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105 Apartments for rent in Lincoln, CA

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Check out 105 verified apartments for rent in Lincoln, CA with rents starting as low as $1550. Some apartments for rent in Lincoln might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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1818 Salerno Place
1818 Salerno Pl
Lincoln, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,850
2160 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:43 PM
***PENDING*** 1818 Salerno Place - Lincoln Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 SF: 2,160 Rent: $2,850/month Utilities: Tenants are responsible for power/gas/water/trash/sewer Pets: No pets allowed Appliances: Owners provide a washer/dryer and
1 Unit Available
511 Copperwood Court
511 Copperwood Court , Lincoln, CA
Twelve Bridges Village
4 Bedrooms
$2,570
2184 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
- This home has solar panels to help keep electricity costs down. It boasts slate tile flooring throughout the downstairs and carpet upstairs, along with quartz countertops in the kitchen. (RLNE6091306)
1 Unit Available
715 Courtyards Loop
715 Courtyards Loop
Lincoln, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1809 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:41 AM
715 Courtyards Loop Available 10/16/20 Lincoln Home in Gated Community - Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in gated community of Courtyards in Lincoln.
1 Unit Available
831 D St
831 D Street
Lincoln, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1036 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 07:29 AM
831 D Street - Lincoln Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 SF: 1,036 Garage: 1 Car Garage Rent: $1,595 Utilities: Tenant is responsible for power & gas plus $50 for water monthly Pets: Small dog negotiable with an extra deposit Landscape Maintenance: Owner
1 Unit Available
488 Navigator Drive
488 Navigator Drive
Lincoln, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,825
1425 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
Charming 3bd/2.5ba Lincoln Home with 2 Car Garage, - This Newer 3 bedroom 2.5 bath house is located in Lincoln near Joiner Parkway and 5th Street.
Results within 1 mile of Lincoln
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5 Units Available
Montessa at Whitney Ranch
1150 Whitney Ranch Pky
Rocklin, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,960
831 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,955
1094 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
A stunning community with a resort-like pool, expansive views of the green space surrounding it and ample on-site amenities. Near top-rated schools, parks and shopping areas. Spacious interiors with modern upgrades.
1 Unit Available
3405 Kensington Court
3405 Kensington Court , Rocklin, CA
Whitney Oaks
3 Bedrooms
$2,375
2277 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:43 PM
***PENDING*** 3405 Kensington Court, Rocklin Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms Plus Upstairs Loft Bathrooms: 3 SF: 2,277 Rent: $2,375/month Utilities: Tenants are responsible for power/gas/trash/water Pets: No Pets Appliances: Tenant needs their own
1 Unit Available
800 Morning Dove Lane
800 Morning Dove Lane , Rocklin, CA
Whitney Ranch
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
2394 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 09:42 AM
800 Morning Dove Lane Available 09/25/20 - (RLNE6032730)
1 Unit Available
1675 Abilene Cir.
1675 Abilene Circle , Rocklin, CA
Whitney Ranch
4 Bedrooms
$2,850
2507 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
1675 Abilene Cir. Available 05/15/20 Live in Whitney Ranch! 4 Bedroom Home with Desirable Floorpan and Large Backyard - The location of this home can not be beat! True walking distance to Whitney HS, parks, and trails.
1 Unit Available
837 Stagestop Loop
837 Stage Stop Loop , Rocklin, CA
Whitney Ranch
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
1819 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
837 Stagestop Loop Available 04/25/20 - (RLNE4013504)
1 Unit Available
4048 Coldwater Drive
4048 Coldwater Drive , Rocklin, CA
Whitney Oaks
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1411 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
4048 Coldwater Drive Available 07/17/20 Springfield at Whitney Oaks 55+ Spectacular View Home - Thank you for your interest in 4048 Coldwater Drive- a beautiful home on the Whitney Oaks ridge! Furnished or unfurnished.
Results within 5 miles of Lincoln
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8 Units Available
Coventry Park
751 Central Park Dr , Roseville, CA
Highland Park
1 Bedroom
$1,740
855 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,821
1478 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:45 PM
Community offers clubhouse, cyber internet cafe and outdoor recreation area. Homes have large floorplans, ceiling fans and fireplace. Located steps from shopping and dining options.
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5 Units Available
Bridges At Woodcreek Oaks
7950 Foothills Blvd , Roseville, CA
Industrial Area East
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,040
1039 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,225
1168 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 01:45 PM
One-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans with private entrances, high ceilings and full-size washer/dryers. Great location close to major employers and schools. Community has a fitness center, lap pool and park space.
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17 Units Available
Harvest at Fiddyment Ranch
1900 Blue Oaks Boulevard
Roseville, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,809
