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Average Rent in Seattle, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Seattle Studio - $1,543+1%
Seattle 1 Bed - $2,115-7%
Seattle 2 Beds - $2,833-14%
Last updated 6/13/2024

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Close to parks and open spaces. easy access to downtown. and grocery stores. Favorite small businesses close by.

Wild waves and Disney land and family fun center and skating and ice skating and hovebiring , swimming

I love that there isn't much activity from the neighbors, and that the houses are sealed and very quiet so that I'm not bothered by noise.

The mall the beach definitely the parks they are so nice and the little kids selling lemonade ade during the summer a delight

Demographics

Education

High School

34%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

27%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

23%

4 people

16%

5 people

12%

6+ people

11%

Household Income

0-50k

46%

50-100k

16%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

9%

200k+

11%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/13/2024

*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 Columbia City, Seattle, WA

In Seattle, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,543 to $2,833. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia City, Seattle, WA is $1,543. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,115. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,833.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+1%

Changed from $1,528 to $1,543
1 Bed

-7%

Changed from $2,274 to $2,115
2 Beds

-14%

Changed from $3,294 to $2,833
Last updated 6/13/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

13.3%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Columbia City, Seattle, WA is 13.3% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Columbia City, 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 Columbia City, 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 Columbia City, 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
Everett$2,715+5%
Bellevue$2,505+18%
Bremerton$2,500+28%
Silverdale$2,299+49%
Bothell$2,1690%
Federal Way$1,935--
Lynnwood$1,897+5%
Kirkland$1,812-20%
University Place$1,794+33%
Kent$1,751-2%
Woodinville$1,746-8%
Burien$1,672--
Renton$1,610-6%
Edmonds$1,599-3%
Seattle$1,543+1%
Lacey$1,5240%
Auburn$1,479+6%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Tacoma$1,4480%
Olympia$1,237-5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Kirkland$2,595-19%
Woodinville$2,205+4%
Bothell$2,155+1%
Maple Valley$2,137+1%
Seattle$2,115-7%
Lynnwood$2,027-8%
Silverdale$1,959+15%
Lacey$1,7990%
Edmonds$1,755+6%
Bremerton$1,722+6%
Federal Way$1,700+1%
Auburn$1,686+14%
Everett$1,657-2%
University Place$1,653+11%
Burien$1,637-1%
Lakewood$1,6020%
Renton$1,585-21%
Kent$1,571-7%
Puyallup$1,545-6%
Tacoma$1,465-17%
Olympia$1,412-17%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Woodinville$2,927+13%
Kirkland$2,860-38%
Seattle$2,833-14%
Lynnwood$2,618-3%
Bothell$2,602-1%
Edmonds$2,499+32%
University Place$2,334+34%
Maple Valley$2,3100%
Silverdale$2,304+16%
Renton$2,178-20%
Burien$2,119+15%
Lacey$2,045+64%
Everett$1,998+2%
Bremerton$1,995+18%
Federal Way$1,992-2%
Lakewood$1,9620%
Kenmore$1,950--
Olympia$1,940-13%
Auburn$1,933+8%
Kent$1,825-10%
Puyallup$1,750-6%
Tacoma$1,695-12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Crown Hill

$1,372

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Laurelhurst

$1,395

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Alki Point

$1,500

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 Crown Hill, Laurelhurst, and Alki Point, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,372, $1,395, and $1,500 respectively. Additional areas offering value are University District and Delridge, where the rents are $1,572 and $1,575, a favorable comparison to Seattle's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,115.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Seattle, WA?

