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Last updated September 17 2019 at 11:46 PM

113 Apartments for rent in Lakewood, WA

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Last updated September 17 at 10:28pm
North Lakewood
21 Units Available
Beaumont Grand Apartment Homes
8504 82nd St SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,305
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1009 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
1145 sqft
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 September 17 at 11:43pm
Lakeview
24 Units Available
Village at Seeley Lake
9501 59th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,242
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,345
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,997
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 September 17 at 10:28pm
North Lakewood
17 Units Available
Citizen and Oake
5406 82nd St SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,320
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,640
935 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1230 sqft
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 September 17 at 07:51pm
North Lakewood
7 Units Available
Merrill Creek
6022 78th Street Ct W, Lakewood, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,115
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
957 sqft
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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Last updated September 17 at 09:20pm
Pacific
118 Units Available
Wellstone at Bridgeport
12535 Bridgeport Way Southwest, Lakewood, WA
Studio
$1,405
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,525
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,930
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 September 17 at 09:20pm
Northeast Lakewood
2 Units Available
Crown Pointe Apartments
2611 84th Street Ct S, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,229
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,293
967 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Crown Pointe Apartments offer spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes for all family sizes.
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Last updated September 17 at 09:20pm
Northeast Lakewood
2 Units Available
Pacific Walk Townhomes
8333 32nd Ave S, Lakewood, WA
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$1,350
850 sqft
The living ambiance of Pacific Walk & Southern Pines begins with our thoughtfully designed studios, 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes, many of which have amazing front and backyard.
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Last updated September 17 at 09:20pm
Central Lakes
4 Units Available
Arbor Pointe
11432 105th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,070
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1015 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 September 12 at 10:39pm
Pacific
11 Units Available
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 September 17 at 01:04am
South Lakes
1 Unit Available
6003 119th St SW
6003 119th Street Southwest, Lakewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1569 sqft
3BD/1.5BATH Lakewood Rambler - This 3Bd/1.5Bath Rambler is in a quiet neighborhood yet minutes to I5 and close to JBLM.
Last updated September 17 at 01:04am
Central Lakes
1 Unit Available
8114 121st SW
8114 121st Street Southwest, Lakewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1300 sqft
Gorgeous 3 Bedroom in Lakewood! - Address: 8114 121st SW, Lakewood, WA 98498 Quick Feature List: Bedroom(s): 3 Bathroom(s): 2 Parking: 1 Car Carport Square Ft: Approx.
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
Central Lakes
1 Unit Available
10624 Brook Lane SW
10624 Brook Lane Southwest, Lakewood, WA
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2294 sqft
Classic 4 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath Rambler in Lakewood - This Classic Home is so spacious! Located on a large corner lot, near the Lakewood Library.
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
Central Lakes
1 Unit Available
7709 Bernese Rd Sw
7709 Bernese Road Southwest, Lakewood, WA
4 Bedrooms
$1,775
2336 sqft
Unique, Old World GEM with 4 Bedrooms + Den - Built in 1904, this Lakewood home features stunning architecture, abundant space and an old-world elegance! A large, covered front porch greets you at the entry of this one-of-a-kind home! On the first
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
South Lakes
1 Unit Available
12527 Glenwood Ave SW
12527 Glenwood Avenue Southwest, Lakewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1868 sqft
Updated 3 bedroom Rambler With A/C! - This beautifully updated rambler features 3 good size bedrooms, 1.
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
North Lakewood
1 Unit Available
7514 Agate DR SW
7514 Agate Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
2036 sqft
Spacious Oakbrook Rambler - The Lakewood community of Oakbrook is home to this 2000+ square foot rambler! With FRESH PAINT, NEW CARPET, and a ton of charm, this house would be incredible to call HOME! Enter the foyer through the double doors and
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
North Lakewood
1 Unit Available
7303 Zircon Dr SW
7303 Zircon Drive Southwest, Lakewood, WA
5 Bedrooms
$2,500
3000 sqft
7303 Zircon Dr SW - $2500.00 5br - 3000ft - Great family home in Oakbrook Large 5bd/2.5ba home in quiet neighborhood. Large family room, fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, oversize 2 car garage with storage room.
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
Lakeview
1 Unit Available
10215 Holly Lane SW
10215 Holly Lane Southwest, Lakewood, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
720 sqft
10215 Holly Lane SW Available 09/19/19 2 Bedroom House near Lakewood Towne Center - Centrally located, this home offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a spacious living room! RENT: $1295.00 DEPOSIT: $1000.00 SCREENING: $50.
Last updated September 17 at 01:03am
South Lakes
1 Unit Available
12919 Lakeholme RD SW
12919 Lakeholme Road Southwest, Lakewood, WA
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
2100 sqft
Gated estate rambler in Lakewood! - Main home is 2 bedroom 2 baths + Office / Den approximately 2,100 square feet and features soaring vaulted ceilings, cherry and tile floors, large windows and skylights, gourmet kitchen, exquisite master suite
Last updated September 17 at 10:58pm
Central Lakes
1 Unit Available
8609 Nixon Avenue Southwest
8609 Nixon Avenue Southwest, Lakewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,145
988 sqft
Make yourself at home at this charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home located in Lakewood! This spacious home features a welcoming kitchen that opens to the bright and spacious living room.
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Last updated September 17 at 07:56pm
South Tacoma
14 Units Available
Valley Vista
6830 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,349
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 September 17 at 09:20pm
South End
1 Unit Available
Woodmark Apartments
2425 S 96th St, Parkland, WA
1 Bedroom
$809
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Minutes from recreation, shopping, and fine 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 September 17 at 09:20pm
South End
3 Units 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.
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Last updated September 17 at 09:20pm
19 Units Available
Altitude 104
2201 104th St S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,135
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,397
942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,745
1221 sqft
Fantastic Amenities and a Great Location Altitude 104 is a recently renovated, cutting edge community located in a beautiful park-like setting.
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Last updated September 17 at 09:20pm
10 Units Available
Heatherstone Apartments
1809 105th St. Ct. S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,301
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,693
1150 sqft
HeatherStone Apartments offers spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes. Enjoy new and newly upgraded homes featuring full size washer and dryer, expansive floor plans with ample storage space, and friendly staff.

