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    Equinox

    1524 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    6 Units Available

    Studio, 1 Bath

    $1,463-$2,306

    561-649 Sqft

    3 Floor Plans

    1 Bed, 1 Bath

    $3,150-$4,257

    747-1,117 Sqft

    5 Floor Plans

    2 Beds, 2 Baths

    $3,235-$5,464

    1,057-1,215 Sqft

    4 Floor Plans

    Top Amenities

    • Washer & Dryer In Unit
    • Air Conditioning
    • Dishwasher
    • Hardwood Flooring
    • Balcony, Patio, Deck

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    Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

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      Cascade

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      (844) 249-6109
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      $2,228+

      Arista

      4715 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

      Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

      8 Units Available

      Studio, 1 Bath

      Contact for Price

      409-416 Sqft

      2 Floor Plans

      1 Bed, 1 Bath

      $2,228-$3,231

      574-869 Sqft

      27 Floor Plans

      2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

      $3,248-$4,682

      883-1,398 Sqft

      16 Floor Plans

      3 Beds, 2-3 Baths

      $5,039

      1,325-1,692 Sqft

      7 Floor Plans

      Top Amenities

      • Air Conditioning
      • Dishwasher

      Pet Policy

      Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

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        Northeast Seattle

        Apartment for RentView All Details
        (206) 385-4367
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        $1,670+

        AVA Queen Anne

        330 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

        Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

        9 Units Available

        Studio, 1-2 Baths

        $1,670-$1,850

        470-1,013 Sqft

        51 Floor Plans

        1 Bed, 1-2 Baths

        $2,235-$2,521

        664-1,266 Sqft

        26 Floor Plans

        2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

        $3,410

        888-1,504 Sqft

        13 Floor Plans

        Top Amenities

        • Washer & Dryer In Unit
        • Air Conditioning
        • Balcony
        • Dishwasher
        • Cable Ready

        Pet Policy

        Dogs Allowed & Cats Allowed

          Neighborhood

          Queen Anne

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          (206) 460-0546
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          $1,596+

          Metro on First

          215 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

          Studio–2 Beds • 1–10 Baths

          3 Units Available

          Studio, 1-10 Baths

          $1,596-$1,616

          350-600 Sqft

          13 Floor Plans

          1 Bed, 1-2 Baths

          $2,144-$2,693

          464-960 Sqft

          13 Floor Plans

          2 Beds, 2 Baths

          Contact for Price

          855-1,695 Sqft

          9 Floor Plans

          Top Amenities

          • Washer & Dryer In Unit
          • Dishwasher
          • Cable Ready
          • Hardwood Flooring
          • Elevator

          Pet Policy

          Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

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            Queen Anne

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            (206) 866-9430
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            Reverb

            1023 E Alder St, Seattle, WA 98122

            Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

            6 Units Available

            Studio, 1 Bath

            $1,850

            5 Floor Plans

            1 Bed, 1-2 Baths

            $2,075

            10 Floor Plans

            2 Beds, 1 Bath

            $2,525-$2,600

            6 Floor Plans

            Top Amenities

            • Washer & Dryer In Unit
            • Dishwasher
            • Hardwood Flooring
            • Elevator

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              Yesler Terrace

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              (206) 829-4879
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              $1,668+

              Urbana Apartments

              1501 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107

              Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

              4 Units Available

              Studio, 1 Bath

              $1,703-$1,873

              443-734 Sqft

              10 Floor Plans

              1 Bed, 1 Bath

              $1,668-$2,850

              485-875 Sqft

              36 Floor Plans

              2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

              $2,826-$3,001

              931-1,150 Sqft

              22 Floor Plans

              Top Amenities

              • Washer & Dryer In Unit
              • Air Conditioning
              • Dishwasher
              • Cable Ready
              • Hardwood Flooring

              Pet Policy

              Cats Allowed & Dogs Allowed

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                Adams

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                (206) 875-5045
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                Kiara

