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Overview of Fife

The town of Fife, Wash., was once a sleepy farming town, but over the years it has prospered into a bustling community offering a high quality of life. Now a hub for industrial and retail opportunities, many are attracted to the community. Located perfectly between Seattle and Tacoma, residents of Fife have the amenities of a metropolitan area without the hustle and bustle of living in one. Situated near Interstate 5, Fife provides residents with convenient access to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Port of Tacoma and on the edges of Pierce and King Counties. The centrally located community is family friendly with welcoming citizens and stunning scenery.

Fife apartments for rent are perfect for someone seeking a laidback atmosphere in a growing community. This could be one reason why the population of Fife has spiked in the past two decades. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population was less than 5,000 residents in 1990, but is now more than 9,200 people.

Living in Fife, WA

The first settlers in Pierce County were among the Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, Steilacoom, and Muckleshoot tribes. They settled in the area because of the abundant food sources and many lakes and rivers. Pierce County was created after officials believed that Thurston County was far too large and needed to be divided into smaller counties. It was then that Pierce, King and Jefferson counties were created.

During the late 1800s, the lumber industry caused a boom in growth in the county, and many towns were founded because settlers opened up their own sawmills. However, during the depression of 1893, many Tacoma banks closed and William Fife, who was able to grow his fortune in the area, went bankrupt and fled the area. The prominent Tacoma lawyer was the head of the Washington National Guard, and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the field during the Philippine Insurrection.

Fife, named after him, was founded in 1957, and spans roughly 5.7 square miles between the Puyallup River and Puget Sound.

Fife Work and Study

Centrally located Fife is an ideal place for students and workers. Since they have the opportunities available in Seattle and Tacoma at their fingertips, the options are virtually endless. Students living in apartments in Fife may attend school at Bates Technical College, Tacoma Community College, Green River Community College and City University of Seattle.

Some of the top local employers in nearby Tacoma include Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Multicare Health System, Franciscan Health System, Pierce County Government and Emerald Queen Casino. In Seattle, the top employers include Boeing, Microsoft, the University of Washington and Amazon.

Rentals in Fife, WA and Cost of Living

Considering the scenic community and close proximity to both Seattle and Tacoma, the cost of living in Fife is relatively affordable. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 11 points higher than the national average, food is 8 points higher and utilities are 9 points lower. The average cost of rentals in Fife is fairly inexpensive, although it depends on the location and amenities one is looking for. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the monthly median gross rent is $881. 

Fife Attractions and Special Events

One of the most beloved attractions in Fife is the annual Harvest Festival. Since 2005, the festival has grown into the biggest community celebration with an estimated 5,000 visitors each year. The free event boasts a kid’s zone, live performances and countless art, craft and food vendors.

Another community event is the Walt’s Family Car Show. This free event displays unique cars old and new. Awards are given out to some of the best cars at the show and the family-friendly event is a unique one in the community.

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Glen Park at West Campus - Federal Way, WA 98023
27

Federal Way, WA 98023

$1129 - $2362

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Federal Way, WA (West Campus)


$1129 - $2362

464 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Apex Apartments - Tacoma, WA 98409
47

Tacoma, WA 98409

$927 - $2455

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tacoma, WA (South Tacoma)


$927 - $2455

203 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Fairways - Tacoma, WA 98422
27

Tacoma, WA 98422

$1000 - $2120

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tacoma, WA (Dash Point, North East)


$1000 - $2120

545 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Eagles Landing - Tacoma, WA 98444
25
(7)

Tacoma, WA 98444

$880 - $1265

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tacoma, WA

(7)

$880 - $1265

230 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lodge At Peasley Canyon - Federal Way, WA 98001
72

Federal Way, WA 98001

$996 - $1764

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Federal Way, WA (Jovita)


$996 - $1764

339 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Belara At Lakeland - Auburn, WA 98092
32

Auburn, WA 98092

$1168 - $3009

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn, WA (Lakeland)


$1168 - $3009

430 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vue 25 - Tacoma, WA 98405
32

Tacoma, WA 98405

$1070 - $1715

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tacoma, WA (Central)


$1070 - $1715

163 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterbury Park Apartments - Federal Way, WA 98003
14

Federal Way, WA 98003

$1015 - $1205

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bradley Park - Puyallup, WA 98374
28
(6)

Puyallup, WA 98374

$1300 - $1760

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Puyallup, WA

(6)

$1300 - $1760

155 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Garfield Station - Tacoma, WA 98444
33

Tacoma, WA 98444

$820 - $1600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tacoma, WA (P.L.U.)


$820 - $1600

104 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Amberview Apartments - Auburn, WA 98092
37
(5)

Auburn, WA 98092

$1035 - $1460

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn, WA (East Auburn, Lea Hill)

(5)

$1035 - $1460

157 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Meridian Firs - Puyallup, WA 98373
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(9)

Puyallup, WA 98373

$850 - $1340

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Puyallup, WA

(9)

$850 - $1340

186 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Merrill Creek - Lakewood, WA 98499
28

Lakewood, WA 98499

$835 - $1330

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, WA (Custer)


$835 - $1330

149 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ridgedale - University Place, WA 98466
26
(6)

University Place, WA 98466

$800 - $1040

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

University Place, WA (University Place)

(6)

$800 - $1040

147 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Fox Run - Federal Way, WA 98003
18
(8)

Federal Way, WA 98003

$957 - $1515

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Federal Way, WA (West Campus)

(8)

$957 - $1515

162 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Country Gables - Puyallup, WA 98372
34
(5)

Puyallup, WA 98372

$820 - $955

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Aspen Creek - Puyallup, WA 98374
14
(171)

Puyallup, WA 98374

$898 - $1653

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Puyallup, WA

(171)

$898 - $1653

162 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Terrace on Meridian - Puyallup, WA 98371
32

Puyallup, WA 98371

$810 - $995

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stillwater - Puyallup, WA 98372
16

Puyallup, WA 98372

$825 - $1350

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Puyallup, WA


$825 - $1350

110 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Nantucket Gate - Tacoma, WA 98445
33
(14)

Tacoma, WA 98445

$750 - $1410

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tacoma, WA

(14)

$750 - $1410

300 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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