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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 6/17/2024

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Local Reviews

Location on convenience of stores and transportation, restaurants and places to go to in the surrounding areas

The is unique about my neighborhood is safe - Favorite local businesses KFC - I like going with family and friends to parks and theater

It's by alot of restaurants and buissness and is by the space needle and downtown areas are close and I can walk to most main attraction

It's a bid city,there are much restaurants like McDonald's Starbucks burger King and sotors Amazon target Walmart aldi,I go with my family to cinema watc movie

I like dining out with my family best. Then I like to go to the beach with my friends. I like to go to the amusement park with my children.

It has good restaurants and recreation sites, the shops are within reach for the most part, the transport may be very overwhelming which is why sometimes I prefer to walk

Demographics

Education

High School

17%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

37%

Master's

21%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

84%

3 people

11%

4 people

3%

5 people

2%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

10%

200k+

17%

Age

0-10

3%

10-20

4%

20-45

59%

45-65

20%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/17/2024

*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 Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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 6/17/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

13.3%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Downtown, Seattle, WA is 13.3% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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%
Redmond$2,066+3%
Federal Way$1,935--
Lynnwood$1,897+5%
Kirkland$1,812-20%
University Place$1,794+33%
Kent$1,751-2%
Burien$1,672--
Renton$1,610-6%
Port Orchard$1,599+6%
Seattle$1,543+1%
Lacey$1,5240%
Auburn$1,479+6%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Tacoma$1,4480%
Olympia$1,237-5%
Shelton$1,150+5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Kirkland$2,595-19%
Redmond$2,449+7%
Bothell$2,155+1%
Seattle$2,115-7%
Lynnwood$2,027-8%
Silverdale$1,959+15%
Gig Harbor$1,900-5%
Lacey$1,7990%
Bremerton$1,722+6%
Federal Way$1,700+1%
Marysville$1,695+47%
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%
Olympia$1,412-17%
Shelton$1,375--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Redmond$3,117+4%
Kirkland$2,860-38%
Seattle$2,833-14%
Lynnwood$2,618-3%
Bothell$2,602-1%
University Place$2,334+34%
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%
Olympia$1,940-13%
Auburn$1,933+8%
Marysville$1,875+37%
Kent$1,825-10%
Puyallup$1,750-6%
Tacoma$1,695-12%
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

