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Set against a majestic backdrop featuring the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier, Tacoma, WA is a vibrant community ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Residents love boating and hiking Point Defiance Park in the summer, and nearby ski resorts keep locals busy every winter. The city also boasts a thriving job market with low unemployment, largely thanks to a booming technology industry with more than 100 high-tech companies and government installations like Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Ready to go hunting for apartments for rent in Tacoma?

TACOMA APARTMENTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Teeming with parks and serviced by top-area schools like Harrison Preparatory School, South Tacoma is a popular neighborhood for families with children. Looking for an apartment near Tacoma's nightlife? Singles and younger crowds flock to downtown Tacoma to be within walking distance of eclectic restaurants and bars.

PET-FRIENDLY TACOMA ATTRACTIONS

Grab your furry friend and head to Chambers Creek Regional Park Off-Leash Dog Park, an expansive, seven-acre beachfront plot that includes one acre of off-leash property as well as a secluded area for shy, small or senior dogs.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN TACOMA

From intricately decorated bridges to free art museums, there's plenty of art and entertainment to keep you busy between looking at apartments in Tacoma. Check out our top picks for the best free things to do:

  • Chihuly Bridge of Glass: No trip to Tacoma is complete without a visit to this 500-foot long bridge, which features over 2,000 hand-blown glass pieces.
  • Fort Steilacoom Park: Check out the hiking trails, baseball fields, soccer fields and off-leash dog park at this 340-acre green space.
  • Tacoma Art Walk: Every third Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum open their doors to the public free of charge.
  • Fireman's Park: Enjoy breathtaking views of Commencement Bay and Mt. Rainier from this scenic park, which also boasts an 85-foot totem pole art piece.
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory: Home to over 250 species of tropical plants, this beautiful conservatory offers a colorful escape at no charge.

TACOMA FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS

For an educational adventure, visit the Foss Waterway Seaport. Dedicated to Tacoma's maritime history, the museum features artifacts like vintage scuba diving equipment, rowboats, canoes and more.

Tacoma is backed by an excellent school district with standouts like Washington-Hoyt Elementary School and Mason Middle School. If your family wants to find apartments in Tacoma's best school districts, search for a home in neighborhoods like North End.

CITY AND BEACH GETAWAYS NEAR TACOMA

For an easy day trip, explore Pike Market Place, craft breweries and eclectic restaurants in Seattle, just an hour north of Tacoma. About 30 minutes away, Kopachuck State Park is also a popular destination because of its saltwater lakes, hiking trails and picturesque picnic spots.

Find Apartments for rent in Tacoma, WA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Tacoma that match your needs.



Frequently Asked Questions About Tacoma

What is the average rent in Tacoma?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Tacoma is $1,478 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,787 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $2,026 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Tacoma?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Tacoma is $1,787

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Tacoma?

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