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Average Rent in Seattle, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Seattle Studio - $1,507+1%
Seattle 1 Bed - $2,129-9%
Seattle 2 Beds - $2,871-12%

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Local Reviews

Shoreline is a town that doesn't have much for shopping or dining. Too many old strip malls. I don't feel safe walking alone at night by myself

it is a quite neighborhood. It is very convenienience to the restaurants, gorocery, retails etc. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I enjoy walking to Starbucks - preferably not by myself. When the kids were in school, we were within walking distance. I have a variety of grocery stores to choose from.

i like that it's a quiet area with a lot of families. it's right by this lake, which is cool, but also a lot of big businesses are nearby so it's a convenient location.

It's cheaper then any other apartments in this area and school is walking distance, park close by. Also most of kids friends living really close by.

Good central location. Easy to access nearby stores and recreation. Mountains to the East, ocean to the west

Demographics

Education

High School

23%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

29%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

24%

4 people

19%

5 people

5%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

58%

50-100k

20%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

3%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

7%

20-45

37%

45-65

29%

65+

23%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Bitter Lake, Seattle, WA

In Seattle, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,507 to $2,871. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Bitter Lake, Seattle, WA is $1,507. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,129. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,871.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+1%

Changed from $1,492 to $1,507
1 Bed

-9%

Changed from $2,340 to $2,129
2 Beds

-12%

Changed from $3,263 to $2,871

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

13.3%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Bitter Lake, Seattle, WA is 13.3% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Bitter Lake, Seattle, WA housing is 112.2% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 2% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 15.5% more in Bitter Lake, Seattle, WA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 35.1% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Bitter Lake, Seattle, WACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
41.8%
112.2%
Utilities
5%
2%
Food
3.4%
15.5%
Transportation
5.3%
29%
Healthcare
11%
35.1%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Bellevue$2,523+14%
Kirkland$2,495+5%
Bothell$2,099-11%
Silverdale$2,021+31%
Federal Way$1,935--
Lynnwood$1,857+3%
University Place$1,763+33%
Woodinville$1,740-12%
Kent$1,725-6%
Burien$1,672--
Renton$1,610-6%
Edmonds$1,599-3%
Port Orchard$1,599+12%
Seattle$1,507+1%
Auburn$1,502+7%
Tacoma$1,462+1%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Bremerton$1,400-22%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Kirkland$2,349-28%
Bothell$2,177+3%
Woodinville$2,157+2%
Maple Valley$2,152+2%
Seattle$2,129-9%
Lynnwood$2,122-4%
Issaquah$2,045+3%
Silverdale$1,864+3%
Edmonds$1,749-8%
Renton$1,706-36%
Bremerton$1,700-9%
Federal Way$1,700+5%
Auburn$1,690+10%
University Place$1,688+13%
Gig Harbor$1,675-14%
Everett$1,655-5%
Burien$1,650+3%
Port Orchard$1,649+2%
Lakewood$1,646+1%
Kent$1,581-3%
Puyallup$1,545-6%
Tacoma$1,535-6%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Issaquah$3,422+36%
Woodinville$3,072+10%
Kirkland$2,895-38%
Seattle$2,871-12%
Lynnwood$2,740-1%
Bothell$2,650-2%
Maple Valley$2,495+13%
University Place$2,332+34%
Renton$2,218-18%
Silverdale$2,116-1%
Everett$2,071+5%
Burien$2,000+18%
Federal Way$1,992+3%
Bremerton$1,969+23%
Kenmore$1,950-5%
Port Orchard$1,947+5%
Auburn$1,929+11%
Edmonds$1,897-24%
Lakewood$1,873-3%
Kent$1,835-4%
Puyallup$1,755-3%
Tacoma$1,692-9%
Gig Harbor$1,657+14%

Compare Neighborhoods

Lake View

$1,350

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Laurelhurst

$1,395

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Montlake

$1,495

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Seattle, WA?

For renters in Seattle seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Lake View, Laurelhurst, and Montlake, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,350, $1,395, and $1,495 respectively. Additional areas offering value are North Admiral and Lake City, where the rents are $1,495 and $1,550, a favorable comparison to Seattle's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,129.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Seattle, WA?

In Seattle, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West Edge, Westlake, and Cascade. A 1-bedroom apartment in West Edge averages at $3,050, in Westlake it averages $2,661, and in Cascade, the average is $2,534. For additional high-end living options, South Lake Union offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,503, and Downtown at $2,479. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,129 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seattle, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle, WA?

