Housing in Seattle

Northeastern University does not endorse any landlord, management company, or individual list below or other materials. The list below is of websites that students have used in the area to identify housing in and around the Seattle area.

Apartment Listing Websites


Apartments.com is one of the most comprehensive apartment-listing websites. Besides the common filters, there is a Polygon tool, which allows you to map out exact search borders. In addition, check the Commute feature which can filter your search according to commute time from the apartment to school via any mode of transportation.


You’ll answer a few simple questions and it will mix and match your personalized results, help you discover places with the perfect combination of price, location and amenities. This site shows you up-to-date pricing and availability, rent specials, and much more.

Zillow is one of the most established brands for online real estate search. Typing in a neighborhood’s zip code, the Zestimate tool provides an estimated price for rent within the given area. It also lets you apply to multiple apartments with one application and pay rent on its platform.


It offers users location-specific information regarding crime, amenities, commute times and interesting stats. The interface is intuitive, and you can view the search results in a list, grid, or map.


Zumper is known for its easy-to-digest rental market report. It also gives a breakdown of several neighborhoods that may interest you. In addition, the Zumper Select feature connects you with a “rental expert” that will schedule and confirm tours.

Off-Campus Housing and Student Services Resources

While it does not include apartment listings for the Seattle area, the Off-Campus Housing and Student Services Office (located in Boston) does offer a number of resources that will be beneficial to your housing search. While the full website is worth visiting, we have also put togehter a short list of some of the most useful pages for Seattle Students.