Average Rent in Lakewood

Last updated Aug. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lakewood is $1,199, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,493.
Studio
$1,047
1 Bed
$1,199
2 Beds
$1,493
3+ Beds
$2,167
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!

September 2019 Lakewood Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2019 Lakewood Rent Report. Lakewood rents increased 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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September 2019 Lakewood Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2019 Lakewood Rent Report. Lakewood rents increased 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 rents increase sharply over the past month

Lakewood rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up significantly by 4.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lakewood stand at $1,199 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,493 for a two-bedroom. The city's rents have been increasing for 22 straight months - the last time rents declined was in January 2015. Lakewood's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    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.

    • Lakewood has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,493; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.4%.
    • Over the past month, Kent has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,842, while one-bedrooms go for $1,479.
    • Bellevue has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,424; rents increased 0.4% over the past month and 2.3% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lakewood

    As rents have increased significantly in Lakewood, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. 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 1.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.8% in Vancouver and 1.3% in Spokane.
    • Lakewood's median two-bedroom rent of $1,493 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 4.4% rise in Lakewood.
    • While Lakewood's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.2%), and Boston (+2.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lakewood than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $905, 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 price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Seattle
    $1,360
    $1,700
    0.5%
    1.3%
    Tacoma
    $1,270
    $1,580
    0.2%
    1.3%
    Bellevue
    $1,950
    $2,420
    0.4%
    2.3%
    Everett
    $1,380
    $1,720
    -0.2%
    2.3%
    Kent
    $1,480
    $1,840
    -0.5%
    1.4%
    Renton
    $1,710
    $2,130
    -0.2%
    3.5%
    Federal Way
    $1,420
    $1,770
    0.3%
    1.5%
    Auburn
    $1,380
    $1,710
    0.2%
    1.7%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,660
    0.2%
    1.2%
    Lakewood
    $1,200
    $1,490
    0.7%
    4.4%
    Redmond
    $1,850
    $2,310
    -0.7%
    2.1%
    Kirkland
    $1,730
    $2,150
    -1%
    2.8%
    Sammamish
    $2,800
    $3,490
    0.5%
    2.9%
    Puyallup
    $1,580
    $1,970
    0.6%
    2.2%
    Lynnwood
    $1,590
    $1,980
    -1.1%
    2.1%
    Bothell
    $1,830
    $2,280
    -0.5%
    1.5%
    Spanaway
    $1,320
    $1,650
    0.1%
    1.1%
    Mercer Island
    $2,080
    $2,590
    -0.2%
    3.7%
    Kenmore
    $1,710
    $2,130
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Mukilteo
    $1,890
    $2,350
    1.7%
    5.5%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,620
    $2,020
    1.8%
    -0.6%
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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.

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