Westlake - Available Now - You can’t beat this location! New carpet and floors, fresh paint, brand new cabinets and counters! Conveniently located close to the Amazon Campus, downtown Seattle, Facebook,

Median Rent in Seattle

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Seattle is $1,341, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,671.
Studio
$1,172
1 Bed
$1,341
2 Beds
$1,671
3+ Beds
$2,425
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!

August 2020 Seattle Rent Report

Welcome to the August 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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August 2020 Seattle Rent Report

Welcome to the August 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 significantly over the past month

Seattle rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, and are down moderately by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Seattle stand at $1,342 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,671 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Seattle's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.2%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Seattle over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Seattle metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Bellevue has the most expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,386; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.2% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,512; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.0%.

    Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Seattle

    As rents have fallen moderately in Seattle, a few other large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Seattle is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Washington have been marginally on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.3% in Spokane and 0.5% in Vancouver.
    • Seattle's median two-bedroom rent of $1,671 is above the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Seattle fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Seattle than most other large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $908, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Seattle
    $1,340
    $1,670
    -0.4%
    -0.9%
    Tacoma
    $1,260
    $1,570
    0.3%
    0
    Bellevue
    $1,920
    $2,390
    -0.7%
    -1.2%
    Everett
    $1,390
    $1,730
    0.3%
    0.5%
    Kent
    $1,500
    $1,870
    0
    1.1%
    Renton
    $1,720
    $2,140
    0.2%
    0.1%
    Federal Way
    $1,410
    $1,750
    -0.1%
    -0.5%
    Auburn
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0.3%
    0.8%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,660
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Lakewood
    $1,210
    $1,510
    0.3%
    2%
    Redmond
    $1,830
    $2,280
    -0.8%
    -2%
    Kirkland
    $1,760
    $2,190
    -0.3%
    0.6%
    Sammamish
    $2,790
    $3,470
    -1%
    0.2%
    Puyallup
    $1,590
    $1,980
    0.2%
    0.9%
    Lynnwood
    $1,590
    $1,980
    -0.2%
    -1%
    Bothell
    $1,820
    $2,260
    -0.2%
    -1.1%
    Spanaway
    $1,330
    $1,660
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Mercer Island
    $2,010
    $2,500
    -0.8%
    -3.6%
    Kenmore
    $1,680
    $2,100
    0
    -1.4%
    Mukilteo
    $1,720
    $2,140
    -0.1%
    -7.2%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,610
    $2,010
    0.1%
    1.4%
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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.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Seattle?
    In Seattle, the median rent is $1,172 for a studio, $1,341 for a 1-bedroom, $1,671 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,425 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Seattle, check out our monthly Seattle Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle include Ballard, Belltown, University District, Queen Anne, and Lower Queen Anne.
    How pet-friendly is Seattle?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Seattle received a letter grade of A for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Seattle?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Seattle received a letter grade of A for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Seattle?
    Seattle renters gave their city a letter grade of B- when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Seattle did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Seattle?
    Seattle renters gave their city a letter grade of B when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Seattle did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Seattle?
    Some of the colleges located in the Seattle area include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, City University of Seattle, North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and Seattle Pacific University. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Seattle?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Seattle from include Bellevue, Tacoma, Everett, Renton, and Kent.

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