In Seattle, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Ravenna, First Hill, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in Ravenna averages at $3,340, in First Hill it averages $2,704, and in Downtown, the average is $2,616. For additional high-end living options, Westlake offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,608, and West Edge at $2,545. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,115 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 University District, Laurelhurst, and Wallingford. In University District, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,572. Laurelhurst sees average rents of $1,395 for a 1-bedroom unit. Wallingford offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,795. For those seeking other popular areas, Ravenna presents 1-bedroom apartments at $3,340, and Lake Union at $2,361. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,115 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seattle, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Westlake$2,045+5%
West Edge$1,991-12%
South Lake Union$1,940+1%
Cascade$1,928+4%
Lake Union$1,856+1%
Downtown$1,702-5%
International District$1,675+16%
North Seattle$1,665-3%
Wallingford$1,660+1%
Central District$1,635+17%
Northgate$1,627+9%
Interbay$1,600--
Montlake$1,5950%
Beacon Hill$1,592--
North Beacon Hill$1,592--
Central Seattle$1,5720%
First Hill$1,561-16%
Yesler Terrace$1,540+21%
Greenwood$1,523+32%
Belltown$1,519-4%
University District$1,505-5%
Alki Point$1,500--
Northeast Seattle$1,495+1%
Lower Queen Anne$1,472-1%
West Seattle$1,470-18%
Queen Anne$1,450-2%
Eastlake$1,450+14%
North Admiral$1,450+21%
Broadway$1,410-9%
Capitol Hill$1,410-9%
Northwest Seattle$1,383+11%
Phinney Ridge$1,365-4%
Rainier Valley$1,344-17%
Ballard$1,297-7%
Crown Hill$1,295-7%
Green Lake$1,262-10%
Roosevelt$1,258+1%
Delridge$1,200-13%
Adams$1,192-15%
Fremont$1,174-38%
Lake City$1,138-21%
Bitter Lake$1,122-6%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
First Hill$2,704+14%
Downtown$2,616+7%
Westlake$2,608-10%
West Edge$2,545-3%
Cascade$2,428-19%
North Seattle$2,415-2%
South Lake Union$2,387-22%
Lake Union$2,361-19%
Northeast Seattle$2,301+19%
Lower Queen Anne$2,214-9%
Eastlake$2,160+18%
Belltown$2,152-8%
Madison Park$2,1500%
Queen Anne$2,115-5%
West Seattle$2,1030%
Adams$2,088+3%
Ballard$2,0540%
Roosevelt$2,040-3%
Yesler Terrace$2,005-10%
Northgate$1,997+18%
Capitol Hill$1,985-6%
Beacon Hill$1,950+22%
North Beacon Hill$1,950+22%
Broadway$1,945-8%
Rainier Valley$1,931-8%
Central Seattle$1,924-7%
Pioneer Square$1,900+26%
Bitter Lake$1,850+14%
Greenwood$1,847+4%
International District$1,806-11%
Central District$1,800-18%
Wallingford$1,795+4%
Montlake$1,795+9%
Northwest Seattle$1,790+2%
Green Lake$1,750+1%
Phinney Ridge$1,750+3%
Magnolia$1,745-2%
Interbay$1,745-13%
Fremont$1,725-18%
Pinehurst$1,700+5%
North Admiral$1,675-4%
Lake City$1,645+6%
Delridge$1,575-15%
University District$1,572-2%
Alki Point$1,500-33%
Laurelhurst$1,395--
Crown Hill$1,372-2%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Pioneer Square$3,995--
Lake Union$3,908-13%
West Edge$3,495-6%
Downtown$3,434-6%
Belltown$3,283+7%
Ballard$3,0950%
Northeast Seattle$2,940+40%
Adams$2,833-15%
North Beacon Hill$2,797--
Beacon Hill$2,787--
Wallingford$2,745+10%
Rainier Valley$2,724-18%
Madison Park$2,700+2%
International District$2,6990%
Yesler Terrace$2,595-16%
Alki Point$2,550--
Central District$2,500-21%
Central Seattle$2,500-21%
University District$2,495+19%
Interbay$2,450+14%
Capitol Hill$2,395-13%
Montlake$2,395-2%
Northgate$2,300+7%
Broadway$2,295-36%
West Seattle$2,295-28%
Green Lake$2,295+7%
Laurelhurst$2,295--
Greenwood$2,289-37%
Northwest Seattle$2,289-2%
Pinehurst$2,275+6%
Eastlake$2,195+16%
Bitter Lake$2,195-8%
Queen Anne$2,150-31%
Fremont$2,095-9%
Roosevelt$2,095+18%
Lower Queen Anne$1,995-36%
North Seattle$1,995-36%
Magnolia$1,995-11%
Delridge$1,922-15%
North Admiral$1,905-7%
Phinney Ridge$1,895--
Lake City$1,650-17%
Crown Hill$1,650-11%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

10%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

22%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8888

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Percentage: 6363

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Hospitals

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll see so many hospitals here, you'll get sick of them 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

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is no sight for sore eyes. Plenty of docs in Columbia City Seattle.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% more medical facilities than average
  3. 37% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Columbia City Seattle has plenty of gas stations.

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

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Columbia City Seattle.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 73% more parks than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 89% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 72% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Columbia City Seattle gets an average rating.

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

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 79% more restaurants than average
  3. 61% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia City Seattle is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 89% more daycares than average
  3. 66% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Columbia City Seattle doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 52% more pet facilities than average
  3. 37% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia City Seattle sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. 83% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 91% more fine art centers than average
  3. 67% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  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

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Columbia City Seattle.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Columbia City Seattle.

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

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

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

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Columbia City Seattle

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA 3.6 miles$2,115$2,833
Bellevue, WA 5.3 miles$3,340$4,203
Renton, WA 6.5 miles$1,585$2,178
Kent, WA 12.8 miles$1,571$1,825
Tacoma, WA 22.6 miles$1,465$1,695
Mercer Island, WA 3.2 miles$2,605$3,818
Kirkland, WA 9 miles$2,595$2,860
Lynnwood, WA 17.9 miles$2,027$2,618
Bothell, WA 14.3 miles$2,155$2,602
Everett, WA 29 miles$1,657$1,998

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Beacon Hill 0.8 miles$1,950$2,787
Rainier Valley 1.6 miles$1,931$2,724
North Beacon Hill 1.4 miles$1,950$2,797
Mount Baker 1 miles$2,100$3,150
New Rainier Vista 0.4 miles$1,889$2,955
Brighton 1.8 miles$2,174$2,567
Hillman City 0.9 miles$1,627---
Seward Park 1.3 miles------