                111 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

                Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

                10+ Units Available

                Studio, 1 Bath

                $2,118-$2,687

                421-508 Sqft

                1 Floor Plan

                1 Bed, 1 Bath

                $2,299-$4,490

                521-1,111 Sqft

                5 Floor Plans

                2 Beds, 2 Baths

                $4,218-$20,363

                987-2,443 Sqft

                6 Floor Plans

                3 Beds, 3 Baths

                Contact for Price

                1,948-3,033 Sqft

                3 Floor Plans

                Top Amenities

                • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                • Air Conditioning
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                  Cascade

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                  (206) 558-9166
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                  VIVE

                  1516 NW 51st St, Seattle, WA 98107

                  Studio–1 Beds • 1 Bath

                  8 Units Available

                  Studio, 1 Bath

                  $1,514-$1,594

                  346 Sqft

                  1 Floor Plan

                  1 Bed, 1 Bath

                  $1,800-$2,029

                  500-662 Sqft

                  6 Floor Plans

                  Top Amenities

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Dishwasher

                  Pet Policy

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                    Neighborhood

                    Adams

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                    (206) 558-9520
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                    $1,951+

                    Westlake Steps

                    1209 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, Seattle, WA 98109

                    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                    10+ Units Available

                    1 Bed, 1 Bath

                    $1,951-$3,831

                    510-968 Sqft

                    8 Floor Plans

                    2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

                    Contact for Price

                    876-1,162 Sqft

                    2 Floor Plans

                    Top Amenities

                    • Dishwasher
                    • Cable Ready
                    • Elevator

                    Pet Policy

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                      Westlake

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                      (206) 558-9581
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                      2nd and John

                      200 2nd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

                      Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                      4 Units Available

                      Studio, 1 Bath

                      Contact for Price

                      509-609 Sqft

                      3 Floor Plans

                      1 Bed, 1 Bath

                      $2,125

                      487-1,023 Sqft

                      17 Floor Plans

                      2 Beds, 2 Baths

                      Contact for Price

                      1,099 Sqft

                      3 Floor Plans

                      Top Amenities

                      • Washer & Dryer In Unit
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Cable Ready
                      • Elevator

                      Pet Policy

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                        Neighborhood

                        Queen Anne

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                        (206) 566-7999
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                        The Ayer

                        2010 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

                        Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

                        10+ Units Available

                        Studio, 1 Bath

                        $2,111-$3,043

                        457-607 Sqft

                        11 Floor Plans

                        1 Bed, 1 Bath

                        $3,099-$6,755

                        651-1,130 Sqft

                        22 Floor Plans

                        2 Beds, 2 Baths

                        $4,084-$15,837

                        897-2,364 Sqft

                        9 Floor Plans

                        3 Beds, 3 Baths

                        $15,510-$18,327

                        1,940-2,471 Sqft

                        2 Floor Plans

                        Top Amenities

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                          Denny Triangle

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                          (206) 338-3911
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                          Martinique

                          2142 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

                          Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                          1 Unit Available

                          Studio, 1 Bath

                          $1,320

                          435 Sqft

                          1 Floor Plan

                          1 Bed, 1 Bath

                          $2,150-$2,375

                          835-840 Sqft

                          2 Floor Plans

                          2 Beds, 2 Baths

                          $2,395-$2,510

                          988 Sqft

                          1 Floor Plan

                          Top Amenities

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Balcony, Patio, Deck

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                          Cats Allowed

                            Neighborhood

                            Queen Anne

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                            (206) 207-7895
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                            Broadstone Strata

                            4906 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

                            Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

                            10+ Units Available

                            Studio, 1 Bath

                            $2,015

                            456-757 Sqft

                            4 Floor Plans

                            1 Bed, 1 Bath

                            $2,570

                            611-1,270 Sqft

                            22 Floor Plans

                            2 Beds, 1-2 Baths

                            $3,545

                            880-1,400 Sqft

                            11 Floor Plans

                            Top Amenities

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                              Neighborhood

                              Northeast Seattle

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                              (206) 360-8759

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                            What Renters Like and Dislike

                            What Renters Like and Dislike About Seattle

                            my neighborhood does have a lot of places to go eat. there are a lot of bars to visit and clubs if you are into that. There are a lot of places to shop and buy cars.

