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Last updated August 23 2019 at 9:50 PM

113 Apartments for rent in Tacoma, WA

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Last updated August 23 at 09:13pm
South Tacoma
12 Units Available
Apex Apartments
2424 S 41st St, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,524
583 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,199
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,559
1115 sqft
Close to I-5, Highway 16, US Post Office, Head Start School, Tacoma Mall, Whitman Elementary, Costco, Snake Lake, Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center. Located in the Tacoma School District. Pet-friendly apartments with two pet parks, massage therapy room, night patrol, hot tub, outdoor pool, complimentary tanning.
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Last updated August 23 at 07:28pm
8 Units Available
Sawyer Trail
17412 44th Ave E, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,367
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
999 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,705
1139 sqft
Discover a tight-knit, Contemporary NW community nestled along ponds, creeks, and the foothills of Mt. Rainier. Sawyer Trail offers small town appeal with the convenience of nearby retail, restaurants, and grocery.
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Last updated August 23 at 08:29pm
West End
34 Units Available
Lakeside Landing
1414 S Mildred St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$904
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,089
850 sqft
West End location just north of the James Center. Minutes from Highway 16. Refresh body and spirit in the sauna and spa before relaxing poolside. Residences include spacious walk-in closets and a patio or balcony.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:13pm
18 Units Available
Altitude 104
2201 104th St S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,176
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,397
942 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,817
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 August 23 at 09:12pm
West End
15 Units Available
Avery on Pearl
1202 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,220
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
902 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,765
1100 sqft
Short drive to Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Titlow Park. Newly remodeled units with black appliances, two-tone paint, fireplace, balcony/patio. Community offers dog park, jogging track, playground. Close to schools and several parks.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:12pm
Northeast Tacoma
23 Units Available
The Fairways
4901 Fairwood Blvd NE, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,425
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,555
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
1179 sqft
Resort apartment homes in an ideal location, situated on the back nine of the North Shore Golf Course. Apartments include all appliances, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:03pm
New Tacoma
15 Units Available
The Orion Apartment Homes
29 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,210
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
650 sqft
Hi-rise living in Tacoma with gorgeous views of Commencement Bay. Recently renovated apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with yoga facilities, resident theater, and huge lounge with Wi-Fi access.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:54pm
Central Tacoma
5 Units Available
Vue 25
2368 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,298
596 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,361
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Near public transportation and I-5, as well as the Tacoma Mall and other dining and entertainment. Fully equipped studio-2 bedrooms boast modern kitchens, stainless-steel appliances, and in-unit laundry. The property features a rooftop lounge/grilling area.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:23pm
West End
53 Units Available
Boulders at Puget Sound
2602 Westridge Ave W, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,190
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
985 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,680
1158 sqft
Close to Oneluvdesigns, Day Island Yacht Harbor, Titlow Beach Marine Preserve, Tacoma Community College, Curtis Senior High School, Fircrest Golf Club. Pet-friendly apartments with in-unit laundry, attached and detached garages, resort-style pool, fitness center, corporate leases.
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Last updated August 23 at 07:10pm
South Tacoma
12 Units Available
Alder Court
3105 South 47th Street, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$925
524 sqft
1 Bedroom
$985
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
983 sqft
Alder Court Apartments offers convenience to restaurants, entertainment, the I-5 freeway, Highway 16 and the Tacoma Mall.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:13pm
South End
3 Units Available
Aero
9314 S Ash St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Close to Work, Activities and ShoppingAero 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 August 23 at 06:32pm
New Tacoma
3 Units Available
Chelsea Heights
603 S J St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,490
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,383
1057 sqft
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city in air-conditioned apartments with in-unit laundry. Community welcomes pets and is handicapped accessible. A mere block from Wright Park. Close to I-705.
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Last updated August 23 at 08:29pm
11 Units Available
Aravia
2300 Brookdale Rd E, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,321
1140 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Pet-friendly two-bedroom furnished apartments in Parkland neighborhood. Amenities include pool, spa/hot tub, basketball court, fitness center, carport parking. Enjoy modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, balcony/patio. Access to I-5, Hwy. 512, McChord Air Force Base.
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Last updated August 23 at 07:09pm
South Tacoma
5 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 August 23 at 09:13pm
South End
3 Units Available
NOTCH8 APARTMENTS
9210 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,217
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,326
900 sqft
Experience luxury apartment living in Alexandria, VA. Sleek, modern residences, including studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:13pm
7 Units Available
Heatherstone Apartments
1809 105th St. Ct. S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
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.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:13pm
Parkland
2 Units Available
Monterra
416 111th Street Ct E, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1150 sqft
Quiet Community in TacomaMonterra Apartment Homes are conveniently located just south of Tacoma, Washington. Find comfort in relaxing in our indoor/ outdoor swimming pools, hot tub and sauna.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:12pm
New Tacoma
4 Units Available
Villaggio
1328 Market St, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,150
467 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,373
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Villaggio Apartments in Tacoma, Washington, offer walking access to shops, restaurants and galleries. The complex features a variety of floor plans and units, each updated with fresh flooring and countertops.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:31pm
North End
3 Units Available
Madison25 Apartments
3911 North 25th Street, Tacoma, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,725
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
1031 sqft
WELCOME TO MADISON25. Could you be more central? Situated right in the heart of Tacoma's vibrant Proctor District, Madison25 is surrounded by boutiques and restaurants.
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Last updated August 23 at 09:12pm
New Tacoma
3 Units Available
Landmark Court
818 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$900
360 sqft
1 Bedroom
Ask
Studio and one-bedroom units in a pet-friendly complex with gated access and high-speed internet. Apartments feature hardwood floors, refrigerators and some paid utilities. Easy access to I-705, plus local dining and shopping.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:02pm
New Tacoma
4 Units Available
Bella on Broadway
436 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$1,380
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,707
905 sqft
Ideal downtown location. Lots of urban style along with a fitness center, business center, theater room and garage. Homes include impressive city views, Juliet balconies, high ceilings, and washers and dryers. Walking distance to attractions.
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Last updated August 23 at 06:04pm
Midland
3 Units Available
Coventry Court IV
908 76th Street Ct E, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1130 sqft
Enjoy the quality and convenience of Coventry Court IV Apartments.
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
Northeast Tacoma
1 Unit Available
5140 Green Hills Ave NE
5140 Green Hills Ave NE, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1000 sqft
5140 Green Hills Ave NE Available 09/05/19 Wonderful Home near Browns Point! - You will enjoy this home with a private deck in the backyard, washer/dryer, and a single car garage. Close to the parks and all the waterfront has to offer.
Last updated August 23 at 09:14am
North End
1 Unit Available
1415 N 11th Street #6
1415 North 11th Street, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,195
517 sqft
1BDRM/1 BATH Top Floor Condo in Historic North Slope District! - This quaint top floor one bedroom, one bath condo is located in the historic North Slope District of Tacoma at 1415 N 11th St Unit #6 . Zip is 98403.

