Move over Big Apple...it's all about that Emerald City, baby!
According to a study by RentCafe, Seattle is still experiencing so much growth that apartments are being built left and right. In fact, metro Seattle has added (and plans to add) 13,700 new apartments in 2019, outpacing the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut by 260 units.
- If you thought 2018 was the year of growth, we didn't slow down in 2019! Seattle added 11,700 units in 2018 and 13,700 in 2019. That's a 17% increase
- 6,850 apartments are expected to be delivered in the Seattle city limits, which is the second largest at a city level in the country
- Seattle's apartment growth challenges metro areas three or four times its population
- Not to be outdone, Bellevue is upping it's game too - they added 1,770 more units this year than last