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Last updated January 22 at 9:02 AM

73 Apartments for rent in Kent, WA under $1,200

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,200 in Kent is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what p... Read Guide >
20319 120th Avenue Southeast Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
20319 120th Avenue Southeast
20319 120th Avenue Southeast, Kent, WA 98031
1 Bedroom
$1,025
2500 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 3:17 AM
Room available for rent in 4 bed home! Utilities + Wifi included in rent! Call/text (313) 418-8535 Rent: $1025/m Deposit: $1025 Utilities + Wifi included in rent! Property comes with monthly house cleaning service & landscaping included! This is a huge & spacious room available in a very large, newly renovated 4 bedroom 3 bath room share home located in Kent, Wa. Nested in a very quiet, family oriented neighborhood with great local restaurants and foodie options. Don’t worry about any other fee or utility bill from a landlord or property manager. Everything is included within the rent! Including Wifi! Property comes with monthly house cleaning service & landscaping. Currently the home is occupied with two tenants. New Samsung black stainless steel appliances, LED lights, and bamboo hardwood floors. Large front deck coupled with a huge backyard for personal use (pet friendly). Nearby trails, track & fields, and parks for recreational use! All utilities & services included: -Water -Electric/Heat -Garbage/Sewer -Wifi -Monthly Landscaping -Monthly House Cleaning
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Results within 5 miles of Kent
Sunset View Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Sunset View
1140 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056
Sunset
1 Bedroom
$1,150
700 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 7:26 AM
Convenient location just off I-405, near McKnight Middle School. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units with mountain views. Private patios/balconies and on-site laundry facilities for residents.
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16302 SE 140th St Rm E Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
16302 SE 140th St Rm E
16302 Southeast 140th Street, Renton, WA 98059
1 Bedroom
$750
100 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 8:20 AM
This upstairs room is in a newer mixed gender shared home, utilities are included, and the spacious modern kitchen has a gas range/oven, microwave, granite countertops, plenty of storage and is fully stocked. The Living room has ample seating for relaxing, plus a gas fireplace. Additionally the backyard has a covered patio available for comfortable use year round. MOVE-IN COST INCLUDES: - Prorated rent - First-month rent: $750 - Refundable Security Deposit: $500 - Last month rent: $750 (may be waived with exceptional screening results) - NR tenant on-boarding fee: $99 NOTE: The listed charge is for single
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30618 8th Ave S Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
30618 8th Ave S
30618 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1570 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 4:42 AM
Room for Rent - Property Id: 815350 Room for rent that includes all utilities. Shared spaces are the bathroom, living room, kitchen, game room and garage. No smoking, drugs or partying. Other tenants are in 3 other rooms. Background check required before application can be accepted. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/30618-8th-ave-s-federal-way-wa/815350 Property Id 815350 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7146875)
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29300 19th Pl S Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
29300 19th Pl S
29300 19th Place South, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$950
Last updated January 22 at 4:42 AM
1 large bedroom in large clean house - Property Id: 804304 Couple seeking roommate, for a total of 3 people in a clean large house. We would love to live with someone who has a similar lifestyle (first and foremost being clean) for an ideal living situation, and we will be verifying income source. Details: 1. Utilities included (water, sewer, gas, solid waste) 2. Private Bedroom with closet. The bathroom is shared with only one other person who occasionally uses it in the 2000-SF house with shared common areas 3. CLEAN, pet-free, smoke-free home 4. In-house washer & dryer 5. Weight room 6. Full updated kitchen 7. Close to airport, shopping, bus lines, freeway 8. Street parking always available out front 9. Month-to-month lease. Require first & last month's rent & deposit Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/29300-19th-pl-s-federal-way-wa/804304 Property Id 804304 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7098772)
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10413 Se 174th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
10413 Se 174th St
10413 Southeast 174th Street, Renton, WA 98055
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
1100 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 3:17 AM
Master bedroom available in huge 2 Bed 1 Bath 1,000 square foot apartment located in the heart of Upper Renton. Right across from Fred Meyers, local restaurants & diners. Great Location! Great neighborhood. All utilities include plus wifi! Available Feb 7. This will be a room share apartment with 1 other roommate.
