University Place, WA: 91 apartments available for rent

Last updated May 26 at 12:02AM
StonePointe at University Place
3806 78th Avenue Ct W
University Place, WA
Updated May 25 at 6:48PM
1 Bedroom
$1,051
2 Bedrooms
$1,253
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
Results within 1 miles of University Place, WA
Citizen and Oake
5406 82nd St SW
Lakewood, WA
Updated May 25 at 6:59PM
1 Bedroom
$890
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
3 Bedrooms
$1,590
3722 S Tyler St # C
South Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 18 at 12:58PM
1 Bedroom
$950
625 N Jackson Ave #B-31
West End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 25 at 12:22PM
1 Bedroom
$1,295
3724 S Tyler St # E
South Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 18 at 12:57PM
1 Bedroom
$950
98 Madrona Park Drive
Steilacoom
Steilacoom, WA
Updated May 18 at 12:54PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
1023 Panorama Dr
Fircrest
Fircrest, WA
Updated May 18 at 12:09PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
8409 Leona Way
North Lakewood
Lakewood, WA
Updated May 24 at 2:31AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
Results within 5 miles of University Place, WA
1120 Cliff Ave, #508
New Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 25 at 11:55AM
Studio
$1,450
101 East Rd
North End
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 25 at 12:27PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1702 S. Ainsworth Ave
Central Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 24 at 2:45AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1953 S. I St. #1
Central Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Updated May 25 at 12:22PM
1 Bedroom
$1,150
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City Guide
University Place
Renting in University Place

University Place is a small city of 31,000 people. So while it has several neighborhoods, there's little difference between them. The price of living is virtually the same throughout -- the only thing that varies is what you see out the window. If you get an apartment by the water, or the golf course, you'll spend a bit more for the view; the further inland you get, the less you pay for an apartment. UP is a great choice if you're looking for a place with a small-town feeling with city conveniences. Businesses, parks, and residential areas abound, but there's none of the traffic, eyesores, or annoyances of a major city--though Tacoma's just a few miles away if you start to miss them.

If you plan on moving to University Place in the late summer or early fall, start looking a month or two early. In winter and spring, things will be a bit easier, so while you should be able to find a decent apartment complex without too much difficulty, you should still plan on 3 to 4 weeks to find the perfect place. The summertime is the best season to look for apartments, since many of the apartments, especially the bachelor and 1 bedroom apartments, are empty, and it's a renters market.

University Place Neighborhoods

Even though it's generally expensive, there are a wide range of apartment complexes and prices available. The market offers decent prices on bachelor pads and 1 bedroom apartments, and even larger apartments can be affordable.

Meadow Park: Meadow Park is a residential neighborhood in University Place. The area has access to shopping, restaurants, golf courses, and parks -- but you'll want to have your own private transportation to get around.

Peach Acres: For a residential area in University Place with plenty of natural beauty, people choose Peach Acres, boasting beautiful views of Mount Ranier and the Cascade Mountain Range. You'll want a car or bike to get around here.

Living in University Place

The convenient thing about University Place is that it's small and easy to get around. You can easily get around by bike. The streets are laid out nicely, and getting from one side of the city to the other isn't very challenging. Also, there are city buses covering the various neighborhoods, which also head into Tacoma regularly. This makes owning a car, nice but not essential.

Considering the numerous small restaurants and shops, and some of the best bakeries in the area, you could easily survive by walking most places. Considering gas prices, that's a major score.

Now that you have a basic idea of University Place, you can go find a great apartment and live in a city that really does feel like a small town.