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Last updated December 13 2019 at 7:58 PM

119 Apartments for rent in Tacoma, WA

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Last updated December 13 at 07:12pm
West End
18 Units Available
Lakeside Landing
1414 S Mildred St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,344
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,533
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 December 13 at 07:11pm
5 Units Available
Aravia
2300 Brookdale Rd E, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,358
1140 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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 December 13 at 06:57pm
South Tacoma
23 Units Available
The Lodge at Madrona Pointe Apartments
3202 South Mason Avenue, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,105
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,226
877 sqft
Comfort, Charm & Spectacular View of Mt. Rainier The Lodge At Madrona offers the lifestyle you've been looking for. We're conveniently located minutes from downtown Tacoma and a short drive from beautiful Gig Harbor.
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Last updated December 13 at 07:00pm
Midland
3 Units Available
Coventry Court IV
908 76th Street Ct E, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1130 sqft
Enjoy the quality and convenience of Coventry Court IV Apartments.
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Last updated December 13 at 06:47pm
11 Units Available
Sawyer Trail
17412 44th Ave E, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,618
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,583
999 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,815
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 December 13 at 04:31pm
New Tacoma
12 Units Available
The Metropolitan
245 St Helens Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,239
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1234 sqft
Find the best in Washington living within the Stadium District and Downtown, at The Metropolitan Apartments in Tacoma! Close to I-705, you'll find that it's an easy commute to get where you need to go.
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Last updated December 13 at 06:27pm
West End
55 Units Available
Boulders at Puget Sound
2602 Westridge Ave W, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,190
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,329
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 December 13 at 07:05pm
South Tacoma
6 Units Available
Alder Court
3105 South 47th Street, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,005
524 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,285
1019 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 December 13 at 10:09am
West End
26 Units Available
Northpoint Apartments
3815 N. Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,204
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,383
872 sqft
Close to Faith Evangelical College & Seminary, Vassault Park, Truman Middle School, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, bus route 10, Puget Creek Natural Area. Amenities include Indoor swimming pool, spa/hot tub, tennis court, pet-friendly apartments, fitness center, walk-in closets.
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Last updated December 13 at 04:31pm
23 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 December 13 at 04:31pm
South End
2 Units Available
Aero
9314 S Ash St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,375
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close to Work, Activities and Shopping Aero 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 December 13 at 04:31pm
Parkland
1 Unit Available
Monterra
416 111th Street Ct E, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,725
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 December 13 at 07:20pm
Northeast Tacoma
18 Units Available
The Fairways
4901 Fairwood Blvd NE, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,390
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,935
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 December 13 at 06:53pm
South Tacoma
2 Units Available
Pine Street Townhomes
2911 S 45th St, Tacoma, WA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1348 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1385 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Conveniently situated in Tacoma's bustling South Tacoma neighborhood, Pine Street Townhomes presents a warm, quiet community just minutes away from the best Tacoma has to offer.
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Last updated December 13 at 04:31pm
South Tacoma
19 Units Available
Apex Apartments
2424 S 41st St, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,210
579 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,332
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,504
1172 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 December 13 at 07:12pm
New Tacoma
3 Units Available
Chelsea Heights
603 S J St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,540
822 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,737
801 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 December 13 at 04:31pm
South End
1 Unit Available
NOTCH8 APARTMENTS
9210 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,108
645 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Experience luxury apartment living in Alexandria, VA. Sleek, modern residences, including studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms.
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Last updated December 13 at 04:31pm
11 Units Available
Heatherstone Apartments
1809 105th St. Ct. S, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,209
718 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,301
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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 December 13 at 12:04pm
South Tacoma
6 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 December 13 at 06:41pm
North End
4 Units Available
Madison25 Apartments
3911 North 25th Street, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,440
606 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,680
1014 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 December 13 at 07:12pm
Central Tacoma
9 Units Available
Vue 25
2368 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,338
610 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,583
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,716
1061 sqft
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 December 13 at 07:15pm
New Tacoma
5 Units Available
Bella on Broadway
436 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$1,200
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,484
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,717
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 December 13 at 07:11pm
New Tacoma
1 Unit Available
Landmark Court
818 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA
Studio
$920
360 sqft
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 November 8 at 07:23pm
West End
18 Units Available
Avery on Pearl
1202 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,125
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
902 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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.

Average Rent in Tacoma

Last updated Nov. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tacoma is $1,255, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,564.
Studio
$1,097
1 Bed
$1,255
2 Beds
$1,564
3+ Beds
$2,270
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!

December 2019 Tacoma Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Tacoma Rent Report. Tacoma rents remained steady 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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December 2019 Tacoma Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 Tacoma Rent Report. Tacoma rents remained steady 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 over the past month

Tacoma rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Tacoma stand at $1,256 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,564 for a two-bedroom. Tacoma's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    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 $1,503; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.2%.
    • Bellevue has the most expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,399; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.8% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Tacoma

    As rents have increased marginally 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 moderately in other cities across the state, with Washington as a whole logging rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.3% in Spokane and 1.9% in Vancouver.
    • Tacoma's median two-bedroom rent of $1,564 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.0% rise in Tacoma.
    • While Tacoma's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Austin (+3.1%), and Boston (+1.9%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Tacoma than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $904, 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
    $1,680
    -0.5%
    1.6%
    Tacoma
    $1,260
    $1,560
    0.1%
    1%
    Bellevue
    $1,930
    $2,400
    -0.8%
    3.1%
    Everett
    $1,380
    $1,710
    0.1%
    2.5%
    Kent
    $1,490
    $1,850
    0.3%
    2.1%
    Renton
    $1,700
    $2,120
    -0.3%
    3.2%
    Federal Way
    $1,410
    $1,750
    -0.3%
    0.4%
    Auburn
    $1,380
    $1,720
    -0.3%
    2.7%
    Marysville
    $1,330
    $1,650
    0
    0.9%
    Lakewood
    $1,210
    $1,500
    -0.1%
    4.2%
    Redmond
    $1,820
    $2,270
    -0.5%
    2%
    Kirkland
    $1,730
    $2,150
    0.7%
    2.5%
    Sammamish
    $2,770
    $3,450
    -1.5%
    2.9%
    Puyallup
    $1,590
    $1,970
    -0.1%
    3%
    Lynnwood
    $1,550
    $1,930
    0.7%
    -0.2%
    Bothell
    $1,800
    $2,250
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Spanaway
    $1,320
    $1,650
    0
    1.1%
    Mercer Island
    $2,080
    $2,590
    0
    3.5%
    Kenmore
    $1,670
    $2,080
    -0.7%
    0.1%
    Mukilteo
    $1,790
    $2,220
    0.7%
    1.8%
    Mountlake Terrace
    $1,630
    $2,030
    -1%
    3%
    Snoqualmie
    $1,900
    $2,360
    -0.7%
    2%
    Gig Harbor
    $1,740
    $2,170
    3%
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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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