Average Rent in Tacoma

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tacoma is $1,262, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,571.
Studio
$1,102
1 Bed
$1,262
2 Beds
$1,571
3+ Beds
$2,281
City GuideTacoma
Tacoma, Washington

Greetings, future tenants of Tacoma! With a variety of affordable rental options, Tacoma is an attractive residential destination for budget-minded leasers, so we get the feeling it won’t take long to find your dream dwellings. So what do you say? Are you ready to fulfill your fate and find a place to call your own in the “City of Destiny?” Then stick with us, because your super sweet Tacoma digs may be just a few clicks away …

Why Tacoma (and not Seattle)?

Outsiders often mistake Tacoma as nothing but an overblown extension of Seattle, when in fact it’s a separate city (30 miles south) with a distinct vibe, culture, and commerce. In fact, roughly half of all Tacoma workers both live and work within city limits, so Tacoma isn’t nearly as dependent on Seattle as many think. If you want a more cosmopolitan, big-city ambiance, Seattle remains your best bet, but Tacoma (especially the artsy, rejuvenated downtown area) has some chic, happening ‘hoods as well. Tacoma is also the more economic choice: apartments in “Grit City” average a mere $900 a month, while lucky leasers can often find quality rentals in the $600-$700 range.

Life in “T-Town”

Yes, we are officially out of nicknames for Tacoma now. We aren’t, however, out of advice to help make your migration to the Pacific Northwest silky-smooth. Some things to consider before joining the ranks of Washington’s finest:

Pump it up. Especially if you live downtown, there’s a good chance you can rely on the Tacoma LINK trains or the Pierce Transit buses to bum around town. Anywhere else, though, you’ll likely need your own set of wheels to shop, bank, work, and socialize conveniently. Residents who commute to Seattle for work each morning, however, can take advantage of the Sound Transit commuter rail.

Raindrops keep falling on my head. Well, what did you expect when you moved to the Pacific Northwest? About half the time it’s raining in Tacoma, and especially from early fall through late spring, the skies are almost always overcast. On the bright side (bad pun intended), a steady dose of gray skies helps you appreciate those magically sunny summer afternoons even more.

Night and Day. Although the city’s nightlife pales in comparison to that of Seattle, Tacoma has a healthy smattering of after-hours hotspots, live music venues, lounges, nightclubs, beer dives, and upscale bistros. Point Defiance Park, meanwhile, is the city’s top outdoor destination and boasts numerous trails, gardens, museums, a zoo, aquarium, and playground. The park is also home to Owen Beach, a popular fair-weather hangout (our advice: catch some rays while you can before Mr. Rain rears his gloomy head again!)

Tips for Tenants

Because Tacoma, unlike Seattle and nearby capital city Olympia, isn’t exactly a hub for nomadic, temporary leasers, apartments don’t turn over all that often. However, new condos, lofts, and high rises continue to sprout up in areas like downtown, the Stadium District, and Old Town, and most rental properties aren’t at full capacity anyway. So you shouldn’t encounter many roadblocks on your search for the perfect pad.

