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48 Cheap Apartments for rent in Tacoma, WA

Finding cheap apartments in Tacoma 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... Read Guide >
The Orion Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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14 Units Available
The Orion Apartment Homes
29 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
New Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,340
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,960
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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Vista Del Rey Photo Gallery 1
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15 Units Available
Vista Del Rey
319 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403
New Tacoma
Studio
$1,350
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,500
565 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
725 sqft
Welcome to Vista Del Rey, a community of North End apartments with modern amenities and stunning water views. We offer studio, one and two-bedroom homes featuring thoughtfully designed interiors and luxe community amenities in a spectacular location. Situated on Commencement Bay, our units have incredible views from our historic neighborhood in the North End of Tacoma. Enjoy a host of cutting-edge features including hard surface flooring, modern light fixtures, and fully equipped kitchens ideal for dining and entertaining. Stay on top of your wellness goals at our 24-hour fitness center and take advantage of our convenient resident services including an on-site laundry room, dog washing station and complimentary package lockers. Our stunning location on the water offers convenient access to the best of the area. Commute with ease using nearby I-705 or I-5. There is so much to do and see in our area. Please contact our leasing professional to schedule of Vista Del Rey.
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Landmark Court Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Landmark Court
818 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
New Tacoma
Studio
$995
320 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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NOTCH8 APARTMENTS Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
NOTCH8 APARTMENTS
9210 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98444
South End
1 Bedroom
$1,384
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,029
950 sqft
Minutes to Everything You Need Notch 8 Apartments is located in Tacoma, Washington. With close proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment options, you have everything within arms reach. Public transportation options are located nearby, along with Joint Base Lewis McChord, and access to I-5, and Hwy 512, making any commute a breeze. Live a notch above the rest at Notch 8. Residents enjoy swimming in the heated outdoor swimming pool in the summer months, working out in the fitness center, and spending time in the courtyard and playground at the community. Call or go online to schedule your tour today.
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Apex Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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22 Units Available
Apex Apartments
2424 S 41st St, Tacoma, WA 98409
South Tacoma
Studio
$1,366
563 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,438
589 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,873
1050 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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Villaggio Photo Gallery 1
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10 Units Available
Villaggio
1328 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402
New Tacoma
Studio
$1,255
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,488
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,379
934 sqft
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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Uptown 7 Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Uptown 7
2910 North 7th Street, Tacoma, WA 98406
North End
Studio
$1,199
332 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,399
420 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome home to Uptown 7, a quaint apartment community located in Tacoma, Washington. Situated in the North End area, our community is surrounded by the beauty of nature. With easy access to 6th Ave. you are just minutes from Highways 16 and 163. The convenience of shopping, dining, entertainment, and parks is at your fingertips. Let Uptown 7 be your gateway to all of the fantastic history and recreation Pierce County has to offer.
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Granada Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Granada
1224 South Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98503
New Tacoma
Studio
$1,149
428 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Experience the best of Washington living at Granada Apartments. Our community is situated in the heart of Downtown Tacoma. Our ideal location presents you with a variety of fantastic dining, retail, and entertainment destinations right at your fingertips. We're just minutes from the University of Washington Tacoma, Bates Technical College, St. Joseph Medical Center, and Tacoma General Hospital. Make Granada Apartments your new home and gain access to the exciting recreational opportunities Pierce County has to offer.
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Midtown 15 Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Midtown 15
1801 South 15th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Central Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,399
434 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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If you are looking for a welcoming apartment community in the Hilltop area of Tacoma, Washington, then come home to Midtown 15. Just down the street from Commencement Bay, we are right in the heart of a vibrant city full of parks, museums, and recreation. Our region is full of incredible natural resources and our city benefits from a wide array of shops, dining, and entertainment. With the I-705 and I-5 right around the corner, nothing is out of reach.
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3223 6th Ave Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3223 6th Ave
3223 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
North End
1 Bedroom
$1,150
415 sqft
$500 off first month's rent! ** This charming 1BD/1BA apartment is located in Tacoma's historic North End district. Fresh paint, high ceilings, hardwood floors and architectural details throughout. French doors leading to the bedroom with full close, fireplace and 3/4 bathroom. Appliances include refrigerator/stove. Flat monthly fee of $80 for WSG. Tenant responsible for all other utilities. Small pets considered with additional fees. Street parking only. No on-site laundry. NON-SMOKING property. *Square footage is approximate. No 3rd party applications. Please review our rental criteria before scheduling a showing. We do NOT allow co-signers. Professionally managed by Pacific Rim Property Management (Puyallup). **May special: $500 off first months rent with any signed 12-month lease that starts by May 31, 2022.
