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Starting at $1,166
Updated 1 hr ago
Waterford at the Lakes
23605 62nd Ave S
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,166
2 Bedrooms
$1,539
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
Apartment community features fitness amenities, such as racquetball court and tennis court. Recently renovated units feature range, oven and walk-in closets in every unit. Close to Hogan Park and Main Lake and near I-5.
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Starting at $1,397
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Chandlers Bay
1020 Central Ave N
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,397
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
3 Bedrooms
$2,376
Get close to nature in a manicured complex welcoming pets and containing a dog park. Pool, playground and well-stocked gym available. Extra storage and washer/dryer hookups in apartments. Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park nearby.
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Starting at $1,342
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The Atrium On James
6248 S 242nd Pl
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,342
2 Bedrooms
$1,477
3 Bedrooms
$1,964
Convenient location for commuters, with easy access to I-67. Residents enjoy luxury amenities like garbage disposal, in-unit laundry, dishwasher and bathtub. Community includes courtyard, garage, tennis court and pool.
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Starting at $1,168
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Mosaic Hills
10811 SE 239th Pl
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,168
2 Bedrooms
$1,442
3 Bedrooms
$1,764
Refined apartments with custom finishes. Enjoy use of the fitness center and basketball court. Close to the green space at Clark Lake Park. By Meridian Valley Country Club.
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Starting at $1,453
Updated 1 hr ago
Arbor Chase Apartments
1615 W Smith St
Kent, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,453
3 Bedrooms
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Thoughtfully designed homes with breakfast bars and ceiling fans. Lots of on-site amenities, including a fitness center, business center, and playground. Assigned covered parking. Relax at nearby Hogan Park. Minutes from Highway 167.
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Starting at $1,257
Updated 1 hr ago
Swiss Gables
4620 S 254th Pl
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,257
Gated community in Kent near Saltwater State Park and Vashon Island. Pet- and child-friendly units with large, private balconies, fireplaces, window coverings and fully equipped kitchens.
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Starting at $1,525
Updated 2 hrs ago
Island Park
23529 60th Ave S
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,525
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
Live lakeside in this newly renovated, pet-friendly community with on-site racquetball court and gym. Units contain fireplaces, walk-in closets and balconies or patios. Water views available. Near Green River and Hogan Park.
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Starting at $1,675
Updated 4 hrs ago
Stratford Arms
11126 SE 256th St
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,675
Premier location close to restaurants, entertainment and dining in Kent. Community features park-like landscaping, fitness center and sauna. Apartments have wood-burning fireplaces, washers and dryers, and skylights.
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Starting at $1,295
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Bryson Square
24006 108th Pl SE
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,295
2 Bedrooms
$1,335
3 Bedrooms
$1,805
Bryson Square Apartments feature a beautiful weathered wood exterior with private balconies. Interiors are updated, and some apartments feature fireplaces for those cozy Washington evenings.
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Starting at $1,230
Updated 1 hr ago
Ridgegate Apartments
24808 100th Pl SE
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,230
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
3 Bedrooms
$1,925
One, two and three-bedroom Kent apartments with wooden floors and large windows. Clubhouse, fitness center and indoor racquetball court. Near Sea-Tac Airport, I-5, Green River Community College and Valley Medical Center.
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Starting at $1,259
Updated 11 hrs ago
Red Hill Pines
9626 S 252nd St
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,259
2 Bedrooms
$1,316
3 Bedrooms
$1,620
This luxury property has a poolside lounge, fire pit, fitness studio and clubroom. Inside, units feature granite countertops and wood-plank flooring. The Citadel Mall and Northbridge Shopping Center are just short drives away.
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Starting at $1,159
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Kentwood
22415 Benson Rd SE
Kent, WA
Studio
$1,159
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Neighborhood in a quiet, tranquil setting that is ideally located just minutes from major freeways, public transportation and entertainment. Lush landscaping, spacious ranch-style interiors and sunny balconies.
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Starting at $950
Updated 2 hrs ago
Phoenix Court
23913 111th Pl SE
Kent, WA
Studio
$950
1 Bedroom
$1,035
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
With covered parking, a tennis court and onsite copy and fax services, this community has something for everyone. Apartments are cable-ready and have a patio/balcony. There's easy access to shopping along Southeast 240th Street.
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Starting at $1,135
Updated 2 hrs ago
Village of Newport
2500 S 272nd St
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,135
2 Bedrooms
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One- and two-bedroom apartments located near Woodmont Beach and Saltwater State Parks, with quick access to I-5 and Hwy 99. Resident facilities include a hot tub and modern fitness center.
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Starting at $1,299
Updated 3 days ago
Water's Edge
6305 S 238th Pl
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,299
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
Modern apartments in a peaceful setting near Riverfront Park. Walk-in closets and private balcony/patio. Units with fireplace available. Tenants have access to heated swimming pool and fitness center.
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Starting at $1,327
Updated 10 hrs ago
Wandering Creek Apartments
12910 SE 240th St
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,327
2 Bedrooms
$1,642
3 Bedrooms
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Located close to Highways 18 and 167 for an easy commute. Community includes parking, playground, pool, and spa. Luxurious homes have patio or balcony, fireplace, and washer and dryer.
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Starting at $1,300
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Vibe
25220 109th Ct SE
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,300
2 Bedrooms
$1,546
3 Bedrooms
$1,943
Nearby schools: Daniel Elementary, Kent-Meridian High, Scenic Hill Elementary, East Hill Elementary, Martin Sortun Elementary. Close to Clark Lake Park, US post office, East Kent Shopping Center, Sounder Commuter Train. Pet-friendly apartments with pool, fitness center, hot tub, playground, and night patrol.
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Starting at $1,389
Updated 6 days ago
Indigo Springs
11101 SE 208th St
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,390
2 Bedrooms
$1,389
3 Bedrooms
$2,085
Pet-friendly apartments with basketball court and pool for fitness and relaxation. Units feature extra storage and fireplace for comfort and convenience. Situated off Southeast 208th Street near I-5 and I-405 and Panther Lake Shopping Center.
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Starting at $1,750
Updated 3 hrs ago
Sterling Ridge
11328 SE Kent Kangley Rd
Kent, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,750
Located close to Hwy 167 and I-5 for easy access to Tacoma and Downtown Seattle. Child- and family-friendly living, with a resident playground and landscaped grounds.
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Starting at $2,400
Updated 11 hrs ago
11132 SE 266th St
11132 SE 266th St
Kent, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
Starting at $1,450
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25010 98th Pl S #B303
25010 98th Pl S #B303
Kent, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $2,400
Updated 1 day ago
11132 SE 266th St
11132 SE 266th St
Kent, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
Starting at $2,100
Updated 2 days ago
9811 S 210th Pl
9811 S 210th Pl
Kent, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,375
Updated 2 days ago
23605 112th Ave SE Unit B-203
23605 112th Ave SE Unit B-203
Kent, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,375