                            I like that it is more urban than downtown. There is a lot of small bars to go to and everything is at a short distance

                            Architecture is very old and special. Lots of great local restaurants and no chain food in my neighborhood.

                            Location on convenience of stores and transportation, restaurants and places to go to in the surrounding areas

                            Close to parks and open spaces. easy access to downtown. and grocery stores. Favorite small businesses close by.

                            Shoreline is a town that doesn't have much for shopping or dining. Too many old strip malls. I don't feel safe walking alone at night by myself

                            Who Lives Here

                            Seattle Demographics

                            Education

                            High School

                            16%

                            Associate's

                            22%

                            Bachelor's

                            39%

                            Master's

                            19%

                            Doctorate

                            4%

                            Family Size

                            2 people

                            50%

                            3 people

                            23%

                            4 people

                            18%

                            5 people

                            6%

                            6+ people

                            3%

                            Household Income

                            0-50k

                            28%

                            50-100k

                            25%

                            100-150k

                            18%

                            150-200k

                            11%

                            200k+

                            18%

                            Age

                            0-10

                            9%

                            10-20

                            8%

                            20-45

                            47%

                            45-65

                            23%

                            65+

                            12%

                            Affordability

                            How expensive is it in Seattle?

                            Percentage: 2/52/5

                            Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

                            Rent Trends

                            Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
                            Feb '24$1397$2185$3019$8036
                            Jan '24$1397$2168$2890$8103
                            Dec '23$1405$2077$2903$8596
                            Nov '23$1411$2108$2920$7380
                            Oct '23$1425$2145$3004$7801
                            Sep '23$1473$2227$3172$7782
                            Aug '23$1510$2319$3260$7424
                            Jul '23$1497$2328$3304$7370
                            Jun '23$1493$2352$3268$7413
                            May '23$1521$2267$3292$7378
                            Apr '23$1457$2262$3234$7327
                            Mar '23$1480$2265$3261$8872
                            Feb '23$1532$2252$3264$7953

                            *The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

                            Getting Around Seattle

                            Seattle Transportation

                            Commute Time

                            0-15 Mins

                            16%

                            15-30 Mins

                            38%

                            30-40 Mins

                            23%

                            40-60 Mins

                            16%

                            60+ Mins

                            6%

                            Transportation Scores

                            Percentage: 8686

                            Walk Score®

                            Walkable

                            Yes

                            Say 74 of 120 renters

                            Has Sidewalks

                            Yes

                            Say 90 of 120 renters

                            Percentage: 7575

                            Bike Score®

                            Bike Friendly

                            Yes

                            Say 78 of 120 renters

                            Percentage: 7171

                            Transit Score®

                            They Are Located Near Public Transportation

                            Yes

                            Say 95 of 120 renters

                            Need A Car

                            No

                            Say 62 of 120 renters

                            Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

                            Things To Do In Seattle

                            Top Score

                            Grocery Stores

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            There are some super markets around here.

                            1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
                            2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
                            3. 34% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

                            Restaurants

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

                            1. A high number of restaurants per resident
                            2. Significantly more restaurants than average
                            3. 22% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

                            Coffee

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            We're full of beans for Seattle's coffee shop scene.

                            1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
                            2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
                            3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

                            Nightlife

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Get your dance shoes on, Seattle looks good for nightlife.

                            1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
                            2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
                            3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

                            Parks

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Seattle is team green. Parks get a high score.

                            1. A high number of parks per resident
                            2. Significantly more parks than average
                            3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

                            Retail Shops

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            A shopaholic favorite. Seattle has a lot of style.

                            1. Few shops per resident
                            2. Significantly more shops than average
                            3. 37% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

                            Health and Fitness

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

                            1. A high number of gyms per resident
                            2. Significantly more gyms than average
                            3. 38% more gyms than areas of a similar size

                            Pet Services

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            Seattle is real pawsitive for your pets.

