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Last updated March 5 2021 at 10:38 AM

311 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 >
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Red Maple Apartments
1122 North 6th Street
Tacoma, WA | North End
Studio
$1,125
360 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:27 AM
Welcome to Red Maple Apartments, located in the heart of Tacoma’s North Slope Historic District, and just minutes away from popular eateries and pubs, shopping, open spaces (Wright Park), health care, and Tacoma’s business district. Red Maple is a stunning brick structure built in 1918 in the Italianate style. All units have been fully renovated recently. Modern amenities at Red Maple include granite slab countertops, stainless steel appliances and tankless water heaters. The building also retains many classic features, including oak and fir hardwood floors, clawfoot tubs, transoms, and original millwork. Red Maple offers studio and one-bedroom units. Dogs and cats are welcome, per policy guidelines. Building amenities include free wi-fi, limited-access entries, on-site laundry, and storage lockers. Plenty of off-street and on-street parking is available. We aspire to ensure all our tenants have a sense of community, and pride at Red Maple. Come see us today!
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The William Apartments
3315 Mckinley Avenue
Tacoma, WA | Eastside
Studio
$925
425 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:27 AM
3315 McKinley Avenue - 1 Available 03/26/21 Newly Renovated Studio Available April 1st! - The Chelsea Apartments 3315 McKinley Ave Tacoma, WA 98404 kali@iconre.org Studio - 425 sq. ft. - $925 + $65 WSG Available for end of March move in! Amazing studio apartment, ground floor in Tacoma's McKinley district! Available for move in April 1st! Great Location! Amazing Walk ability! Close to shopping, restaurants, and nightlife! Right on regular bus lines! Contact us NOW before it is gone! Office - (253)759-6349 (RLNE3674682)
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8 Units Available
Avery on Pearl
1202 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,390
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,615
902 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 07:42 PM
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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14 Units Available
The Orion Apartment Homes
29 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA | New Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,240
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,655
650 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:25 PM
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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1 Unit Available
Uptown 7
2910 North 7th Street
Tacoma, WA | North End
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,195
420 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 06:00 AM
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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1 Unit Available
Sienna Park
10710 17th Ave S
Tacoma, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,334
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
Close to I-5, PLU and More! Sienna Park Apartments is a peaceful, secluded apartment community in Tacoma, Washington. Just down the street, you can enjoy easy access to shopping, restaurants, Highway 512, I-5, military bases and several major employers. All this plus just 4 minutes away from Pacific Lutheran University. Residents at Sienna Park Apartments also gain access to our fantastic community amenities like our state of the art fitness center, beautiful swimming pool, and updated clubhouse. Have you been looking for a home that is convenient and comfortable at an affordable price? Look no further… you’ll find this and much more at Sienna Park Apartments.
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9 Units Available
Met245 Apartments
245 St Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA | New Tacoma
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,369
577 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,888
893 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
Met245 represents the ultimate expression of vibrant Tacoma living. This stylish and pet-friendly apartment community offers a world of simple sophistication, framed with endlessly fascinating views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. Unlock your stunning studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment home to reveal an open-concept living space that features a gourmet kitchen with European cabinetry and modern appliance package, breakfast bar, full-size washer and dryer, large closets, and awe-inspiring views. Met245 boasts exclusive community amenities like an indoor and outdoor pool, indoor spa, two club-quality fitness centers, a 39-seat movie theater with surround sound, indoor putting green, dance studio, and so much more. Nestled at the crossroads of the Stadium District and Downtown Tacoma, residents are afforded access to the area’s abundant cultural, recreational, and entertainment activities. Met245’s proximity to top employers, major interstates, and mass transit further cements this a
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12 Units Available
The Lodge at Madrona
3202 South Mason Avenue
Tacoma, WA | South Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,349
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,493
877 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 06:07 AM
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. With fantastic shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options down the street with close proximity to I-5 and Hwy 16, everything you need is easily accessible. Residents enjoy sunbathing by the heated pool, relaxing in the community cabana, and grabbing a coffee from our on-site espresso stand. If you’re craving a bit more activity, try out the fitness center or take your four-legged friends out for some fun at our 4-acre off-leash pet park. Come by today and see why so many people love living at The Lodge at Madrona.