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
1099 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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10 Units Available
Pearl Creek Apartments
1298 Antelope Creek Dr , Roseville, CA
Harding
1 Bedroom
$2,015
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,510
1363 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
This well-kept community offers several floor plans and is pet-friendly. On-site saltwater pool, fire pit, and game room. Near a walking and biking trail. Upscale apartments feature energy efficient appliances and ample storage.
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2 Units Available
The Terraces at Stanford Ranch
3339 Marlee Way , Rocklin, CA
Sunset Whitney
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,414
1469 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Townhome community in a quiet neighborhood near Hwys 65 and 80 and Folsom Lake. Air-conditioned units with garden tubs, hardwood flooring and full kitchen appliances.
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10 Units Available
The Preserve at Creekside
1299 Antelope Creek Dr , Roseville, CA
Harding
1 Bedroom
$1,580
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
1067 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,185
1240 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Pet-friendly complex with round-the-clock maintenance. Credit cards and e-payments accepted. Playground and pool available. Apartments have hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and washers and dryers. Minutes to Creekside Town Center and Westfield Galleria. Next to I-80.
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6 Units Available
Garnet Creek
5002 Jewel St
Rocklin, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,825
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,265
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Offering one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, this complex sits just feet from a green walking trail and offers beautiful amenities. Take advantage of apartment amenities like stainless steel appliances, high-end wood flooring and closets.
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1 Unit Available
The James
6201 W Oaks Blvd
Rocklin, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,055
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Luxury, comfort and impeccable style come together to make The James the perfect place to call home. Our apartment homes in Rocklin feature thoughtful design and a variety of exciting extras that make for the perfect living experience.
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2 Units Available
Villages of the Galleria
701 Gibson Dr , Roseville, CA
Harding
1 Bedroom
$1,745
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Roseville's Premier Luxury Condominium Rentals! Style, sophistication, beautiful landscaping and stunning architecture accent the Villages of the Galleria apartment homes, located in dynamic Roseville, California.
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1 Unit Available
Rocklin Manor
5240 Rocklin Rd
Rocklin, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,548
606 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Rocklin Manor wants to continue offering the same level of customer service, however due to the impact of COVID-19, we will be adjusting how apartment tours are conducted.
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10 Units Available
Rocklin Ranch
6601 Blue Oaks Blvd , Rocklin, CA
Sunset West
1 Bedroom
$1,680
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1057 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Redesigned homes with custom cabinetry, brushed nickel fixtures and USB outlets. Ample community amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, dog park and pool. Near Blue Oaks Marketplace for convenient shopping. By State Route 65.
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1 Unit Available
The Vue at Rocklin Ridge
5902 Springview Dr , Rocklin, CA
Sunset Whitney
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,803
840 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
The Vue at Rocklin Ridge, More than just an apartment... A community! The Vue at Rocklin Ridge apartments you can enjoy the peace of the country with all the pleasures of the city.
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2 Units Available
Granite Oaks Apartments
3300 Parkside Dr , Rocklin, CA
Sunset Whitney
1 Bedroom
$1,460
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
836 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Located in the beautiful community of Rocklin, Granite Oaks Apartments enjoys a prime location in one of Rocklin's most accessible areas.
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How much is rent in Lincoln?
In Lincoln, the median rent is $879 for a studio, $956 for a 1-bedroom, $1,224 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,780 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lincoln, check out our monthly Lincoln Rent Report.
How much is rent in Lincoln?
In Lincoln, the median rent is $879 for a studio, $956 for a 1-bedroom, $1,224 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,780 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lincoln, check out our monthly Lincoln Rent Report.
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While some Lincoln properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Lincoln properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lincoln. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, and William Jessup University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lincoln. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, and William Jessup University.

