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6 Units Available
Saddlebrook
2100 S 260th St
Des Moines, WA | Woodmont
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,250
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
954 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:09 AM
West of I-5 blocks from Poverty Bay. Close to Saltwater State Park. Seasonal pool and hot tub, tanning studio and gym. High speed internet access on site.
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8 Units Available
Avery on Pearl
1202 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,305
594 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
902 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:31 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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16 Units Available
Cliffside Apartments
2413 Cliffside Ln NW
Gig Harbor, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,394
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,712
960 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:31 PM
Located next to Olympic National Park and close to Seattle and Tacoma. Units feature wood-burning fireplaces, large windows and tons of sunlight. 24-hour concierge, gym and basketball court.
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3 Units Available
Chelsea by the Bay
1823 S Kent des Moines Rd
Des Moines, WA | South Des Moines
Studio
$1,235
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,430
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 11:31 PM
Pet-friendly apartment community in a serene setting close to Des Moines waterfront. On-site amenities include a multipurpose sports court, swimming pool and covered parking lot. Residents enjoy easy access to I-5 and Angle Lake Station.
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11 Units Available
Miro
31004 19th Pl SW
Federal Way, WA
1 Bedroom
$1,384
542 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,423
776 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,671
1115 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
Residents enjoy units with laundry, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Luxury community features pool, playground, BBQ grill, dog park and pool table. Convenient location for commuters, between Seattle and Tacoma.
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12 Units Available
Northpoint Apartments
3815 N. Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA | West End
1 Bedroom
$1,323
643 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,616
864 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
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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4 Units Available
Whispering Brook
23407 16th Avenue S
Des Moines, WA | Zenith
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,595
733 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:43 PM
A modern community with assigned parking, a pool with a deck area, playground, and yard. Near I-5 and shopping. Pet-friendly. Apartments feature fireplaces, wood flooring, a balcony, and larger kitchens with a pantry.
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1 Unit Available
Manhattan
18243 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,524
679 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 10:42 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two-level, two-bedroom townhomes. Units feature washer and dryer. Neutral colors throughout. Convenient location just blocks from the water and from SeaTac Airport.
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Forest Grove
5402 35th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA | Westside
1 Bedroom
$1,300
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
984 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1200 sqft
Last updated March 17 at 06:36 PM
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.
1 Unit Available
5823 North 33rd Street
5823 North 33rd Street
Tacoma, WA | West End
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
820 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:44 PM
Spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment only minutes away from point defiance. Final touches are being done on this apartment which has been updated with new paint through out. Located on the basement floor. Cute patio to enjoy your morning coffee.
1 Unit Available
12406 50th Avenue Court Northwest
12406 50th Avenue Court Northwest
Canterwood, WA | Peacock Hill
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
3704 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 11:36 PM
Beautiful home located in Gated Community of Canterwood. Home is located on the 9th hole. Minutes from Gig Harbor North, St Anthony's Hospital, Costco, the YMCA and shopping. Has easy access to Highway 16. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 2.
1 Unit Available
23502 16th Avenue South, F203
23502 16th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA | South Des Moines
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,250
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 12:14 AM
