Do we focus on the fact that Lakewood is still the least expensive for one-bedroom units in the Tacoma-Seattle region’s Interstate 5 corridor?
Or, how about the fact that a one-bedroom unit is $60 more a month in University Place than in Lakewood?
Or that University Place is cheaper for two-bedroom apartments than Lakewood?
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According to rental website Zumper’s monthly review, Seattle median one-bedroom price is the highest at $1,950. Bellevue is at $1,930.
At the lowest end of Zumper’s list, Lakewood is at $790, which is just under University Place (the second least-expensive place on the list for one bedrooms) at $850.
Tacoma’s median one-bedroom rental price is $990, compared with Puyallup’s $920.
The $1,000-a-month median rent threshold kicks in at Federal Way ($1,080) and Kent ($1,180).
The $2,000-and-beyond monthly median rent for two bedrooms remains a King County phenomenon. Seattle again is in the lead at $2,460.
Tacoma’s median two-bedroom rent for August was $1,290, according to Zumper.
In this category, turns out University Place was cheaper than Lakewood: $1,070 vs. $1,160.