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Tacoma, Washington, 98466
1 Bedroom$690 - $867
2 Bedrooms$845 - $1,130
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Tacoma, Washington, 98444
2 Bedrooms$851 - $935
3 Bedrooms$1,060 - $1,160
Tacoma, Washington, 98422
1 Bedroom$755 - $1,120
2 Bedrooms$865 - $1,425
3 Bedrooms$1,135 - $1,420
Tacoma, Washington, 98409
1 BedroomUp to $735
2 BedroomsUp to $875
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Tacoma Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 11.0% 7.6% +3.4% $10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 5.5% +1.7% $15,000 to $19,999 6.7% 5.6% +1.1% $20,000 to $24,999 6.7% 6.1% +0.6% $25,000 to $29,999 7.1% 6.2% +0.9% $30,000 to $34,999 7.2% 6.3% +0.9% $35,000 to $39,999 6.6% 6.0% +0.6% $40,000 to $44,999 6.6% 5.8% +0.8% $45,000 to $49,999 5.2% 5.3% -0.1% $50,000 to $59,999 9.2% 9.7% -0.5% $60,000 to $74,999 10.2% 11.7% -1.5% $75,000 to $99,999 8.9% 11.6% -2.7% $100,000 to $124,999 3.8% 5.7% -1.9% $125,000 to $149,999 1.6% 2.6% -1.0% $150,000 to $199,999 1.1% 2.1% -1.0% $200,000 or more 1.1% 2.2% -1.1%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.0% 4.8% +0.2% 10.0% to 14.9% 10.2% 10.3% -0.1% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.0% 14.5% -0.5% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.2% 13.9% -0.7% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.3% 11.5% -0.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.8% 8.3% -0.5% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.9% 5.7% +0.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.5% 7.2% +0.3% 50.0% or more 21.5% 17.8% +3.7% Not computed 3.6% 5.9% -2.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.6% 14.4% -0.8% 25 to 34 years 26.1% 29.1% -3.0% 35 to 44 years 22.0% 22.8% -0.8% 45 to 54 years 15.1% 14.8% +0.3% 55 to 64 years 8.1% 7.2% +0.9% 65 to 74 years 5.9% 4.6% +1.3% 75 to 84 years 5.8% 4.5% +1.3% 85 years and over 3.5% 2.5% +1.0%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 36.0% 35.4% +0.6% 30 to 44 minutes 22.9% 24.8% -1.9% 45 to 59 minutes 13.1% 13.3% -0.2% 60 or more minutes 28.1% 26.5% +1.6%
Source: 2000 Census
Situated on the Puget Sound and lying southwest of Seattle, Tacoma was once known as the City of Destiny, a place where the western railroad ended. Its colorful history stems from labor politics which often gave it a gritty image in earlier times. Now, it is considered one of the most livable cities in the country because of constant revitalization efforts. It was one of the first cities in the country to become 'wired' and now claims that honor, #1 Wired City in the Country.
For living and working, Tacoma is a northwestern gem. When looking for a Tacoma apartment, know that the city is very walkable and while there is a very good light rail and ferry system, it is primarily a car town too. The Old Town areas as well as the Proctor District and Point Defiance are all near the water. But this is a big city so you'll find choices everywhere.
A Glass Bridge
There's plenty to do in Tacoma. Downtown there are a number of different types of museums. From the art museum to the Museum of Glass with its Bridge of Glass (which isn't made of glass) which memorably crosses Interstate 705 to America's Car Museum, there are plenty of rainy day afternoons in the city. Point Defiance Park houses both museums and a number of outdoor activities like hiking trails and playgrounds. The Titlow Beach area is popular with scuba divers or even check out the sidewalk chalk contests in Frost Park. Getting out of your Tacoma apartment will find you going all over the city for fun.
Hot Dogs and Fusion
Going out to eat in Tacoma is full of wonderful choices. Everyone's number one favorite seems to be Over the Moon Cafe. A fusion of French and Italian plus a romantic atmosphere and reasonable prices keep people going back. Seafood is always a good choice so give Stanley & Seafort's or the Dash Point Lobster Shop. The Red Hot serves only hot dogs but what choices! Everyone loves that place.
Dancing in Jeans
At night, The Hotel is about the hottest spot. It's downtown, serves good food but the main attraction is dancing on weekends. Both the crowd and the music are diverse and it is a great night out! The Loft is a trendy scene where the dress is more than jeans and the people are super friendly. Jazzbones is the best place for jazz and jammin'. But once in your Tacoma apartment, you'll be out finding your own favorites.
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Tacoma Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Tacoma have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Tacoma apartment cost $656. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Tacoma apartment was $732 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $966. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Tacoma rentals listed below.
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Is Tacoma a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
Tacoma has an amazing selection of public transportation so it would be surprising if you did need a car to get to work. Between buses, commuter rail, light rail and ferries, it makes sense to commute on one of them rather than get into congested traffic. For more information check http://www.piercetransit.org/ and www.soundtransit.org for more information.
Where in Tacoma should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
According to walkscore.com, New Tacoma is by far the most pedestrian-friendly section of town, with a walk score of 86 out of 100. New Tacoma includes the downtown district, which consists of Tacoma's Helens Neighborhood, the Theater District, Central Business District, Warehouse/Brewery District, Foss Waterway, McCarver Neighborhood, Stadium District, and the Dome District. Some other areas with higher-than-average walkscores include Central Tacoma with a walkscore of 69, and the North End with a walkscore of 68.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Tacoma?
Some quiet neighborhoods in Tacoma include North Tacoma (otherwise known as the North End) and Northeast Tacoma. They are also, however, the most expensive neighborhoods in Tacoma. Northeast Tacoma is the most affluent area of Tacoma. Because of the hilly terrain, many homes in the area have views. North Tacoma is solidly middle class.
Is Tacoma pet friendly?
With quite a few off-leash dog areas and a number of other open spaces, Tacoma is pet-friendly. Dog-specific parks include Chambers Creek Dog Beach, Chambers Creek Temporary Dog Park, Dugan Foundation Spay/Neuter Clinic Dog Park, McKinley Park Off-Leash Dog Area, Rogers Dog Park, and the South Tacoma Community Center Off-Leash Dog Area. Places where you take your pets as long as they are kept on leash include Puget Park, McKinley Park, Lincoln Park, Swan Creek County Park, and Ruston's Point Defiance Park. For hiking and camping with your pets, the Cascade Mountains are located to the east of Tacoma.