18 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Kirkland, WA

Last updated June 23 at 6:38pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Kirkland, WA
The 205
1795 NE 205th St
Shoreline, WA
Updated June 23 at 1:06pm UTC
Studio
$1,148
1 Bedroom
$1,329
4735 21st Ave NE
University District
Seattle, WA
Updated June 23 at 5:27pm UTC
Studio
$950
Results within 10 miles of Kirkland, WA
4754 18th Ave NE
University District
Seattle, WA
Updated June 23 at 5:28pm UTC
Studio
$975
836 NE 67th St
Roosevelt
Seattle, WA
Updated June 23 at 5:27pm UTC
Studio
$1,051
1815 Bellevue Ave
Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA
Updated June 23 at 5:27pm UTC
Studio
$1,150
3639 Linden Ave N
Fremont
Seattle, WA
Updated June 23 at 5:27pm UTC
Studio
$1,080
1225 N 178th St
Meridian Park
Shoreline, WA
Updated June 22 at 1:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,095
7501 6th Ave NW
Greenwood
Seattle, WA
Updated June 12 at 6:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,195
CREW
8228 Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA
Updated June 23 at 1:01pm UTC
Studio
$1,024
1 Bedroom
$1,388
2 Bedrooms
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June 2018 Kirkland Rent Report

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

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June 2018 Kirkland Rent Report

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

Kirkland rents increase sharply over the past month

Kirkland rents have increased 2.2% over the past month, but have decreased slightly by 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kirkland stand at $1,660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,070 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Kirkland's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.6%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Kirkland over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of the largest 10 cities in the Seattle metro for which we have data. 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 7.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,730, while one-bedrooms go for $1,390.
  • Over the past year, Seattle proper is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.8%. 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 $2,320; rents increased 0.7% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,420; rents were up 1.1% over the past month and 5.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Kirkland

As rents have fallen slightly in Kirkland, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Kirkland is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents moderately increase, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 1.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.5% in Vancouver and 1.6% in Spokane.
  • Kirkland's median two-bedroom rent of $2,070 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.3% decline in Kirkland.
  • While rents in Kirkland fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.2%), Los Angeles (+1.9%), and San Francisco (+1.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Kirkland than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $880, where Kirkland 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 -0.1% -0.8%
Tacoma $1,240 $1,540 0.1% 3.1%
Bellevue $1,860 $2,320 0.7% 0.4%
Everett $1,330 $1,660 1.3% 2.7%
Kent $1,440 $1,800 1.1% 4.3%
Renton $1,640 $2,040 0.6% 2.2%
Federal Way $1,390 $1,730 0.5% 7.3%
Auburn $1,330 $1,660 1.1% 3.4%
Marysville $1,370 $1,710 0.4% 1.7%
Lakewood $1,140 $1,420 1.1% 5.3%
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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.

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