94 Apartments for rent in Lakewood, WA

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Starting at $1,175
Updated 15 hrs ago
Beaumont Grand Apartment Homes
8504 82nd St SW
Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,175
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
Spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are pet-friendly with modern kitchens, European cabinetry, fireplaces, walk-in closets, W/D hookups. Enjoy pool, fitness center, playgrounds and indoor basketball court. Easy access to local shopping, dining, schools.
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Starting at $1,050
Updated 15 hrs ago
Village at Seeley Lake
9501 59th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,050
2 Bedrooms
$1,306
3 Bedrooms
$1,478
Convenient location close to McChord Air Force Base, Lakewood Towne Center and Fort Lewis Army Base. Community features dog park, hot tub, gym, courtyard and more. Units include hardwood floors, dishwasher and extra storage.
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Starting at $1,270
Updated 15 hrs ago
Citizen and Oake
5406 82nd St SW
Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,270
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
3 Bedrooms
$1,455
Great location in the heart of Lakewood. Peaceful community features 24-hour maintenance, BBQ/grill, pool and hot tub. Units have private patio/balcony with relaxing views, fireplace and in-home laundry.
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Starting at $1,190
Updated 20 hrs ago
Merrill Creek
6022 78th Street Ct W
Lakewood, WA
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1 Bedroom
$1,190
2 Bedrooms
$1,345
Near Lakewood Town Center and Clover Park Technical College. Pet-friendly community with a state-of-the-art fitness center, large pool, and children's play area. All electric kitchen, private balconies, and walk-in closets.
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Starting at $1,265
Updated 20 hrs ago
Valley Vista
6830 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
This community provides residents with guest parking, clubhouse, and dog park. Apartments have fireplaces, in-unit laundry, and plush carpeting. Star-Lite Market Place Square and Wapato Park are close enough for residents to enjoy daily.
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Starting at $1,249
Updated 1 day ago
Harbor Oak
97 Byrd Dr
Steilacoom, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,249
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
3 Bedrooms
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Surrounded by lakes and parks on the central coast of Puget Sound and just minutes from the Steilacoom Ferry Terminal. In-unit laundry, hardwood floors, and private patios.
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Starting at $2,350
Updated 10 days ago
6529 60th St W
6529 60th St W
University Place, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
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Starting at $1,179
Updated 20 hrs ago
Boulders at Puget Sound
2602 Westridge Ave W
Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,179
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
3 Bedrooms
$1,725
Close to Oneluvdesigns, Day Island Yacht Harbor, Titlow Beach Marine Preserve, Tacoma Community College, Curtis Senior High School, Fircrest Golf Club. Pet-friendly apartments with in-unit laundry, attached and detached garages, resort-style pool, fitness center, corporate leases.
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Starting at $1,122
Updated 15 hrs ago
Lakeside Landing
1414 S Mildred St
Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,122
2 Bedrooms
$1,208
West End location just north of the James Center. Minutes from Highway 16. Refresh body and spirit in the sauna and spa before relaxing poolside. Residences include spacious walk-in closets and a patio or balcony.
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Starting at $1,150
Updated 18 hrs ago
Avery on Pearl
1202 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,150
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
3 Bedrooms
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Short drive to Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Titlow Park. Newly remodeled units with black appliances, two-tone paint, fireplace, balcony/patio. Community offers dog park, jogging track, playground. Close to schools and several parks.
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Starting at $1,118
Updated 19 hrs ago
StonePointe at University Place
3806 78th Avenue Ct W
University Place, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,118
2 Bedrooms
$1,360
3 Bedrooms
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Near Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountain Range. Updated apartments featuring hardwood floors, a fireplace, and walk-in closets. Recently renovated. On-site pool, 24-hour gym, and a hot tub. Garages available.
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Starting at $1,196
Updated 20 hrs ago
Apex Apartments
2424 S 41st St
Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,196
1 Bedroom
$1,431
2 Bedrooms
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Close to I-5, Highway 16, US Post Office, Head Start School, Tacoma Mall, Whitman Elementary, Costco, Snake Lake, Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center. Located in the Tacoma School District. Pet-friendly apartments with two pet parks, massage therapy room, night patrol, hot tub, outdoor pool, complimentary tanning.
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Starting at $1,104
Updated 20 hrs ago
Vue 25
2368 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,364
1 Bedroom
$1,104
2 Bedrooms
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Near public transportation and I-5, as well as the Tacoma Mall and other dining and entertainment. Fully equipped studio-2 bedrooms boast modern kitchens, stainless-steel appliances, and in-unit laundry. The property features a rooftop lounge/grilling area.
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Starting at $1,467
Updated 19 hrs ago
Albers Mill Lofts
1821 Dock St
Tacoma, WA
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1 Bedroom
$1,467
2 Bedrooms
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Prime location right off of I-705 and close to Tacoma Union Station and the Tacoma Art Museum. Units feature laundry, walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Community has a basketball court, pool and clubhouse.
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Starting at $835
Updated 18 hrs ago
Landmark Court
818 S 11th St
Tacoma, WA
Studio
$835
1 Bedroom
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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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Starting at $1,174
Updated 15 hrs ago
Villaggio
1328 Market St
Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,174
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Villaggio Apartments in Tacoma, Washington, offer walking access to shops, restaurants and galleries. The complex features a variety of floor plans and units, each updated with fresh flooring and countertops.
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Starting at $2,200
Updated 3 hrs ago
13321 15th Ave Ct E
13321 15th Ave Ct E
Tacoma, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $1,950
Updated 3 hrs ago
1537 Cottonwood Ave.
1537 Cottonwood Ave.
Fircrest, WA
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
Starting at $3,400
Updated 3 hrs ago
1085 13th Lane
1085 13th Lane
Fox Island, WA
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
Starting at $1,895
Updated 3 hrs ago
105 Birch St
105 Birch St
Fircrest, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
Starting at $1,850
Updated 3 hrs ago
3109 Bridgeport Way W
3109 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
Starting at $1,795
Updated 3 hrs ago
1515 Dock St, Unit 505
1515 Dock St, Unit 505
Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
Starting at $3,200
Updated 5 hrs ago
509 118th St S - Whole House
509 118th St S - Whole House
Tacoma, WA
5 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $1,800
Updated 5 hrs ago
4309 S 48th St Ct
4309 S 48th St Ct
Tacoma, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,800

