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1,410 Cheap Apartments for rent in Mercer Island, WA

Finding cheap apartments in Mercer Island takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statemen... Read Guide >
Heritage Hills Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,830
507 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,020
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
936 sqft
Luxurious community offers residents access to parking, pool, elevator and hot tubs. Units include stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, carpet and air conditioning. Stunning views of Renton Valley.
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Windsor Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,904
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
856 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,852
1141 sqft
Units feature modern style, plenty of natural light, new carpet, and a convenient location in the Renton Highlands neighborhood. Residents also enjoy updated kitchens and several floor plan options.
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City Square Bellevue Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,830
475 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,840
1001 sqft
Close to I-405, Bellevue Library, Ashwood Playfield, shopping at Bellevue Place, The Shops at the Bravern, City Hall Park, City Center Bellevue, Overlake Transit Center, Overlake Hospital, The Bellevue Collection, Robert E. McCormick Park. Pet-friendly apartments with underground parking.
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Viva Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$1,795
406 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,005
555 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,985
1141 sqft
Find your perfect home here at Viva. Our pet-friendly apartment homes offer desirable features, like quartz countertops, wood flooring, and gas fireplaces. Our modern community offers exceptional amenities, like our rooftop deck that features an outdoor kitchen, resident lounge with unlimited gourmet coffee, on-site parking , and premiere city views.We’re located within walking distance of trendy eateries, popular shopping and fitness clubs, and lively nightlife in Capitol Hill. Our proximity to Downtown Seattle and transportation hubs like the light rail station make your commute a breeze!
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AMLI Spring District Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,843
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,546
971 sqft
Located in one of the Seattle region's newest developments, our Bellevue apartments in Spring District are a core part of innovation in local housing. Inspiration and well-being converge with our extensive selection of uncommon amenities, including spaces for a private theater room, DIY maker space with tools, library, community kitchen and more. With LEED Gold Certification.
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Cypress Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
18 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,026
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,867
954 sqft
A pet-happy, walk-friendly, view-loving community, Cypress was designed to nurture the natural. Think expansive sunny roof decks, lush courtyards with pretty park views. Not to mention, across-the-street access to Seattle’s newest public park and soccer field.
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Sofi at Somerset Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,665
1030 sqft
Fantastic views of the sunset. In the Bellevue School District. Six floorplans. Energy efficient and green living features throughout. Outdoor spa, recycling center, private patio or balcony, and washer and dryer in every home.
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Beacon View Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
581 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
912 sqft
We are the answer to all your downtown needs! Beacon View Apartments is minutes away from everywhere you need to be. We're only 3 miles away from downtown Seattle. Grocery stores are blocks away and the bus lines run right past our front gates. Beacon View Apartments is located at the corner of 12th Avenue South and Massachusetts, just 3 blocks away from Amazon.com and beautiful community parks. Come see the picture-perfect view from your new home today! Our friendly office staff is here to help you Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. We would love to meet you!
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Harrington Square Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,817
482 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,179
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,708
1076 sqft
Close to Renton Technical College, Windsor Hills Park, Highlands Elementary, I-405, Renton Highlands Library, Saar's Marketplace, Kiwanis Park, Renton Transit Center, Renton's Coulon Beach. Amenities include pet park, yoga studio, pet-friendly, community outdoor deck, short-term lease, highly walkable.
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Colina Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$1,437
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,774
574 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,414
947 sqft
Nestled atop Beacon Hill, right next to the light rail station, Colina features two roof decks, ground floor plazas with outdoor seating, a gym and bike room, and spaces to work or unplug. Inside the homes, beauty comes standard too — with modern, sophisticated interiors, private balconies, and mountain views. Whether you’d like to slow down and enjoy Beacon Hill, or pop downtown in under ten minutes on the light rail, Colina is an ideal launchpad. But we might suggest that you stick around the neighborhood — because with the great restaurants, taco trucks, breweries, and Jefferson Park, there’s a whole lot to love. Beacon Hill is a hub without hubbub, ready to welcome you home.
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Avalon Bellevue Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
20 Units Available
Studio
$1,770
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,211
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,765
813 sqft
Close to Bellevue Library, Robert E. McCormick Park, Ashwood Playfield, shopping at Bellevue Place, Bellevue Square Mall, Downtown Park, Bellevue City Hall, I-405, Lake Bellevue, Whole Foods, Overlake Hospital. Pet-friendly apartments with bike racks and storage, package acceptance, business center.
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Pratt Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,645
615 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,155
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
1037 sqft
Pratt Park Apartments is conveniently located in the heart of the Central District, a neighborhood dotted with boutique shops, quaint coffee spots, and local parks! Situated just off Downtown Seattle, we are minutes to an array of options. Part of the Your Tour, Your Way™ program. It’s your apartment and you are welcome to tour in a way that makes you feel most at home. Whether you prefer to take a self-guided tour on your own, be accompanied by one of our leasing professionals or take a live video tour from the comfort of your home, we have options that will work for you!
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Avalon Towers Bellevue Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
26 Units Available
Studio
$1,965
539 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,564
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,725
1054 sqft
A block away from Bellevue Square. Rooftop clubhouse for events, a lounge area, and a sundeck where residents can relax. Residences equipped with modern cooking range, fireplace and in-unit laundry.
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Alley111 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
22 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,353
565 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,170
879 sqft
Floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete accents, open concept kitchens, sweeping mountain views from the rooftop lounge, and a prime downtown location. At Alley 111 we celebrate all there is to offer on the Eastside. The tech, the views and of course, the shopping. Our apartments feature industrial chic touches, clean European design, modern open shelving, air conditioning from Nest, stylish wood plank flooring, quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stainless steel appliances.
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Metro Line Flats Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$1,770
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Live at Metroline Flats apartments and experience life in the center of the emerging Yesler Terrace Neighborhood. Rich in history and cultural diversity, this neighborhood was one of the first areas settled in downtown Seattle. Fast forward to present day and it’s a neighborhood poised for a comeback with its central location close to major employers, ample transit options and stunning views of Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay, and The Cascades. Call and visit our downtown Seattle apartments for rent today! Our apartments in downtown Seattle feature a fresh take on a wide range of amenities including a rooftop lounge, a bike room and parcel lockers. Want to relax or entertain while taking in the views of the city and Mt. Rainier? The rooftop terrace is the place for you with ample seating, lush landscaping, a BBQ and a firepit. On the first level, you’ll find our bike room that’s equipped with a repair station. Head down the hall and you’ll find a row of secure parcel lockers – never worry about missing a package again! Our lobby was designed for the commuter featuring a coffee station and a transit screen which provides information about transit options, updates and departure times.
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Newport Crossing Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,999
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,312
908 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments feature renovated interiors with wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, large windows and satin-nickel finishes. Community amenities include indoor jacuzzi, tanning bed and BBQ area.
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Second and Main Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,090
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Conveniently located in Downtown Renton and just steps away from dining and library. Units feature upgraded cabinets, black appliances, in-unit laundry and balcony/patio. Tenants can enjoy outdoor living with courtyard lounge and BBQ area.
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Alta Arlo Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
71 Units Available
Studio
$1,755
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,275
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,265
977 sqft
Forget the familiar. Forget Plain Jane. Forget ho-hum. You’re not ordinary, and your home shouldn’t be either. Alta Arlo offers brand new, luxury studio, one, and two-bedroom Columbia City apartments to meet your every need. Our community combines the best of this eclectic and historic Seattle neighborhood with modern comforts to make you feel right at home. See what’s in store for you.
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Plum Tree Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,671
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,323
1003 sqft
With quick access to Interstate 5 and Highway 167, and only minutes from local amenities such as LA Fitness and Starbucks, these apartments feature in-unit laundry, internet connection, and 24-hour maintenance team.
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Sir Gallahad Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$1,639
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,480
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,899
761 sqft
Great location right next to downtown Bellevue and I-405. Numerous excellent restaurants within walking distance. On-site laundry and cardio room. Units contain energy-efficient appliances, vaulted ceilings, extra storage and washer/dryer hookups.
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VILLAGGIO ON YARROW BAY Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,072
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,611
1075 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,026
1479 sqft
Sophisticated apartments overlooking stunning Yarrow Bay and conveniently located near Interstate 405. The community has a private marina and four lighted tennis courts. Apartments feature track lighting and granite counters.
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AMLI Bellevue Park Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
27 Units Available
Studio
$2,080
478 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,508
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,322
972 sqft
Nearby schools: Sundance Preschool & Daycare, Enatai Elementary, Chinook Middle School, and Bellevue High. Close to Downtown Park, Wildwood Park, Whalers Cove, Bellevue Square, The Shops at the Bravern, Bellevue Arts Museum, I-405, Bellevue Shopping Mall. Pet-friendly apartments with indoor pool.
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12 Central Square Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,728
1250 sqft
Located in the downtown area. Luxury, resort-style community with stunning views. Pool, whirlpool spas, community room, and fitness room. Cat-friendly. Controlled access. Luxurious interiors with granite countertops and access walls.
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Lawrence Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
1047 sqft
High ceilings, clean lines, industrial finishes, raw canvases. A loft inspires unique expressions of individuality. Lawrence Lofts balances the fundamentals of loft living with the comforts of efficient in-city living. Enjoy well-appointed kitchens and bathrooms, windows flooded with views, concrete and tile floors and the freedom to make it all your own. Units identified with IQ and IZ are income qualified apartments within the Seattle MFTE or MHA program. Reach out to our team for more information to see if you may qualify! Learn more about the MFTE and MHA programs at https://www.seattle.gov/housing/housing-developers/multifamily-tax-exemption.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Mercer Island?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Mercer Island is $1,923.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Mercer Island?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Mercer Island is $2,317.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Mercer Island?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Mercer Island is $3,050.
City Guide for Mercer Island, WA

Mercer Island is the most populated island in the entire country. Seriously.

With over 20,000 residents in one lake, fun activities are within easy access no matter how you get to the destinations. You'll find shopping and eating options wherever you go, with just a little planning along the way. Thanks to a lower crime rate than Seattle, it's no wonder the local residents feel safe living on the island. The island is 5 miles long and 2 miles wide, which is a small area in which to find housing. Since you won't have as many options as you would in a big city,  start looking at least six months before moving to the area. Well, unless you want to be homeless when you get here, then take your time! See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Mercer Island, WA

Finding cheap apartments in Mercer Island takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Mercer Island by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Mercer Island in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Mercer Island.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Mercer Island. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Mercer Island.