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Seattle, Washington, 98121
1 Bedroom$1,068 - $1,949
2 Bedrooms$1,681 - $2,379
Seattle, Washington, 98109
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,465 - $2,142
Seattle, Washington, 98101
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,350 - $2,625
2 Bedrooms$2,800 - $3,675
Seattle, Washington, 98107
Studio/1 Bedroom$1,257 - $2,900
2 Bedrooms$2,325 - $2,570
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Finding a classy new apartment in Seattle is uncomplicated, Seattle has a lot of lovely apartments available in every price range. You can use the MyNewPlace search filters to find kid friendly Seattle apartments with the best suited amenities for you - whether you want a parking lot or a high Walkscore.
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Seattle Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 8.9% 7.6% +1.3% $10,000 to $14,999 5.6% 5.5% +0.1% $15,000 to $19,999 5.2% 5.6% -0.4% $20,000 to $24,999 6.0% 6.1% -0.1% $25,000 to $29,999 5.9% 6.2% -0.3% $30,000 to $34,999 6.3% 6.3% +0.0% $35,000 to $39,999 5.8% 6.0% -0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 5.4% 5.8% -0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 4.6% 5.3% -0.7% $50,000 to $59,999 8.6% 9.7% -1.1% $60,000 to $74,999 10.3% 11.7% -1.4% $75,000 to $99,999 11.4% 11.6% -0.2% $100,000 to $124,999 6.2% 5.7% +0.5% $125,000 to $149,999 3.2% 2.6% +0.6% $150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 2.1% +0.8% $200,000 or more 3.5% 2.2% +1.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.8% 4.8% +0.0% 10.0% to 14.9% 9.8% 10.3% -0.5% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.8% 14.5% +0.3% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.7% 13.9% +0.8% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.6% 11.5% +1.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.9% 8.3% +0.6% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.2% 5.7% +0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.1% 7.2% -0.1% 50.0% or more 17.3% 17.8% -0.5% Not computed 3.8% 5.9% -2.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.5% 14.4% -0.9% 25 to 34 years 35.6% 29.1% +6.5% 35 to 44 years 19.9% 22.8% -2.9% 45 to 54 years 13.5% 14.8% -1.3% 55 to 64 years 6.6% 7.2% -0.6% 65 to 74 years 4.4% 4.6% -0.2% 75 to 84 years 4.2% 4.5% -0.3% 85 years and over 2.4% 2.5% -0.1%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 39.6% 35.4% +4.2% 30 to 44 minutes 30.9% 24.8% +6.1% 45 to 59 minutes 12.2% 13.3% -1.1% 60 or more minutes 17.3% 26.5% -9.2%
Source: 2000 Census
Simplify Your Move to Seattle
Located in the northwest portion of Washington, just over 100 miles south of the Canadian border, Seattle is situated on Puget Sound and is a major port city filled with fun and entertainment. You’ll find a healthy, active community with lots of outdoor enthusiasts who take advantage of the premium hiking, biking, rock climbing, and water sports. Plus with the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners, you can get your fill of professional sports as well. Home to the University of Washington, the Art Institute of Seattle, and Seattle Pacific University, the city has a strong intellectual community and is known for its high percentage of graduates. With a hopping music scene, fun festivals, and abundance of coffee, it’s no wonder why so many people are moving to Seattle.
How can you simplify your search for the perfect Seattle apartment? First, check out the [LocalTalkLink] section and see what the experts have to say about the public transportation and the local culture. Then for tips on how to save money on your move, find a roommate, and move with pets in tow, see our [AptGuideLink].
Know the Average Rental Rates
In a city like Seattle, the rental rates are pretty competitive. So how can you be sure to spot a great deal when it comes along? Know the average prices and use the above table to get a place that fits both your lifestyle and your budget. What can you expect to pay for rent? Well, as of ||monthpull|| a one bedroom apartment in Seattle cost an average of ||1BRrentpull|| a month while a two bedroom cost around ||2BRrentpull|| a month. You can certainly save money by splitting the rent with roomies too. As of ||monthpull|| a three bedroom cost an average of ||3BRrentpull|| a month. Now that you know the rental trends, you’re ready to start that search and find the perfect place!