In Seattle, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Laurelhurst, University District, and Lake View. In Laurelhurst, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,395. University District sees average rents of $1,706 for a 1-bedroom unit. Lake View offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,350. For those seeking other popular areas, Wallingford presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,795, and Ravenna at $1,750. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,129 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seattle, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Lake Union$1,963+9%
North Seattle$1,760+3%
Columbia City$1,721+6%
Downtown$1,685-3%
Northgate$1,677-1%
Wallingford$1,645+6%
International District$1,595-7%
Beacon Hill$1,592+33%
North Beacon Hill$1,592+33%
Belltown$1,552-3%
Greenwood$1,550+38%
Interbay$1,550--
Yesler Terrace$1,540+26%
Northwest Seattle$1,539+26%
Squire Park$1,522-14%
Central Seattle$1,502-6%
Alki Point$1,500--
Ravenna$1,495--
Central District$1,495-14%
University District$1,480+10%
Broadway$1,472+3%
Capitol Hill$1,462+3%
Montlake$1,462+3%
First Hill$1,455-8%
Green Lake$1,450+4%
North Admiral$1,450+21%
Lower Queen Anne$1,4450%
Northeast Seattle$1,435+10%
Queen Anne$1,422-1%
Phinney Ridge$1,387-12%
West Seattle$1,320-29%
Roosevelt$1,317+10%
Eastlake$1,317+12%
Rainier Valley$1,309-19%
Fremont$1,250-33%
Lake View$1,195+33%
Adams$1,175-9%
Ballard$1,162-12%
Lake City$1,155-48%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Cascade$2,534-20%
South Lake Union$2,503-21%
Downtown$2,479+5%
Lake Union$2,460-20%
Belltown$2,319+1%
Columbia City$2,262+1%
North Seattle$2,225-12%
Broadway$2,197+5%
Lower Queen Anne$2,110-15%
Yesler Terrace$2,110-5%
Alki Point$2,100-7%
Rainier Valley$2,089-6%
First Hill$2,077+1%
Capitol Hill$2,072-1%
Queen Anne$2,070-8%
Adams$2,037-9%
Northgate$2,028+23%
Eastlake$1,980+10%
Madison Park$1,962-9%
Ballard$1,954-12%
North Beacon Hill$1,950+3%
Interbay$1,945-3%
International District$1,926-5%
Beacon Hill$1,907+1%
Central District$1,895-11%
Central Seattle$1,867-7%
Fremont$1,850-12%
Roosevelt$1,807-17%
Magnolia$1,800+13%
Pioneer Square$1,800+31%
Greenwood$1,796-1%
Wallingford$1,795+20%
Green Lake$1,775+8%
West Seattle$1,760-15%
Ravenna$1,7500%
Northeast Seattle$1,745-17%
Northwest Seattle$1,729-4%
Pinehurst$1,725+6%
Squire Park$1,722-13%
University District$1,706+1%
Phinney Ridge$1,595--
Lake City$1,550-3%
Montlake$1,495-9%
North Admiral$1,495-15%
Laurelhurst$1,395--
Lake View$1,350-18%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Cascade$4,234-6%
Westlake$4,201-7%
Lake Union$4,111-8%
Pioneer Square$3,995--
West Edge$3,501-4%
Belltown$3,467+5%
Downtown$3,391-2%
Central District$3,212+3%
Ballard$3,190-5%
Squire Park$3,155+3%
Rainier Valley$3,114+2%
Central Seattle$3,0730%
Columbia City$3,0620%
Wallingford$2,995--
Lower Queen Anne$2,995-2%
International District$2,916+6%
First Hill$2,855+10%
Beacon Hill$2,797+40%
North Beacon Hill$2,797+40%
Madison Park$2,700-2%
Capitol Hill$2,575-9%
North Seattle$2,575-17%
Yesler Terrace$2,550-13%
Alki Point$2,550--
Queen Anne$2,502-18%
Eastlake$2,495+4%
West Seattle$2,458-14%
University District$2,454+8%
Ravenna$2,450--
Magnolia$2,450+9%
Interbay$2,450+9%
Northeast Seattle$2,445+6%
Fremont$2,395-21%
Montlake$2,395--
Roosevelt$2,345+32%
Adams$2,325-32%
Greenwood$2,303+5%
Northwest Seattle$2,3030%
Northgate$2,300+15%
Green Lake$2,295+18%
Laurelhurst$2,295--
Pinehurst$2,275+2%
Broadway$2,245-24%
Lake View$1,950+3%
North Admiral$1,905-7%
Phinney Ridge$1,895--
Lake City$1,595-22%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

17%

15-30 Mins

35%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

19%

60+ Mins

10%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7373

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Percentage: 7474

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Percentage: 5252

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 7 of 8 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Bitter Lake Seattle gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 87% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bitter Lake Seattle is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 80% more daycares than average
  3. 75% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 67% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Bitter Lake Seattle.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 90% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bitter Lake Seattle serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 42% more restaurants than average
  3. 8% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Bitter Lake Seattle.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 81% more coffee shops than average
  3. 53% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Bitter Lake Seattle is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 37% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Bitter Lake Seattle.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bitter Lake Seattle could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 52% more pet facilities than average
  3. 7% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? Bitter Lake Seattle has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Bitter Lake Seattle is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Bitter Lake Seattle's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 26% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 27% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 70% more gas stations than average
  3. 13% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 8 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 5 of 8 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 8 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 5 of 8 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 6 of 8 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 7 of 8 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 8 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Bitter Lake Seattle

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA 7.9 miles$2,129$2,871
Bellevue, WA 10.3 miles$3,245$4,266
Lynnwood, WA 7.2 miles$2,122$2,740
Bothell, WA 7.4 miles$2,177$2,650
Kirkland, WA 7.1 miles$2,349$2,895
Kenmore, WA 5.6 miles---$1,950
Shoreline, WA 2.2 miles$2,095$2,957
Everett, WA 19.2 miles$1,655$2,071
Renton, WA 17.5 miles$1,706$2,218
Kent, WA 24 miles$1,581$1,835

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Northgate 1.2 miles$2,028$2,300
Greenwood 1.8 miles$1,796$2,303
Northwest Seattle 1.5 miles$1,729$2,303
Pinehurst 1.4 miles$1,725$2,275
North College Park 1.6 miles$1,766$2,250
Broadview 0.7 miles$1,595$1,950
Haller Lake 0.7 miles$1,500$1,925
North Park 1.1 miles$1,595$2,095
Crown Hill 1.9 miles$1,400$1,650