Apartments so extra

A Glimpse into Seattle's Perk-Packed Rental Market

It would be easy to confuse Seattle’s newer crop of apartment complexes with posh hotels, between the expansive fitness centers and the manicured roof decks with panoramic views.

05/22/2018 By Cassie Sawyer Illustrations by Daniel Fishel

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

News Roundup

Top Stories: Amtrak Derailment, Travel Ban, and Radiation at Hanford

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/22/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Council

Seattle Imposes Limits on Short-Term Rentals

A cap on short-term rental units accompanies a tax to take effect in 2019.

12/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Housing and Homelessness

How Regressive Is the Mayor's Sales Tax Proposal for Homelessness?

The sales tax is regressive, but experts say just slightly more so than a Seattle property tax.

04/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

03/10/2016 By Matthew Halverson

City

O'Brien Sets Aside Blanket Linkage Fee, Promotes Housing Compromise

Murray and O'Brien roll out legislation for inclusionary zoning and commercial linkage fee.

09/01/2015 By Josh Kelety

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

A Text Exchange with Mike O'Brien; Plus KIRO Gets Facts Wrong in Parking Story

Caffeinated news featuring parking facts and zoning texts with Mike O'Brien

06/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Real Estate

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

The current state of the city’s (sometimes crazy) housing market.

04/24/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: What to Do on Earth Day, Plus a Climate Change Exclusive

Today's picks for civic nerds

04/22/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Feature

The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

And it’s a bigger problem than tenant vs. landlord.

04/22/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: SHA's Rent Hike

The day's winners and losers.

10/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Land-Use Chair Wants to Increase Number of Backyard Cottages

Prefab DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units, aka cottages) could be coming to a backyard near you.

08/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Housing

New Public Housing Program Mirrors "Welfare Reform"; Mayor Murray Raises Concerns

A new Seattle Housing Authority proposal would tie housing eligibility to willingness to work and accept services, rather than income.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers New Affordable Housing Proposal

The Seattle City Council considers a new affordable housing proposal.

07/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz