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56 Apartments for rent in Olympia, WA

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Black Lake
1900 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 09:27pm
1 Bedroom
$986
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
3 Bedrooms
$1,447
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Arbor Square
606 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 09:28pm
1 Bedroom
$1,129
2 Bedrooms
$1,327
3 Bedrooms
$1,602
Luxury apartment homes feature fireplace, spacious floor plans, and patio/ balcony. Landscaped grounds offer pool, gym, racquetball courts, clubhouse, hot tub, and sauna. Conveniently located near Chehalis Trails, shopping, and health care centers.
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The Park at Cooper Point
3200 Capital Mall Dr SW
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 09:28pm
1 Bedroom
$1,141
2 Bedrooms
$1,054
3 Bedrooms
$1,767
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Cambridge Court
2323 9th Ave SW
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 07:00pm
1 Bedroom
$1,065
2 Bedrooms
$1,170
3 Bedrooms
$1,730
Just off I-5 and near the Cinemark Century Olympia, these units offer a breakfast nook, private balconies, walk-in closets and washer/dryers. On-site you enjoy covered parking, pool, racquetball court and play area.
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Polo Club
3425 Polo Club Ln SE
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 07:23pm
1 Bedroom
$1,295
2 Bedrooms
$1,347
3 Bedrooms
$1,713
Lots of amenities in a community that welcomes pets. Dog park, 24-hour gym, basketball court, playground and pool on site. Handicapped accessible. Washers and dryers in apartments. Across the street from Spooner Berry Farms.
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2215 Wentworth
2215 Wentworth Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:57pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
2203 Greenfield St SE
2203 Greenfield Street Southeast
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:57pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
3009 Powder Ridge St SE
3009 Powder Ridge Street Southeast
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:57pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
900 E Bay Drive A-402
900 East Bay Dr NE
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
3516 6th Ave NW B
3516 6th Ave NW
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
911 Cushing Ct NW
911 Cushing Court Northwest
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
2911 APPLEHILL CT NE
2911 Applehill Court Northeast
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
3322 Cherry Blossom Dr. NE
3322 Cherry Blossom Drive Northeast
Olympia, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
4705 Greenwood Dr SW
4705 Greenwood Dr SW
Olympia, WA
Updated January 16 at 08:32am
3 Bedrooms
$2,045
615 Meadowwood Dr SW
615 Meadowwood Drive SW
Olympia, WA
Updated January 16 at 08:32am
4 Bedrooms
$2,025
1722 9th Ave SE # B
1722 9th Avenue Southeast
Olympia, WA
Updated January 16 at 08:32am
1 Bedroom
$995
3022 Applehill Ct NE
3022 Applehill Ct NE
Olympia, WA
Updated January 16 at 08:32am
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
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Montair at Somerset Hill
1704 Barnes Blvd SW
Tumwater, WA
Updated January 17 at 07:23pm
1 Bedroom
$1,096
2 Bedrooms
$1,149
3 Bedrooms
$1,302
Located close to the Olympic Mountains and beautiful Puget Sound. In-unit amenities include laundry, patio or balcony, and hardwood floors. Luxury community features basketball court, pool, and playground.
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4611 Springfield Lane SE
4611 Springfield Lane Southeast
Lacey, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:57pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
5014 Madison Heights CT SE
5014 Madison Heights Court Southeast
Thurston County, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
1643 Vista Lp SW
1643 Vista Loop SW
Tumwater, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
4600 8th Ave NE
4600 8th Avenue Northeast
Lacey, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
4609 Durham Street SE
4609 Durham Street Southeast
Lacey, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
797 T St SE
797 T Street Southeast
Tumwater, WA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
City GuideOlympia
Olympia, WA

Welcome to Olympia, the scenic Washington state capital, the home to the haven for higher education at The Evergreen State College and a wonderful place. If you’re in the market for a great apartment but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s find you that rental so you can start living here!

Whether you’re looking for great outdoor activity, interesting art, or live bands, Olympia has really got it all. Outdoorsy types enjoy the proximity to beautiful forests, state parks and lakes, while art and music lovers can enjoy Olympia’s status as one of the Puget Sound’s cultural capitals. Evergreen State keeps the city lively, so there’s also plenty of nightlife to keep your after hours filled. Keep in mind, though, that the Pacific Northwest rains are no joke. Prepare to pack away your sunglasses for a solid five or so months of the year.

The rental market in Olympia is, well, competitive. Because Olympia is a fairly affordable and desirable city, locals snatch up many of the best rentals as soon as they hit the market, and you may have to go on a mile-long waiting list for the apartment of your dreams. Olympians love the locals, so if you have references in town you’ll be more likely to secure an apartment.

Many of the city’s apartment rentals are located to the north of the city center close to The Evergreen State College’s campus. Student demand has made many of these rentals more expensive.. However, if you’re looking for flexible leases and studio apartments for rent, this will be the best area for you. One bedrooms in this area generally range from $600-$800.

The neighborhoods to the east and west of the city center have a number of inexpensive apartments for rent in various types of buildings. Olympia is hemmed in to the south by the cities of Tumwater and Lacey and to the north by the Sound. The further south on the east side of town, the more suburban-type rentals you’ll find. Many of these places have amenities such as gyms and clubhouses. Rents here typically range from $700-$900 for a two bedroom.

Living in southern Olympia on the west side will put you close to the Capital State Forest, with 91,000-acres of protected land. Northwest Olympia is also a highly desirable area with several available rental homes. These neighborhoods tend to be more settled and dominated by homeowners. However, you can occasionally find great rental homes for $1200-$1400.

With so much to do outdoors, and so many animal-lovers, it’s no big surprise that finding a pet-friendly apartment in Olympia will be no sweat. Big, small and all sizes in between are generally welcome at most area rentals.

Welcome to Olympia! Though you may have to put up a good fight to secure your wonderful rental, there will be plenty in town to make you love your new home once you do. Good luck and happy hunting!

January 2019 Olympia Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Olympia Rent Report. Olympia rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Olympia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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January 2019 Olympia Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Olympia Rent Report. Olympia rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Olympia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Olympia rents decline sharply over the past month

Olympia rents have declined 3.7% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Olympia stand at $1,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,230 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October. Olympia's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in Washington

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Olympia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Washington, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Bellevue is the most expensive of all Washington's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,320; of the 10 largest Washington cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Kent experiencing the fastest growth (+4.6%).
    • Everett, Bellevue, and Renton have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.9%, 3.5%, and 3.4%, respectively).

    Olympia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Olympia, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Olympia is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Olympia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,230 is slightly above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.7% rise in Olympia.
    • While Olympia's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.3%), New York (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Olympia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Olympia.

    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.

    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:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    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.