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City GuideLakewood
Lakewood, which is actually on a Sound

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…

There’s lots of saluting here.

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. The bases combine to pump more than 2 billion greenbacks a year into the local economy. Unsurprisingly, many neighborhoods are inhabited largely by military personnel, making Lakewood one of the most uniquely American cities you’ll find anywhere.

Before you go jumping to conclusions, though, know that the military bases aren’t the only breadwinners for tenants. Lakewood is also home to numerous retail and hospitality destinations as well as the largest mental health facility in the western United States. Because the city is located in such close proximity to Tacoma and Seattle, meanwhile, apartment dwellers should have no problem landing a job with enough cash flow to pay both the rent and save a buck or two in the process for all those breathtaking mountain vacations you’ll be planning.

That brings us to one of the major high points to living in Lakewood: the city’s moderate climate, which rarely dips below 40 or climbs above 80. With Mother Nature smiling so kindly on the city, outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy the various parks, trails, natural preserves, and lakes that the city boasts year-round. Washington has been increasing in popularity for quite a while, and its scenic wonders are no small part of that equation.

Military Discount?

Lakewood is one of those rare cities where renters actually outnumber homeowners (by roughly 5 percent). Obviously, there are a whole slew of apartments to choose from in Lakewood, ranging from modest studios and 1BR units that barely cost $500 all the way up to sprawling 3BR family pads that cover 1100-plus square feet and cost $2000 or more. Landlords in Lakewood often have drastically different policies regarding lease durations, pets, roommates, smoking, etc., so do some preliminary research about a possible apartment complex before scheduling a visit.

Because Lakewood is home to a large number of transient renters who are in town for temporary assignments only, you’ll find a large cluster of apartments just north and west of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Pierce College, and along Steilacoom Blvd. and Military Road. Many of these complexes are inhabited largely by military personnel, but some civilians (many of whom feel safest, for obvious reasons, in such locations) live there as well. Many properties near base offer month-to-month as well as long-term leasing options, and you can almost always find a handful of move-in specials throughout the year, so scour the listings thoroughly to find the best deal for you.

Since apartments often turn over quickly in many cases, tenants should take extra care to inspect their new place for leaks, cracks, and other flaws before moving in, as landlords sometimes miss a blemish that the previous tenant left behind. As for renting credentials, you won’t need to jump through many hoops to score a place in Lakewood. Just bring along a list of previous residences/references, proof of income, and a blank check to buck up for the meager security deposit you might have to pay, and you’ll be kicking off your army boots and starting work on that peach soufflé you’ve been planning in no time.

“Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do …?”

Anyone who watches the reality show Cops regularly knows the name Lakewood, since the city’s been the focus of the show multiple times over the years. As you can probably guess, there are a few red-flag zones in the city that you should probably avoid. Generally, the neighborhoods near the city center and Lakeview all the way down to the Tillicum area can be dicey, while the more family-friendly neighborhoods, many of which are extremely affluent, are clustered on the eastern half, around the military bases, and in the Lake City area.

Luckily, it’s easy to tell which parts of the city are a bit blighted: if you look around and see graffiti-covered buildings, littered streets, and broken windows, there’s a good chance you’re in an unsavory part of town. Of course, some people feel comfortable in neighborhoods that others would prefer to avoid, so don’t take our word for it. It’s usually best to look around for yourself and see which area suits you – odds are good it won’t take long!

King of the Road

For a relatively small city, Lakewood has a more than adequate public transportation system. The Pierce (bus), Sound (bus and rail), and Intercity (bus) Transits combine to make numerous stops throughout Lakewood and its surrounding communities and also offer express service to Seattle and light rail service to Tacoma. 32 park-and-ride lots are situated beside the city’s transit centers, making riding the bus to and fro a feasible option for pretty much any budget-minded commuter. Still, we wouldn’t recommend relying entirely on public transportation; because Lakewood is so sprawling and not exactly walker-friendly in many parts, you’ll probably need your own vehicle at times if you want to work, shop, and play conveniently – which you clearly will, because everyone likes having fun.

Lakewood has what ails ya’.

And there you have it, folks. Looking for a sweet apartment in Lakewood, whether you’re there for two-month training or to put down some roots in America’s favorite military town, is a simple and affordable feat. Life here may revolve around one thing, but you can be sure that there’s plenty of other fun stuff – like the breathtaking natural wonders of Washington itself, for example – to keep you busy and thoroughly inspired during your stay. Welcome to Lakewood!

May 2018 Lakewood Rent Report

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

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