Median Rent in Lincoln

Last updated May 2015
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lincoln is $956, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,224.
Studio
$879
1 Bed
$956
2 Beds
$1,224
3+ Beds
$1,780
City GuideLincoln
The National Civic League named Lincoln an All-America City back in 2006. Only 10 other places won this award in 2006, and Lincoln was the only California winner.
The National Civic League named Lincoln an All-America City back in 2006. Only 10 other places won this award in 2006, and Lincoln was the only California winner.

Located in Placer County, Lincoln, California spans about 20 square miles and has a population in the 40,000s. The city has experienced some of the nation's fastest growth in the last decade and has developed into an in-demand city. This means you'll have to expect a higher cost of living if you want to live here. As well as a lot of competition. The supply is low and the demand is heading for the top of the charts.

Moving to Lincoln

Lincoln used to be a sleepy little town, and perhaps you should have gotten in then. Today, there's nothing easy about finding an apartment for rent in Lincoln. First, you have to deal with the low vacancy rates, and then you have to stomach the high prices. In the end, however, you can find good opportunities if you're willing to hunt for them. Start early, and give yourself a few months to find new digs.

When you head out on your apartment search, don't go empty handed--ever. Show up with proof that you not only have a job but also that you earn at least three times the rent. Be prepared for a credit check, and have a deposit ready to hand over when you do find a place. Landlords have the pick of the litter, so you have to give them a reason to pick you. If you have bad credit, expect a difficult time. Be prepared to provide a co-signer and do a lot of begging--a lot.

Moving to Lincoln
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Lincoln used to be a sleepy little town, and perhaps you should have gotten in then. Today, there's nothing easy about finding an apartment for rent in Lincoln. First, you have to deal with the low vacancy rates, and then you have to stomach the high prices. In the end, however, you can find good opportunities if you're willing to hunt for them. Start early, and give yourself a few months to find new digs.

When you head out on your apartment search, don't go empty handed--ever. Show up with proof that you not only have a job but also that you earn at least three times the rent. Be prepared for a credit check, and have a deposit ready to hand over when you do find a place. Landlords have the pick of the litter, so you have to give them a reason to pick you. If you have bad credit, expect a difficult time. Be prepared to provide a co-signer and do a lot of begging--a lot.

Neighborhoods

Lincoln is known for its nice areas that make pleasant homes for everyone. Prices and housing options vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Here are a few to consider:

Waterfield Ct/Northfield Ln: Pricey is nice-y.That's one way to describe the housing in this part of town. In all fairness, however, living here is only pricey in comparison with the rest of the country's rental rates. For Lincoln, this neighborhood is pretty affordable. Vacancy rates tend to stay around 5 percent, and you'll find a fair number of townhomes and single-family homes to rent here.

Sheridan: Sheridan has a more rural feel than other parts of Lincoln, California. Now, if that doesn't make you want to run screaming in the other direction, there is some major good news: Sheridan rents are below average for the area. That being said, you'll still have to keep lower rents in perspective. Lower than average here is still considerably higher than the average rent nationwide. Your choices for rentals are also somewhat limited, as you'll find mostly single-family and mobile homes in this part of town.

Route 193/Stardust Ln: The name Startdust Lane makes it sound fancy, but in reality the area is urban--nice and urban. There are two pieces of bad news if you're considering this neighborhood. One is the fact that the area is mostly owner occupied, and the second involves the vacancy rate. It's low, coming in at only around 4 percent. To be fair, there's another downer: rents here are higher than the average for Lincoln. If, however, you can pay the bills and have the patience to conduct a lengthy apartment search, this area offers everything from studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments to single-family homes. You'll even find high-rises here, giving the neighborhood more of a real city feel.

Clayton: If you can get past the sticker shock, you'll see that Clayton is a nice suburban place to call home. If you don't mind the high rents in this area, you'll probably appreciate the atmosphere. What you might not love so much is learning that the area is not only primarily owner occupied but also has vacancy rates of only about 2 percent. This means the wait for one of the neighborhood's single-family homes or townhomes could be very long.