Coffee on the Coast
If you’re craving coffee, this is just the place for you. Starbucks got their start here of course, but they’re not the only ones in town who know how to brew up the best. Seattle’s Best Coffee has developed a descriptive system ranging from “mild, light, crisp” to “bold, dark, intense,” so you’re sure to get exactly what you’re looking for. If espresso is your drink of choice, try the Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company and enjoy the flavor of beans that are fair trade purchased and then roasted in small batches. With so many great coffee shops around, it’ll be easy to find the perfect pick-me-up when you’re moving into your awesome new apartment.
Surround Yourself With Art
The city of Seattle is serious about public art and aims to “simultaneously enrich citizens' daily lives and give voice to artists.” Not only is art integrated into public spaces, but the Seattle Art Museum and their Olympic Sculpture Park grace the city with a wealth of inspirational and provocative pieces. Plus you can visit the Museum of Glass and the Burke Museum for further enlightenment. No matter which neighborhood you choose to rent an apartment in, you’ll have access to great works of art and be able submerse yourself in new artistic experiences all year long.
Seattle is serious about going green. The city is actively promoting Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure, and provides guides and tools for green remodeling projects at home and ways to reduce waste. The Green Seattle Partnership works to maintain the health of the forests in the parks. It’s not just the city and nonprofits through. There are dozens of businesses working on clean energy and fuel in the area. Plus with fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets held throughout the city, eating green never tasted so good.
All year round, the city hosts festivals and events that delight the senses and lighten the spirit. Bring the kids over to the Children’s Film Festival Seattle for musical and theatrical performances by artists from around the world. In the mood for even more movies and entertainment? Take in a film from an enormous array of genres at the Seattle International Film Festival and then celebrate diversity with cultural performances and crafts at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Add to that a Beer Fest, the Auto Show, and a Jazz Festival, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the move into your Seattle apartment sooner!
Average Apartment Rent in Seattle, Washington
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Seattle Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Seattle have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Seattle apartment cost $1,509. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Seattle apartment was $2,051 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $2,423. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Seattle rentals listed below.
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Each neighborhood in Seattle is different. Search apartments by neighborhood to find where your Seattle apartments should be:
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Map & Local Information
Get answers about Seattle from local experts or tell us what you love about it.
I'm moving to Seattle without a car--are there any particularly walkable neighborhoods where I should look for an apartment?
Close to the heart of Seattle's primary business district, downtown Seattle and Pioneer Square (the historic area) are among the city's most walkable neighborhoods. Belltown is a hip neighborhood that's pretty walkable, so look at apartments there. Capitol Hill, arguably Seattle's hippest neighborhood, is also a good bet for walking apartment-dwellers. One other note: Seattle natives don't jaywalk!
I would like to know if you have any information about the deaf community in Seattle?
If you're moving to Seattle, you might want to check out the resources available online from Washington Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (http://www.dshs.wa.gov/hrsa/odhh/) and the Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center (http://www.hsdc.org/). Good luck on your Seattle apartment hunt!
How far is Tacoma from Seattle?
Tacoma is just over 30 miles from Seattle--about a 35-minute drive if there's no traffic. Many people commute from Seattle apartments to Tacoma.
I want a car-independent affordable neighborhood near downtown Seattle. What will be some good options?
Thankfully, Seattle is one of the most walkable cities in the country. If you're looking for an apartment near downtown Seattle, check out Pioneer, Square, the International District, Belltown, and Lower Queen Anne, as these are all highly walkable neighborhoods.
I have a two year old child. I want a neighborhood with some good pre-school options near downtown Seattle. Please suggest some affordable options.
There are lots of pre-schools in downtown Seattle, including some highly-regarded Montessori schools. Check out apartments in any of the downtown neighborhoods, like Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, Central District, or First Hill.
I am relocating to Seattle from Los Angeles and don't know anything about the city, but want to be in the middle of all the action. Do you have any suggestions?