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Results within 10 miles of Kent
Encore at Columbia Station Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
89 Units Available
Encore at Columbia Station
4689 Martin Luther King Jr Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
Columbia City
Studio
$1,184
510 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,584
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,162
889 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 9:02 AM
Seattle’s vibrant Columbia City welcomes you with brand new, condo-quality apartment living at Encore. Choose from studio, one- or two-bedroom home options with elevated finishes and upscale amenities that are styled for your lifestyle and situated for ultimate convenience. Just hop on the LINK Light Rail to be in Downtown Seattle or the Sea-Tac Airport in only 15 minutes. Even closer to home, you’ll find still more to love in friendly Columbia City, where eclectic restaurants, boutique shopping and community parks abound.
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4029 Rainier Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
4029 Rainier
4029 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
Columbia City
Studio
$1,200
220 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 1:01 AM
Welcome to 4029 Rainier, a brand new apartment community of 26 units in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, conveniently located to transit, shopping and schools. We offer studio apartments and is in close proximity (15 min walk) to the Columbia City and Mt. Baker Light rail stations and on major Metro transit routes servicing Downtown Seattle. Here you are directly across the street from grocery store, restaurants and a department store. Just beyond your doorstep is Columbia City where you will find the weekly Farmers Market, PCC Natural Markets, Columbia City Bakery, Columbia City Theater, international cuisine and shopping. Mingle with your neighbors and enjoy the friendly city vibe. And talk about convenience, you are steps from bus lines and just down the street from the light rail station, making your commute to Downtown Seattle a breeze and less than 30 minutes. The rents at 4029 Rainier starts at $1,200 per studio per month. Apartments in this building are about 41% less expensive than the area average.
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Midtown Square Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
292 Units Available
Midtown Square
2301 E Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122
Central District
Studio
$1,184
476 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,700
583 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,162
916 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 9:02 AM
A historic, central Seattle crossroad, 23rd & Union is an intersection of life in all of its exceptional forms. From the vibrant artwork to the carefully selected commercial tenants to the residential spaces, Midtown Square was designed for — and by — the Central District community. This unique development adds a wide variety of apartment homes (30% of which are designated as affordable units per City of Seattle guidelines), along with new retail space for local, minority-owned businesses, all within a massive, cultural artwork-focused public square for all to enjoy. Midtown Square offers new opportunities within a space that regards the past with respect, honors the present with dignity, and gives inspiration to the future.
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Addison on Fourth Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
Addison on Fourth
308 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
International District
Studio
$999
255 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,192
298 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 8:58 AM
Affordable Apartment Community. Income and student restrictions apply at this community. To determine eligibility, please contact the Leasing Office for current income limits. Addison on Fourth Apartment Homes is an affordable apartment community located in the heart of downtown Seattle between 4th Ave S. and Jackson offers the perfect location for downtown living. Addison is located close to the stadiums, major transit, restaurants, shopping, and much more. The International District and Pioneer Square are just blocks away. You’ll enjoy on-site amenities such as the resident lounge, fitness facility, and on-site management means convenience for you. Call or visit us online to schedule your tour of Addison Apartments and learn about our affordable community. With a location close to several art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and landmarks, you’ll love calling Addison on Fourth your new home!
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Enve on Eastlake Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Enve on Eastlake
1901 Franklin Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Montlake
Studio
$1,195
250 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 8:57 AM
Find your oasis in the middle of a bustling city at Enve, located on a beautiful, tree-lined street in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood. Enve features city and lake views and is just minutes from Lake Union. These unique studio apartments offer open floor plans that are well designed with amenities designed for the active urban lifestyle – and it’s all just steps away from restaurants & bars, grocery stores, shops, lakeside activities and transit options. Many of the city’s biggest employers are a short walk, drive or ride away from your front door. Enve is perfectly situated for your active lifestyle, with running trails, biking paths and a mountain bike terrain park right outside. Enve is easily accessible to Seattle’s many trendy neighborhoods and tech and bio tech companies. Enve’s studio apartments were designed with modern functionality to accommodate for your lifestyle. Each home has oversized windows and beautiful custom finishes for a crisp, contemporary feel. Arrive home at
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1404 Boylston Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
1404 Boylston
1404 Boylston Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
First Hill
Studio
$1,194
310 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,879
443 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 8:56 AM
Pet-friendly homes located in Capitol Hill, very close to Seattle's nightlife and entertainment hub. Homes feature private patios and modern appliances in kitchens. Community amenities include bike storage and a clubhouse.
