Columbia City & Downtown & Neighborhood Dating & Real Estate & Renton & Seattle Real Estate News & White Center Where You Can Get a $500,000 Home AND a Reasonable Commute into Downtown Seattle

As of February 2020, the median home price in Seattle was at about $750k. This means that a home for $500k around here is consider a “good deal” by many.

We started to think about which neighborhoods in Seattle and nearby cities you can get a great single-family home for $500k AND have a commute into Downtown Seattle that’s still manageable.

This post includes several examples of current listings that ALL have a few important things in common:

  • First and foremost, these are all homes that we would feel happy with our clients purchasing.
  • Each home is as close to that $500k mark as possible.
  • Location puts you close to transit and/or freeways that’ll take you into Downtown Seattle.
  • These are all single-family homes or townhomes with space to spread out in!

Here are the homes we chose:


South Everett

  • Listed for $$489,888
  • 3 Bedroom + 3 Bath
  • 1,822 square feet

Travel Times

  • South Everett to Downtown Seattle via Car: 24 min
  • South Everett to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 42 min

This is our latest listing so *of course* we’re a bit biased, but this particular home is close to all kinds of transit options so you can drive OR take advantage of a more relaxing commute into the city.


White Center

  • Listed for $508,800
  • 2 Bedroom + 1.75 Bath
  • 1,238 square feet
  • MLS#: 1562816

Travel Times

  • White Center to Downtown Seattle via Car: 16 min
  • White Center to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 41 min


 

Kent

  • Listed for $499,900
  • 4 Bedroom + 2.5 Bath
  • 2302 square feet
  • MLS#: 1552297

Travel Times

  • Kent to Downtown Seattle via Car: 23 min
  • Kent to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 66 min


Renton

  • Listed for $510,000
  • 3 Bedroom + 2.5 Bath
  • 1,623 square feet
  • MLS#: 1579196

Travel Times

  • Renton to Downtown Seattle via Car: 18 min
  • Renton to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 52 min


 

Rainier Valley

  • Listed for $515,000
  • 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath
  • 1,100 square feet
  • MLS#: 1572266

Travel Times

  • Rainier Valley to Downtown Seattle via Car: 14 min
  • Rainier Valley to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 36 min


 

Columbia City

  • Listed for $515,000
  • 2 Bedroom + 1.75 Bath
  • 868 square feet
  • MLS#: 1547457

Travel Times

  • Columbia City to Downtown Seattle via Car: 11 min
  • Columbia City to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 29 min


 

Greenwood

  • Listed for $510,000
  • 2 Bedroom + 2.25 Bath
  • 910 square feet
  • MLS#: 1569500

Travel Times

  • Greenwood to Downtown Seattle via Car: 12 min
  • Greenwood to Downtown Seattle via Public Transit: 41 min

 

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