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Apartments for Rent in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA
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    206 5Th Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109
    8 Units available
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    Taking shape in the shadow of the Space Needle, Aperture On Fifth presents a unique opportunity in urban apartment living.  With a nearly perfect Walk Score of 96, the city is literally at your feet.  Offering studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes, this community includes outstanding features and amenities that you will love! The community offers residents a rooftop deck with gorgeous views of the city, a clubhouse with Wi-Fi access and a fully equipped fitness center.  Though this community has everything you want, be sure to take advantage of your proximity to some of the highlights of Seattle.   At the end of the day, return to a well-appointed apartment designed with modern touches, contemporary finishes and abundant amenities.

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    • Washer/Dryer
    • Garage
    • Large Closets
    • Fitness Center
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    109 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
    3 Units available
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    If you are looking for urban living, look no further.  Borealis Apartment Homes is located near South Lake Union in the heart of downtown Seattle.  Residents enjoy spectacular views of Denny Park and the Space Needle. Borealis combines green building practices with contemporary features.

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    • Washer/Dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Garage
    • Hardwood Floors
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    223 Taylor Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,925+
    1 BED $2,150+
    2 BEDS $3,595
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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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    1145 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109
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    1 BED $2,599+
    2+ BEDS $3,909+
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    400 Boren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    1 BED $2,088+
    2 BEDS $3,436+
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    206 5Th Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109
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    910 John St, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,399
    1 BED $1,651+
    2 BEDS $2,162
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    120 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109
    1 BED $2,895
    2 BEDS $4,513+
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    403 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1+
    1 BED $1,795
    2 BEDS $3,350
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    801 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    1 BED $1,843+
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    109 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109
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    1170 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $2,125
    1 BED $2,545
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    527 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,375+
    1 BED $1,599+
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    717 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
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    1 BED $1,900+
    2 BEDS $3,100
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    1201 Mercer, Seattle, WA 98109
    1 BED $1,970+
    2 BEDS $2,990+
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    975 John St, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,780+
    1 BED $2,252+
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    241 YALE AVE N., Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,797+
    1 BED $2,313+
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    1146 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $2,295+
    1 BED $2,786+
    2 BEDS $3,809+
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    810 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $2,265+
    1 BED $2,418+
    2+ BEDS $3,224+
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    111 Terry Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $2,120+
    1 BED $2,450+
    2+ BEDS $4,300+
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    1280 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,806+
    1 BED $2,441+
    2+ BEDS $3,336+
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    1212 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
    1 BED $1,926
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    101 Taylor Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109
    Studio $1,909+
    1 BED $2,479+
    2+ BEDS $3,642+
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    1167 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109
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    Studio $1,265
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Average rent in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

$2,483/mo South Lake Union, Seattle, WA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent for an apartment in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA is around $2,483.

South Lake Union, Seattle, WA apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in South Lake Union, WA

97 /100
Walker's Paradise
82 /100
Excellent Transit
80 /100
Very Bikeable
Walk Score®: 97, Transit Score®: 82, Bike Score®: 80

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA were last updated on 21 May 2024.

What are the best apartments in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA?

The best apartments in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA are: Aperture on Fifth, Borealis, Kiara, mResidences South Lake Union and Ascent South Lake Union.

What is the average rent in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA?

The average rent in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA is $2,483. Start your search for apartments in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA is between $1,375 and $6,459. View all studio apartments in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA is between $1,599 and $5,498. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA is between $1,653 and $19,315. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA is between $1,806 and $19,315. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA.

What type of rental buildings are in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA?

In South Lake Union, 78% of the residents are renting compared to 22% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 58% of South Lake Union’s rentals, 39% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 3% are single-family rentals.

Living in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Located along the northern portion of downtown Seattle, South Lake Union is a stylishly modern neighborhood adjacent to Lake Union and home to Facebook offices and four Google office buildings. Accordingly, South Lake Union attracts a number of well-educated renters looking to further their tech careers - meaning apartment rentals in South Lake Union can be a bit pricey due to their proximity to downtown Seattle and lucrative employment opportunities. After much revitalization, South Lake Union is now an upbeat mixture of residential and commercial space. When renting in South Lake Union, public schooling options include Lowell Elementary School, John Hay Elementary School, Queen Anne Elementary School, McClure Middle School, Hamilton International Middle School, Nova High School and Ingraham High School. The apartments and houses for rent in South Lake Union are also close to Virginia Mason Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.

Renting in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

South Lake Union has undergone a number of extensive redevelopments to better appeal to an influx of new renters. By design, renting in South Lake Union is within walking distance of numerous businesses, events and green space almost every minute. Additionally, many rentals were built recently and have a modern style. There are even luxury apartments in high-rise buildings with fitness centers and pet care services. However, there are still single-family, historic houses for rent with craftsman or Victorian cottage architecture, as well as occasional bungalow-style rentals. Unfortunately, renters looking for townhouses won't find them in this neighborhood. Notably, when renting in South Lake Union, a landlord has to give renters at least 60 days' notice before they can raise rent more than 10%.

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South Lake Union, Seattle, WA demographics

  • 29,376Total Population
  • 13,889 Female
    15,487 Male
  • 32.2Median Age

In total, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA has 29,376 residents, 13,889 women and 15,487 men, per U.S. Census recent estimates. Statistics show that the median age of South Lake Union’s population is 32.2.

Amenities in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Five miles north of South Lake Union is Willow Pass Recreation Center, which has a banquet hall, kitchen facilities, a bar, meeting rooms and an extra-tall outdoor patio with ceiling fans. Rentals in South Lake Union are also close to the City University of Seattle Library, Arnold Library, and Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. Plus, South Lake Union renters have Denny Park (with a garden and fenced-in, off-leash dog park); Cascade Playground (with two playgrounds, three fields and picnic facilities); and the amazing, 12-acre, waterside Lake Union Park that's home to the Museum of History and Industry, as well as the Center for Wooden Boats. As for grocery stores, renters have a Whole Foods Market to the south, as well as independent stores. Renters are also within walking distance of the world-famous Space Needle, which is a rotating restaurant with skyline views.

South Lake Union, Seattle, WA households

  • 4,346 Family
    13,726 Non-family
  • 1,208 Children
    16,864 No Children
  • 18,072Total Number of Households
  • 1.58Average People Per Household
  • $111,059Median Household Income

There is a total of 18,072 households in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA. Of these, 1,208 have children and 16,864 are without children. Per Census Bureau’s most current estimates, 4,346 family households and 13,726 non-family households live in this area. The size of a household in South Lake Union is 1.58 people, on average. The median household annual income in South Lake Union equals $111,059, and the monthly housing costs equal $2,124.

Transportation in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

With I-5 to the east and Route 99 to the west, renters in South Lake Union have tremendous access to the Seattle metro area. However, as a residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown Seattle, renters in South Lake Union can count on heavy traffic during peak hours. Fortunately, owning a car is not necessary when renting in South Lake Union. That's because renters are provided with more than 15 bus routes, regional trains, and a light rail line through the combined efforts of Sound Transit and Community Transit. Otherwise, renters use the Seattle Streetcar South Lake Union Line to quickly get to shops, restaurants and Lake Union Park. Finally, the closest airport when renting in South Lake Union is King County International Airport (seven miles south).

South Lake Union, Seattle, WA education statistics

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 1% of the population in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA have no high school education, 6% went to high-school, and 16% have partially completed college. Moreover, 6% of the population hold an Associate Degree, 40% hold a Bachelor Degree, and 31% hold a Graduate Degree.

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