Fremont is one of the Seattle's liveliest neighborhoods. It is called “the Center of the Universe." Located north of the Ship Canal that connects Lake Union to Puget Sound, this neighborhood is famous for its artsy air and lively mix of bistros, bookstores, boutiques and coffee shops.
We are moving to Seattle with a 1 yr old. Are there any kid friendly neighborhoods around. My workplace is in Seattle downtown, and we have 2 cars. Please suggest any area in Seattle or nearby suburbs
Seattle is affectionately referred to by it's mayor as a city of neighborhoods. This is mostly in virtue of the fact that Seattle proper has expanded to include neighboring towns. The Seattle metro area is a pretty compact areal; for example, Bellevue, a rapidly growing town is only 5 miles away, though it can be classified as suburban in regards to housing type and neighborhood feel. Mercer Island, east of Seattle as well, is also a suburb from which many people commute to downtown Seattle.
I am a 39 yr old, profl, single mother who is considering relocating from Cheyenne, WY to Seattle, WA with two young chikdren, 5 and 8. I grew up back East and miss culture
A lot of families end up living outside Seattle, since suburbs like Bellevue and Mercer Island are very close to downtown Seattle, but if you would like a more downtown experience, we recommend either Fremont or Green Lake, located North of Downtown, or Queen Anne Hill, located south of Downtown and Lake Union. If you want to be a bit further from downtown, check out the Fauntleroy district.
What areas of Seattle are safe for walking around at night?
Queen Anne is a great Seattle neighborhood with a low crime rate and several amenities nearby, including grocery stores, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Ballard is another safe Seattle neighborhood, but housing prices tend to be a little bit higher in this area. Some other safe neighborhoods in Seattle include the pedestrian-friendly Greenlake, Greenwood, Capital Hill, and Fremont.
What do people do for fun in Seattle?
As the birthplace of Starbucks and many independently-owned joints, coffee shop culture prevails in Seattle. Pike Place Market, an open-air shopping haven and Seattle institution, is a must-see and a great place to pick up fresh fish. Also the nexus of the nineties grunge scene, Seattle continues to be home to excellent musicians as well as host to visiting artists. Every Labor Day weekend the Bumbershoot music and arts festival occurs in the Scity center, featuring dozens of local and world-class musical acts. To take advantage of the great green outdoors in these parts, cycling, hiking, boating, and camping are all popular pastimes in the King County area.
Are there local sporting events in Seattle?
Yes. Seattle has three major professional sports teams: The National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, and Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC. The Seahawks and the Sounders both play at Qwest Field while the Mariners play at Safeco Field. Seattle is also home to the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association, who play at the KeyArena. And, given its location on the Puget Sound, Seattle plays host to various regattas throughout the year.
Do most people in Seattle rely on public transportation?
Most people in Seattle don't rely on public transportation, but many do. In fact, close to 20 percent uses mass transit to commute to work on a daily basis. Although this might not seem like a lot, this number is 637 percent greater than the Washington average and 851 percent greater than the national average, indicating that Seattle's public transit system is very well developed. There are three public transit systems that serve the city: King County Metro, which provides local bus service; Sound Transit, which provides express bus service, as well as two Sounder commuter rail lines and a Central Link light rail line; and Washington State Ferries.
how far is Ranier Beach from the University of Washington, Seattle?
Rainier Beach is about 13 miles by car from the University of Washington -- about a half hour drive.
I am a prospective graduate student at the University of Washington, could you please suggest good neighborhoods near UW that i could get affordable housing?
U-District is very close to the UW campus, and is popular among undergraduate students. Because of the neighborhood's proximity to UW and campus amenities, rents here may be a little higher than you'll find in some other neighborhoods. If you want a quieter, more residential feel, check out Greenlake or Wallingford -- both are an easy walk or bus ride from campus. If you want a more vibrant, happening scene, try Capitol Hill or Fremont, which are also both close to UW. For additional help finding apartments near UW, check out our off-campus housing page at http://www.mynewplace.com/student-housing/off-campus-university-of-washington-seattle-campus-apartments!