Off Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing Resources

City of Seattle Support

It is often heard that people love the neighborhoods of Seattle, the sense of community, and close proximity to resources. The City of Seattle has a Web site for our neighborhoods and this link is a great place to learn about all of the areas of Seattle, new projects being proposed and worked on, and links to resources are provided throughout the city. Please visit the Department of Neighborhoods.

Newspapers & News Sources

Puget Sound News has links to many local neighborhood communities like Bainbridge Island, Ballard, the Eastside, Federal Way, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Puyallup and Tacoma. For those not yet on-line, you can check out many of the neighborhoods by calling the local paper and asking to be placed on their mailing list, for a small fee, of course.

Media SourceContact Info
Ballard News Tribune 206-783-1244
Beacon Hill News 206-461-1300
Capitol Hill Times 206-461-1300
Magnolia News 206-461-1325
Queen Anne News 206-461-1325
Renton Reporter 425-271-6673
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times
The Seattle Press 206-547-9660
Seattle Weekly 206-623-0500
The Stranger 206-323-7101

Apartment Search Firms

Apartment Hunters

Apartment Locators
206-524-1111 or toll free 888-646-4248

Rent Tech
206-322-5544, also handles roommate referrals

Hot Pads and Zillow, are run by Zillow and provide a comprehensive and interactive marketplace of rental real estate.

RentBits allows users to shop thousands of houses and apartments for rent in the Seattle area.

Through Apartment List, users can search for housing based on neighborhoods, price range, noise level and attractions.

Housing Block allows users to search apartments near campus, grocery stores and local restaurants.

By rating apartments based on rent, safety and amenities, Place of Mine has over three thousand listings.

  1. allows user to search for affordable homes.
  2. Recently named among Cendant Mobility's top five rental assistance providers in the nation

Seattle Apartment Finders, run by the Stratford Group

  • $295, partly refundable if they don't find you a place an agent will drive around and call different apartments based on your preference. They will also e-mail digital pictures to you. There is no time limit for this service. Contact them a little over a month before you plan to move. 206-284-2441

Roommate Express 206-223-3720

Space Finders 206-728-8500

Online Resources

Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce publishes a Relocation Packet with maps and a video on the area. You can order it directly from their Web site or call 206-389-7257.