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Park Metro Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Park Metro
11101 NE 12th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,125
382 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,900
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
989 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 8:55 AM
Stylish apartments located in downtown Bellevue with a close commute to dining and shopping. Available with granite counters, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Amenities include trash valet, gym and garage.
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Landmark Court Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Landmark Court
818 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
New Tacoma
Studio
$1,015
320 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 8:07 AM
Studio and one-bedroom units in a pet-friendly complex with gated access and high-speed internet. Apartments feature hardwood floors, refrigerators and some paid utilities. Easy access to I-705, plus local dining and shopping.
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Uptown 7 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Uptown 7
2910 North 7th Street, Tacoma, WA 98406
North End
Studio
$1,199
332 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 7:23 AM
Welcome home to Uptown 7, a quaint apartment community located in Tacoma, Washington. Situated in the North End area, our community is surrounded by the beauty of nature. With easy access to 6th Ave. you are just minutes from Highways 16 and 163. The convenience of shopping, dining, entertainment, and parks is at your fingertips. Let Uptown 7 be your gateway to all of the fantastic history and recreation Pierce County has to offer.
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Common Madison Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Common Madison
1806 23rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Central District
Studio
$916
189 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:15 AM
MODERN, PET FRIENDLY MICRO-SUITES CENTRALLY LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE Available for immediate move-in, Common Madison features refined studios, refurbished with beautiful finishes. These micro-studios include a private suite with a bathroom and a kitchenette. Recently renovated with beautiful finishes, the building is pet-friendly, and you can opt to have a fully furnished unit at an additional cost. Common Madison is an amazing and affordable "micro-suite" apartment community, perfect for people who want to live right in the heart of Capitol Hill. You'll enjoy a walkable commute in Seattle's most vibrant and central neighborhood. Light rail is right around the corner at Cal Anderson Park, too! Enjoy fast access to grocery, restaurants, bars, cafes, retail, Downtown, South Lake Union, and more. At Common, you can get to know your neighbors. The community is connected with our very own app, Connect by Common, where you can RSVP to events, chat with other community members, pay bills, and submit support requests. Common members also receive discounts to local and national brands including ClassPass, Care/Of, Brooklinen, etc. Being a part of Common means being able to attend cool events around the city like Broadway shows, pasta-making classes, paint and sip nights, and more. Common Madison features: - No broker’s fees or hidden costs - Alternatives to security deposits - Private bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchenettes - High-end appliances (Refrigerator, microwave, etc.) - Community spaces (Kitchens, lounges, media room) - Outdoor rooftop with 360 degree view - Pet friendly - On-site laundry - Bike storage - Weekly cleaning of community spaces - Centrally located in Capitol Hill, close to downtown and provide abundant transportation options, nightlife and retail - 2 minute walk to line 11 at Pike Place Market, 5 minute walk to line 8 at South Lake Union - Conveniently located within minutes to Safeway, Trader Joes, Union Coffee, Two Doors Down, Kin Dee, etc. - Flexible lease terms *Income restrictions apply to designated studio units that participate in the Seattle MFTE Program. Restrictions are as follows: $49,400 for single-person households and $56,450 for two-person households.
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Common Anderson Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Common Anderson
1806 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Capitol Hill
Studio
$1,100
250 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:15 AM
In the heart of Capitol Hill, close to Cal Anderson Park, Seattle Central College and Capitol Hill Station. Residents live in furnished units with kitchenettes and bookshelves. Community offers bike storage, laundry and convenience center.
