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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 6/19/2024

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Local Reviews

We have good parks for walking. We have some good restaurants and coffee shops. The neighborhood is very centrally located within the city.

I love how quiet it is. I like having store's nearby. The people in this neighborhood are all very nice and helpful.

My neighborhood is great as there is like about 4 grocery stores literally within a 20 block radius plus a lot of good little restaurants then you could eat with your friends and there's some good pubs to go to locally

Demographics

Education

High School

4%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

46%

Master's

27%

Doctorate

8%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

25%

4 people

30%

5 people

4%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

12%

50-100k

14%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

12%

200k+

45%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

9%

20-45

36%

45-65

26%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*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 Montlake, 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 Montlake, 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 6/19/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

13.3%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Montlake, Seattle, WA is 13.3% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Montlake, 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 Montlake, 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 Montlake, 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%
Port Orchard$1,599+6%
Seattle$1,543+1%
Lacey$1,5240%
Auburn$1,479+6%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Tacoma$1,4480%
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%
Port Orchard$1,545-2%
Tacoma$1,465-17%
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%
Port Orchard$2,022+13%
Everett$1,998+2%
Bremerton$1,995+18%
Federal Way$1,992-2%
Lakewood$1,9620%
Kenmore$1,950--
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%
Columbia City$1,683+4%
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--
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%
Capitol Hill$1,410-9%
Broadway$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%
Columbia City$1,950-11%
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%
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%
Columbia City$2,724-18%
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%
Northgate$2,300+7%
Broadway$2,295-36%
Green Lake$2,295+7%
West Seattle$2,295-28%
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

17%

15-30 Mins

50%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6969

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

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Has Sidewalks

Yes

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Percentage: 7878

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 6161

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

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Need A Car

No

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Area Amenities

Top Score

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 93% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 7% more restaurants than average
  3. 21% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Montlake Seattle.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 60% 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. Montlake Seattle is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 31% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 80% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Montlake Seattle could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 40% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 70% more gas stations than average
  3. 73% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  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

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

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

Childcare

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Calling all caregivers: childcare options around here are a bit scarce.

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

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  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

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Montlake Seattle is weak on fitness.

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

Theaters

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Intermission much? Montlake Seattle is low on theater choices.

  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

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance 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

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

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

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

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Noise Late At Night

No

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Area Has Litter

No

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Near Downtown

Yes

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Near Grocery Stores

Yes

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Quiet Area

Yes

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Near Schools

Yes

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Safe For Families

Yes

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Tree Lined Streets

Yes

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Maintained Yards

Yes

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

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Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

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Near Highways

No

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Nice Views

No

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Area Has Potholes

Yes

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Well Lit

No

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Mostly Newer Buildings

No

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Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Montlake Seattle

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA 2.6 miles$2,115$2,833
Bellevue, WA 5.4 miles$3,340$4,203
Kirkland, WA 5.4 miles$2,595$2,860
Renton, WA 11.7 miles$1,585$2,178
Lynnwood, WA 12.5 miles$2,027$2,618
Bothell, WA 9.7 miles$2,155$2,602
Kent, WA 18.3 miles$1,571$1,825
Tacoma, WA 27.5 miles$1,465$1,695
Everett, WA 23.9 miles$1,657$1,998
Kenmore, WA 8.6 miles---$1,950

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Capitol Hill 0.6 miles$1,985$2,395
Broadway 1.3 miles$1,945$2,295
Cascade 0.9 miles$2,428$4,204
University District 1.3 miles$1,572$2,495
South Lake Union 1.7 miles$2,387$4,115
Wallingford 1.8 miles$1,795$2,745
Eastlake 0.9 miles$2,160$2,195
Lake Union 1.6 miles$2,361$3,908
Laurelhurst 1.9 miles$1,395$2,295
Westlake 1.7 miles$2,608$4,305