Individuals ready to move into this town will want to have decent credit (landlords here tend to want at least a month's security deposit and a good credit score to rent to individuals) as well as a steady job. The good news is there are plenty of apartments in the city available on an ongoing basis.
As for the expense of living in Spanaway, it's somewhat expensive compared to Parkland, but less expensive than Tacoma. Because of its close proximity to McChord Air Force Base and Fort Lewis, it can sometimes be hard to find apartments here at the last minute. To find apartments in Spanaway, plan to spend a chunk of time comparing options, but react quickly. The best apartments with paid utilities and ample space really do get snatched up quickly.
Spanaway Loop Rd S/169th St S: Encompassing the beautiful Spanaway Lake and Spanaway Park, this area sure is pretty.
Town Center: One of the cheaper Spanaway neighborhoods and close to all the local amenities. What's not to love? Can't be the price; it's out of this world.
Loveland: In keeping with its name, Loveland is a friendly neighborhood.
Elk Plain: You won't find any Elk here, but you will find plenty of small-to-medium-sized family homes for rent at reasonable prices.
Here's the good news. Most people living in Spanaway are located within close proximity of the various shopping centers, and banks in the region. Getting to and from work isn't a problem either. The average person here has a commute of less than 27 minutes into work, most often to Tacoma or Parkland. Parkland, which is perhaps the most recognizable city in the region, is more urban than Spanaway. Travel along State Route 7 is the most common route, but the Pacific Avenue South Highway is also conveniently nearby.