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Common Terry Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Common Terry
423 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Yesler Terrace
Studio
$917
182 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:14 AM
At Common Terry, you’ll enjoy a private bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/kitchenette, along with lofted options and more. Your private studio comes with upscale finishes and high efficiency LED lighting, making Common Terry a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Silver-level building. Outside of your private space, you’ll have 24/7 access to onsite laundry, community kitchens, a coworking space, fitness center, pet-washing station, a digital doorman, ground floor lounge, outdoor patio with BBQ grills, and bike parking. Our home in Seattle features: - No broker’s fees or hidden costs - Private bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchenettes - Heated bathroom floors - Shared lounge and kitchen on every floor - Daily cleaning of shared spaces - Laundry on each floor, digital doorman, large outdoor patio with BBQ grills, ground floor lounge, and bike parking - Full access to shared spaces (including gym, lounge, coworking space, courtyard, and community kitchens) - Centrally located in First Hill, close to downtown and provide abundant transportation options, nightlife and retail. - Keyless access and digital doorman - Flexible lease terms (6 or 12 months)
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Common Summit Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Common Summit
1722 Summit Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Capitol Hill
Studio
$1,100
215 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:13 AM
A beautifully revitalized vintage building, Common Summit is an amazing and affordable ""micro-suite"" apartment community, perfect for people who want to live right in the heart of Capitol Hill. You'll enjoy a walkable commute in Seattle's most vibrant and central neighborhood. Light rail is right around the corner at Cal Anderson Park, too! Enjoy fast access to grocery, restaurants, bars, cafes, retail, Downtown, South Lake Union, and more. Available now, micro-suites at Summit are cozy and homey, these private studios are refurbished with beautiful quartz counters, a bathroom with tiled shower, glass shower door and a heated floor. You can opt to have a fully furnished unit at an additional cost. Lofted options that come with a USB charger, light switch, and short ladder are available as well! No broker’s fees or hidden costs. Lease terms of 3, 6, or 12 months available. Included in your rent: Fitness room Package lockers Card operated laundry Community kitchens with kitchen essentials Heated bathroom floors Fitness center Lounge with TV Coworking spaces Daily cleaning of community spaces Patio with a gas grill for year-round cooking Bike room Keyless access and digital doorman Pet washing station Furnished units available
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Minnie Flats Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Minnie Flats
101 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109
Belltown
Studio
$1,050
236 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:08 AM
Pedestrian-friendly living in Downtown Seattle. Contemporary interior designs with wood flooring, sleek kitchen appliances, and air conditioning. Excellent schools nearby, including Morningside Academy and Queen Anne Community School.
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Mad Flats Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Mad Flats
1523 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122
Capitol Hill
Studio
$1,150
270 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:07 AM
Loft-style apartments with unique architectural accents including floor-to-ceiling windows and custom cabinetry. Walk to Trader Joe's, Central Co-Op, and T.T. Minor Playground. Rooftop deck and bike storage.
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Common Capitol Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
Verified
7 Units Available
Common Capitol
422 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Capitol Hill
Studio
$799
168 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 1:00 AM
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED MICRO STUDIOS AND 1-BEDROOM APARTMENTS IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE WITH FREE PERKS Available now, micro-suite and micro studios apartments at Common Capitol, each unit is built as a private suite and outfitted with beautiful finishes. The building is pet-friendly and you can opt to have a fully furnished unit at an additional cost. Common Capitol is an amazing and affordable apartment community, perfect for people who want to live in the active but quiet Capitol Hill neighborhood. You'll enjoy a walkable commute in Seattle's most vibrant and central neighborhood. Light rail is right around the corner at Cal Anderson Park, too! Enjoy fast access to grocery, restaurants, bars, cafes, retail, Downtown, South Lake Union, and more. At Common, you can get to know your neighbors. The community is connected with our very own app, Connect by Common, where you can RSVP to events, chat with other community members, pay bills, and submit support requests. Common members also receive discounts to local and national brands including ClassPass, Care/Of, Brooklinen, etc. Being a part of Common means being able to attend cool events around the city like Broadway shows, pasta-making classes, paint and sip nights, and more. Common Capitol features: - No broker’s fees or hidden costs - Private suites, bathrooms, and kitchenettes - High-end appliances (Refrigerator, microwave, etc.) - Community spaces (Kitchens, lounges) - Outdoor roof deck space with 360 views of Lake Union and Olympic Mountains - On-site laundry - Pet friendly - Bike storage - Weekly cleaning of community spaces - Only a few blocks from Lake Union - 5 minute walk to Line 8 at South Lake Union and bus 49 at Pike Place Market - 7 minute walk to LINK at UW Stadium - Only blocks away from Espresso Vivace, Jai Thai, and Tacos Chukis, and QFC - Flexible lease terms *Income restrictions apply to designated studio units that participate in the Seattle MFTE Program. Restrictions are as follows: $49,400 for single person households and $56,450 for two-person households.