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1004 S. 9th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1004 S. 9th St
1004 South 9th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
New Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,150
900 sqft
$500 off first months rent!** Just blocks from downtown Tacoma, Tacoma Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center and Wright Park. This 1BD/1BA unit has lots natural light, along with new LVP flooring throughout. Freshly painted and ready for move-in! Plenty of off-street parking, but assigned, off-street parking available (with additional monthly cost). Tenant pays $100 for WSG. Tenant responsible for all other utilities. On-site, shared laundry room. One pet considered, with additional fee and deposit. If this unit doesn't fit your needs, ask about OTHER AVAILABLE UNITS. NON-SMOKING property. Video is of similar unit, finishes vary by unit. *Square footage is approximate. No 3rd party applications. Please review our rental criteria before scheduling an in-person showing. We do NOT allow co-signers. Professionally managed by Pacific Rim Property Management. **May special: $500 off first months rent with any signed 12-month lease that starts by May 31, 2022.
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3809 South Thompson Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3809 South Thompson Avenue
3809 South Thompson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98418
South End
Studio
$1,250
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
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This 1950's apartment building is newly renovated all while keeping its old Tacoma charm! Offering newly refinished hardwood flooring throughout the living spaces, beautiful ceramic tile in bath and shower, ALL NEW APPLIANCES, new cabinets and quartz countertops in the kitchen, new built-in drawers and cabinets in the hallway, new cordless blinds throughout, and new double-paned windows - this is an energy efficient building with all new light fixtures! On-site laundry with 2 washers and 2 dryers. This classic, all-brick building is within walking distance to shops and restaurants, up the hill from downtown Tacoma, with easy, convenient access to the I5 freeways! **Pet friendly**
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5413 S Puget Sound #5 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
5413 S Puget Sound #5
5413 South Puget Sound Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98409
South Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,250
385 sqft
One Bedroom One Bath on Puget Sound Ave - Tacoma - This one bedroom one bathroom is available now! All utilities included in rent. Clean smaller one bedroom one bath unit on the top floor. Good size Living room and plenty of kitchen storage. Smaller bedroom with great natural light. Shared onsite laundry. No Pets. Our Approval Requirements: 650 credit score, 2.5 times the rent amount for an income requirement, 6 months on your job or past your probationary period, and good rental history. If you meet all of these requirements, you can email phil@narrowspm.com or go online to schedule a showing. If Application is chosen, screening fee is $44.01. First months rent & $1,250 damage deposit due prior to move in. Unit is available now! Submit applications via apply now button at www.narrowspm.com. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7418973)
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Newly Updated Studio In South Tacoma Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Newly Updated Studio In South Tacoma
620 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98418
South End
Studio
$1,395
400 sqft
Newly updated studio with open layout and spacious separate living area. Brand new kitchen with soft close white shaker cabinets and quartz countertop. Washer and dryer are in included. Don't let the square feet fool you, it feels a lot more spacious due to the open layout. Fully fenced front yard with off street parking. No Dogs Allowed (RLNE6592690)
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Results within 1 mile of Tacoma
Astoria Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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11 Units Available
Astoria Apartment Homes
5700 23rd St E, Fife, WA 98424
Fife
1 Bedroom
$1,395
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
840 sqft
Welcome to Astoria Apartments Thoughtful Convenience, Modern Living Bringing nature, convenience and community to apartment living, the newly renovated Astoria Apartments boasts exceptional amenities, including a recently upgraded fitness center, resident clubhouse with complimentary Wi-Fi, children’s playground and indoor dog wash station. Nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, Astoria puts you in the perfect location to enjoy all the amazing sights, eats and drinks Washington has to offer. Astoria is just minutes away from major Freeways (I-5, SR-167, SR-512 and 18), shops, schools and outdoor activities. Whether you’re going downtown for a little nightlife or just heading to work on your daily commute, our apartments make it easy to get where you’re going day in and day out.
