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Just north of the Queen Anne neighborhood, across the canal that connects Lake Union to the Shilshole Bay, lies Ballard, rich in Scandinavian history and maritime culture. Although it’s fairly residential, Ballard does carry the bustle of a seaside town, with attractions like the Nordic History Museum, Ballard Locks, Golden Gardens park (right on the coast), and several local breweries, including Maritime Pacific and and Stoup. Like the rest of the region, Ballard is filled with shops and restaurants offering a taste of the local culture. Rentals here range from full homes to small complexes to luxury apartments.

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May Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2020 Seattle Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the May 2020 key findings and figures for the Seattle rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Seattle and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Seattle rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Seattle Rent Prices Decrease From April to May

Seattle rent prices decreased over the last month. From April to May, the city experienced a -1.09% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Seattle one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,992.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from April to May, Seattle experienced a 0.34% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Seattle two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,390.0.

May Prices: Seattle vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Seattle and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Seattle over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 4 of the Seattle suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 3 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Redmond, WA, Bellevue, WA, Kirkland, WA, Federal Way, WA .

  • Rent decreased in Kent, WA, Everett, WA, Lynnwood, WA.

  • 3 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Seattle.

  • 4 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Seattle.

May 2020 Pricing Trends: Seattle vs. National Comparisons

Seattle Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Seattle over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Seattle rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Seattle one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's May 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Seattle and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Seattle and suburbs

1 BR May 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR May 2 BR M/M % Change
Seattle, WA $2,014.0 -1.08% $2,382.0 -0.04%
Redmond, WA $2,165.0 3.34% $2,874.0 -1.61%
Bellevue, WA $2,485.0 4.46% $2,996.0 8.47%
Kent, WA $1,421.0 -0.35% $1,684.0 -0.36%
Kirkland, WA $2,084.0 4.67% $2,396.0 1.31%
Everett, WA $1,362.0 0.00% $1,549.0 -0.83%
Lynnwood, WA $1,357.0 -4.57% $1,752.0 -1.30%
Federal Way, WA $1,323.0 0.23% $1,625.0 -1.28%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.