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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

Neighborhood is home to many breweries. Many restaurants are located within easy walking distance from my house.

Windy ,mighty dounts , Starbucks , Ballard brother seafood and burgers kitchen Istanbul, public library

I spent my childhood here, from the ages 6 to 18, and my favourite things are the two parks on the water nearby.

We love how many restaurants and bars and stores are within walking distance. It's a beautiful residential area with lots of great cultural institutions.

It is really quiet but very friendly, we know nearly all families that live around us, and makes me feel safe and cozy.

Demographics

Education

High School

10%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

46%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

26%

4 people

21%

5 people

2%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

20%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

23%

150-200k

10%

200k+

20%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

7%

20-45

50%

45-65

23%

65+

11%

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 Ballard, 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 Ballard, 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 Ballard, Seattle, WA is 13.3% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Ballard, 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 Ballard, 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 Ballard, 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%
Redmond$2,113+5%
Bothell$2,099-11%
Silverdale$2,021+31%
Federal Way$1,935--
Lynnwood$1,857+3%
University Place$1,763+33%
Kent$1,725-6%
Burien$1,672--
Renton$1,610-6%
Port Orchard$1,599+12%
Seattle$1,507+1%
Auburn$1,502+7%
Lacey$1,4740%
Tacoma$1,462+1%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Bremerton$1,400-22%
Shelton$1,150+5%
Spanaway$950--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Redmond$2,567+10%
Kirkland$2,349-28%
Bothell$2,177+3%
Seattle$2,129-9%
Lynnwood$2,122-4%
Issaquah$2,045+3%
Silverdale$1,864+3%
Lacey$1,820+1%
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%
Shelton$1,375+10%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Issaquah$3,422+36%
Redmond$3,171+6%
Kirkland$2,895-38%
Seattle$2,871-12%
Lynnwood$2,740-1%
Bothell$2,650-2%
University Place$2,332+34%
Renton$2,218-18%
Spanaway$2,195--
Silverdale$2,116-1%
Everett$2,071+5%
Lacey$2,022+44%
Burien$2,000+18%
Federal Way$1,992+3%
Bremerton$1,969+23%
Port Orchard$1,947+5%
Auburn$1,929+11%
Lakewood$1,873-3%
Kent$1,835-4%
Puyallup$1,755-3%
Tacoma$1,692-9%
Gig Harbor$1,657+14%
Shelton$1,575+3%

