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Lakewood Apartments
Last updated March 4 2024 at 1:35 PM

Lakewood, WA
177 Apartments for Rent

Lakewood Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 61,037
Population Density: 3,578.1 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

At ease, soldiers, and welcome to your Lakewood, Washington apartment hunting headquarters! Situated in suburban Tacoma about 30 miles south of Seattle, Lakewood is a thriving city of its own that lays claim to some of the Puget Sound area’s most attractive and affordable apartments. Sound like a place you’d like to call home? Sure it does! But before you pack up shop and head to the Pacific Northwest in search of your dream pad, there are a few things you should know about life in Lakewood to make your search for the perfect apartment as seamless as possible…

One of the most notable facts of life in Lakewood is that the city is home to approximately 40,000 uniformed military personnel (the total population is only 57,000), most of whom are employed at one of the city’s two biggest employers, Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base

Lakewood Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Lakewood is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Lakewood is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Lakewood is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Lakewood


Elementary Schools

6 /10
Idlewild Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
506 Students
13 Reviews
506
Students
13 Reviews
6 /10
Lake Louise Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
430 Students
3 Reviews
430
Students
3 Reviews
5 /10
Dower Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
310 Students
6 Reviews
310
Students
6 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Hudtloff Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
752 Students
11 Reviews
752
Students
11 Reviews
6 /10
Woodbrook Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
509 Students
12 Reviews
509
Students
12 Reviews
6 /10
Harrison Preparatory School
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
687 Students
16 Reviews
687
Students
16 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Harrison Preparatory School
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
687 Students
16 Reviews
687
Students
16 Reviews
4 /10
Lakes High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,369 Students
20 Reviews
1,369
Students
20 Reviews
2 /10
Clover Park High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,283 Students
7 Reviews
1,283
Students
7 Reviews

What Renters Say about Lakewood


Apartment List has released the results for Lakewood from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
64%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
58%
Pet Friendliness
52%
Weather
50%
Public Transit
43%
Social Life
40%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
35%
Quality of Schools
31%
Commute Time
27%
Safety and Crime Rate
15%
State and Local Taxes
7%
Affordability
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Average rent in Lakewood, Washington

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lakewood is $1,634, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,882. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Lakewood, WA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Lakewood, WA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 177 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Lakewood. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Lakewood is $1,518 for a studio, $1,634 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,882 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Lakewood apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Lakewood, WA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Lakewood?

In Lakewood, the average rent is $1,518 for a studio, $1,634 for a 1-bedroom, $1,882 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,391 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lakewood, check out our monthly Lakewood Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Lakewood?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Lakewood by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lakewood?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lakewood apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Lakewood?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Lakewood.

How can I find off-campus housing in Lakewood?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lakewood. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City University of Seattle, Seattle Central College, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, and University of Washington-Seattle Campus.