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550 Apartments for rent in Seattle, WA

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Capitol Hill
19 Units Available
Pike MotorWorks
714 E Pike St, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,831
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,479
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,945
1103 sqft
Luxurious apartments in the heart of the historic community. Sleek interiors with spacious floor plans, vaulted ceilings, LED kitchen lighting and energy-efficient appliances. Gourmet kitchens and wood-style plank flooring throughout each home.
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Ballard
5 Units Available
Belay
6559 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,395
505 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,510
505 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Residents enjoy in-unit full size washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and European-style cabinetry. Community includes BBQ area, fire pit, resident lounge with Wi-Fi and fitness center. Conveniently located close to Salmon Bay Park.
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Ballard
3 Units Available
Noba Apartments
8022 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,594
601 sqft
Brand-new apartments within steps of downtown Ballard. These units feature wood floors, a rooftop patio, fire pits and more! Enjoy the fitness center, open 24 hours.
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Fairmount Park
6 Units Available
The Huxley
4754 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,980
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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One Month Free!* *Restrictions Apply. Please Call Us for Details. In search of a different Seattle? The Huxley is for you! Located in West Seattle, your new home is an escape from the congestion of the city.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Belltown
6 Units Available
Elara
2134 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,275
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,830
937 sqft
Upscale apartment community in an urban downtown setting just steps from Pike Place Market. Elegant rooftop deck, dog spa, bike storage room, and wine bar and lounge.
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First Hill
5 Units Available
Viva
1111 East Union Street, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,945
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,240
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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VIVA is an apartment home offering sleek modern interiors, loft-style studios, one- and two-bedroom flats. VIVA heightens your living experience on Seattle’s Capitol Hill with total convenience and serious style.
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Belltown
6 Units Available
O2
2401 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,920
382 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,405
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,745
970 sqft
Located in Seattle’s Historic Belltown neighborhood on 3rd and Battery, O2 is the contrast you’ve been looking for. Five blocks away from the Seattle waterfront leaves you in the heart of it all with the option to retreat.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Cedar Heights
7 Units Available
Origin
12311 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,500
498 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,655
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,130
1011 sqft
Charming, mid-century-inspired apartments with huge living spaces. Perfect location just north of downtown Seattle. Complex features studio, 1, or 2-bedroom apartments close to all the buzz of the city.
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Capitol Hill
8 Units Available
Jack Apartments
1427 11th Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,885
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,450
603 sqft
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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South Lake Union
18 Units Available
Kiara
111 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,740
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,860
1592 sqft
Now Offering Up To 4 Weeks Free!* *On Select Homes. Call Today For Details. EXPERIENCE BOLD CITY LIVING Enjoy a truly unique experience that encompasses the best parts of luxury living in Seattle.
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Pike Place Market
12 Units Available
Viktoria
1915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
$2,120
498 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,450
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,650
1124 sqft
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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Capitol Hill
5 Units Available
Chroma SLU
1212 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$2,105
496 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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First 2 Weeks Free on Select Homes! Chroma SLU is the perfect place to paint your life story upon South Lake Union’s rich historic tradition.
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Central District
1 Unit Available
Session
1717 22nd Ave, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,350
808 sqft
Murray Central, Hidden Village Park and Columbia College are all nearby this property. Community features include a swimming pool, fitness center, clubhouse and RV parking. Apartments have in-unit laundry, fireplaces and beautiful mountain views.
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Queen Anne
7 Units Available
Henry
24 Etruria Street, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,930
446 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,130
726 sqft
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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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Yesler Terrace
5 Units Available
Batik Apartments
123 Broadway, Seattle, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,960
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,305
1054 sqft
Located near the downtown area, Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill. This high-rise community boasts luxury amenities. Each apartment offers modern amenities, including modern kitchens, spacious floor plans and lots of storage.
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Roosevelt
12 Units Available
Rooster
900 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,205
492 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,774
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,356
992 sqft
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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Central District
2 Units Available
Central
2203 E Union St, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,757
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,256
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Located in the heart of Seattle's Central District in an active neighborhood with easy access to bus lines, Capitol Hill and Downtown. Units have open floor plans and 16-foot ceilings.
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Westlake
8 Units Available
Westlake Steps
1209 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$2,025
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Westlake Steps! Own the lake, not just the view of the lake. Sure, the views are spectacular, but so is access to the lakefront and all that it has to offer. And when you live at Westlake Steps, Lake Union is right at your doorstep.
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Westlake
10 Units Available
One Lakefront
1287 Westlake Ave North, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$2,260
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,940
907 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,860
1486 sqft
One Lakefront is located right on South Lake Union. It is an amazing location. Access to Lake Union, the Olympics, the Cascades, Puget Sound, as well as being close to everything downtown. Stop by to see why One Lakefront is the home for you.
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Olympic Hills
13 Units Available
Solara
12736 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,288
537 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,428
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
1079 sqft
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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South Lake Union
16 Units Available
Juxt
810 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA
Studio
$2,440
464 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,455
609 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,235
860 sqft
SLU's history embraces groundbreaking ideas, just like our apartment design. We set a fresh new standard in terms of smart, well-styled interiors. So kitchen and bathrooms are not only gorgeous, they're exquisitely practical.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Fairmount Park
6 Units Available
Link Apartments
4550 38th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,593
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,438
942 sqft
Close to the West Seattle Stadium, Seattle City Park, West Seattle Family YMCA, Trader Joe's, and Jefferson Square Mall. A Built Green building.Pet-friendly apartments in a highly walkable location with a Penthouse Lounge, new firepit area, energy-efficient appliances, and private underground parking.
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Last updated February 23 at 01:23am
Fremont
6 Units Available
Hayes on Stone Way
3627 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA
Studio
$2,025
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,230
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Modern 1-2 bedroom apartments in a quirky neighborhood not far from I-5. Thoughtfully designed floor plans feature kitchens and bathrooms with quartz slab countertops. Private terraces and views of Lake Union available in select homes.
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Genesee
12 Units Available
The Whittaker
4755 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA
Studio
$1,895
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,770
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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The Whittaker’s location in the Junction makes it easy to access parks, beach, water and recreation. When you’re ready to start exploring, West Seattle’s natural green paradise won’t disappoint.