Compare Neighborhoods

Lake View

$1,350

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Rainier Beach

$1,437

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Bitter Lake

$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, Rainier Beach, and Bitter Lake, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,350, $1,437, and $1,495 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Lake City and University Heights, where the rents are $1,550 and $1,595, 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 University Village, Cascade, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in University Village averages at $3,340, in Cascade it averages $2,534, and in Downtown, the average is $2,479. For additional high-end living options, Lake Union offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,460, and West Woodland at $2,453. 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 University Village, University Heights, and University District. In University Village, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $3,340. University Heights sees average rents of $1,595 for a 1-bedroom unit. University District offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,706. For those seeking other popular areas, Ravenna presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,750, and Northeast Seattle at $1,745. 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
North Seattle$1,760+3%
Columbia City$1,721+6%
Downtown$1,685-3%
Northgate$1,677-1%
Wallingford$1,645+6%
Beacon Hill$1,592+33%
Greenwood$1,550+38%
Northwest Seattle$1,539+26%
Squire Park$1,522-14%
Central Seattle$1,502-6%
Alki Point$1,500--
Central District$1,495-14%
Ravenna$1,495--
University District$1,480+10%
Broadway$1,472+3%
University Heights$1,467-2%
Capitol Hill$1,462+3%
First Hill$1,455-8%
Green Lake$1,450+4%
Lower Queen Anne$1,4450%
Fairmount Park$1,437-17%
Northeast Seattle$1,435+10%
Queen Anne$1,422-1%
North College Park$1,418+2%
Stevens$1,400-7%
West Seattle$1,320-29%
East Queen Anne$1,320+26%
Roosevelt$1,317+10%
Eastlake$1,317+12%
Rainier Valley$1,309-19%
Fremont$1,250-33%
Delridge$1,200-12%
Lake View$1,195+33%
Adams$1,175-9%
Ballard$1,162-12%
West Woodland$1,155-29%
Lake City$1,155-48%
Cedar Heights$1,155+44%
Bitter Lake$1,122-8%
Renton Hill$1,105-15%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Cascade$2,534-20%
Downtown$2,479+5%
Lake Union$2,460-20%
West Woodland$2,453+6%
Columbia City$2,262+1%
North Seattle$2,225-12%
Broadway$2,197+5%
Lower Queen Anne$2,110-15%
Alki Point$2,100-7%
Rainier Valley$2,089-6%
First Hill$2,077+1%
North Creek$2,075+3%
Capitol Hill$2,072-1%
Queen Anne$2,070-8%
Stevens$2,050-2%
Adams$2,037-9%
Northgate$2,028+23%
Renton Hill$2,012-3%
Eastlake$1,980+10%
Ballard$1,954-12%
Beacon Hill$1,907+1%
Central District$1,895-11%
Cedar Heights$1,895+28%
Central Seattle$1,867-7%
Fremont$1,850-12%
Roosevelt$1,807-17%
Magnolia$1,800+13%
Greenwood$1,796-1%
Wallingford$1,795+20%
Fairmount Park$1,795-25%
Delridge$1,795-4%
Green Lake$1,775+8%
North College Park$1,766+11%
West Seattle$1,760-15%
Ravenna$1,7500%
Northeast Seattle$1,745-17%
Northwest Seattle$1,729-4%
Paine Field-Lake Stickney$1,729-1%
Squire Park$1,722-13%
University District$1,706+1%
Seattle Hill-Silver Firs$1,670-7%
East Queen Anne$1,625-6%
University Heights$1,595+3%
Lake City$1,550-3%
Bitter Lake$1,495-8%
Rainier Beach$1,437--
Lake View$1,350-18%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$3,391-2%
West Woodland$3,2750%
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%
Lower Queen Anne$2,995-2%
Wallingford$2,995--
Stevens$2,945+27%
First Hill$2,855+10%
Beacon Hill$2,797+40%
University Heights$2,700+57%
North Creek$2,582-3%
Capitol Hill$2,575-9%
North Seattle$2,575-17%
Alki Point$2,550--
Queen Anne$2,502-18%
Eastlake$2,495+4%
Renton Hill$2,495+7%
West Seattle$2,458-14%
University District$2,454+8%
East Queen Anne$2,4520%
Magnolia$2,450+9%
Ravenna$2,450--
Northeast Seattle$2,445+6%
Fremont$2,395-21%
Bitter Lake$2,350+2%
Roosevelt$2,345+32%
Adams$2,325-32%
Northwest Seattle$2,3030%
Greenwood$2,303+5%
Northgate$2,300+15%
Green Lake$2,295+18%
Fairmount Park$2,295+21%
North College Park$2,250--
Broadway$2,245-24%
Delridge$2,110-10%
Paine Field-Lake Stickney$2,102+7%
Seattle Hill-Silver Firs$2,002-4%
Lake View$1,950+3%
Rainier Beach$1,700--
Lake City$1,595-22%
Cedar Heights$1,595--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

14%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

21%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9090

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 8888

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 5252

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Amusement Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ride on! Ballard Seattle has a dizzying number of amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 98% more amusement parks than average
  3. 68% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 96% more grocery stores than average
  3. 30% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 98% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 73% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in Ballard Seattle.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 95% more daycares than average
  3. 40% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Ballard Seattle scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 98% more gyms than average
  3. 46% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 97% more restaurants than average
  3. 41% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Ballard Seattle gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 98% more coffee shops than average
  3. 55% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ballard Seattle is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 95% more parks than average
  3. 38% more parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Ballard Seattle.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 96% more pet facilities than average
  3. 39% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Ballard Seattle is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 95% more medical facilities than average
  3. 8% more medical facilities 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. Few shops per resident
  2. 90% more shops than average
  3. 98% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ballard Seattle sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 94% more theaters than average
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to 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. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 91% more fine art centers than average
  3. 43% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Ballard Seattle.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. 22% fewer gas stations than 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

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Ballard Seattle

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA 5.8 miles$2,129$2,871
Sunset Hill, WA 0.8 miles------
Bellevue, WA 9.9 miles$3,245$4,266
Kirkland, WA 8.2 miles$2,349$2,895
Shoreline, WA 5.1 miles$2,095$2,957
Tacoma, WA 29.9 miles$1,535$1,692
Lynnwood, WA 10.1 miles$2,122$2,740
Renton, WA 15.9 miles$1,706$2,218
Bothell, WA 10 miles$2,177$2,650
Everett, WA 22.1 miles$1,655$2,071

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Ballard$1,954$3,190
Northwest Seattle 1.8 miles$1,729$2,303
Adams 0.9 miles$2,037$2,325
Greenwood 1.5 miles$1,796$2,303
West Woodland 1.3 miles$2,453$3,275
North Beach-Blue Ridge 1 miles$1,645$1,745
Phinney Ridge 1.5 miles$1,595$1,895