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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 6/16/2024

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Local Reviews

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

Every night and a couple of friends after dinner to go to the bar to relax is very comfortable very comfortable, and what are the shops in the next door, the traffic is more convenient

My neighbohood has a rich history being a college town and so close to downtown. The population is students, families, and young adults. There is alot to do around my neighborhood and there is always something new to explore.

I love the fact that kids can play outside and always feel safe. They have do worry about being by a car and is easy for them to make friends. Parents don't have to go outside with the kids to play. And is near many great store and transportations.

I like how safe the neighborhood is, and the fact that it is evolving and improving. It has a nice feel.

I like the variey of restaurant around this area that they are just everywhere. Everything is in the walkable distance.

Demographics

Education

High School

8%

Associate's

23%

Bachelor's

38%

Master's

21%

Doctorate

9%

Family Size

2 people

61%

3 people

16%

4 people

17%

5 people

4%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

61%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

4%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

2%

10-20

26%

20-45

63%

45-65

6%

65+

4%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/16/2024

*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 University District, 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 University District, 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 6/16/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

13.3%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in University District, Seattle, WA is 13.3% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. University District, 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 University District, 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 University District, 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%
Shelton$1,150+5%
Spanaway$950--
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%
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%
Spanaway$2,195--
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%
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 West Queen Anne, where the rents are $1,500 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, 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, Lake View, and Wallingford. In University Heights, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,495. Lake View sees average rents of $1,350 for a 1-bedroom unit. Wallingford offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,795. For those seeking other popular areas, Lake Union presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,361, and Eastlake at $2,160. 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%
Belltown$1,519-4%
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%
University Heights$1,3950%
North Queen Anne$1,395--
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%
Belltown$2,152-8%
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%
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%
Belltown$3,283+7%
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--
Wallingford$2,745+10%
Stevens$2,745+18%
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%
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%
Green Lake$2,295+7%
West Seattle$2,295-28%
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

22%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

12%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9595

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Percentage: 8787

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Percentage: 7979

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 87% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

University District Seattle earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 93% more daycares than average
  3. 12% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 98% more theaters than average
  3. 63% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

University District Seattle has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 94% more fine art centers than average
  3. 36% more fine art centers than 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. 96% more restaurants than average
  3. 29% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 97% more coffee shops than average
  3. 26% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in University District Seattle.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 89% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in University District Seattle.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. Far fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? University District Seattle doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% more pet facilities than average
  3. 99% fewer pet facilities 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. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. Far fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

University District Seattle gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. 47% fewer hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in University District Seattle doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 93% more medical facilities than average
  3. 50% fewer medical facilities 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 University District Seattle.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 80% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in University District Seattle.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 6 of 7 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 7 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 7 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 7 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 7 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 6 of 7 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in University District Seattle

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Seattle, WA 3.8 miles$2,115$2,833
Bellevue, WA 6.1 miles$3,340$4,203
Kirkland, WA 4.9 miles$2,595$2,860
Renton, WA 12.9 miles$1,585$2,178
Tacoma, WA 28.8 miles$1,465$1,695
Bothell, WA 8.6 miles$2,155$2,602
Lynnwood, WA 11.2 miles$2,027$2,618
Redmond, WA 8.8 miles$2,449$3,117
Shoreline, WA 6.4 miles$2,200$2,992
Everett, WA 22.6 miles$1,657$1,998

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Capitol Hill 1.9 miles$1,985$2,395
Northeast Seattle 1.3 miles$2,301$2,940
Lake Union 1.6 miles$2,361$3,908
Green Lake 1.9 miles$1,750$2,295
University Park 0.4 miles$1,750$2,095
University Heights 0.4 miles$1,495$2,600
Wallingford 1.2 miles$1,795$2,745
Lake View 0.6 miles$1,350$2,125
Ravenna 1.1 miles$3,340$4,060
Eastlake 1.5 miles$2,160$2,195