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2133-5th Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2133-5th Ave
2133 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Belltown
Studio
$1,195
450 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 5:03 AM
Located in the heart of Belltown, Lee Court has the convenience you are looking for at reasonable prices for this highly sought out area of Seattle. Downstairs you can grab a sandwich at the Deli, get your nails done at the salon, or dart over to Top Pot Doughnuts for their famous Maple Bar. Lee Court is what you've been searching for, we look forward to serving you! This small studio apartment includes a workable kitchen area, and a manageable studio floor plan. Includes washer/dryer in the unit! Pictures and video are of similar unit. Terms: Flexible Lease Terms of 6-12 months. Renters insurance is required. We use a 2.5 rent ratio for qualifying perspective tenants. LID: 45910849.
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1208 S OAKES ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1208 S OAKES ST
1208 South Oakes Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Central Tacoma
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1796 sqft
Last updated January 22 at 4:44 AM
Available 02/01/22 Private Room Available in 2 Bedroom House - Property Id: 823358 2 Bedroom craftsman style home in the heart of the 6th Ave neighborhood in Tacoma, 1 private room available. This is for a room rental not the entire house. The house is fully furnished except for the private room will be empty for new tenant. Tenant will have full access to shared spaces that include: dining room, living room, multipurpose room (used as office, reading and workout space), fully updated kitchen with dishwasher, laundry room, backyard with deck, front porch with bench, and 1 shared bathroom. The yard is fully fenced. Both rooms are located on the second floor, all other shared spaces are on the main level. The house has majority of hardwood floors, tile in the kitchen and bath, and new carpet in the bedrooms. LGBTQIA Friendly home. Dog Friendly home. Rent will be $1000 a month plus shared utility bill and Wi-Fi. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1208-s-oakes-st-tacoma-wa/823358 Property Id 823358 (RLNE7168961)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How expensive is it to rent a studio apartment in Kent?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Kent is $1,632 per month.

How much is rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Kent?

One-bedroom apartment rentals in Kent rent for $1,682 per month.

What is the typical rent for a two-bedroom apartments in Kent?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Kent is $2,004 per month.
City Guide for Kent, WA

Bet you didn't know Kent is a star-studded city.Kent is home to professional bowler Earl Anthony, actress Josie Bissett, and Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Kent is a suburb of Seattle, WA. The city is essentially a place where people who work and hang out in Seattle like to sleep, but recently Kent has developed a reputation as a place of its own as the corporate home of big companies Oberto Sausage and REI (what a strange combination). The town was founded in the late 19th century, and settlers lived as farmers and undertook other agricultural ventures. A few decades later, however, people in Kent discovered hops production and they started growing hops as their main source of income. After a nasty aphids infestation at the plant, the residents of Kent eventually stopped depending on hops for their money making. However, by that time, enough people and money were in the area to consider it a real town. The city was incorporated in 1890, and since then it has depended on other agricultural products like dairy and lettuce. Basically, Kent is known as the boondocks of Seattle. People in the more urban areas tend consider Kent residents rednecks; however, the town is continuing to grow, and just a few years ago even acquired its own professional sports team.

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $1,200 in Kent, WA

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,200 in Kent is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $1,200 in Kent in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $1,200 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.