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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

Local Guide

See what Seattle, WA has to offer.

Local Reviews

my neighborhood does have a lot of places to go eat. there are a lot of bars to visit and clubs if you are into that. There are a lot of places to shop and buy cars.

I like that it is more urban than downtown. There is a lot of small bars to go to and everything is at a short distance

Architecture is very old and special. Lots of great local restaurants and no chain food in my neighborhood.

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

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

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

Demographics

Education

High School

16%

Associate's

22%

Bachelor's

39%

Master's

19%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

6%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

11%

200k+

18%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

8%

20-45

47%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

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 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 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

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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3%
22%
32%
43%

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

16%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

23%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8686

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 74 of 120 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 90 of 120 renters

Percentage: 7575

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 78 of 120 renters

Percentage: 7171

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 95 of 120 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 62 of 120 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 34% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

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. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 22% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

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

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

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

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Seattle is team green. Parks get a high score.

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

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Seattle has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 37% 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. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 38% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Seattle is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 16% more pet facilities 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. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers 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. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 78% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 20% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 103 of 120 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 99 of 120 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 98 of 120 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 94 of 120 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 92 of 120 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 90 of 120 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 87 of 120 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 87 of 120 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 82 of 120 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 73 of 120 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 71 of 120 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 70 of 120 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 62 of 120 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 65 of 120 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 66 of 120 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 66 of 120 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 69 of 120 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 74 of 120 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 76 of 120 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 82 of 120 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

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City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA$2,115$2,833
Bellevue, WA 6.1 miles$3,340$4,203
Renton, WA 10.1 miles$1,585$2,178
Kirkland, WA 7.7 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 10.9 miles$2,449$3,117
Bothell, WA 12.3 miles$2,155$2,602
Lynnwood, WA 14.9 miles$2,027$2,618