                            1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
                            2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
                            3. 16% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

                            Fine Arts

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

                            1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
                            2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
                            3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

                            Medical Care

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

                            1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
                            2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
                            3. 78% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

                            Gas Stations

                            4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

                            You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

                            1. Few gas stations per resident
                            2. Significantly more gas stations than average
                            3. 20% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

                            What Renters Are Saying

                            Seattle Features

                            Area Has Litter

                            No

                            Say 103 of 120 renters

                            Noise Late At Night

                            No

                            Say 99 of 120 renters

                            Good Place To Raise A Family

                            Yes

                            Say 98 of 120 renters

                            Area Has Potholes

                            No

                            Say 94 of 120 renters

                            Near Grocery Stores

                            Yes

                            Say 92 of 120 renters

                            Pet Friendly

                            Yes

                            Say 90 of 120 renters

                            Busy Streets

                            No

                            Say 87 of 120 renters

                            Nearby Parks

                            Yes

                            Say 87 of 120 renters

                            Mostly Older Buildings

                            No

                            Say 82 of 120 renters

                            Safe For Families

                            Yes

                            Say 73 of 120 renters

                            Quiet Area

                            Yes

                            Say 71 of 120 renters

                            Near Schools

                            Yes

                            Say 70 of 120 renters

                            Area Has Kids Play Outside

                            No

                            Say 62 of 120 renters

                            Maintained Yards

                            No

                            Say 65 of 120 renters

                            Near Downtown

                            No

                            Say 66 of 120 renters

                            Nice Views

                            No

                            Say 66 of 120 renters

                            Tree Lined Streets

                            No

                            Say 69 of 120 renters

                            Well Lit

                            No

                            Say 74 of 120 renters

                            Near Highways

                            No

                            Say 76 of 120 renters

                            Mostly Newer Buildings

                            No

                            Say 82 of 120 renters

                            Seattle Education

                            Schools

                            Percentage: 4/54/5

                            School Score

                            How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

                            Top Schools in Seattle

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                            Living in Seattle, WA

                            EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN SEATTLE, WA

                            Home of the Space Needle and the original Starbucks, Seattle, WA, has plenty to offer those who are hunting for the perfect apartment. Whether you're a student trying to find apartments for rent in Seattle near your school, a professional searching for the perfect rental near your job or you're simply ready for an exciting change of pace, your search ends here.

                            Located right on the water, you'll have access to plenty of gorgeous views and fun activities. Known as the "Emerald City" because of its lush evergreen forests, Seattle boasts warm winters and cool summers with an average temperature of 51 degrees, so getting out of your apartment for an adventure is easy year-round.

                            THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN SEATTLE

                            With a robust economy and numerous diverse neighborhoods, Seattle has some of the best places to live for young professionals. You might choose the walkable Belltown in the city center, with its full complement of bars, restaurants, music venues or the South Lake Union neighborhood, considered a trendy tech hub that offers access to walking paths and a public park.

                            From high-rises and studio apartments to hip and stylish lofts, the rental market in Seattle has something to suit every taste and lifestyle. Apartment Guide makes finding your new place easy. Whether you're on the hunt for great downtown Seattle apartments or right outside the city, you can browse photos, view floor plans and more. No matter what your interests, you can rest assured knowing your rental needs can be met in this bustling West Coast portside city. The Apartment Guide apartment finder tool can make it happen for you, especially with the rating/review system that helps you find the perfect home.

