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Average Rent in Burien, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Studio - $1,150-
1 Bed - $1,650+18%
2 Beds - $1,850+7%
Last updated 5/31/2023

All About

Living in Burien, WA

Overview of Burien

Just a few miles west of Seattle's Sea-Tac airport, Burien apartments for rent are your go-to spot to live if you want to be in the center of all of Western Washington's action. Nestled between Normandy Park and White Center, Burien is a 100-year-old waterfront community on the Puget Sound shoreline. According to the Burien Government, housing ranges from starter homes to high-end homes, condominiums and apartments of all sizes. According to the locals, people love the location of Burien apartments, which are a short drive north to Seattle, a short trip east to Sea-Tac Airport and south to Tacoma. The hub site means that jobs and entertainment are convenient, the parking problems are elsewhere and a slower pace prevails in residential neighborhoods.

Living in Burien

With a population of about 33,000, Burien is home to 305 acres of public parks, perfect for exploring when you're looking for Burien apartments for rent. The city is very active in the arts, and is home to two galleries, a community pottery studio and a performing arts center. Burien apartments for rent are often minutes away from the city's many low-cost programs. You can start by attending the local farmers market, going to the Burien Bites very own Top Chef Competition, checking out the Father's Day Car Show which features over 200 cars or by heading to Burien Carnival Days in the Town Square.

Burien Apartments and Cost of Living

Prepare yourself in advance for slightly higher costs of living when you find Burien apartments for rent. According to AreaVibes, The cost of living in Burien is 5.2 percent greater than the Washington average and the cost of living in Burien is 6.5 percent greater than the national average. However AreaVibes gives the city an "A+" for local amenities, so you'll never be wishing you had more places to shop and dine! According to AreaVibes, the median rental rates in Burien apartments are 0.6 percent less than the Washington average and 8.6 percent greater than the national average.

Apartments in Burien Work and Study

If work brings you to search for Burien apartments, some employers headquartered in Burien, according to the city's government, are Highline School District, Burien Toyota, Inc., Azteca Restaurants, Navos, Ruth Dykeman Children's Center and Highline Medical Center. Burien is home to Highline Community College which offers a wide variety of educational and technical programs and the city is also not far from University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University.