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191 Apartments for rent in Auburn, WA

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Last updated November 14 at 1:15pm UTC
Palermo at Lakeland
7101 Lindsay Ave SE
Auburn, WA
Updated November 14 at 8:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Neely Station
1433 8th St NE
Auburn, WA
Updated November 14 at 12:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
2220 O St NE
North Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated November 14 at 9:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1006 12th Street Southeast
South Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated November 14 at 12:47pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3408 I St NE Apt L204
North Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated November 14 at 8:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
960 43rd Ct NE
North Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated November 13 at 6:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
6106 Alexander Ave SE
Auburn, WA
Updated November 10 at 1:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2315 56th St SE
Southeast Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated November 7 at 6:07pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
936 24th St NE
North Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated October 25 at 5:55pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1601 Maple Lane, A-2
Kent, WA
Updated November 14 at 8:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2522 171st Ave East
Lake Tapps
Lake Tapps, WA
Updated October 31 at 6:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Auburn, WA
1802 Maple Ln
Kent, WA
Updated October 9 at 6:03pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Auburn, WA
Viewpoint Apartment Homes
21428 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA
Updated November 14 at 12:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1821 C Pl SE
Auburn, WA
Updated November 8 at 8:44pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2502 I St NE
North Auburn
Auburn, WA
Updated November 8 at 8:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
You know what really grinds my gears?

The daily grind is a big pain in the rump when driving Auburn's major highways around rush hour. Facing the nightmarish traffic daily will drain energy, time, and sanity, so finding an apartment that avoids problem areas is key. Roads to avoid during rush hour are the highways and the major north/south routes, such as Auburn Way and A Street. The train tracks also make east-west travel less than efficient. As in most cities, you will want to live and work on the same side of town to avoid traffic jams and potential mental breakdowns of frustration and traffic-based rage.

For public transit commuters, there are several bus routes; however, you will need to find a home in the valley, or within walking distance of one of the very few bus stops that exist outside of the city center. For Seattle commuters, the Sounder Station in downtown is the key to traffic-less travel, with an easy-breezy train that's very nice, although the service schedule is somewhat limited. Pedestrians and cyclists can also enjoy over 23 miles of trails that run through parks, along the river, as well as through urban areas.

Caveat Emptor!

Trains, planes, and traffic create a very noisy environment throughout the city center. Some people enjoy the sounds of urban life, and the nostalgic noise of trains blowing their whistles and hustling down the tracks. However, if you want some peace and quiet then look to the hills for pleasantly boring, yet scenic suburban neighborhoods. It should also be noted that, in a city with two major rivers and dozens of lakes, there are quite a few flood-prone areas. In most cases, apartments are not responsible for anything that gets damaged in a flood, so renters in the valley should consider purchasing renter's insurance. Don't worry, it's not expensive.

Land of Opportunity

Before you get all fearful and apprehensive though, you should know that Auburn is a great city. Seattle’s star is about as high as it can go right now, but unfortunately so is its cost of living. Auburn provides a great respite from both the chaos of Seattle and the price point. It’s got all the amenities you need, plenty of culture and no shortage of simple, quiet streets on which you can walk the dog, practice cartwheels or revive your old lemonade stand business. Now it's time to get into the swing of things! Good luck in your hunt to you new residents, as well as ye olde ones. Auburn awaits.

-By Katy Comal

November 2018 Auburn Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Auburn Rent Report. Auburn rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Auburn rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report

November 2018 Auburn Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Auburn Rent Report. Auburn rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Auburn rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Auburn rents decline sharply over the past month

Auburn rents have declined 1.0% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Auburn stand at $1,340 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,670 for a two-bedroom. Auburn's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Auburn, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,440; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.9% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Seattle proper is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,660, while one-bedrooms go for $1,340.
  • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,350; rents decreased 0.7% over the past month but were up 2.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Auburn

As rents have increased moderately in Auburn, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Auburn is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Spokane and 1.4% in Vancouver.
  • Auburn's median two-bedroom rent of $1,670 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 2.1% rise in Auburn.
  • While Auburn's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.0%), Austin (+2.3%), and New York (+1.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Auburn than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Auburn is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Seattle $1,340 $1,660 -0.7% -1.3%
Tacoma $1,250 $1,550 -0.4% 1.5%
Bellevue $1,890 $2,350 -0.7% 2.7%
Everett $1,340 $1,670 0.0% 2.9%
Kent $1,450 $1,810 0.3% 4.3%
Renton $1,640 $2,050 -0.0% 0.8%
Federal Way $1,400 $1,750 -0.0% 2.6%
Auburn $1,340 $1,670 -1.0% 2.1%
Marysville $1,370 $1,710 -0.0% 0.4%
Lakewood $1,160 $1,440 0.9% 3.9%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.