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Last updated January 30 2023 at 1:11 AM

1,181 Short-term Apartments for rent in Tacoma, WA

Finding a short-term apartment in Tacoma takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job... Read Guide >
NOTCH8 APARTMENTS Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,373
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,723
850 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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Heatherstone Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,665
950 sqft
Heatherstone Apartments is a beautiful community located just south of Tacoma, Washington. Our community is located in a quiet neighborhood near schools, parks, and restaurants. We are also conveniently close to I-5, Hwy 512, and Joint-Base Lewis McChord AFB. We are a pet-friendly community and are located nearby nature trails for exercising your four-legged friends.During the summer months, residents enjoy swimming in the heated outdoor pool and relaxing at the community cabana. Our state-of-the-art fitness center, sport-court and outdoor playgrounds are great places for residents to enjoy and get their exercise.
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Uptown 7 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
758 sqft
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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Valley Vista Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
Verified
10 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
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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Granada Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,099
352 sqft
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
1 of 35
Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,399
434 sqft
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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Albers Mill Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,642
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,997
658 sqft
Prime location right off of I-705 and close to Tacoma Union Station and the Tacoma Art Museum. Units feature laundry, walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Community has a basketball court, pool and clubhouse.
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Apex Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
19 Units Available
Studio
$1,396
563 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,397
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
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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Pine Street Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1348 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1385 sqft
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. Turn "living here" into "loving here!" You'll enjoy restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and innovative workplaces, all within walking distance from your new home. Pine Street also offers convenient access to I-5. No more waiting. Choose one of our two, three, or four bedroom three-story layouts today and you will discover a well-designed townhome for a great price.
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Edgecliff Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,295
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,695
980 sqft
Welcome to Edgecliff Apartments, a residential community featuring studio and one bedroom apartments in Tacoma, WA. Spacious layouts include original hardwood flooring, select units have original built-in features. Edgecliff is within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Are you looking for an apartment for rent in Tacoma, WA? Contact our friendly, professional office staff to schedule a tour today.
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The Henry Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
14 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,995
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,340
773 sqft
We are now offering in person tours! Masks required regardless of vaccination status We accept comprehensive reusable tenant screening reports as defined in RCW 59.18.030
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Met245 Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,429
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,226
945 sqft
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, indoor spa, club-quality fitness center, 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 apartment community as
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The Astor Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
46 Units Available
Studio
$1,769
449 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,558
485 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,432
742 sqft
The Astor, Downtown Tacomas great architectural treasure, is being transformed into exquisite studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes crafted with modern finishes and showcasing timeless quality. Originally known as the Washington Building, this unique landmark will reinvent itself as a boutique-style property, retaining its historical charm and Tacoma roots as it steps toward the future. Featuring contemporary design, alluring apartment and community amenities and enhanced resident services. The Astor contributes distinct character and class to the culture throughout the streets below. Located in the heart of Downtown Tacoma, The Astor delivers stunning views of Mt. Rainier, Thea Foss Waterway and Commencement Bay in addition to impressive proximity to the areas most desirable dining, shopping, nightlife, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Residents are also afforded access to top area employers and universities, creating a world of limitless opportunity.
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Sawyer Trail Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
33 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,706
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,761
877 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,231
1139 sqft
Designed with you in mind, Sawyer Trail has the modern amenities and unit features that today’s renter desires. Centered by the active South Hill Puyallup area and the leisurely extended Spanaway lake area, these Frederickson apartments are located right where you want to be. With multiple 1 & 2 bedroom layouts as well as 2 & 3 bedroom duplex style townhome layouts, you'll be sure to find a home that fits your need.Establish your personal oasis at Sawyer Trail with convenient access to JBLM, a straight shot to highway 512, and infinite entertainment options along the South Hill corridor. Whatever your passion, forge your trail at these luxurious apartment homes.
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Proctor Station Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,285
1278 sqft
Melding new modern living with quaint old world village charm, Proctor Station invites you home. The Proctor District combines vintage sidewalk culture with all the conveniences of modern shops, fine restaurants and great grocers, creating the ideal neighborhood and perfect place to call home!
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Vue 25 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$1,390
704 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,334
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,965
1030 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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Bayside Gardens Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,295
540 sqft
Welcome to Bayside Gardens, a residential community featuring beautiful studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments overlooking the water in Tacoma, WA. Bayside Gardens features exceptional views and is in an ideal location. Bayside Gardens is within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Are you looking for an apartment to call home in Tacoma, WA? Contact our friendly, professional office staff to schedule a tour today.
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Hanna Heights and Midtown Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,970
793 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1664 sqft
Nearby schools: Bryant Montessori, Jason Lee Middle School, Stadium High School, Annie Wright Schools. Close to Commencement Bay, I-705, I-5, Museum of Glass, Stadium Bowl, Wright Park, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club. Pet-friendly apartments with private underground parking.
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Chelsea Heights Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,737
582 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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Landmark Court Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,015
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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The Pacifica Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
16 Units Available
Studio
$1,509
630 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,402
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,865
1092 sqft
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 in minutes. 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. Theres 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, washe
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Altitude 104 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,362
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,661
970 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,064
1221 sqft
Altitude 104 is a recently renovated, cutting-edge community located in a beautiful park-like setting. We are located within minutes of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Hwy 512 and I-5, and major shopping centers.At Altitude 104 we also offer many extras for our residents such as extended cabana hours, a seasonal swimming pool, dry heat sauna & fitness center. Come visit Altitude 104 Apartments today!
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Aero Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
27 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,506
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,602
850 sqft
Aero Apartments offers wide-open spaces, lush landscaping, and tree-lined streets that make you will feel part of this special neighborhood. Whether taking advantage of our refreshing pool, inviting clubhouse, or simply enjoying your spacious apartment home, Aero Apartments is the lifestyle for you.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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Northpoint Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,724
631 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Tacoma?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Tacoma range from $1,000 to $3,700 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Tacoma?

Currently, there are 27 short-term apartments available for rent in Tacoma.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Tacoma?

You can filter cheap apartments in Tacoma by price: under $1,000, under $1,100, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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 short-term apartments in Tacoma, WA

Finding a short-term apartment in Tacoma takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.