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Average Rent in University Place, WA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
University Place Studio - $1,794+33%
University Place 1 Bed - $1,653+11%
University Place 2 Beds - $2,334+34%
Last updated 6/23/2024

Local Guide

See what University Place, WA has to offer.

Local Reviews

The fact that several of us have lived here for over 25 years. Everyone waves to each other when driving down the street.

I really like the bar near my house. The drinks are good. The food is delicious. There are many shops nearby. It's easy to buy daily necessities

There are a couple parks nearby, on of which is a skate park. Plenty of grocery stores such as Fred Myers. And nice neighbors .

I can visit my neighbor talk with them bonding with them. Easy to get along with no problem with them.

Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

38%

Bachelor's

27%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

23%

4 people

21%

5 people

9%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

33%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

8%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

34%

45-65

25%

65+

16%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/23/2024

*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 University Place, WA

In University Place, WA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,653 to $2,334. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in University Place, WA is $1,794. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,653. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,334.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+33%

Changed from $1,349 to $1,794
1 Bed

+11%

Changed from $1,489 to $1,653
2 Beds

+34%

Changed from $1,742 to $2,334
Last updated 6/23/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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17%
38%
34%

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Kirkland$1,812-20%
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%
Gig Harbor$1,900-5%
Lacey$1,7990%
Edmonds$1,755+6%
Bremerton$1,722+6%
Federal Way$1,700+1%
Auburn$1,686+14%
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%
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%
Gig Harbor$1,657+14%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

23%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5454

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 19 of 23 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Percentage: 5858

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 29% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 82% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in University Place.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 24% fewer gyms than average
  3. 25% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

University Place could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 35% more pet facilities than average
  3. 96% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

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. 24% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 15% more gas stations 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. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 61% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 31% fewer 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. 12% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 67% more 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. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 38% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. 58% fewer shops 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

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 19 of 23 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 16 of 23 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 15 of 23 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 14 of 23 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 14 of 23 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 12 of 23 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 12 of 23 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 23 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 13 of 23 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 14 of 23 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 23 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 18 of 23 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 19 of 23 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 19 of 23 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in University Place

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About

University Place, WA

Overview of University Place

Located along the Puget Sound with a stunning backdrop of the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier, the city of University Place is one of the most visually stunning places in the Evergreen State to call home. University Place apartments for rent are new to the scene, as the city is young, but with everything this Pacific Northwest hub has to offer, apartments in University Place are sure to become a popular commodity for Washington residents.

Living in University Place

One of the biggest reasons to live in a University Place apartment for rent is the city's desirable location. The city is halfway between the capital city of Olympia and the state's largest city, Seattle, so living in University Place apartments puts you between the heart of it all. The city also has several fun events, including Duck Daze, a celebration of the end of the rainy season, and the Cider Squeeze, a fantastic old-fashioned cider harvest festival that features bluegrass music, vendors that serve apple pie a la mode and fresh-squeezed cider using cider presses, a long-standing tradition in the community. University Place has around 31,000 residents, so living here has plenty of small-town charm, but still puts you near two large cities so you don't feel isolated.

University Place Apartments and Cost of Living

Like many other communities in the Pacific Northwest, living in a University Place apartment for rent puts you in a higher cost of living bracket. According to City-Data, the cost of living index is around 9 percent more expensive than the current U.S. average. However, according to AreaVibes, the median rental rate for University Place is lower than Washington's rate, so it's actually pretty affordable to live here if you plan on staying in-state. The cost of a gallon of gas is $3.71, which is similar to the state's overall cost for fuel. Living in University Place means you can save money and yet still be in the middle of everything in the Evergreen State.

University Place Work and Study

One of the most popular institutions close to apartments for rent in University Place is the University of Puget Sound, a beautiful campus that boasts more than 100 fields of study. Pierce College is another nearby school that is very popular with area students. According to the Economic Board for Tacoma-Pierce County, some of the major employers in University Place include the Franciscan Health System, Fred Meyer Stores and Soundcare, Inc., showing the diverse economy in the area.

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