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Moving to Kent
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If you want to move to Seattle but want to actually be able to afford rent, you should choose Kent as a good choice for a home. Kent offers easy access to big city amenities, but nothing about the area really feels like a big city. One of the good things about Kent is that it has a great mix of housing available. Its about 50 percent rented and 50 percent owned, and there is about 6 percent of homes vacant. The annual residential turnover is about 30 percent, so if you don't see what you like right off the bat, chances are if you wait a year or two, you'll fish out something good.

If you're going to look for an apartment in Kent, make sure to be prepared. You might want to ask a broker to help you look, a broker will probably charge you a fee of about one months rent or 15percent of your annual rent. However, they will scour all the properties in the area for you, and if you give them your budget constraints, as well as information about the size of apartment you want and the amenities it must have, they will be able to scope out and show you homes like the one you're looking for. If you want to apply for an apartment you see, be sure to come with the proper documents in hand. Examples of what you'll need are copies of your ID, bank statements, tax returns, proof of employment, letters from previous landlords and any other documents that might prove you're financially qualified for your home.

Have your checkbook ready; moving can be expensive in other ways: paying movers to move your stuff can cost a lot; however, real estate experts say that the price is worth it, since they can protect your stuff and keep you from having to replace it later. Also, when you get approved for an apartment, you'll need to pay about two months' rent up front to secure it, in addition to any other deposit your landlord might require. Before you move, be sure you're saving up-- a lot.

Neighborhoods
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If you've decided that Kent is the right place for you to rent around Seattle, you might want to know a little bit more about where you should look in Kent. The area is small, but it does have distinct characteristics, depending on where you are in it geographically. Check out the information below to see where the right people, price range, and size of house is for you.

East Hill: This neighborhood is smack dab in the middle of Kent, geographically. It has a good mix of housing in terms of price and size. There are lots of houses here, as well as apartments, and there are lots of rentals--this could be a good place to look if you want to be part of a strong, young community and don't feel like being surrounded by families all day. $$

Berry Dale: This is the southeastern corner of Kent, and people who live here come for the really quiet neighborhood feel. It mostly has single-family homes, although there are some mobile homes and some row houses. Its not the place to look if you want a condo in a high-rise, though. You're going to find a lot of families with kids. $$$$$

West Hill: West Hill is in the western part of Kent, on the opposite side of the valley from East Hill. The area has a beautiful lake and parks, as well as lots of quiet residential neighborhoods. This is a trendy part of Kent, and you can walk around here to get to businesses. $$$

Downtown: Also known as the City Center, downtown Kent is the heart of the business district of the city. The area is full of shops, dining and entertainment. You should choose it if you want excitement, if you're looking for an affordable rental, since it has more than a lot of the outlying quiet residential areas. $$$