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14 Units Available
The Pacifica
4275 S Pine St
Tacoma, WA | South Tacoma
Studio
$1,613
630 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,298
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
672 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
Welcome to The Pacifica Apartments, the beautiful and highly rewarding end to your home hunting adventure in Tacoma, WA! Our homes feature studio, one, and two-bedroom floor plans, and come complete with tons of amenities designed to take your comfort to the next level. Pets allowed. As a resident of our upscale community, you can easily explore the nearby Tacoma Mall or hop onto I-5 and drive wherever you need to smoothly. Commuting to Tacoma Community College, the McChord Air Force Base, Swan Creek Park, Cheney Stadium, or Tacoma Dome will take no more than 20 minutes. Even better, you can also effortlessly make your way to Lakewood, Parkland, University Place, Renton, and Seattle! Our community strives to bring you resort-inspired amenities and contemporary interior finishes. There’s never a dull moment when you have a seasonal swimming pool, an outdoor pavilion, a clubhouse, and a fitness center right on-site. Your daily needs are covered by the stainless-steel appliances, W/D se
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10 Units Available
The Fairways
4901 Fairwood Blvd NE
Tacoma, WA | Northeast Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,335
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,685
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,040
1179 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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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13 Units Available
Lakeside Landing
1414 S Mildred St
Tacoma, WA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,178
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,234
850 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:42 PM
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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7 Units Available
Vue 25
2368 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA | Central Tacoma
Studio
$1,218
589 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,396
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,930
1061 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 07:43 PM
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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11 Units Available
Villaggio
1328 Market St
Tacoma, WA | New Tacoma
Studio
$1,142
445 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,404
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 04:46 AM
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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Granada
1224 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA | New Tacoma
Studio
$1,099
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated March 5 at 06:13 AM
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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11 Units Available
Apex Apartments
2424 S 41st St
Tacoma, WA | South Tacoma
Studio
$1,211
583 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,151
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1196 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
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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2 Units Available
Midtown 15
1801 South 15th Street
Tacoma, WA | Central Tacoma
1 Bedroom
$1,149
478 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 06:03 AM
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.
1 Unit Available
640 N Fife St
640 North Fife Street
Tacoma, WA | North End
1 Bedroom
$750
Last updated March 5 at 10:38 AM
Affordable Private Rooms on 640 N Fife St (Tacoma) - Property Id: 508225 Well maintained, Private Rooms in a Shared Living Environment. 640 N Fife St, Tacoma, WA 98406! Unique, private rooms for rent in a desired neighborhood of the Historic Tacoma- 6th Avenue District. Close to Bus lines, Shopping and businesses. This shared community has living and dining spaces, great for socializing. ADA compliant. Month to month rental, and longer-term lease for the qualified applicants. Rooms have different sizes, and some of them are furnished. Rent from $750 to $990 per month. Please read carefully before applying. - Shared Kitchen/Laundry/Bathrooms and common areas - No Pet - No Smoking Thanks! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/640-n-fife-st-tacoma-wa/508225 Property Id 508225 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6428551)
1 Unit Available
7201 S Warner St
7201 South Warner Street
Tacoma, WA | South Tacoma
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1250 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:37 AM
Adorable 2BR/1BA Single Family House - Tacoma - Must see this 2 bedroom, 1 bath - 1200 sq ft home on a corner lot. This renovated home offers a large 18X12 living room with hardwood floors. Large utility room, basement and attic loft. Storage shed (no garage). Close to schools, shopping and bases. No garage included. Not fenced. Lease is month to month. To schedule a showing please head to www.remaxcountryrentals.com Sorry, NO SHOWINGS without an application. Application fees non refundable. City of Tacoma informational website - https://www.cityoftacoma.org/rentalhousingcode Access to information about code violations, findings on discrimination cases and register to vote. (RLNE2141459)
1 Unit Available
3809 South Thompson Avenue - 7
3809 South Thompson Avenue
Tacoma, WA | South End
1 Bedroom
$1,250
560 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:21 AM
This charming 1950's apartment is newly renovated! Offering beautiful refinished hardwood flooring, ceramic tile in bath and shower, ALL NEW APPLIANCES, new cabinets and quartz countertops in the kitchen, cute convenient built-in drawers and cabinets in the hallway, cordless blinds throughout, and double-paned windows! On-site laundry with 2 washers and 2 dryers. This classic, all-brick building is within walking distance to great shops and restaurants, up the hill from downtown Tacoma, with easy, convenient access to the I5 freeways! **Pet Friendly!** Follow this link for a 3D tour!: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZLz2YgeNxZP
