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Popular Gig Harbor Apartments
Gig Harbor, Washington, 98335
1 Bedroom$855 - $886
2 Bedrooms$948 - $999
Tacoma, Washington, 98407
2 BedroomsUp to $3,493
Tacoma, Washington, 98467
1 Bedroom$670 - $699
2 Bedrooms$775 - $850
Tacoma, Washington, 98405
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If you are single and seeking a new place, you can find wonderful park views or pet friendly apartments available in a lot of different neighborhoods all over the city.
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Gig Harbor Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.2% 7.6% -2.4% $10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 5.5% -0.3% $15,000 to $19,999 9.0% 5.6% +3.4% $20,000 to $24,999 6.2% 6.1% +0.1% $25,000 to $29,999 7.7% 6.2% +1.5% $30,000 to $34,999 7.7% 6.3% +1.4% $35,000 to $39,999 4.7% 6.0% -1.3% $40,000 to $44,999 4.7% 5.8% -1.1% $45,000 to $49,999 4.7% 5.3% -0.6% $50,000 to $59,999 8.8% 9.7% -0.9% $60,000 to $74,999 9.7% 11.7% -2.0% $75,000 to $99,999 11.7% 11.6% +0.1% $100,000 to $124,999 4.7% 5.7% -1.0% $125,000 to $149,999 3.2% 2.6% +0.6% $150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 2.1% +1.3% $200,000 or more 3.4% 2.2% +1.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 2.4% 4.8% -2.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.5% 10.3% +2.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.2% 14.5% -1.3% 20.0% to 24.9% 11.4% 13.9% -2.5% 25.0% to 29.9% 13.7% 11.5% +2.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 12.5% 8.3% +4.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.8% 5.7% +0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.3% 7.2% +0.1% 50.0% or more 15.1% 17.8% -2.7% Not computed 6.2% 5.9% +0.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 9.9% 14.4% -4.5% 25 to 34 years 22.2% 29.1% -6.9% 35 to 44 years 20.9% 22.8% -1.9% 45 to 54 years 14.7% 14.8% -0.1% 55 to 64 years 7.7% 7.2% +0.5% 65 to 74 years 7.7% 4.6% +3.1% 75 to 84 years 9.3% 4.5% +4.8% 85 years and over 7.7% 2.5% +5.2%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 22.5% 35.4% -12.9% 30 to 44 minutes 24.0% 24.8% -0.8% 45 to 59 minutes 15.6% 13.3% +2.3% 60 or more minutes 37.9% 26.5% +11.4%
Source: 2000 Census
Fancy a Fancy Bayside Town?
Gig Harbor, Washington, may not be the fanciest town around but it’s still pretty snazzy. Just how snazzy is this place? See for Yourself. Gig Harbor is one of a handful of cities that claim to be the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, but we think that it has the best claim on this title.
A long time ago, the people of Gig Harbor relied on manufacturing and commercial fishing to make their livings. Like many a city that was once beholden to creaking, cranking, crusty ways of turning a buck, much has changed. Today, the city relies more on tourism and small businesses than hard labor for its economic livelihood.
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Gig Harbor Rental Rates
So the time has come to get down to brass tacks, as they say. Views of crystal blue waters, fine dining, and some of the most beautiful forests around mean little if you can't afford the rent. Just how much can you expect to pay for an apartment here? Take a look at the rent chart and you’ll be able to see the average rates on one, two, and three bedroom apartments. If you’re ready to find your dream apartment, make like a tree and leave your worries behind by taking a look at some of the available units. Want to learn more about life in Gig Harbor? Read on!
Getting in on the Gig?
Don't be misled by this picture; it doesn't snow very often in Gig Harbor. We think this picture may have been taken during the winter of 2008-2009, when the Pacific Northwest got pummeled by a snowstorm like the short kid gets pummeled by a torrent of snowballs. Gig Harbor does get cold (with highs in the 40s in the winter), but it’s rarely frighteningly frigid. Summers in this part of the country make up for all the white woe of winter. Beauty: the word doesn't capture summertime in Gig Harbor. Just take a look at this, this, and this. As you may have guessed, Gig Harbor is a resort town of sorts. Though the townspeople used to exploit the resources of the Pacific Northwest to make their living, nowadays, they make their living by letting nature be the beauty that she is. Fishing is no longer the mainstay that it once was, either. Most fishermen from Gig Harbor make the long haul up to Alaska, where there’s more money to be made.
Going for a Ride
In Gig Harbor, you don’t need to travel by car, train, bike, or foot. You can also travel around in a seafaring craft like this, if you get in touch with Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat or another company that’s in the business of helping you take a long boat ride off of a short pier. Power boats, canoes, kayaks, and even stand-up paddle boards are yours for the borrowing.
There’s no law that says you have to love life on the high seas. Land lovers may prefer a city walking tour to a day on the sound. You don’t even need a tour guide, just get yourself a copy of this map! Any renter with a functional pair of legs and an itch to get moving can strike out on their own and get to know their new hometown.
Keeping Yourself Entertained
Speaking of striking out, you'll find ample opportunity to do just that in the city's numerous parks. It looks like Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park is the go-to place for baseball and softball. Skaters will want to know that Grandview Street harbors (so to speak) a skate park that judging from this picture is a surefire winner.
Food. You need it, Gig Harbor's got it: a veritable horn of plenty of wine bars, seafood, and even Indian restaurants. We don't link to places with bad food, so you can be sure that all of these restaurants are guaranteed gastronomical game changers. Ok, now we're hungry.
Here's a factoid that you may find of some value in your next desperate attempt at small talk: Jennifer Lopez's movie, Enough, was filmed in Gig Harbor. What are you waiting for? Angelina Jolie? Get over to Gig Harbor while the getting’s good!
Average Apartment Rent in Gig Harbor, Washington
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Map & Local Information
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What neighborhoods in Gig Harbor are good for eating out?
There are many good neighborhoods for eating out in Gig Harbor. The area with the greatest concentration of restaurants is probably around the Olympic Village Shopping Center. Another area is right by Gig Harbor along Harborview Dr. Restaurants along this stretch include The Green Turtle, local institution Tides Tavern, and the Red Rooster Cafe. Farther north along Harborview is another group of eateries, including Anthony's, MarketPlace Grill, and Harbor Kitchen.
Will I need a car in Gig Harbor?
Perhaps, but perhaps not. The number of people who take public transportation in Gig Harbor is 3 percent greater than the Washington average and 33 percent greater than the national average. Public transportation by way of bus service is provided by Pierce County Transit, but routes are limited. For more information regarding system maps and timetables, consult the PCT website. Being a small seaside town, it's also possible to get around by boat, or on foot.
Where are some of the best places for dining out in Gig Harbor?
Gig Harbor has many restaurants around its (aptly named) Gig Harbor. These include Brix 25, Anthony's at Gig Harbor, Tides Tavern, Green Turtle Restaurant, Mizu, , Red Rooster Cafe, Harbor Kitchen, and Morso. Another area with a high concentration of eateries is due south of the harbor. While many of these options are fast food, they extend to places like Tanglewood Grill and Blazing Onion Burgers, Brews, and Spirits, and Harbor Monsoon Restaurant.