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Results within 5 miles of Tacoma
Forest Grove Photo Gallery 1
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Forest Grove
5402 35th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Westside
1 Bedroom
$1,300
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
984 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1200 sqft
Convenient Shore Acres location near Gig Harbor and Tacoma Narrows Airport. Comfortable units with fully equipped kitchens, brick-faced fireplaces, and carpeting. Outdoor basketball court for residents.
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5226 Chicago Ave SW Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
5226 Chicago Ave SW
5226 Chicago Avenue Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499
Pacific
1 Bedroom
$1,150
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated, pet friendly, 1BR/1BA with private patio! Updated kitchen and bathrooms (finishes and colors vary by unit), with quartz counters, all new flooring, appliances, light fixtures. Freshly painted throughout. Appliances include: range, refrigerator, dishwasher. Shared laundry facilities onsite (app based machines). Storage closet on patio. Flat fee of $100 for WSG. Tenant responsible for all other utilities. Pets considered, with additional fees. Off-street parking. We have 2 units available! *Square footage is approximate. No 3rd party applications. Some photos are virtually staged. Finishes and cabinet colors vary by unit.
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14525 C St So  - #A13 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
14525 C St So - #A13
14525 C St S, Parkland, WA 98444
Parkland
1 Bedroom
$1,100
700 sqft
These large apartments are well laid out and well cared for. This particular unit has granite countertops and on site storage. I know it looks too good to be true, but we are looking for quality tenants for our quality place. There is a swimming pool. Our small complex is the best kept secret in all of Tacoma-Spanaway area. Center garden view from every unit. Onsite parking. Laundries are close to all units. Convenient to shopping and military bases. Call (253) 604-8923 for more information and directions.
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Results within 10 miles of Tacoma
29000 19th Ave S Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
29000 19th Ave S
29000 19th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$900
Looking for roommate for 1 large bedroom in house - Property Id: 804304 Couple seeking roommate, for a total of 3 people in a clean large house. We would love to live with someone who has a similar lifestyle (first and foremost being clean) for an ideal living situation, and we will be verifying income source. Details: 1. Utilities included (water, sewer, gas, solid waste) 2. Private Bedroom with closet. The bathroom is shared with only one other person who occasionally uses it in the 2000-SF house with shared common areas 3. CLEAN, pet-free, smoke-free home 4. In-house washer & dryer 5. Weight room 6. Full updated kitchen 7. Close to airport, shopping, bus lines, freeway 8. Street parking always available out front 9. Month-to-month lease. Require first & last month's rent & deposit Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/29000-19th-ave-s-federal-way-wa/804304 Property Id 804304 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7399448)
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9403 16th Avenue SW Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
9403 16th Avenue SW
9403 16th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98106
Delridge
1 Bedroom
$1,350
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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APL49925610 - Cambridge Manor Apartments is a clean quiet building with controlled access and an elevator. Amenities include carpets, decks, disposals and a laundry facility. The building is also conveniently located near bus lines and shopping. Our spacious one bedrooms were recently updated with new floors and paint. They provide plenty of room to make for a comfortable home. Please contact management to set up a tour! Thank you! Terms: 12 month lease
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209 S 112th St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
209 S 112th St
209 South 112th Street, White Center, WA 98168
Studio
$795
1100 sqft
Available 06/01/22 Large Garage and Storage Building - 1100 sq. ft. - Property Id: 897964 Large dedicated garage and storage space ten minutes from downtown Seattle, ten minutes from SeaTac airport. Two car garage on ground level with easy access from 70ft driveway. Dedicated second floor storage space. Clean, dry, and secure storage for boats, cars, tools and more. Available June 1 with first month's rent and security deposit due upfront. Leased as storage only with no onsite work or residency allowed. Subject to tenant background and credit check. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/209-s-112th-st-seattle-wa/897964 Property Id 897964 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7449276)
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110 SW 116th Street #A12 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
110 SW 116th Street #A12
110 Southwest 116th Street, White Center, WA 98146
1 Bedroom
$1,295
672 sqft
