Seattle ranked as fourth priciest city for renters in Washington

by Lindsey Wells

Seattle is the fourth most expensive city in Washington for renters, according to a recent Zumper report. The report analyzed active listings last month in 11 metro cities.

The state median price for a one-bedroom apartment in Washington was $1,430 in October. This is significantly lower than Seattle, where renters can expect to pay an average of $1,750 for a one-bedroom.

Compared to other U.S. cities, Seattle ranked as the 14th most expensive rental market in the nation, with the prices of one- and two-bedroom apartments averaging $1,750 and $2,340, respectively.

Bellevue took the No. 1 spot as Washington’s most expensive rental city, with an average rent of $2,100 for a one-bedroom, a 13% spike from 2020.

Kirkland ranked second on the list with an average monthly rental rate of $1,980 for a one-bedroom apartment. Third place went to Redmond, where one-bedroom renters paid an average of $1,960.

The most affordable city for renters in October was Bellingham, with one-bedroom apartments priced at $1,170. Lakewood was second with rent at $1,210, while Everett ranked as the third least expensive with rent at $1,370, according to the report. 

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