Please call at 206-870-3034 for more information. Crystal Bay offers well designed studio, one and two bedroom homes with decks or patios that expand your living space.
1 Unit Available
2317 S Pinebrook Ln Apt 17
2317 South Pinebrook Lane
Des Moines, WA | South Des Moines
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1232 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
This gem of a home welcomes you with a 3 spacious bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a hardwood floor of comfortable living space. The nice kitchen has ample cabinets and storage, a refrigerator, oven/range, and dishwasher.
1 Unit Available
2803 SW 170th Street
2803 Southwest 170th Street
Burien, WA | Gregory Heights
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
2700 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Puget Sound at your Doorstep! - 2803 SW 170th Street – Burien, WA 98166 Please call or text 206.799.8496 or 206.769.8882 with any questions To Apply: www.remaxallcitypm.net Puget Sound is at your doorstep in this head to toe recent update.
1 Unit Available
20731 12th Ave S
20731 12th Avenue South
SeaTac, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1400 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
This charming townhome - style house is a great find! - This home has an open floor plan with spacious living room, dining room, and kitchen with newer appliances and lots of windows! Very spacious with 3 bedrooms, 2.
1 Unit Available
28612 13th Ave. S.
28612 13th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1550 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
28612 13th Ave. S. Available 12/05/20 Gorgeous 3 bd House in Federal Way! - Stunning 3 bd, 2 ba, 2 car gar w/ approx.
1 Unit Available
23415 18th Ave. S. #5
23415 18th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA | Central Des Moines
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1000 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
PENDING APPLICATION - Well Maintained 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in Des Moines - Welcome home to this updated 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. Enjoy being close to the Des Moines Marina, restaurants, shopping and I-5.
1 Unit Available
2316 N 31st #401
2316 North 31st Street
Tacoma, WA | North End
2 Bedrooms
$4,850
2110 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
FANTASTIC BAY VIEW *** LUXURY PENTHOUSE CONDO *** - Sweeping views of Commencement Bay, TOP FLOOR condominium penthouse unit, 1/2 block from the very popular RUSTON WAY WATERFRONT . - "OPEN CONCEPT" living, dining, kitchen and bar areas...
1 Unit Available
3904 SW Arroyo Dr
3904 Southwest Arroyo Drive
Seattle, WA | Fauntleroy
4 Bedrooms
$3,195
2120 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Your New Rental Home in The Arroyos! Sweeping Views! 4BR! - Ahhhh! The serenity of The Arroyos awaits you w/ this beautiful 4BR single family home. Detailed attention throughout entices w/ this move-in ready home.
1 Unit Available
2136 N Mildred ST
2136 North Mildred Street
Tacoma, WA | West End
4 Bedrooms
$2,450
2422 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Beautiful Home with View 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Home plus Den!!!!!! - A must see, Beautiful 4 bed/2.
1 Unit Available
4961 Main St Unit 614
4961 Main St
Tacoma, WA | West End
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
989 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
4961 Main St Unit 614 Available 12/04/20 New 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo in Baker Building @ Point Ruston - New 2 bedroom 2 full bath condo in the new Baker Building @ Point Ruston! This 989 sq ft condo has all brand new Bosch stainless kitchen
1 Unit Available
12323 38th Ave Ct NW
12323 38th Avenue Ct NW
Canterwood, WA | Peacock Hill
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1400 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
2 Bedroom Rambler in 55+ Community with Walk-in Tub - 2 Bedroom Rambler in 55+ Community with Walk-in Tub Fabulous single story home has 2 bedrooms a bonus room and 2 full bathrooms! This condo built in 2000 is approximately 1400 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
23816 12th Pl S Unit 404
23816 12th Place South
Des Moines, WA | Zenith
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1277 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
Conveniently Located, Beautiful Townhome in Desired Hudson Ridge! - $500 off first months rent with lease signed bu December 1! TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://showdigs.co/6ObhkD Welcome home! Available NOW. Wonderful 3 bedroom, 1.
1 Unit Available
3617 139th St Ct NW
3617 139th Street Northwest
Maplewood, WA
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
1240 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
3617 139th St Ct NW Available 12/11/20 3 Bedroom Duplex Off Peacock Hill in Gig Harbor - This 3 bedroom 2 bath duplex is approximately 1,240 sq ft and located in North Gig Harbor, set back off Peacock Hill on a cul-de-sac.
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City Guide

