Rent target 1200-1500. Where should I look in Seattle area?

Jun 29 19 Comments

Obviously can’t live in downtown Seattle because SAP pays like shit.

I want to live in the Seattle suburbs and network my way into some of the nice companies in the area. I travel Monday thru Thursday to clients so I’ll try and make somewhere between an extra $100-$150 a week in per diems.

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Amazon clxR4e
    Get a van and live down by the river
    Jun 29 0
  • Microsoft @FB
    With that budget you should look to rent a room in someone’s apartment. I don’t we’ve been anywhere close to that price for a studio in the last 5 years.
    Jun 29 1
    • OP
      Is this just a craigslist thing?
      Jun 29
  • Amazon pajx72
    University District gives the best deal for this price- easy commute to business districts (SLU/Eastside) and convenience. You won't find a new place at this price range unless you prefer those mini studios which are too small, so be ready for old homes.
    There is a CAP theorem for renting as well- Convenience, Affordability and Safety- you can only get two of them at a time.
    Jun 29 0
  • VMware QwbE55
    Check apartments.com, there are some 1Bed/studio in your budget.
    Jun 29 1
    • OP
      My god this could actually work
      Jun 29
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    Gehjiddrt6more
    Check out sharing apartment or somewhere on lynnwood side, they have good commute options just would take longer. You should be getting many options
    Jun 29 4
    • OP
      I just need to be able to get to SeaTac every Monday morning. To get into the city, I’ll take public transportation
      Jun 29
    • New / Eng QTdN03
      You have to go to SeaTac on Monday mornings? Yikes. Better look on the south side then. Plan on taking a train or bus to downtown.
      Jun 30
    • Amazon / Eng eztP64
      If you are flying out weekly, look for a place on the southside near, or possibly in, SeaTac.
      Jun 30
    • OP
      Yeah so I’d be flying out to clients every Monday and returning Thursday afternoon
      Jun 30
  • Microsoft mfttse3h
    You can get a 1bhk in bellevue
    Jun 29 2
    • OP
      Didn’t see any
      Jun 29
    • Microsoft mfttse3h
      Ahhh.. its the time of the year i guess..
      I rented one for 1.4k last year around swptember
      Jun 29
  • Facebook derpd
    Older apartments in queen Anne
    Jun 29 1
    • Amazon clxR4e
      Aka earthquake death trap
      Jun 29
  • Amazon pancake02
    There’s a few studios in that range around Capitol Hill. If you want a 1bedroom, need to look more up north like Greenwood (85th) or Northgate (there’s a bus station here). If you’re okay being surrounded by college students there’s the University District area.
    Jun 29 1
    • OP
      Right now I’m trying to aggressively save money so I’d rather not live in the city..
      Jun 29
  • Interloc Solutions / Eng talentless
    North Seattle might work for you. Generally has the benefit of easy access to pretty much every part of the region too.

    I live in Lake City, have a one bedroom apartment that is ~700 square feet and pay just under 1500 for rent excluding utilities, pet rent, and parking. Total has been sitting at around 1700/month
    Jun 29 0