50 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Kirkland, WA

Last updated November 21 at 9:24am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Kirkland, WA
10523 24th Ave NE
Victory Heights
Seattle, WA
Updated November 17 at 6:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
5242 12th Ave Ne
University District
Seattle, WA
Updated November 19 at 5:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
2606 Franklin Ave E
Eastlake
Seattle, WA
Updated November 21 at 9:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,100
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November 2017 Kirkland Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Kirkland Rent Report. Kirkland rents declined 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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November 2017 Kirkland Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Kirkland Rent Report. Kirkland rents declined 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 declined over the past month

Kirkland rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, but have been relatively flat in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kirkland stand at $1,620 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,020 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Kirkland's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Kirkland throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in all of 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.

  • Puyallup has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 14.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,860, while one-bedrooms go for $1,490.
  • Over the past month, Redmond has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,170, while one-bedrooms go for $1,740.
  • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,290; rents decreased 1.5% over the past month but were up 3.4% over the past year.
  • Tacoma has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 5.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Kirkland

Rent growth in Kirkland has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Kirkland is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents significantly increase, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 6.8% in Vancouver and 4.7% in Spokane.
  • Kirkland's median two-bedroom rent of $2,020 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Kirkland.
  • While rents in Kirkland remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+4.1%), Los Angeles (+3.9%), and Denver (+2.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,020, $1,730, and $1,330 respectively.
  • 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 $1,350 $1,690 -0.9% 4.2%
Tacoma $1,230 $1,530 -0.2% 5.3%
Bellevue $1,840 $2,290 -1.5% 3.4%
Everett $1,300 $1,620 -0.3% 3.0%
Kent $1,390 $1,740 -0.5% 6.7%
Renton $1,630 $2,030 -1.0% 7.6%
Federal Way $1,370 $1,700 -0.6% 6.3%
Redmond $1,740 $2,170 -3.2% 0.3%
Kirkland $1,620 $2,020 -1.1% 0.0%
Puyallup $1,490 $1,860 1.8% 14.3%
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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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