Vashon
Vashon, WA, is an island without any bridges. Great news for ferry boat lovers!
Vashon, WA, is an island without any bridges. Great news for ferry boat lovers!

Referred to primarily as Vashon Island to Washingtonians, and Vashon to local Vashonians, the "Heart of the Sound" also carries the more formal name of Vashon-Maury Island. So, basically, get a "Vashon" in there somewhere, and people will know the place you're talking about. In the year 1792, when the region was originally mapped and named by Captain George Vancouver (then explorer with the British Royal Navy) the largest island was named Vashon after James Vashon, a superior and friend of Vancouver's in the Navy.

Moving To Vashon

Western Washington is known for its mild climate and cloudy and rainy weather. However, the natural beauty of the rugged terrain is often overlooked, since visitors like to focus on the city-scape of Seattle or the average rainfall. Vashon is a relatively small community found on Vashon-Maury Island that last totaled just over 10,000 people in 2010.

For those who want their homes to be in a peaceful setting, Vashon is an ideal location. Get ready to hunt for your personal oasis of a one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon; while you can find one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, rental apts are in high demand and quality options are usually leased quickly. When searching for rental homes in the area, be sure to consider the ferry as the only ground transportation option and your accessibility to it.

Moving To Vashon
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Western Washington is known for its mild climate and cloudy and rainy weather. However, the natural beauty of the rugged terrain is often overlooked, since visitors like to focus on the city-scape of Seattle or the average rainfall. Vashon is a relatively small community found on Vashon-Maury Island that last totaled just over 10,000 people in 2010.

For those who want their homes to be in a peaceful setting, Vashon is an ideal location. Get ready to hunt for your personal oasis of a one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon; while you can find one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, rental apts are in high demand and quality options are usually leased quickly. When searching for rental homes in the area, be sure to consider the ferry as the only ground transportation option and your accessibility to it.

Neighborhoods in Vashon

The islands of Vashon and Maury are split into two neighborhood designations by the census tract: Town Center to the north, and Burton / Maury to the south. Burton is the general area located on the southern half of Vashon Island proper, while Maury refers to the entirety of Maury Island attached by the part-man, part-naturally made isthmus.

Town Center: This area is located on the northern half of Vashon Island proper, with the northern tip contributing the main ferry terminal area. The Washington state ferry system serves three separate routes from this departure point including Vashon-Seattle, Southworth, and Fauntleroy. The municipal airport and the downtown of Vashon are located further inland.

Burton/Maury: Here you'll find the more rural side of the Vashon-Maury islands. A single ferry route is served at the southernmost tip to Point Defiance Park, which allows excellent access for those looking for a two- or one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon, but still need access to this end of town. Also, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are must-sees for anyone living in the region.

Neighborhoods in Vashon
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The islands of Vashon and Maury are split into two neighborhood designations by the census tract: Town Center to the north, and Burton / Maury to the south. Burton is the general area located on the southern half of Vashon Island proper, while Maury refers to the entirety of Maury Island attached by the part-man, part-naturally made isthmus.

Town Center: This area is located on the northern half of Vashon Island proper, with the northern tip contributing the main ferry terminal area. The Washington state ferry system serves three separate routes from this departure point including Vashon-Seattle, Southworth, and Fauntleroy. The municipal airport and the downtown of Vashon are located further inland.

Burton/Maury: Here you'll find the more rural side of the Vashon-Maury islands. A single ferry route is served at the southernmost tip to Point Defiance Park, which allows excellent access for those looking for a two- or one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon, but still need access to this end of town. Also, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are must-sees for anyone living in the region.

Living In Vashon

If living anywhere in Western Washington, consider the typical weather for nine months of each year: rain. July, August, and the ends and beginnings of June and September are the summer months with the warmest temperatures and least precipitation. Temperatures rarely break into the 90s, but they usually do at some point each year, although in Eastern Washington temperatures over 100 degrees are common during these summer months.

Also, be sure to pack your gear for hiking, camping, biking, climbing, kayaking and just about any other way you recreate, because the Vashon region is in the heart of some of the northwest's premier excursion options.