A few other pieces of advice to turn over in your head before signing the dotted line:

Know the basics. Standards for renting aren’t much different in Tacoma than they are anywhere else. You’ll need proper identification (wow, aren’t we wise and helpful!), proof of income, and a reputable renting history to score a lease at most apartments. Also, more and more property managers in Tacoma are now doing full-scale credit and criminal background checks on prospective leasers (at your expense usually).

Beware the hard sell. The “hard sell” is usually a surefire sign that something is wrong with the apartment. There are plenty of reputable property managers, staff, and apartment complexes in Tacoma, so stick with them.

Inspect your new digs carefully. Chances are staff members will provide you with a checklist to fill out when you move in, which gives you the chance to inspect your new place carefully, note any blemishes (even the most minor ones), and request whatever fix-ups you deem necessary. Don’t blow this off, because it’s generally easiest to get maintenance on the scene before you’ve become an official resident. Make sure the water pressure and temperature is agreeable, the appliances function, the windows and doors lock and unlock properly, and the walls, paint, floors, and ceilings appear in good shape. And bring a friend to give your new place the white glove treatment.

The Lay of the Land

Different parts of Tacoma have drastically different perks and quirks, so spend some serious time in any neighborhood before deciding to call it your home. In general, the downtown area is home to the city’s most eclectic hotspots and also serves up a variety of lofts, condos, and high rise apartments. Similar to downtown, North Tacoma offers some of Tacoma’s most attractive (and pricey) units (usually in the $1200-plus range). The Stadium District and Old Town in North Tacoma are some of the city’s most walker-friendly neighborhoods, meanwhile, and boast some of Tacoma’s newest crash pads. West Tacoma is largely populated by property owners, but lucky leasers can sometimes find high quality waterfront digs and spacious single family homes for rent (usually for $1500 or more). East Tacoma, on the other hand, is dotted with cheap, available rental properties (often for $600 or less).

And now you’re all set to embark on your apartment finding escapades. So welcome to the City of Destiny, and happy hunting!

August 2019 Tacoma Rent Report

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

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August 2019 Tacoma Rent Report

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

Tacoma rents increased significantly over the past month

Tacoma rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tacoma stand at $1,262 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,572 for a two-bedroom. Tacoma's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Seattle Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Tacoma, 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 $1,482; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.8%.
    • Over the past month, Kent has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,850, while one-bedrooms go for $1,486.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Tacoma

    As rents have increased slightly in Tacoma, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Tacoma 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.
    • Tacoma's median two-bedroom rent of $1,572 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Tacoma.
    • While Tacoma's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Boston (+2.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Tacoma than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $896, where Tacoma 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
    $1,350
    $1,690
    0.7%
    1.3%
    Tacoma
    $1,260
    $1,570
    0.5%
    1.4%
    Bellevue
    $1,940
    $2,410
    1.1%
    2.3%
    Everett
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0
    2.2%
    Kent
    $1,490
    $1,850
    -0.3%
    1.6%
    Renton
    $1,710
    $2,140
    0.3%
    3.4%
    Federal Way
    $1,410
    $1,760
    0.3%
    1.4%
    Auburn
    $1,370
    $1,710
    0.5%
    1.6%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0.2%
    1%
    Lakewood
    $1,190
    $1,480
    0.4%
    3.8%
    Redmond
    $1,870
    $2,320
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Kirkland
    $1,750
    $2,170
    -0.3%
    3.1%
    Sammamish
    $2,780
    $3,470
    0.6%
    2.2%
    Puyallup
    $1,570
    $1,960
    0.7%
    2.6%
    Lynnwood
    $1,610
    $2,000
    -0.9%
    3%
    Bothell
    $1,840
    $2,290
    -0.1%
    1.5%
    Spanaway
    $1,320
    $1,640
    0.2%
    1%
    Mercer Island
    $2,080
    $2,600
    -0.3%
    2.7%
    Kenmore
    $1,710
    $2,130
    0.6%
    1.4%
    Mukilteo
    $1,850
    $2,310
    2.5%
    5.9%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,590
    $1,980
    1.8%
    -0.7%
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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:

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Tacoma’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Tacoma renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. ...

    View full Tacoma Renter Survey

    Here’s how Tacoma ranks on:

    C+
    Overall satisfaction
    C+
    Safety and crime rate
    B-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    C
    Recreational activities
    B-
    Affordability
    B-
    Quality of schools
    B-
    Social Life
    C
    Weather
    B
    Commute time
    C+
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    D
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Tacoma’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Tacoma renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average scores."

    Key Findings in Tacoma include the following:

    • Tacoma renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Tacoma were public transit and commute time, which received A- and B grades, respectively.
    • The areas of concern to Tacoma renters are pet-friendliness (D), weather (C) and recreational activities (C).
    • Tacoma earned similar scores compared to other cities in Washington like Spokane (C+) and Vancouver (D), but earned lower marks than Seattle (B+), Bellevue (A+) and Renton (A+).
    • Tacoma did relatively poorly compared to cities nationwide, including Houston (B+), Chicago (B-) and Raleigh (A).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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