As the last big stop before Alaska on a contiguous U.S. line, beautiful Seattle has a variety of options when it comes to lifestyle. Seattleites enjoy the many advantages of this city: lush evergreen forests — hence the name of “Emerald City”–, ocean salty water in Puget Sound to the West, freshwater in Lake Washington to the East, mountainous national parks close by, and a booming job market with top internet and clean technology brands right in the city.
The same variety is found in the apartment market. In addition to the existing available apartments for rent in Seattle, 26 new large residential developments have opened their doors in 2015, awaiting their customers to take advantage of new renting spaces.
With so many options, a little apartment hunting help may come in handy, if you want to make sure you are getting a good deal. Here are our best finds in Seattle available right now, renting under the average market price for that unit type:
Monthly rent for a studio: $824 (compare to $1,304 average price for studios for rent in Seattle)
Located within walking distance from the Stadiums, the Pioneer Square and the International District, this property allows you to enjoy a community feeling just a few blocks away from the waterfront. The studios at Addison on Fourth vary between 200 and 300 sq. ft. They include walk-in closets, wheelchair access, and boast beautiful views of the skyline out North and of the water toward the West. The best part is that you won’t really need a car to get around when you live so close to grocery stores, public transportation, shopping and urban nature.
Shangri-La in Central Seattle (Check Availability)
Monthly rent for a one-bedroom: $1,300 (compare to $1,411 average price for one-bedroom apartments for rent in Seattle)
Everyone likes extra amenities, the reason why Shangri-La residents are offered balconies with a view, a community pool, a fitness center, outdoor grilling areas and a composting program. Located in the Rainier Valley, this exquisite community invites you to experience modern activities in the neighborhood, from art walks and sporting events to relaxed shopping. You can rent a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit of up to 700 square feet, or you can choose from a variety of layouts, and bring your pet along!
Monthly rent for a two-bedroom/two-bath: $1,553 (compare to $1,789 average price for two-bedroom apartments for rent in Seattle)
Located in one of the Seattle’s vibrant neighborhoods, Northgate, in North Seattle, this urban retreat is your best choice for a 2-bedroom unit, with the city at your doorstep and the Metro close by. If you are more of an outdoor person, the courtyards or the seasonal pool are right there for you; but if you like relaxing with a view, there is a quiet area perfect for reading or barbecues by the pool. The units have ample size closets, oversized glass sliding doors to deck or patio, and wood burning fireplaces.
If you would rather enjoy the city from a distance, but be close enough to check it out any time you want, take a look at the apartments at Linden Square. Close to Bitter Lake Park and the Community Center, in the vicinity of the Seattle Golf Club, this community offers 3-bedroom apartments starting at only $1,437, that combine the privacy of low-key living with the amenities like a fitness center, clubhouse, BBQ area, pool, or pet park.
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