Nicolaus Rd/Joiner Pky: As you'd probably expect, this urban area offers more apartments to rent that many of its suburban neighbors. Though you'll also find some homes for rent among the apartment complexes in this neighborhood, you'll discover that the area is mostly owner occupied. Add this to the fact that vancancy rates are around the 4 percent mark, and you could find your apartment search a bit challenging. Persevere through this, and you can find an apartment rental that is relatively reasonable.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Stoneridge Blvd: This neighborhood is mostly owner occupied (tired of hearing that yet?) and has a vacancy rate of around 3 percent. There are lots of newer single-family homes and townhomes in the area, making it perfect for you if you dig the smell of wet paint. You'll also find some apartment rentals thrown into the mix. Rental prices here are really nothing to write home about, but you won't shed tears over them either. Commute times tend to be shorter than those in many other parts of Lincoln, so you'll save a bit on gas money too.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Sierra College Blvd: If you're into big and beautiful (bedrooms), this neighborhood is calling your name. The rentals tend to be large homes or large apartments within large homes. Like much of Lincoln, however, the area has a high percentage of owner occupants, and the vacancy rates hover around 4 percent. If you see a rental home you like here, jump on it. They get snapped up rather quickly. Get ready to enjoy the feel of this friendly neighborhood, but expect to pay through the nose for it.

Athens Ave/Athens Rd: While many of the more urban areas in Lincoln, California offer lower rental prices, such is not the case with the Athens Ave/Athens Rd area. To live here, you'll either need to have plenty of cash, lots of roomies, or a willingness to live on peanut butter and jelly. And that's if you can even find a rental here. With the area's 2 percent vacancy rate, your chances don't look good. If you do get lucky, however, you'll find mostly apartments and townhomes to rent, with a few apartment homes thrown in.

Neighborhoods
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Lincoln is known for its nice areas that make pleasant homes for everyone. Prices and housing options vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Here are a few to consider:

Waterfield Ct/Northfield Ln: Pricey is nice-y.That's one way to describe the housing in this part of town. In all fairness, however, living here is only pricey in comparison with the rest of the country's rental rates. For Lincoln, this neighborhood is pretty affordable. Vacancy rates tend to stay around 5 percent, and you'll find a fair number of townhomes and single-family homes to rent here.

Sheridan: Sheridan has a more rural feel than other parts of Lincoln, California. Now, if that doesn't make you want to run screaming in the other direction, there is some major good news: Sheridan rents are below average for the area. That being said, you'll still have to keep lower rents in perspective. Lower than average here is still considerably higher than the average rent nationwide. Your choices for rentals are also somewhat limited, as you'll find mostly single-family and mobile homes in this part of town.

Route 193/Stardust Ln: The name Startdust Lane makes it sound fancy, but in reality the area is urban--nice and urban. There are two pieces of bad news if you're considering this neighborhood. One is the fact that the area is mostly owner occupied, and the second involves the vacancy rate. It's low, coming in at only around 4 percent. To be fair, there's another downer: rents here are higher than the average for Lincoln. If, however, you can pay the bills and have the patience to conduct a lengthy apartment search, this area offers everything from studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments to single-family homes. You'll even find high-rises here, giving the neighborhood more of a real city feel.

Clayton: If you can get past the sticker shock, you'll see that Clayton is a nice suburban place to call home. If you don't mind the high rents in this area, you'll probably appreciate the atmosphere. What you might not love so much is learning that the area is not only primarily owner occupied but also has vacancy rates of only about 2 percent. This means the wait for one of the neighborhood's single-family homes or townhomes could be very long.

Nicolaus Rd/Joiner Pky: As you'd probably expect, this urban area offers more apartments to rent that many of its suburban neighbors. Though you'll also find some homes for rent among the apartment complexes in this neighborhood, you'll discover that the area is mostly owner occupied. Add this to the fact that vancancy rates are around the 4 percent mark, and you could find your apartment search a bit challenging. Persevere through this, and you can find an apartment rental that is relatively reasonable.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Stoneridge Blvd: This neighborhood is mostly owner occupied (tired of hearing that yet?) and has a vacancy rate of around 3 percent. There are lots of newer single-family homes and townhomes in the area, making it perfect for you if you dig the smell of wet paint. You'll also find some apartment rentals thrown into the mix. Rental prices here are really nothing to write home about, but you won't shed tears over them either. Commute times tend to be shorter than those in many other parts of Lincoln, so you'll save a bit on gas money too.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Sierra College Blvd: If you're into big and beautiful (bedrooms), this neighborhood is calling your name. The rentals tend to be large homes or large apartments within large homes. Like much of Lincoln, however, the area has a high percentage of owner occupants, and the vacancy rates hover around 4 percent. If you see a rental home you like here, jump on it. They get snapped up rather quickly. Get ready to enjoy the feel of this friendly neighborhood, but expect to pay through the nose for it.