1 Unit Available
612 South 18th Street - 4
612 South 18th Street
Tacoma, WA | New Tacoma
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,395
550 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 10:21 AM
Enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful Tacoma! This gorgeous, newly renovated unit has everything you need for convenient and comfortable living! Located within walking distance of the University of Washington Tacoma campus, St. Joseph's Hospital, shopping, local dining, exciting entertainment and more! When you make The Lookout Apartments your home, you are getting quality, upscale living in a perfect location! Our newly renovated 1 bedroom units are spacious and highly functional featuring new quartz countertops, ALL NEW APPLIANCES (gas stove, oven and refrigerator!), new vinyl plank flooring, new floor-to-ceiling tiled shower, new fixtures throughout and all new energy efficient windows! Follow this link for a 3d tour!: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=sVeKrVrsNSe **This unit is in the process of being renovated, the pictures posted are of a renovated studio unit in the same building and show all of the same renovations that will be made in the 1 bedroom unit**
1 Unit Available
1205 6th Ave - Commercial Space
1205 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA | North End
Studio
$1,300
1267 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 09:35 AM
1 Unit Available
3519 South L Street - 2
3519 South L Street
Tacoma, WA | South End
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
600 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 5 at 09:35 AM
**Furnished Short Term Rental** This charming space in Tacoma is the perfect short-term rental option. Whether you're between homes and looking for short-term housing, or you're visiting Tacoma from out-of-town, we would love to welcome you. This space has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, brand new furniture, stainless steal appliances, and a private entrance. Located in a quiet neighborhood in Tacomas Lincoln District, there are restaurants, groceries, and parks within walking distance. Downtown Tacoma and the waterfront are just 5 minutes away. Make yourself at home! We are open for a 2 month minimum stay! WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THIS SPACE? 1. Rent = $1395 + $200 for all utilities (includes wifi) 2. Security Deposit = $500 ($300 refundable, $200 kept for cleaning fee) 3. First Month's Rent + Security Deposit are due at move-in 4. On and off street parking 5. Shared laundry on-site 6. No pets 7. Unit is located in a tri-plex WILL I QUALIFY FOR THIS SPACE? We're looking for at least 4 out of the 5 requirements below: 1. Solid employment for the last 6 months 2. Monthly income of at least 3 times monthly rent 3. 580+ Credit Score 4. Rent paid in full and on time for the last 12 months 5. No evictions in the last 3 years WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I AM INTERESTED? The Leasing Agent for this unit is Jess. You can call or text Jess at 253-210-0123. Hope to hear from you soon!
1 Unit Available
5436 S Park
5436 South Park Avenue
Tacoma, WA | South End
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
731 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 09:35 AM
Come see this beautifully updated 2 bd/1 bth duplex! Located right off of S 56th, you will enjoy living close to I-5, Tacoma mall, and so much more! You won't want to miss out on this affordable unit! WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THIS SPACE? 1. Rent = $1,395 + $166.67 (W/S/G + Resident pays electric) 2. Security Deposit = $1,200 3. First Month's Rent + Security Deposit are due at move-in. Last Month's Rent is due in full by end of month 3. 4. Off street parking + 1 spot in alley way 5. Shared Laundry on-site 6. Cats only (including $500 non-refundable deposit + $25 monthly pet rent) WILL I QUALIFY FOR THIS SPACE? We're looking for at least 4 out of the 5 requirements below: 1. Solid employment for the last 6 months 2. Monthly income of at least 3 times monthly rent 3. 580+ Credit Score 4. Rent paid in full and on time for the last 12 months 5. No evictions in the last 3 years WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I AM INTERESTED? The Leasing Agent for this unit is Joseph. You can call or text Joseph at 253-777-9084 Hope to hear from you soon!
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Pacific Walk Townhomes
8333 32nd Ave S
Lakewood, WA | Northeast Lakewood
Studio
$1,309
425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,608
850 sqft
Last updated March 5 at 04:47 AM
Just South of Tacoma Mall Pacific Walk Townhomes are located in Lakewood, Washington, just five minutes south of the Tacoma Mall, with plenty of shopping, restaurants and entertainment options nearby, you'll love the convenience of living at Pacific Walk. We are also conveniently located right next to the bus stop, and have quick access to I-5. Our great location is secluded, yet convenient – Shopping, parks, schools, freeways and JBLM — you name it, it’s all within minutes. On the property you can energize yourself with a walk around the beautiful grounds. If you need to get some work done, head to the business center with wifi access. Stop by or call and schedule your tour today!
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Tacoma?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Tacoma is $1,267.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Tacoma?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Tacoma is $1,446.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Tacoma?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Tacoma is $1,649.
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.