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13 Units Available
Belara At Lakeland
6170 Terrace View Ln SE
Auburn, WA | Lakeland
1 Bedroom
$1,432
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,581
997 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,751
1190 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Luxurious community with 24-hour maintenance, spa, and indoor basketball court. Units feature patio/balcony, granite counters, and laundry. Convenient location in Lakeland close to golf courses, shops, and restaurants.
Verified
14 Units Available
Palermo at Lakeland
7101 Lindsay Ave SE
Auburn, WA | Lakeland
1 Bedroom
$1,308
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,732
944 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,952
1150 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
European style apartment community located in the heart of Lakeland - next to the Town Center! Featuring views of the Olympics and Cascades, Palermo is right across the street from walking trails and sports facilities.
Verified
9 Units Available
Brookside Village
28700 34th Ave S
Auburn, WA | Lakeland North
2 Bedrooms
$1,769
1042 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:17 AM
Nearby schools: Thomas Jefferson High, Mark Twain Elementary, Camelot Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, Kilo Middle School. Close to I-5, Pacific Highway, Star Lake. Amenities include sport courts, seasonal pool, year-round spa, walk-in closets, and gas fireplaces.
Verified
11 Units Available
Amberview
32115 105th Pl SE
Auburn, WA | Lea Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,225
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1080 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:29 AM
Ideally situated for easy access to Highways 167 and 18. Spacious apartments with large living and dining areas and ample indoor and outdoor storage. Multiple on-site amenities, including a party room and clubhouse.
Verified
5 Units Available
NEELY STATION APARTMENTS
1433 8th St NE
Auburn, WA | North Auburn
1 Bedroom
$1,335
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,473
868 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Paradise of North Auburn! Neely Station stands alone in the North Auburn area! We’re re-setting the standards for exceptional customer service & only the highest quality of homes.
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7 Units Available
Mallard Pointe at River Bend
802 45th St NE
Auburn, WA | North Auburn
1 Bedroom
$1,370
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,660
934 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,169
1125 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
This community is just a short drive from Marketplace at Lake Meridian and Brannan Park. There's also an on-site sauna, pool and fitness center. Apartments feature wood-burning fireplaces, walk-in closets and upgraded appliances.
Verified
2 Units Available
Mill Pond
703 47th St SE
Auburn, WA | Lakeland
Studio
$1,135
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,430
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Close to I-15, these homes feature private patios, central air conditioning and state-of-the-art kitchens. Community amenities include two sparkling pools, on-site laundry and a fitness center. Pet-friendly.
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13 Units Available
Four Lakes
6821 Udall Pl SE
Auburn, WA | Lakeland
1 Bedroom
$1,557
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,396
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
Four Lakes is the newest premier luxury apartment community in the beautiful Lakeland Hills, just a stone's throw away from Lake Tapps.
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8 Units Available
Auburn Glen
1902 A St SE
Auburn, WA | South Auburn
1 Bedroom
$1,200
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,345
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1082 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:11 AM
Complex with gorgeous indoor pool, minutes from I-5. Perfect for commuters. Close to public transit and shopping. Wood burning fireplace and full sized washer/dryer in every unit. Tanning studio and athletic center.
1 Unit Available
3521 K St. #B
3521 K Street Southeast
Auburn, WA | South Auburn
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1372 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 11:00 AM
Newly renovated, Lots of Natural Light, Available Now!!! - To schedule a viewing contact Kevin Dares with North By NorthWest Real Estate at 504.460.3595 Fantastic 3/2.5 in Auburn - Don't miss out on this gorgeous 3bd./2.5bt., 1372sq.ft.
1 Unit Available
501 21st St SE E
501 21st Street Southeast
Auburn, WA | South Auburn
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1000 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 11:00 AM