Another thing to consider before looking into rental apts or rental homes in the Vashon-Maury area is the history and oddities that are apart of what defines the islands. A common landmark that is frequented by tourists and locals alike is a red children's bicycle stuck in a tree. Legend tells how a young boy lost his house and father in a fire, but the local community rallied support and made donations to put the family back on its feet. At the time, the boy had received the bike as a donation, thought it looked like a girls bike with training wheels, and left it out in the woods next to a sapling. Today, the tree is over a yard in diameter, and the bike is engulfed to the wheels nearly 10 feet off the ground. That little bit of local lore, plus a UFO sighting and a story about Men In Black back in the '40s, make Vashon an interesting -- albeit unique -- place to call home.

Living In Vashon
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If living anywhere in Western Washington, consider the typical weather for nine months of each year: rain. July, August, and the ends and beginnings of June and September are the summer months with the warmest temperatures and least precipitation. Temperatures rarely break into the 90s, but they usually do at some point each year, although in Eastern Washington temperatures over 100 degrees are common during these summer months.

Also, be sure to pack your gear for hiking, camping, biking, climbing, kayaking and just about any other way you recreate, because the Vashon region is in the heart of some of the northwest's premier excursion options.

Another thing to consider before looking into rental apts or rental homes in the Vashon-Maury area is the history and oddities that are apart of what defines the islands. A common landmark that is frequented by tourists and locals alike is a red children's bicycle stuck in a tree. Legend tells how a young boy lost his house and father in a fire, but the local community rallied support and made donations to put the family back on its feet. At the time, the boy had received the bike as a donation, thought it looked like a girls bike with training wheels, and left it out in the woods next to a sapling. Today, the tree is over a yard in diameter, and the bike is engulfed to the wheels nearly 10 feet off the ground. That little bit of local lore, plus a UFO sighting and a story about Men In Black back in the '40s, make Vashon an interesting -- albeit unique -- place to call home.

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City Guide

Vashon
Vashon, WA, is an island without any bridges. Great news for ferry boat lovers!
Vashon, WA, is an island without any bridges. Great news for ferry boat lovers!

Referred to primarily as Vashon Island to Washingtonians, and Vashon to local Vashonians, the "Heart of the Sound" also carries the more formal name of Vashon-Maury Island. So, basically, get a "Vashon" in there somewhere, and people will know the place you're talking about. In the year 1792, when the region was originally mapped and named by Captain George Vancouver (then explorer with the British Royal Navy) the largest island was named Vashon after James Vashon, a superior and friend of Vancouver's in the Navy.

Moving To Vashon

Western Washington is known for its mild climate and cloudy and rainy weather. However, the natural beauty of the rugged terrain is often overlooked, since visitors like to focus on the city-scape of Seattle or the average rainfall. Vashon is a relatively small community found on Vashon-Maury Island that last totaled just over 10,000 people in 2010.

For those who want their homes to be in a peaceful setting, Vashon is an ideal location. Get ready to hunt for your personal oasis of a one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon; while you can find one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, rental apts are in high demand and quality options are usually leased quickly. When searching for rental homes in the area, be sure to consider the ferry as the only ground transportation option and your accessibility to it.

Moving To Vashon
+

Western Washington is known for its mild climate and cloudy and rainy weather. However, the natural beauty of the rugged terrain is often overlooked, since visitors like to focus on the city-scape of Seattle or the average rainfall. Vashon is a relatively small community found on Vashon-Maury Island that last totaled just over 10,000 people in 2010.

For those who want their homes to be in a peaceful setting, Vashon is an ideal location. Get ready to hunt for your personal oasis of a one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon; while you can find one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, rental apts are in high demand and quality options are usually leased quickly. When searching for rental homes in the area, be sure to consider the ferry as the only ground transportation option and your accessibility to it.

Neighborhoods in Vashon

The islands of Vashon and Maury are split into two neighborhood designations by the census tract: Town Center to the north, and Burton / Maury to the south. Burton is the general area located on the southern half of Vashon Island proper, while Maury refers to the entirety of Maury Island attached by the part-man, part-naturally made isthmus.

