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Apartments for Rent in Seattle, WA
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    1823 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
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    1 BED $1,842+
    2 BEDS $3,303+
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    1150 N 192Nd Street, Shoreline, WA 98133
    Studio $1,585+
    1 BED $1,880+
    2 BEDS $2,175+
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    801 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    1 BED $1,700+
    2 BEDS $4,013+
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    2030 8Th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
    1 BED $2,590+
    2 BEDS $3,745+
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    7901 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
    1 BED $1,965+
    2 BEDS $2,550+
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    10215 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
    Studio $1,516+
    1 BED $1,625+
    2 BEDS $2,732
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    604 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
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    1018 9Th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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    525 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,800
    1 BED $2,125
    2 BEDS $3,100
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    3272 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
    Studio $1,595+
    1 BED $1,895
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    4400 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116
    1 BED $1,299
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    714 - 7Th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
    Studio $1,299+
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    337 NE 103Rd, Seattle, WA 98125
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    1 BED $1,888+
    2 BEDS $3,694+
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    350 1St Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
    1 BED $1,876
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    6900 East Green Lake Way N, Seattle, WA 98115
    Studio $1,819+
    1 BED $2,065+
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    1701 12Th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144
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    1 BED $1,580+
    2 BEDS $2,399
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    906 E JOHN ST & 200 BROADWAY E, SEATTLE, WA 98102
    1 BED $1,080+
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    16100 Linden Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133
    1 BED $1,500+
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    1038 SW 122Nd St., Burien, WA 98416
    2 BEDS $1,750+
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    6620 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Studio $1,162
    1 BED $1,497
    2+ BEDS $1,798
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    9051 20Th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
    1 BED $1,699+
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    17233 15Th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
    Studio $1,457
    1 BED $1,673+
    2+ BEDS $2,124
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    2019 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
    Studio $2,501+
    1 BED $3,008+
    2+ BEDS $4,415+
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    1280 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,796+
    1 BED $2,452+
    2+ BEDS $4,151+
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    23407 16Th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
    1 BED $1,595
    2 BEDS $1,795

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Average rent in Seattle, WA

$2,267/mo Seattle, WA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Seattle, WA is $2,267.

Seattle, WA apartment rent ranges

About 30% of apartment rents in Seattle, WA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 58% of apartments. Around 10% of Seattle’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

Seattle, WA rent trends

Getting around in Seattle, WA

58 /100
Somewhat Walkable
78 /100
Excellent Transit
87 /100
Very Bikeable
Walk Score®: 58, Transit Score®: 78, Bike Score®: 87

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Seattle, WA last updated?

Prices and availability in Seattle, WA were last updated on 1 Mar 2024.

What are the best apartments in Seattle, WA?

The best apartments in Seattle, WA are: The Loop at Green Lake, 19th & Mercer, Sunset Park Apartments, Enve and Oslo.

What is the average rent in Seattle, WA?

The average rent in Seattle, WA is $2,267. Start your search for apartments in Seattle, WA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Seattle, WA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Seattle, WA is between $756 and $10,138. View all studio apartments in Seattle, WA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA is between $816 and $8,834. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Seattle, WA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA is between $235 and $20,763. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Seattle, WA is between $1,097 and $20,630. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Seattle, WA.

What type of rental buildings are in Seattle, WA?

In Seattle, 55% of the residents are renting compared to 45% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 36% of Seattle’s rentals, 50% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 13% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Seattle, WA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Seattle are about 23 years old, on average. Of these, 66% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 7 stories. About 45% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 54% are mid-rises, and 15% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Seattle, WA?

Rental apartments in Seattle come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 21% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 53% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 22% of all rentals in Seattle. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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Living in Seattle, WA

Living in location

Nicknamed the Emerald City, Seattle combines all of the culture of living in a major metropolis with the natural beauty that the Pacific Northwest is known for. Here, a thriving tech industry draws renters from all around the world: Microsoft and Amazon are both headquartered in the region, as are many innovative startups. Seattle also has excellent education options for local renters, both in terms of primary and secondary school, as well as universities. Notably, the city is known for its coffee culture, and you'll find plenty of cozy cafes where you can relax with fresh java. Seattle also has a thriving food scene known for fresh seafood, as well as a delicious mix of Asian cuisines, thanks to the local immigrant population. Historically, Seattle has also been a center for music along the West Coast. While it was best known for 1990s grunge music, today's renters will find everything from rock to hip hop to classical jazz acts at local venues.

Beyond the bustling cityscape, Seattle's outdoor activities are second to none. With its close proximity to both mountains and water, locals and visitors alike indulge in hiking, biking, and kayaking, often within the same day. The arts are also deeply ingrained in the city's fabric, with the Seattle Art Museum and numerous galleries showcasing both local and international talent. Community events are a staple, with summer markets, festivals, and parades that celebrate the city's rich diversity. Additionally, Seattle's commitment to sustainability is evident in its numerous green spaces, parks, and a city-wide emphasis on eco-friendly living.

Renting in Seattle, WA

There are a wide variety of neighborhoods for Seattle renters to choose from. Whether you're looking to live in a modern high-rise apartment, a cozy bungalow, or even a historic Victorian or Tudor home, you'll find them in Seattle. Additionally, many Seattle neighborhoods are very dense, making it easy for renters to walk around and explore the surrounding area. However, neighborhoods in the far southern and northern ends of the city are slightly more spread out and consist mostly of single-family rentals. As with many big cities, rental prices in Seattle are higher than the national average, and finding an apartment for rent can be quite competitive. Therefore, renters should start looking for apartments well in advance of their planned move-in date. Additionally, if you're looking for luxury amenities, many rental apartment communities offer fitness centers, coworking spaces and even roof decks to take advantage of Seattle's spectacular mountain views. Apartments for rent in Seattle's also tend to be very pet-friendly and many even offer on-site dog parks.

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Shopping in Seattle, WA

Renters have virtually endless shopping options in Seattle. For instance, neighborhoods like Ballard, Capitol Hill and Fremont are all known for their excellent selection of local boutiques to explore. Or, farmers' markets and street fairs are also popular places to shop in Seattle. While the iconic Pike Place Market is the most famous, there are many other neighborhood markets to explore, as well. Of course, renters in Seattle also have access to plenty of grocery stores, with Safeway, QFC, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods being some of the most common options.

Transportation in Seattle, WA

There are a variety of ways for renters to get around Seattle, and the right option for you will depend on your personal preferences. While many Seattle renters drive, traffic can be very heavy, and not all apartments have parking options. In this case, the city's rapidly growing public transportation system is a good alternative. Seattle currently has one light rail line with three additional lines planned, as well as two streetcar lines and an extensive bus system. Regional transit is also available via commuter rail or ferry.

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