Auburn Townhome - Property Id: 424906 Newly renovated, 1000 SF townhome ideally located on 1+-acre property. Sprawling private yards in a park-like setting have mature landscape maintained by the landlord.
1 Unit Available
1305 51st PL NE
1305 51st Place Northeast
Auburn, WA | North Auburn
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1251 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:59 AM
Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2.
1 Unit Available
2009 C St SE A
2009 C St SE
Auburn, WA | South Auburn
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1310 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:18 AM
Townhouse style duplex with 3 large bedrooms, single car garage, covered front porch, covered back patio and a fenced yard. Located in Auburn with convenient access to freeway.
1 Unit Available
122 West Main Street, #201
122 W Main St
Auburn, WA | Downtown Auburn
1 Bedroom
$1,100
460 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:56 AM
Apartment close to Sound Transit Station
1 Unit Available
6331 Isaac Ave Se
6331 Isaac Avenue Southeast
Auburn, WA | Lakeland
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
1078 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:04 AM
Newly painted, new flooring, brand new appliances!!! 1007sqf. 2bdrm/2bdrm, fireplace, private deck, no stairs! Detached garage! FREE Water! Close to major freeways, restaurants, shopping centers, grocery stores, schools, walking trails.
1 Unit Available
717 F Pl NE Apt D1
717 F Place Northeast
Auburn, WA | North Auburn
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1011 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:37 AM
Unit D1 Available 05/22/20 Beautiful two bedrooms one bathroom fourplex near MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
1 Unit Available
30236 125th Ct S.E.
30236 125th Court Southeast
Auburn, WA | Lea Hill
4 Bedrooms
$2,695
2297 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Application Approved - Stunning 2014 4+ Bedroom 2.5 Bath Lea Hill, Auburn - Application Approved - Stunning newer 4 bedroom 2.5 bath plus spacious bonus room in Lea Hill area of Auburn.
1 Unit Available
5708 Hazel Ave S.E.
5708 Hazel Avenue Southeast
Auburn, WA | Lakeland
6 Bedrooms
$3,500
3400 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Lakeland Hills Auburn Rental - You will love this 6 bedroom or 5 bedroom with office/ den/bonus room. 1 full bath downstairs next to bedroom and upstairs with 5 piece master bath with 2 walk in closets and full bath.
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5 Units Available
Alvista Lake Meridian
14901 SE 272nd St
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,489
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,511
850 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
We are now offering touchless tours as well as virtual tours! Schedule your visit today! Our beautiful community is located between Lake Meridian and Big Soos Creek with easy access to Highway 18.
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Fountain Lake Townhomes
4702 S 302nd Ln
Lakeland North, WA | Lakeland North
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1122 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
1247 sqft
Last updated February 7 at 12:27 AM
Look no further than Fountain Lake Townhomes in gorgeous Auburn, Washington, because youve found what youve been looking for! Our beautiful community is nestled in the heart of King County, close to I-5 and WA-167, so getting around is a breeze.
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18 Units Available
Cobble Court
345 Pacific Ave N
Pacific, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,304
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,443
893 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,868
1069 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 05:29 AM
With spacious, classic Cape Cod-style apartment homes, picturesque landscaping and generous community amenities, Cobble Court is a relaxing sanctuary for your busy lifestyle.
1 Unit Available
27223 103rd PL SE
27223 103rd Place Southeast
Kent, WA
5 Bedrooms
$3,250
2499 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 11:00 AM
Kent Kentara 2 Story - Sunrise and Sunset Views 5 bedrooms, 2.
1 Unit Available
29631 42nd Pl S
29631 42nd Place South
Lakeland North, WA | Lakeland North
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
1190 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 11:00 AM
Charming 4 Bedroom! Large Lot! - Welcome home to this charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath home! Complete with 1,190 sqft of living space, large kitchen and great backyard! Nestled in a quiet neighborhood! Easy distance to local freeways for quick commuting
1 Unit Available
32138 37th PL S
32138 South 37th Street
Federal Way, WA | Lakeland North
4 Bedrooms
$2,450
1820 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 10:59 AM
32138 37th PL S Available 12/01/20 4 Bed /2.5 bath Federal Way Corner lot Beauty for Lease - Available Dec 1! 4 bed 2.5 bath 1820asf.

