There is plenty of off-campus housing nearby in the . For those choosing to live farther away from campus, it is easy to commute by bike or Seattle's Metro bus service.
Seattle is different than some U.S. cities in that the central neighborhoods here are still considered very desirable places to live and tend to be more expensive than the more distant and/or suburban locations. The neighborhoods of , , , , and are all great places to live and are a short bus or bike ride from the University. The farther from the city center you go, the lower prices tend to be. Those looking for the least expensive apartments will find them in the north and south end suburbs but will have a longer commute and less interesting surroundings. Check out this document, created by MCB students, with more info on local neighborhoods and housing.
Advertisements for shared and single-occupancy housing are readily found posted at the University or in local papers. It can be very difficult to find a place during the weeks just prior to and after the beginning of Autumn quarter.
Here are some links to rental listings:
Radford Court Apartments
Seattle Apartment List
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