                            • Ballard: Located along the waterfront, Ballard is known for being one of the more hip and trendy neighborhoods in Seattle.
                            • Capitol Hill: This diverse neighborhood is jam-packed with hip clubs, quaint cafes, indie stores, gay bars and culture. Capitol Hill is situated near Volunteer Park where you’ll find walking trails, a plant conservatory and panoramic views of the city.
                            • Downtown Seattle: Seattle’s compact downtown overlooks Elliot Bay and is a prime location for experiencing the best of what Seattle has to offer. From Pike’s Place Market to big-name stores, Downtown Seattle is one of the best places to live in the world.
                            • Fremont: If you had to describe Fremont in one word, bohemian would do the trick. This neighborhood boasts indie shops and hib bars and is home to the famous Fremont Troll.
                            • Lake Union: Although Lake Union is booming with industry and tech, it’s also one of the best places to live in Washington. It is densely urban and is full of rentals.
                            • Northgate: Named after the first covered mall in the United States, the Northgate Mall, this Seattle neighborhood is the best of both worlds. It’s located just far enough outside of the city center for things to slow down a bit, but close enough that you’ll never miss out on the charm of living in Seattle.
                            • Queene Anne: Queen Anne is an affluent neighborhood sitting on a steep hill in the heart of Seattle. Upper Queen Anne is where you’ll find 19th-century homes and stylish cafes. Lower Queen Anne is home to the Space Need as well as cultural festivals.
                            • University District: Looking for a more relaxed area to make Seattle home? The University District is laid-back hangouts, informal cafes and bars and is home to Husky Stadium.
                            • Waterfront: Seattle is known for its lively Waterfront. A collection of piers and quaint streets — this neighborhood is one of the most desirable places to visit.
                            • West Seattle: West Seattle is a laid-back residential neighborhood near Puget Sound. Alki Beach is a popular place for kayakers and sunbathers and has a sandy strip where you can frequently find people playing sand volleyball when the weather’s nice.

                            FUN THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE

                            Whether you're looking for a date idea or an educational trip for your family, Seattle has plenty of intriguing museums for a memorable outing. From art museums to maritime, history and special interest institutions, there's always something new to see.

                            • Rain seldom bothers Seattle locals, so head to the intriguing Museum of Pop Culture, home to lively exhibits highlighting music, science fiction and pop culture and when the skies dry out, wander through Pike Place Market to hear street musicians or to find a gem offered by local artisans.
                            • The Seattle Waterfront is a hub of excitement and things to do any time of the year.
                            • Also located down on the water, the Seattle Aquarium has something for everyone!
                            • The Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space museums in the world, walks you through aviation history, with exhibits like the Great Gallery, the Personal Courage Wing and the original Boeing Headquarters.
                            • The Museum of Popular Culture or MoPOP celebrates contemporary culture and has a popular Jimi Hendrix exhibit. Other museums celebrate Asian art, wooden boats and glass.

                            FREE THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE

                            The Emerald City is all about music, food and connecting to nature, so we've compiled this list of the best free things to do during your downtime:

                            • Lunchtime Concerts: City Hall in center city hosts concerts every first and third Thursday as part of its summer concert series, with a range of genres performed by local musicians.
                            • Flea Market Shopping: The Fremont Sunday Market, held every Sunday just north of downtown in the Fremont area, costs nothing if you just want to browse the displayed arts and crafts. The street food options and flower market aren't free but are worth the cost.
                            • Meet the Fremont Troll: Towering 18 feet, the one-eyed stone Fremont troll sculpture under the George Washington Memorial Bridge has become a popular backdrop for selfies.
                            • Find Calm at the Waterfall: Pause at Waterfall Garden Park, an intimate pocket park in Pioneer Square featuring a 22-foot waterfall plummeting over granite boulders into a serene Japanese pool below, to reflect on your new start in Seattle.
                            • Watch Ships and Spot Sea Life: Head to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as Ballard Locks, to watch the ships navigate between Puget Sound, Lake Washington and Lake Union. You might spot salmon and sea lions at the fish ladder section.

                            SEATTLE ARTS AND CULTURE

                            Artists, critics and viewers alike enjoy the vivacious art scene Seattle, WA offers. You can catch a variety of interesting shows in swanky galleries (about 200 galleries and five art museums call the city home).

                            For those who love theater and music, Seattle Opera stages new and classic productions and Seattle Symphony features innovative concerts. More than 80 clubs and music venues offer live performances on a regular basis. Seattle is also a theater town and home to a wide variety of companies ranging from Seattle Rep, the largest nonprofit resident theatre in the Pacific Northwest to touring Broadway productions, local playwrights and mystery dinner shows.

                            Seattle is home to a number of highly recognized international festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival and Bumbershoot, a Labor Day weekend event featuring more than 2,000 visual and performing artists.

                            SEATTLE SPORTS

                            Sports fans are close to the competitive action in the Emerald City. If you like America's favorite pastime, check out the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park from April to October to catch a regular-season home game. Football fanatics cheer for the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field during the fall and winter months. Soccer enthusiasts get a kick out of the Seattle Sounders. Head to Climate Pledge Arena to watch the Seattle Storm, the city's WNBA team. Other sports include horse racing at Emerald Downs, U Dub football and women's professional soccer.

                            SEATTLE FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS

                            Families on the go have plenty of free activities to keep kids engaged and entertained, including the Seattle Central Library's story times, readings by renowned authors and self-guided tours and Freeway Park in downtown, which offers a walking loop, theater performances and an amazing view of the city. Moms and dads can also choose from a mix of public and private schools in a top-rated school district with 91 schools serving nearly 50,000 students.

                            NATURAL BEAUTY AND OUTDOOR LIVING

                            Situated on the fringes of Puget Sound, Seattle boasts rolling hills and verdant green forests as well as a mild and moist climate thanks to sweeping Pacific coast winds and the Cascade Range acting as a buffer to keep winters relatively warm and summers tolerably cool.

                            If you appreciate a good view, you'll love the downtown Seattle apartments that provide gorgeous lookouts over the city. Check out Olympic Sculpture Park, which is one of the city's best free attractions. Open year-round and featuring sculptures from innovative artists, the park trail meanders among the sculptures and connects with beachside trails and bicycle paths. For a bird's-eye view of the city, head up to the observation decks of the Space Needle, Smith Tower or Columbia Tower for panoramic city, bay and mountain views.

                            SEATTLE WATERFRONT

                            A host of pathways, piers and public parks along Seattle's Waterfront provides many ways to experience terrific views while you get your heart rate up with a brisk walk. Our favorites are Green Lake, Myrtle Edwards Park, Discovery Park, Seward Park and Burke-Gilman Trail.

                            DINING, NIGHTLIFE AND SHOPPING IN SEATTLE

                            You might find yourself cooking at home less because you're tempted by the city's unique cuisines and numerous restaurants. Whether you're looking for ethnic cuisine, 24-hour diners, coffee houses, bakeries, delis, desserts, breweries or wineries, you'll find everything within reach. Families, dates and friends can all get together in the many restaurants, cafes, shops and eateries scattered throughout the city.

                            When you're ready to party with friends over cocktails or micro-brews, you'll discover Seattle's nightlife has everything from luxury lounges in Belltown and swanky college bars in the University District to rooftop parties in the city center.

                            Ready to indulge in a shopping spree? Seattle has many different shopping venues that can help you stick to your budget. The city's diverse neighborhoods provide shoppers with any item imaginable, whether you're looking for outdoor gear, trendy fashion accessories or eclectic home goods. Fashionistas shop downtown to stay up-to-date on the latest trends from around the world, while boutique lovers head to Ballard. Food fans shop for exotic and tasty treats in the International District and bargain hunters scour the city's many outlet stores.

                            GETAWAYS FROM SEATTLE

                            From the walking trails and lava dome of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and the hot springs and rainforests of Olympic National Park to skiing at Snoqualmie, day trips from Seattle put you within reach of unforgettable experiences. Head three hours north on I-5 to reach Vancouver for world-class skiing or go south for three hours on I-5 to Portland, OR to explore its microbreweries, coffeehouses and public parks.

                            SEATTLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

                            Whether you choose to live in a walkable community or on the outskirts, Seattle's public transportation is an affordable option for many residents. No matter where you're headed, you have a variety of options: Sound Transit's Link light rail, King County Metro Transit bus service, South Lake Union Streetcars or First Hill Streetcars, each making numerous stops throughout the day and night. And, don't overlook the iconic Seattle Center Monorail to make your commute.

                            PET-FRIENDLY SEATTLE

                            Rumor has it there are more dogs than children living in Seattle, so it's no surprise that Seattle is a pet-friendly city. Two favorite spots are Washington Park Arboretum, with its manicured trails and benches and the Fremont Sunday Ice Cream Cruise, which welcomes dogs for its tour of Lake Union.

                            FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN SEATTLE

                            Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Seattle that match your needs.