1 Bed 1 Bath Condo Seattle - FEATURES This home is rent and show ready NOW. You can schedule a showing at Real Estate Gladiators dot com. Please enjoy this 360-degree tour: https://portfolio.zinspector.com/tour/meaYBQ26OxMR5XR8wq5JAwn98VKGql4L Please enjoy this video tour: https://bbemaildelivery.com/bbext/?p=video_land&id=e2a3d955-f02d-443e-b0e7-23a909f78cf1 Spacious 1 bedroom ground floor condo with dedicated covered parking space. Fully appointed kitchen, dining room & living room with wood burning fireplace & patio. Large bedroom and closet with full bath. Full size washer and dryer in unit. We accept all voucher programs 12-month leases available Resident is resp. for all utilities MONTHLY COSTS - Rent - Pet rent (if applicable) - Landlord Liability Insurance required $12.50 (or use your own provider) - Resident Benefits Program (RBP) $25.00 - Utilities All Real Estate Gladiators residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! More details upon application. WHEN WILL WE BEGIN PROCESSING YOUR APPLICATION? - After prospect tenant has viewed the property or has a proxy to view the property on their behalf. - Government issued picture ID for all adults submitted with the application. - Fully completed application, without material omissions, for every occupant over 18. - Income verification submitted with the application. - PetScreening profile completed for every applicant over 18 who applied. https://realestategladiators.petscreening.com/ RENTAL CRITERIA AND APPLICATION DISCLOSURE The following information will be accessed as part of the screening of any applications for tenancy.... - All information on your application. - Your rental history via any identifiable prior Landlords. - Credit reports via a third-party Consumer Reporting Agency. - Public records regarding criminal conviction history or registration as a sex offender. - Personal references. - Verification of employment and/or income (or rental subsidy) amounts. - Public records regarding civil court records. - Any other information provided by the applicant (such as anticipated length of tenancy, tenancy commencement date, etc.). - Any offers or proposals you may choose to make to us (additional rent or deposit funds, extended lease term, guarantors or co-signers, etc.). Income/Credit Requirements: - General rule is that income from the applicants intending to sign the lease must (collectively) equal or exceed 3 times the rent. - Proof of adequate income (or reserves) to verify ability to pay rent on time throughout the lease term (select one or more): • Verification of employment and salary/wages. • Recent paystubs from verifiable employer. • Tax return copies for self-employed applicants. • Proof of regular investment earnings, social security or other form of governmental rental supplement. • Any additional sources of income that applicant wishes to disclose (i.e. child or spousal support, trust income, financial reserves, etc…). • Any rental subsidies which you wish us to consider. NOTE: Exceptions to minimum income requirements are applicable for Section 8/subsidized applicants as provided in SMC 14.08.040(F). - Favorable credit history free of negative credit issues which may indicate that the applicant has a pattern of failure to timely pay financial obligations. Rental History: - For applicants with prior rental history, favorable references must be received from minimum of last two landlords. - For applicants without prior rental history, adequate personal references for equivalent to two favorable past landlord references. -Applicant agrees to obtain insurance protecting the premises from loss or damage caused by Resident(s)/Guest(s) negligence. A minimum of $100,000 of liability coverage needs to be obtained by the provider of your choice. Alternatively, you can use our provider at cost of $12.50 per month and the charge will appear on your lease with your rent charge. All monies received are applied to fees first then rent. Guarantors: - Applicants who do not meet our minimum criteria based upon income and/or credit requirements may propose a Guarantor. (RLNE7343243)
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1 Unit Available
1610 7th Street Northeast
1610 7th Street Northeast, Auburn, WA 98002
North Auburn
1 Bedroom
$825
125 sqft
Large 1 bedroom for rent in Auburn, WA. This house is updated and ready upon move in. This room has a separate entrance in back. This room is unfurnished and will share space downstairs with other bedrooms. 1 bathroom downstairs w/laundry. Share kitchen. No pets. Minimum 90 day stay with opportunity to extend. 2.5 miles away from Green River College Campus. Amenities included: High Speed Wifi, Dishwasher, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliance, updated kitchen, shared updated bathroom, Shared washer dryer, laundry in building, street parking and large back yard for entertainment. All Utilities included in Rent. No Pets. There are 2 dogs in house that are larger breeds that will be on main level. They are gentle giants that love people! :) Date Available: May 23rd 2022. $825/month rent. $500 security deposit required. Income verification, Criminal Background and Credit Check upon approval. Please submit the form on this page or contact Ryan Rogers at to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Tacoma?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Tacoma is $1,667.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Tacoma?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Tacoma is $1,971.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Tacoma?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Tacoma is $2,215.
City Guide for Tacoma, WA

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 … See more

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

Finding cheap apartments in Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 Tacoma.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Tacoma. 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 Tacoma.