90 Apartments under 1400 for rent in Mercer Island, WA

Last updated August 19 at 9:18am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Mercer Island, WA
1175 Harrington PL NE #304
Sunset
Renton, WA
Updated August 8 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,300
155 17th Ave
Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA
Updated August 19 at 9:18am UTC
Studio
$1,200
6708 S. 116th Pl
Rainier View
Seattle, WA
Updated August 19 at 9:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
1825 NE 3rd St
Renton
Renton, WA
Updated August 16 at 9:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
906 Glennwood Ave NE
Sunset
Renton, WA
Updated August 9 at 5:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
4851 S Bateman St
Seward Park
Seattle, WA
Updated July 7 at 5:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395

August 2018 Mercer Island Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Mercer Island Rent Report. Mercer Island rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Mercer Island rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2018 Mercer Island Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Mercer Island Rent Report. Mercer Island rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Mercer Island rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Mercer Island rents increase sharply over the past month

Mercer Island rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and have increased sharply by 7.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Mercer Island stand at $2,030 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,530 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Mercer Island's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.8%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Mercer Island, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, 9 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 $1,430; 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 Mercer Island

As rents have increased sharply in Mercer Island, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Mercer Island is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, 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.
  • Mercer Island's median two-bedroom rent of $2,530 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 7.6% increase in Mercer Island.
  • While Mercer Island's rents rose sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.4%), Los Angeles (+1.3%), and San Francisco (+1.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Mercer Island than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $880, where Mercer Island is more than two-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 $1,340 $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:

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.

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