Median Rent in Auburn

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Auburn is $1,246, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,521.
Studio
$1,242
1 Bed
$1,246
2 Beds
$1,521
3+ Beds
$1,908
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Auburn?
In Auburn, the median rent is $1,242 for a studio, $1,246 for a 1-bedroom, $1,521 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,908 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Auburn, check out our monthly Auburn Rent Report.
How much is rent in Auburn?
In Auburn, the median rent is $1,242 for a studio, $1,246 for a 1-bedroom, $1,521 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,908 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Auburn, check out our monthly Auburn Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Auburn?
You can filter cheap apartments in Auburn by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Auburn?
You can filter cheap apartments in Auburn by price: under $1,300, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Auburn?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Auburn apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Auburn apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Auburn properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Auburn properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Auburn?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Auburn.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Auburn?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Auburn. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Green River College, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Cascadia College, and Bellevue College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Auburn?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Auburn. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Green River College, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Cascadia College, and Bellevue College.

Median Rent in Auburn

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Auburn is $1,246, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,521.
Studio
$1,242
1 Bed
$1,246
2 Beds
$1,521
3+ Beds
$1,908

City Guide

Auburn
Quiet country, freshly built suburbia, quaint Main Street, sophisticated downtown, and crazy casino lifestyles are all fighting for the soul of Auburn, Washington. It’s an epic battle, much like Rocky and Apollo Creed, or Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, except friendlier and mostly good for the economy. Auburn boasts new-fangled additions every day, which the 70,000 people there seem to be enjoying, because they keep bringing their friends. To be sure, the skyline is evolving, the cityscape sh...
Quiet country, freshly built suburbia, quaint Main Street, sophisticated downtown, and crazy casino lifestyles are all fighting for the soul of Auburn, Washington. It’s an epic battle, much like Rocky and Apollo Creed, or Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, except friendlier and mostly good for the economy. Auburn boasts new-fangled additions every day, which the 70,000 people there seem to be enjoying, because they keep bringing their friends. To be sure, the skyline is evolving, the cityscape sh...

Downtown Right now, Main Street is where you will find a simple, quaint atmosphere of local eats and a great little pub. However, new buildings are springing up, including some huge medical offices, a parking garage, and a retail center that will feature upper-level apartments. $ - $$$

Christopher A mixed bag just north of downtown, with Emerald Downs racetrack and the golf course east of Auburn Way.

Meredith A tiny neighborhood on the northern tip of town, with inexpensive rent and a quick commute to the Main Street. Simple and to the point is pretty much how they roll here.

Southeast Main A charmingly suburban atmosphere, yet walkably urban, with eats, drinks, and shopping less than a mile away. Just south of downtown, this neighborhood comes with tree-lined roads and perfect white picket fences like in the movies, but no Stepford Wives. Residents hike riverside trails to the east, and to the south there’s the beautiful Les Grove Park, host of Auburn's annual art festival. Rental homes, mobile homes, and apartments are available, but demand is high. Be aggressive if you see something you like here.

Green Valley Straddling the southeastern city limits, Green Valley is in a world of its own. Country homes sit on large plots of land, with towering pine forests, rivers, and lakes throughout the area. There is plenty to do around here, but you’ll need a car. Fishing, kayaking, and other water activities are plentiful. The Muckleshoot Casino is nearby for you gamblers, employees, aspiring Vegas performers and Elvis-impersonator fanatics. White River Amphitheater is also close, a great venue for live music, and home to the River Lodge and the Bear and Wolf Houses.

East Hill Families, students, and golfers enjoy living in this neighborhood on the hill, with golf courses, meandering rivers, and the nearby Green River Community College. Natural beauty comes with a price tag here.

