119 Apartments under 1500 for rent in Kirkland, WA

Last updated August 15 at 7:50am UTC
14518 127th Ave NE W71
Evergreen Hill
Kirkland, WA
Updated August 1 at 10:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 5 miles of Kirkland, WA
Heron View
18249 73rd Ave NE
Kenmore, WA
Updated August 15 at 6:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3031 NE 137th St
Seattle, WA
Updated August 15 at 7:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Watercrest Apartments
14812 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA
Updated August 15 at 6:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Edition Apartments
18420 102nd Ave NE
Bothell, WA
Updated August 15 at 6:46am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
The Timbers at Kenmore
18930 68th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA
Updated August 15 at 3:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
The 205
1795 NE 205th St
Shoreline, WA
Updated August 15 at 6:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
4742 20th Ave NE
University District
Seattle, WA
Updated August 15 at 1:21am UTC

August 2018 Kirkland Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Kirkland Rent Report. Kirkland rents remained steady 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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Rent Report

August 2018 Kirkland Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Kirkland Rent Report. Kirkland rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Kirkland rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kirkland stand at $1,690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,110 for a two-bedroom. Kirkland's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.8%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

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 9 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.

  • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,430; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.4%.
  • Over the past year, Seattle proper is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 2.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,660, while one-bedrooms go for $1,340.

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. 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 0.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.9% in Vancouver and 1.4% in Spokane.
  • Kirkland's median two-bedroom rent of $2,110 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% 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 (+2.4%), Los Angeles (+1.3%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,050, $1,750, and $3,090 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 $1,340 $1,660 1.0% -2.4%
Tacoma $1,240 $1,550 0.6% 1.2%
Bellevue $1,890 $2,360 1.2% 0.6%
Everett $1,350 $1,680 0.3% 2.9%
Kent $1,460 $1,820 0.3% 3.2%
Renton $1,660 $2,060 0.5% 1.5%
Federal Way $1,390 $1,740 0.3% 4.4%
Auburn $1,340 $1,670 0.8% 2.8%
Marysville $1,370 $1,710 -0.0% 1.5%
Lakewood $1,150 $1,430 0.1% 4.4%
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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.


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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