University Heights

$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 University Heights, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,350, $1,437, and $1,495 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Alki Point and University District, where the rents are $1,500 and $1,572, 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, Downtown, and Cascade. A 1-bedroom apartment in Ravenna averages at $3,340, in Downtown it averages $2,616, and in Cascade, the average is $2,428. For additional high-end living options, North Seattle offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,415, and Lake Union at $2,361. 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 Heights, University District, and Lake View. In University Heights, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,495. University District sees average rents of $1,572 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 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
Cascade$1,928+4%
Lake Union$1,856+1%
Downtown$1,702-5%
Columbia City$1,683+4%
Maple Leaf$1,677-9%
North Seattle$1,665-3%
Wallingford$1,660+1%
Central District$1,635+17%
Northgate$1,627+9%
Beacon Hill$1,592--
North Beacon Hill$1,592--
Atlantic$1,574-2%
Central Seattle$1,5720%
Greenwood$1,523+32%
Squire Park$1,522+13%
University District$1,505-5%
Alki Point$1,500--
Northeast Seattle$1,495+1%
West Queen Anne$1,495-15%
West Woodland$1,475-14%
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%
North Queen Anne$1,395--
University Heights$1,3950%
Northwest Seattle$1,383+11%
Stevens$1,350-10%
Rainier Valley$1,344-17%
East Queen Anne$1,320--
Ballard$1,297-7%
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%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$2,616+7%
Cascade$2,428-19%
North Seattle$2,415-2%
Lake Union$2,361-19%
Northeast Seattle$2,301+19%
Lower Queen Anne$2,214-9%
West Woodland$2,188-1%
Eastlake$2,160+18%
East Queen Anne$2,150+1%
Queen Anne$2,115-5%
Maple Leaf$2,110+2%
West Seattle$2,1030%
Adams$2,088+3%
North Creek$2,072+1%
Ballard$2,0540%
Stevens$2,048-2%
Roosevelt$2,040-3%
Northgate$1,997+18%
Capitol Hill$1,985-6%
Atlantic$1,970+2%
Beacon Hill$1,950+22%
North Beacon Hill$1,950+22%
Columbia City$1,950-11%
Broadway$1,945-8%
Rainier Valley$1,931-8%
Central Seattle$1,924-7%
Greenwood$1,847+4%
Central District$1,800-18%
Wallingford$1,795+4%
Northwest Seattle$1,790+2%
Seattle Hill-Silver Firs$1,784-2%
Green Lake$1,750+1%
Magnolia$1,745-2%
North Queen Anne$1,745-6%
Fremont$1,725-18%
Squire Park$1,700-11%
North Admiral$1,675-4%
Paine Field-Lake Stickney$1,674+1%
Lake City$1,645+6%
West Queen Anne$1,575-34%
Delridge$1,575-15%
University District$1,572-2%
Alki Point$1,500-33%
University Heights$1,495--
Rainier Beach$1,437--
Lake View$1,350-18%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$3,434-6%
West Woodland$3,171+1%
Ballard$3,0950%
Maple Leaf$3,000+3%
Northeast Seattle$2,940+40%
Adams$2,833-15%
North Beacon Hill$2,797--
Beacon Hill$2,787--
Stevens$2,745+18%
Wallingford$2,745+10%
Rainier Valley$2,724-18%
Columbia City$2,724-18%
University Heights$2,600+13%
North Creek$2,5920%
Alki Point$2,550--
Central Seattle$2,500-21%
Central District$2,500-21%
Squire Park$2,500-20%
University District$2,495+19%
East Queen Anne$2,4520%
Capitol Hill$2,395-13%
West Queen Anne$2,395-8%
North Queen Anne$2,325+17%
Northgate$2,300+7%
Broadway$2,295-36%
West Seattle$2,295-28%
Green Lake$2,295+7%
Northwest Seattle$2,289-2%
Greenwood$2,289-37%
Atlantic$2,200-2%
Eastlake$2,195+16%
Queen Anne$2,150-31%
Lake View$2,125+7%
Fremont$2,095-9%
Roosevelt$2,095+18%
Seattle Hill-Silver Firs$2,002-6%
Lower Queen Anne$1,995-36%
North Seattle$1,995-36%
Magnolia$1,995-11%
Paine Field-Lake Stickney$1,965+1%
Delridge$1,922-15%
North Admiral$1,905-7%
Rainier Beach$1,700--
Lake City$1,650-17%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

25%

15-30 Mins

44%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9898

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Percentage: 7777

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Percentage: 100100

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 99% more restaurants than average
  3. 32% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Downtown Seattle's coffee shop scene.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 99% more coffee shops than average
  3. 58% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Downtown Seattle looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 99% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 38% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Seattle is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 99% more parks than average
  3. 35% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Downtown Seattle has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 99% more shops than average
  3. 12% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

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

Theaters

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The spotlight is constantly on in Downtown Seattle.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 99% more theaters than average
  3. 43% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 99% more fine art centers than average
  3. 25% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Buckle up: the amusement park scene here is quite a ride.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 99% more amusement parks than average
  3. 18% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Plenty of I.V. league hospitals around here.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 99% more hospitals than average
  3. 8% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 98% more medical facilities than average
  3. 83% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Childcare

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Seattle is full of places your child can play all day.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 97% more daycares than average
  3. 69% fewer daycares 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 Downtown Seattle.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 95% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores 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 Downtown Seattle.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 85% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Downtown Seattle

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA 0.1 miles$2,115$2,833
Bellevue, WA 6.2 miles$3,340$4,203
Renton, WA 10.1 miles$1,585$2,178
Kirkland, WA 7.8 miles$2,595$2,860
Tacoma, WA 25 miles$1,465$1,695
Puyallup, WA 28.8 miles$1,545$1,750
Burien, WA 9.4 miles$1,637$2,119
Redmond, WA 11 miles$2,449$3,117
Bothell, WA 12.3 miles$2,155$2,602
Lynnwood, WA 14.8 miles$2,027$2,618

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown$2,616$3,434
Waterfront 0.5 miles------
Broadway 1.4 miles$1,945$2,295
Central Seattle 1.7 miles$1,924$2,500
Lower Queen Anne 1.6 miles$2,214$1,995
Central District 1.1 miles$1,800$2,500
First Hill 0.5 miles$2,704$5,666
Squire Park 1.1 miles$1,700$2,500
North Seattle 1.6 miles$2,415$1,995
Stevens 1.8 miles$2,048$2,745