10 Amazing Views from Rental Apartments in Seattle
In 2014, Seattle’s famous skyline beat out Chicago and New York to earn the top spot on Thrillist. It’s simple to see why. The Space Needle is an iconic feature of this beautifully crafted landscape. Nestling between Mount Rainer and the Cascades, Seattle offers fantastic sights from its vantage points, with arresting highlights of the mountains, Puget Sound, and Lake Union.
Some of the best – and highest – places from which to admire the skyline are the top floor apartments of the city’s high-rises. With an increasing economic prosperity, Seattle’s demand for luxury housing has gone through the roof. As a result, developers are getting more creative with their rental projects, by incorporating amenities that allow renters to enjoy the urban landscape.
Take this visual tour of 10 of Seattle’s great panoramas, as spotted from some of its well-known apartment buildings:[mashshare]
#2. The Wave
#3. Union SLU
#5. Coppins Well
#6. Aspira Seattle
#7. Prescott Wallingford
#8. The Astro
#9. Avana on the Lake – formerly Shangri-La
The housing demand, combined with a tightening inventory, has pushed rents upward in The Emerald City. According to the latest Yardi Monthly Matrix report, rents have increased by nearly 10% in the last year alone. Developers are maximizing floor plans with creative use of glass to make living quarters feel larger and brighter, while also concentrating on top floor community amenities.
Many Seattle rentals go over-the-top to provide the ultimate visual experiences. Residents of The Wave are spoiled with two top floor sky lounges and an expansive rooftop deck. Here, they can easily relax at the end of the day with the sights of Seattle’s skyline around them. The 37-story Aspira is proud to state that each of its 325 rentals features unmatched views. Renters can also enjoy a top-floor outdoor terrace with fire pit and grills, and two pet decks.[mashshare]