Average Price of a One Bedroom in Seattle

Kassie Shanafelt Aug 28, 2020 Filed to: Apartment Hunting Tips Last Update on Sep 8, 2020

If you’re looking for a one-bedroom apartment in Seattle, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s due to the lure of legendary bands like Nirvana or access to outdoor activities, the cost of living in Seattle can be pretty high. The main thing to know is that it all depends on location and what you’re looking for in an apartment. 


No matter what you’re looking for, we can help you start on your search. Here’s what you can expect on your journey to find a new place to call home in Seattle. 


What to expect in terms of cost


According to Zumper, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Seattle is $1,695 per month. Depending on where you currently live in the world, this can be quite the adjustment. Currently, Business Insider says the average national rent is closer to $1,295. However, averages are just that — averages. You can find something cheaper if you need to.



The best neighborhoods for your buck


How do you adjust to the cost of living? One way is to look in neighborhoods with a lower average rent. You might not be living in downtown Seattle across from your favorite bars, but you can make it work! The average cost for a one bedroom in South Delridge is only $650. Other hot neighborhoods to check out are University District (near University of Washington) with an average rent of $1,400 or Lake City with an average rent around $1,450. 


How to start your search


Now that you know what to expect in terms of cost and where to begin your search, it’s time to actually get down to business. If you’re open to coliving, we recommend looking for an apartment on Tripalink. If you’re looking for a one-bedroom for privacy, we offer studios in a variety of different neighborhoods. If you’d like more space and don’t mind having roommates, you can opt for your own bedroom and bathroom in one of our multi-bedroom apartments. We have a roommate matching system so you won’t end up with uncourteous roommates!


Now that you know what to expect in terms of pricing, locations, and how to begin your search, we hope you’re feeling refreshed and ready for a move! The Emerald City awaits you. 



Be sure to check out our articles on how to find an apartment near UW, the average rent in Seattle, and outdoor activities near Seattle!