Median Rent in Seattle

Last updated Jan. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Seattle is $1,346, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,676.
Studio
$1,175
1 Bed
$1,346
2 Beds
$1,676
3+ Beds
$2,433
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!

February 2020 Seattle Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 Seattle Rent Report. Seattle rents remained steady 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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February 2020 Seattle Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2020 Seattle Rent Report. Seattle rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Seattle rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Seattle stand at $1,346 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,676 for a two-bedroom. Seattle's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.9%, but exceeds the national average of 1.6%.

    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 $1,505; 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 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,702, while one-bedrooms go for $1,367.

    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 1.5% in Vancouver and 1.5% in Spokane.
    • Seattle's median two-bedroom rent of $1,676 is above the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% 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 (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and DC (+1.8%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Seattle than most similar cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $898, 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
    $1,350
    $1,680
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Tacoma
    $1,260
    $1,570
    0.2%
    1.3%
    Bellevue
    $1,930
    $2,400
    0.4%
    3.3%
    Everett
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0
    3.2%
    Kent
    $1,500
    $1,870
    0.1%
    2.4%
    Renton
    $1,710
    $2,130
    0.3%
    3.4%
    Federal Way
    $1,400
    $1,750
    -0.1%
    0.6%
    Auburn
    $1,370
    $1,700
    -0.5%
    1.8%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,650
    -0.1%
    0.6%
    Lakewood
    $1,210
    $1,500
    0.2%
    3.8%
    Redmond
    $1,840
    $2,290
    0.7%
    3.1%
    Kirkland
    $1,750
    $2,180
    0.3%
    4.1%
    Sammamish
    $2,730
    $3,390
    -0.1%
    1.3%
    Puyallup
    $1,580
    $1,970
    -0.2%
    3%
    Lynnwood
    $1,580
    $1,970
    0.6%
    1.8%
    Bothell
    $1,810
    $2,260
    -0.1%
    2.8%
    Spanaway
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0
    1%
    Mercer Island
    $2,060
    $2,560
    -0.4%
    1.7%
    Kenmore
    $1,660
    $2,070
    0
    -0.5%
    Mukilteo
    $1,780
    $2,210
    0.2%
    -0.6%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,610
    $2,010
    0.3%
    3.2%
    Snoqualmie
    $1,880
    $2,340
    0
    0.6%
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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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