O'Brien: In the northwest corner of Kent, you'll find O'Brien, one of the most affordable areas in the city. Its nearly all renters, so you should come here if you want to find an apartment and be surrounded by other people who are renting apartments. Its one of the less safe and more urban areas, but that can be good if you're looking for something a little more stimulating than country living. $

Living in Kent
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Theres a chance you're moving to Kent to actually be in Kent, now that REI and Oberto (Oh boy!) headquarters are there. But its more likely that you go to Kent to commute into Seattle. There are buses throughout Kent that will take you around the town and from the business district closer to your house. There are also buses that will take you into Seattle when you want to go there. There is also a train service between Kent and Seattle on the Sounder Train. This is a great option if you detest work traffic and all the frustrations that come with it. However, most people in Kent have their own cars and drive themselves around. This is because it is convenient to run errands, to get around at your own pace and schedule, and also to take advantage of so many beautiful outdoor sights and scenery nearby.

If you're more of a homebody, there are lots of things for you to do here, too; you don't always need to get out of town to be entertained! If you like the outdoors, Kent has lots of options. Lake Meridian Park is a family friendly park with a huge, clean lake in the middle. People come to swim, fish, or lay on the man-made beach there. There is also the Interurban Trail, which passes over the Green River. People love to walk, run or ride their bikes on the trail. Another great walking trail over Soos Creak is the Soos Creek Trail. The trail is paved and a great place to meander on a lovely day. If you like to be active but like to do it inside, Kent residents love the Kent Vally Ice Center. Its one of the biggest ice skating rinks in the area, and you can also play miniature golf there or take a swing at one of the batting cages. If you're not the active type, there are still lots of things to do in Kent. Shopaholics can engage themselves at Kent Station--a new shopping center with the nations best chain stores, or visiting the farmers market in downtown Kent, which offers the freshest locally grown veggies and fruits.

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May 2018 Kent Rent Report

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

Kent rents increase sharply over the past month

Kent rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kent stand at $1,430 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,780 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in October of last year. Kent's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

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

    • Federal Way has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,720, while one-bedrooms go for $1,380.
    • Over the past month, Seattle proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,650, while one-bedrooms go for $1,320.
    • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,300; rents grew 0.5% over the past month and 0.7% over the past year.
    • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,400; rents were up 4.8% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Kent

    As rents have increased significantly in Kent, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Kent is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in Vancouver and 2.6% in Spokane.
    • Kent's median two-bedroom rent of $1,780 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 4.3% increase in Kent.
    • While Kent's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Kent than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Kent is more than twice 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
    $1,320
    $1,650
    -0.2%
    0.2%
    Tacoma
    $1,240
    $1,540
    0.1%
    4%
    Bellevue
    $1,850
    $2,300
    0.5%
    0.7%
    Everett
    $1,310
    $1,630
    0.6%
    2.4%
    Kent
    $1,430
    $1,780
    0.6%
    4.3%
    Renton
    $1,630
    $2,030
    0.7%
    2.3%
    Federal Way
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0.6%
    6.8%
    Auburn
    $1,320
    $1,640
    0
    3%
    Marysville
    $1,370
    $1,700
    0
    1.7%
    Lakewood
    $1,130
    $1,400
    0.4%
    4.8%
    Redmond
    $1,780
    $2,220
    1.5%
    -0.7%
    Kirkland
    $1,630
    $2,030
    1.6%
    -0.9%
    Puyallup
    $1,520
    $1,890
    0
    10.7%
    Lynnwood
    $1,520
    $1,890
    0.6%
    5.7%
    Bothell
    $1,770
    $2,200
    2.4%
    3.7%
    University Place
    $1,150
    $1,440
    0.3%
    4.4%
    Mercer Island
    $1,910
    $2,380
    1.6%
    5.9%
    Kenmore
    $1,730
    $2,150
    0
    0
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,480
    $1,840
    0.3%
    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.

    Methodology:

    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.

    Apartment List
    Kent Renter Confidence Survey
    National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

    Here’s how Kent ranks on:

    D
    Safety and crime rate
    D
    Jobs and career opportunities
    D
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    B+
    Quality of schools
    D
    Weather
    D
    Commute time
    B-
    State and local taxes
    B-
    Public transit
    C+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released results for Kent from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “According to our results, renters in Kent are dissatisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They rated most categories with below-average scores.”

    Key findings in Kent include the following:

    • Kent renters give their city an F overall for satisfaction.
    • The highest-rated category for Kent was the quality of local schools, which received a B+.
    • Renters in Kent gave near-average scores to access to public transit (B-) and state and local taxes (B-).
    • Categories like safety, affordability, commute times, and local job and career opportunities all received scores of D.
    • Overall, renters in Kent are much less satisfied than renters in other Washington cities like Renton (A+), Bellevue (A-), and Tacoma (B).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
    View our national survey results here
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