Town Center: This area is located on the northern half of Vashon Island proper, with the northern tip contributing the main ferry terminal area. The Washington state ferry system serves three separate routes from this departure point including Vashon-Seattle, Southworth, and Fauntleroy. The municipal airport and the downtown of Vashon are located further inland.

Burton/Maury: Here you'll find the more rural side of the Vashon-Maury islands. A single ferry route is served at the southernmost tip to Point Defiance Park, which allows excellent access for those looking for a two- or one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon, but still need access to this end of town. Also, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are must-sees for anyone living in the region.

Neighborhoods in Vashon
+

The islands of Vashon and Maury are split into two neighborhood designations by the census tract: Town Center to the north, and Burton / Maury to the south. Burton is the general area located on the southern half of Vashon Island proper, while Maury refers to the entirety of Maury Island attached by the part-man, part-naturally made isthmus.

Town Center: This area is located on the northern half of Vashon Island proper, with the northern tip contributing the main ferry terminal area. The Washington state ferry system serves three separate routes from this departure point including Vashon-Seattle, Southworth, and Fauntleroy. The municipal airport and the downtown of Vashon are located further inland.

Burton/Maury: Here you'll find the more rural side of the Vashon-Maury islands. A single ferry route is served at the southernmost tip to Point Defiance Park, which allows excellent access for those looking for a two- or one-bedroom apartment for rent in Vashon, but still need access to this end of town. Also, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are must-sees for anyone living in the region.

Living In Vashon

If living anywhere in Western Washington, consider the typical weather for nine months of each year: rain. July, August, and the ends and beginnings of June and September are the summer months with the warmest temperatures and least precipitation. Temperatures rarely break into the 90s, but they usually do at some point each year, although in Eastern Washington temperatures over 100 degrees are common during these summer months.

Also, be sure to pack your gear for hiking, camping, biking, climbing, kayaking and just about any other way you recreate, because the Vashon region is in the heart of some of the northwest's premier excursion options.

Another thing to consider before looking into rental apts or rental homes in the Vashon-Maury area is the history and oddities that are apart of what defines the islands. A common landmark that is frequented by tourists and locals alike is a red children's bicycle stuck in a tree. Legend tells how a young boy lost his house and father in a fire, but the local community rallied support and made donations to put the family back on its feet. At the time, the boy had received the bike as a donation, thought it looked like a girls bike with training wheels, and left it out in the woods next to a sapling. Today, the tree is over a yard in diameter, and the bike is engulfed to the wheels nearly 10 feet off the ground. That little bit of local lore, plus a UFO sighting and a story about Men In Black back in the '40s, make Vashon an interesting -- albeit unique -- place to call home.

Living In Vashon
+

If living anywhere in Western Washington, consider the typical weather for nine months of each year: rain. July, August, and the ends and beginnings of June and September are the summer months with the warmest temperatures and least precipitation. Temperatures rarely break into the 90s, but they usually do at some point each year, although in Eastern Washington temperatures over 100 degrees are common during these summer months.

Also, be sure to pack your gear for hiking, camping, biking, climbing, kayaking and just about any other way you recreate, because the Vashon region is in the heart of some of the northwest's premier excursion options.

Another thing to consider before looking into rental apts or rental homes in the Vashon-Maury area is the history and oddities that are apart of what defines the islands. A common landmark that is frequented by tourists and locals alike is a red children's bicycle stuck in a tree. Legend tells how a young boy lost his house and father in a fire, but the local community rallied support and made donations to put the family back on its feet. At the time, the boy had received the bike as a donation, thought it looked like a girls bike with training wheels, and left it out in the woods next to a sapling. Today, the tree is over a yard in diameter, and the bike is engulfed to the wheels nearly 10 feet off the ground. That little bit of local lore, plus a UFO sighting and a story about Men In Black back in the '40s, make Vashon an interesting -- albeit unique -- place to call home.