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Last updated May 25 2020 at 2:13 AM

148 Apartments for rent in Lakewood, WA

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North Lakewood
Northeast Lakewood
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Last updated May 25 at 12:23am
Lakeview
24 Units Available
Village at Seeley Lake
9501 59th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,205
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,446
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,593
1206 sqft
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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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
Pacific
36 Units Available
Wellstone at Bridgeport
12535 Bridgeport Way Southwest, Lakewood, WA
Studio
$1,380
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,449
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
1100 sqft
With the arrival of Wellstone at Bridgeport, life in Lakewood is suddenly looking a lot different. Upscale apartment homes. Friendly, social neighbors. Eight acres of serenity - surrounded by nature and a park.
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Last updated May 25 at 02:11am
North Lakewood
5 Units Available
Citizen and Oake
5406 82nd St SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,220
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
935 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated May 25 at 12:05am
North Lakewood
12 Units Available
Beaumont Grand Apartment Homes
8504 82nd St SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,285
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,470
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
Central Lakes
7 Units Available
Arbor Pointe
11432 105th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,093
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,268
1010 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Conveniently Located Affordable rent and a great location is what you will find at Arbor Pointe, which is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near Pierce College.
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Last updated May 22 at 12:26pm
Pacific
3 Units Available
Wisteria Walk- Income Restricted
3615 112th St SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,001
Quick access to Freeway, Shopping, and Dining Income restrictions apply at this community. To determine eligibility, please contact the Leasing Office for current income limits.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
Northeast Lakewood
1 Unit Available
Southern Pines
8219 29th Avenue Ct S, Lakewood, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
849 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Just South of Tacoma Mall Southern Pines Apartments are s are located in Lakewood, Washington, just five minutes south of the Tacoma Mall, with plenty of shopping, restaurants and entertainment options nearby, you'll love the convenience of living
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
Northeast Lakewood
2 Units Available
Crown Pointe Apartments
2611 84th Street Ct S, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,370
967 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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You Deserve the Royal Treatment When is the last time you felt at home? Here at Crown Pointe we make it our priority to give you a wonderful community to enjoy and a home to make memories in.
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Last updated May 21 at 08:47pm
Pacific
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James
4828 123rd St SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,029
597 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,179
893 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,549
1240 sqft
Nestled in a peaceful, park-like setting, James Apartments offers renovated one, two and three bedroom apartments in Lakewood, WA.
Last updated May 24 at 09:26am
South Lakes
1 Unit Available
13067 Pacific Hwy SW, Unit D
13067 Pacific Highway Southwest, Lakewood, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
972 sqft
13067 Pacific Hwy SW, Unit D Available 06/20/20 Pending Application - Stunning 2 bd + Bonus Room, 1 bd, with approx.
Last updated May 24 at 09:26am
North Lakewood
1 Unit Available
8226 Custer Rd SW
8226 Custer Road Southwest, Lakewood, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
8226 Custer Rd - Property Id: 270819 - 2 bedroom/ 1 bath (standing shower only) - washer/dryer - backyard - open parking - Duplex Unit -Furnished apartment (please inquire for non furnished rate) Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
Last updated May 25 at 02:00am
North Lakewood
1 Unit Available
6415 Steilacoom Blvd - 3
6415 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest, Lakewood, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$950
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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ACT FAST!!! WILL NOT LAST!!! This cozy updated 1 bed/1 bath unit is located in a quiet neighborhood in Lakewood, yet minutes away from I-5.
Last updated May 25 at 02:00am
Lakeview
1 Unit Available
8911 Gravelly Lake Dr SW - 142
8911 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
1420 sqft
Gorgeous three bedroom two & 1/2 bathroom townhomes in the heart of Lakewood within 1 mile of Lakewood Towne Center and very close to JBLM! - 3 bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms at 1,420 and 1,450 square feet, from $1875.00 to $1895.00 respectively.
Results within 1 mile of Lakewood
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
2 Units Available
Harbor Oaks
97 Byrd Dr, Steilacoom, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,134
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Last updated May 24 at 02:19pm
South Tacoma
7 Units Available
Valley Vista
6830 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
980 sqft
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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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
5 Units Available
Sienna Apartments
10712 17th Avenue South, Parkland, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to I-5, PLU and More! Sienna Apartments is a peaceful, secluded apartment community in Tacoma, Washington. Just down the street, you can enjoy easy access to shopping, restaurants, Highway 512, I-5, military bases and several major employers.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:57am
Northeast Lakewood
13 Units Available
Alta Apartments
2220 97th St S, Parkland, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,365
1150 sqft
Alta Apartments is a large family friendly community located in Tacoma, WA.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
5 Units Available
Sienna Park
10710 17th Ave S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to I-5, PLU and More! Sienna Park Apartments is a peaceful, secluded apartment community in Tacoma, Washington.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
Parkland
1 Unit Available
Miramonte Apartments
11216 18th Ave S, Parkland, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,173
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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The Best of Tacoma Miramonte is a small community nestled between Puyallup and Tacoma that gives residents the best of all worlds: The location feels private, peaceful and serene, yet you’re just a few minutes from amazing shopping, dining and
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
South End
2 Units Available
NOTCH8 APARTMENTS
9210 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,108
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Minutes to Everything You Need Notch8 Apartments is located in Tacoma, Washington. With close proximity to the hottest shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Tacoma you have everything within arms reach.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
8 Units Available
Altitude 104
2201 104th St S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,397
942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,817
1221 sqft
Fantastic Amenities and a Great Location Altitude 104 is a recently renovated, cutting edge community located in a beautiful park-like setting. We are located within minutes of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Hwy 512 and I-5, and major shopping centers.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
4 Units Available
Heatherstone Apartments
1809 105th St. Ct. S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,209
718 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,693
1150 sqft
The Community that Cares Heatherstone Apartments is a beautiful property just south of Tacoma, Washington. Our community is located in a quiet neighborhood near schools, parks, and restaurants. We are also conveniently close to I-5, Hwy. 512, Ft.
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Last updated May 25 at 12:24am
South End
1 Unit Available
Aero
9314 S Ash St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,375
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to Work, Activities and Shopping Aero Apartments is conveniently located on the bus line with easy freeway access to I-5 & Hwy 512, McChord Air Force Base, Ft. Lewis Army Base and Madigan Army Medical Center.
Last updated May 25 at 02:00am
South Tacoma
1 Unit Available
7118 S Tyler St
7118 South Tyler Street, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
872 sqft
UNIT CURRENTLY OCCUPIED, DO NOT DISTURB TENANT! PLEASE RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY, DO NOT WALK PROPERTY.