Athens Ave/Athens Rd: While many of the more urban areas in Lincoln, California offer lower rental prices, such is not the case with the Athens Ave/Athens Rd area. To live here, you'll either need to have plenty of cash, lots of roomies, or a willingness to live on peanut butter and jelly. And that's if you can even find a rental here. With the area's 2 percent vacancy rate, your chances don't look good. If you do get lucky, however, you'll find mostly apartments and townhomes to rent, with a few apartment homes thrown in.

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City GuideLincoln
The National Civic League named Lincoln an All-America City back in 2006. Only 10 other places won this award in 2006, and Lincoln was the only California winner.
The National Civic League named Lincoln an All-America City back in 2006. Only 10 other places won this award in 2006, and Lincoln was the only California winner.

Located in Placer County, Lincoln, California spans about 20 square miles and has a population in the 40,000s. The city has experienced some of the nation's fastest growth in the last decade and has developed into an in-demand city. This means you'll have to expect a higher cost of living if you want to live here. As well as a lot of competition. The supply is low and the demand is heading for the top of the charts.

Moving to Lincoln

Lincoln used to be a sleepy little town, and perhaps you should have gotten in then. Today, there's nothing easy about finding an apartment for rent in Lincoln. First, you have to deal with the low vacancy rates, and then you have to stomach the high prices. In the end, however, you can find good opportunities if you're willing to hunt for them. Start early, and give yourself a few months to find new digs.

When you head out on your apartment search, don't go empty handed--ever. Show up with proof that you not only have a job but also that you earn at least three times the rent. Be prepared for a credit check, and have a deposit ready to hand over when you do find a place. Landlords have the pick of the litter, so you have to give them a reason to pick you. If you have bad credit, expect a difficult time. Be prepared to provide a co-signer and do a lot of begging--a lot.

Moving to Lincoln
+

Lincoln used to be a sleepy little town, and perhaps you should have gotten in then. Today, there's nothing easy about finding an apartment for rent in Lincoln. First, you have to deal with the low vacancy rates, and then you have to stomach the high prices. In the end, however, you can find good opportunities if you're willing to hunt for them. Start early, and give yourself a few months to find new digs.

When you head out on your apartment search, don't go empty handed--ever. Show up with proof that you not only have a job but also that you earn at least three times the rent. Be prepared for a credit check, and have a deposit ready to hand over when you do find a place. Landlords have the pick of the litter, so you have to give them a reason to pick you. If you have bad credit, expect a difficult time. Be prepared to provide a co-signer and do a lot of begging--a lot.

Neighborhoods

Lincoln is known for its nice areas that make pleasant homes for everyone. Prices and housing options vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Here are a few to consider:

Waterfield Ct/Northfield Ln: Pricey is nice-y.That's one way to describe the housing in this part of town. In all fairness, however, living here is only pricey in comparison with the rest of the country's rental rates. For Lincoln, this neighborhood is pretty affordable. Vacancy rates tend to stay around 5 percent, and you'll find a fair number of townhomes and single-family homes to rent here.

Sheridan: Sheridan has a more rural feel than other parts of Lincoln, California. Now, if that doesn't make you want to run screaming in the other direction, there is some major good news: Sheridan rents are below average for the area. That being said, you'll still have to keep lower rents in perspective. Lower than average here is still considerably higher than the average rent nationwide. Your choices for rentals are also somewhat limited, as you'll find mostly single-family and mobile homes in this part of town.

Route 193/Stardust Ln: The name Startdust Lane makes it sound fancy, but in reality the area is urban--nice and urban. There are two pieces of bad news if you're considering this neighborhood. One is the fact that the area is mostly owner occupied, and the second involves the vacancy rate. It's low, coming in at only around 4 percent. To be fair, there's another downer: rents here are higher than the average for Lincoln. If, however, you can pay the bills and have the patience to conduct a lengthy apartment search, this area offers everything from studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments to single-family homes. You'll even find high-rises here, giving the neighborhood more of a real city feel.

Clayton: If you can get past the sticker shock, you'll see that Clayton is a nice suburban place to call home. If you don't mind the high rents in this area, you'll probably appreciate the atmosphere. What you might not love so much is learning that the area is not only primarily owner occupied but also has vacancy rates of only about 2 percent. This means the wait for one of the neighborhood's single-family homes or townhomes could be very long.

