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Average Rent in Fife, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Fife Studio - $1,949-4%
Fife 1 Bed - $1,622+2%
Fife 2 Beds - $1,957+3%
Last updated 6/19/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

37%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

36%

3 people

26%

4 people

21%

5 people

10%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

33%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

7%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

16%

10-20

12%

20-45

44%

45-65

21%

65+

7%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Fife, WA

In Fife, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,622 to $1,957. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Fife, WA is $1,949. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,622. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,957.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $2,030 to $1,949
1 Bed

+2%

Changed from $1,590 to $1,622
2 Beds

+3%

Changed from $1,900 to $1,957
Last updated 6/19/2024

Rent Ranges

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Bremerton$2,500+28%
Silverdale$2,299+49%
Bothell$2,1690%
Federal Way$1,935--
Lynnwood$1,897+5%
Kirkland$1,812-20%
University Place$1,794+33%
Kent$1,751-2%
Woodinville$1,746-8%
Burien$1,672--
Renton$1,610-6%
Port Orchard$1,599+6%
Edmonds$1,599-3%
Seattle$1,543+1%
Lacey$1,5240%
Auburn$1,479+6%
Lakewood$1,457+43%
Tacoma$1,4480%
Olympia$1,237-5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Kirkland$2,595-19%
Woodinville$2,205+4%
Bothell$2,155+1%
Maple Valley$2,137+1%
Seattle$2,115-7%
Lynnwood$2,027-8%
Silverdale$1,959+15%
Lacey$1,7990%
Edmonds$1,755+6%
Bremerton$1,722+6%
Federal Way$1,700+1%
Auburn$1,686+14%
University Place$1,653+11%
Burien$1,637-1%
Lakewood$1,6020%
Renton$1,585-21%
Kent$1,571-7%
Puyallup$1,545-6%
Port Orchard$1,545-2%
Tacoma$1,465-17%
Olympia$1,412-17%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Woodinville$2,927+13%
Kirkland$2,860-38%
Seattle$2,833-14%
Lynnwood$2,618-3%
Bothell$2,602-1%
Edmonds$2,499+32%
University Place$2,334+34%
Maple Valley$2,3100%
Silverdale$2,304+16%
Renton$2,178-20%
Burien$2,119+15%
Lacey$2,045+64%
Port Orchard$2,022+13%
Bremerton$1,995+18%
Federal Way$1,992-2%
Lakewood$1,9620%
Kenmore$1,950--
Olympia$1,940-13%
Auburn$1,933+8%
Kent$1,825-10%
Puyallup$1,750-6%
Tacoma$1,695-12%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

21%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2929

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 14% more gas stations than average
  3. Significantly more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 82% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 50% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 58% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 27% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 9% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Fife is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 87% fewer gyms than average
  3. 62% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Fife.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Schools

Percentage: 1/51/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Fife

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About

Fife, WA

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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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Tacoma, WA 4.2 miles$1,465$1,695
Seattle, WA 25.4 miles$2,115$2,833
Puyallup, WA 4.6 miles$1,545$1,750
Federal Way, WA 6.1 miles$1,700$1,992
Kent, WA 11.3 miles$1,571$1,825
University Place, WA 9.1 miles$1,653$2,334
Bellevue, WA 26.7 miles$3,340$4,203
Renton, WA 18.1 miles$1,585$2,178
Auburn, WA 7.6 miles$1,686$1,933
Sumner, WA 6 miles$1,595$1,650

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