Median Rent in Lakewood

Last updated Apr. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lakewood is $1,211, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,508.
Studio
$1,058
1 Bed
$1,211
2 Beds
$1,508
3+ Beds
$2,189
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 2020 Lakewood Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2020 Lakewood Rent Report. Lakewood rents declined 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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May 2020 Lakewood Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2020 Lakewood Rent Report. Lakewood rents declined 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.

Lakewood rent trends were flat over the past month

Lakewood rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 3.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Lakewood stand at $1,211 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,509 for a two-bedroom. Lakewood's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Lakewood, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Renton has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,156, while one-bedrooms go for $1,731.
    • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,509; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 3.1% over the past year.
    • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,435; rents increased 2.9% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lakewood

    As rents have increased moderately in Lakewood, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Lakewood is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.3% in Vancouver and 0.8% in Spokane.
    • Lakewood's median two-bedroom rent of $1,509 is above the national average of $1,196. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 3.1% increase in Lakewood.
    • While Lakewood's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of San Francisco saw a decrease of 0.3%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lakewood than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $903, where Lakewood is more than one-and-a-half times 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Seattle
    $1,360
    $1,690
    0.2%
    1.8%
    Tacoma
    $1,260
    $1,570
    -0.1%
    0.2%
    Bellevue
    $1,960
    $2,430
    0
    2.9%
    Everett
    $1,390
    $1,730
    -0.1%
    2.6%
    Kent
    $1,500
    $1,870
    0
    2.4%
    Renton
    $1,730
    $2,160
    -0.1%
    3.4%
    Federal Way
    $1,410
    $1,760
    0.3%
    0.6%
    Auburn
    $1,370
    $1,710
    0.2%
    1%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,660
    0.1%
    0.4%
    Lakewood
    $1,210
    $1,510
    -0.1%
    3.1%
    Redmond
    $1,870
    $2,330
    0
    3%
    Kirkland
    $1,770
    $2,210
    0.3%
    5.8%
    Sammamish
    $2,820
    $3,520
    1.3%
    2.6%
    Puyallup
    $1,570
    $1,960
    -0.2%
    0.9%
    Lynnwood
    $1,610
    $2,010
    0.1%
    3.1%
    Bothell
    $1,850
    $2,310
    0.4%
    3.7%
    Spanaway
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0.1%
    1.2%
    Mercer Island
    $2,080
    $2,580
    -0.5%
    1.3%
    Kenmore
    $1,680
    $2,090
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Mukilteo
    $1,770
    $2,210
    -1.3%
    -2.1%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,620
    $2,020
    0
    1.3%
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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.

    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.

    About Rent Reports:

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Lakewood?
    In Lakewood, the median rent is $1,058 for a studio, $1,211 for a 1-bedroom, $1,508 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,189 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lakewood, check out our monthly Lakewood Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Lakewood?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Lakewood include North Lakewood, Northeast Lakewood, Pacific, and Lakeview.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Lakewood?
    Some of the colleges located in the Lakewood area include Clover Park Technical College, Shoreline Community College, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Cascadia College, and Bellevue College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Lakewood?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Lakewood from include Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Kent, and Redmond.

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