Seattle is beautiful, surrounded by water and mountains. Itï¿½s a perfect place for apartment renters!
Seattle apartments are abundant, and it's easy to find good deals if you do your research. Walking around your neighborhood of choice is a great way to look, too - many landlords post vacancy signs on their buildings! Most apartments are in good shape, but it is important to check for signs of black mold - the city's moist, cool climate makes this a hazard in some rentals. The average price for a one bedroom in hip Capitol Hill is $1000-1300, while apartments in less popular areas are cheaper.
For those interested in nightlife, centrally located Belltown is home to many concert venues, clubs and bars. Pike Place Market and the Olympic Sculpture Park are readily accessible. Capitol Hill is known for its gastropubs, for those interested in craft brews and farm-to-table treats. Queen Anne is a hub for local theaters. Renting in this neighborhood will give you a direct view of the Space Needle - and give your calves a workout! North Seattle neighborhoods Fremont, Ravenna, Wallingford, and Green Lake are more residential, perfect for nature lovers! Northwest Seattle's Ballard has the feel of a sleepy fishing village. Moving South, Beacon Hill and Columbia City are two of the cityï¿½s most diverse areas, full of ethnic eateries and markets.
Seattleï¿½s comprehensive bus system makes for easy commutes, and bike commuters have access to some of the best bike lanes and trails in the world. Thereï¿½s an apartment for everyone - from vintage brick studios to sleek high rise lofts. The city is easy to navigate no matter where youï¿½re located. Whether youï¿½re passionate about parks, trails, boats, beer, entertainment, museums, or of course, coffee, Seattle is the city for you!