West Hill Suburban, and prestigious (fancy), this scenic area comes with both middle income and wealthy families living among woodsy streets and a handful of small neighborhood lakes.

Lakeland Hills Another mixed bag of residents, the Lakeland Hills neighborhood stretches from Lake Tapps up to the city center, with the more expensive rentals to the south and the less expensive living to the north. From the Main Street hustle to the Vegas lifestyle of the Muckleshoot Casino, from the festivals and parades near Les Grove Park to the fishing, swimming, hiking, disc golfing, camping, and Petpalooza festival at Auburn Farm Park, this area is situated in the middle of everything and attracts people from all walks of life.

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.

You know what really grinds my gears?
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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.

Caveat Emptor!
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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

Land of Opportunity
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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

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City Guide

Auburn
Quiet country, freshly built suburbia, quaint Main Street, sophisticated downtown, and crazy casino lifestyles are all fighting for the soul of Auburn, Washington. It’s an epic battle, much like Rocky and Apollo Creed, or Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, except friendlier and mostly good for the economy. Auburn boasts new-fangled additions every day, which the 70,000 people there seem to be enjoying, because they keep bringing their friends. To be sure, the skyline is evolving, the cityscape sh...
Quiet country, freshly built suburbia, quaint Main Street, sophisticated downtown, and crazy casino lifestyles are all fighting for the soul of Auburn, Washington. It’s an epic battle, much like Rocky and Apollo Creed, or Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier, except friendlier and mostly good for the economy. Auburn boasts new-fangled additions every day, which the 70,000 people there seem to be enjoying, because they keep bringing their friends. To be sure, the skyline is evolving, the cityscape sh...

Downtown Right now, Main Street is where you will find a simple, quaint atmosphere of local eats and a great little pub. However, new buildings are springing up, including some huge medical offices, a parking garage, and a retail center that will feature upper-level apartments. $ - $$$

Christopher A mixed bag just north of downtown, with Emerald Downs racetrack and the golf course east of Auburn Way.

Meredith A tiny neighborhood on the northern tip of town, with inexpensive rent and a quick commute to the Main Street. Simple and to the point is pretty much how they roll here.

Southeast Main A charmingly suburban atmosphere, yet walkably urban, with eats, drinks, and shopping less than a mile away. Just south of downtown, this neighborhood comes with tree-lined roads and perfect white picket fences like in the movies, but no Stepford Wives. Residents hike riverside trails to the east, and to the south there’s the beautiful Les Grove Park, host of Auburn's annual art festival. Rental homes, mobile homes, and apartments are available, but demand is high. Be aggressive if you see something you like here.

Green Valley Straddling the southeastern city limits, Green Valley is in a world of its own. Country homes sit on large plots of land, with towering pine forests, rivers, and lakes throughout the area. There is plenty to do around here, but you’ll need a car. Fishing, kayaking, and other water activities are plentiful. The Muckleshoot Casino is nearby for you gamblers, employees, aspiring Vegas performers and Elvis-impersonator fanatics. White River Amphitheater is also close, a great venue for live music, and home to the River Lodge and the Bear and Wolf Houses.

East Hill Families, students, and golfers enjoy living in this neighborhood on the hill, with golf courses, meandering rivers, and the nearby Green River Community College. Natural beauty comes with a price tag here.

West Hill Suburban, and prestigious (fancy), this scenic area comes with both middle income and wealthy families living among woodsy streets and a handful of small neighborhood lakes.

Lakeland Hills Another mixed bag of residents, the Lakeland Hills neighborhood stretches from Lake Tapps up to the city center, with the more expensive rentals to the south and the less expensive living to the north. From the Main Street hustle to the Vegas lifestyle of the Muckleshoot Casino, from the festivals and parades near Les Grove Park to the fishing, swimming, hiking, disc golfing, camping, and Petpalooza festival at Auburn Farm Park, this area is situated in the middle of everything and attracts people from all walks of life.

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.

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.

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

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