Nicolaus Rd/Joiner Pky: As you'd probably expect, this urban area offers more apartments to rent that many of its suburban neighbors. Though you'll also find some homes for rent among the apartment complexes in this neighborhood, you'll discover that the area is mostly owner occupied. Add this to the fact that vancancy rates are around the 4 percent mark, and you could find your apartment search a bit challenging. Persevere through this, and you can find an apartment rental that is relatively reasonable.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Stoneridge Blvd: This neighborhood is mostly owner occupied (tired of hearing that yet?) and has a vacancy rate of around 3 percent. There are lots of newer single-family homes and townhomes in the area, making it perfect for you if you dig the smell of wet paint. You'll also find some apartment rentals thrown into the mix. Rental prices here are really nothing to write home about, but you won't shed tears over them either. Commute times tend to be shorter than those in many other parts of Lincoln, so you'll save a bit on gas money too.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Sierra College Blvd: If you're into big and beautiful (bedrooms), this neighborhood is calling your name. The rentals tend to be large homes or large apartments within large homes. Like much of Lincoln, however, the area has a high percentage of owner occupants, and the vacancy rates hover around 4 percent. If you see a rental home you like here, jump on it. They get snapped up rather quickly. Get ready to enjoy the feel of this friendly neighborhood, but expect to pay through the nose for it.

Athens Ave/Athens Rd: While many of the more urban areas in Lincoln, California offer lower rental prices, such is not the case with the Athens Ave/Athens Rd area. To live here, you'll either need to have plenty of cash, lots of roomies, or a willingness to live on peanut butter and jelly. And that's if you can even find a rental here. With the area's 2 percent vacancy rate, your chances don't look good. If you do get lucky, however, you'll find mostly apartments and townhomes to rent, with a few apartment homes thrown in.

Neighborhoods
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Lincoln is known for its nice areas that make pleasant homes for everyone. Prices and housing options vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Here are a few to consider:

Waterfield Ct/Northfield Ln: Pricey is nice-y.That's one way to describe the housing in this part of town. In all fairness, however, living here is only pricey in comparison with the rest of the country's rental rates. For Lincoln, this neighborhood is pretty affordable. Vacancy rates tend to stay around 5 percent, and you'll find a fair number of townhomes and single-family homes to rent here.

Sheridan: Sheridan has a more rural feel than other parts of Lincoln, California. Now, if that doesn't make you want to run screaming in the other direction, there is some major good news: Sheridan rents are below average for the area. That being said, you'll still have to keep lower rents in perspective. Lower than average here is still considerably higher than the average rent nationwide. Your choices for rentals are also somewhat limited, as you'll find mostly single-family and mobile homes in this part of town.

Route 193/Stardust Ln: The name Startdust Lane makes it sound fancy, but in reality the area is urban--nice and urban. There are two pieces of bad news if you're considering this neighborhood. One is the fact that the area is mostly owner occupied, and the second involves the vacancy rate. It's low, coming in at only around 4 percent. To be fair, there's another downer: rents here are higher than the average for Lincoln. If, however, you can pay the bills and have the patience to conduct a lengthy apartment search, this area offers everything from studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments to single-family homes. You'll even find high-rises here, giving the neighborhood more of a real city feel.

Clayton: If you can get past the sticker shock, you'll see that Clayton is a nice suburban place to call home. If you don't mind the high rents in this area, you'll probably appreciate the atmosphere. What you might not love so much is learning that the area is not only primarily owner occupied but also has vacancy rates of only about 2 percent. This means the wait for one of the neighborhood's single-family homes or townhomes could be very long.

Nicolaus Rd/Joiner Pky: As you'd probably expect, this urban area offers more apartments to rent that many of its suburban neighbors. Though you'll also find some homes for rent among the apartment complexes in this neighborhood, you'll discover that the area is mostly owner occupied. Add this to the fact that vancancy rates are around the 4 percent mark, and you could find your apartment search a bit challenging. Persevere through this, and you can find an apartment rental that is relatively reasonable.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Stoneridge Blvd: This neighborhood is mostly owner occupied (tired of hearing that yet?) and has a vacancy rate of around 3 percent. There are lots of newer single-family homes and townhomes in the area, making it perfect for you if you dig the smell of wet paint. You'll also find some apartment rentals thrown into the mix. Rental prices here are really nothing to write home about, but you won't shed tears over them either. Commute times tend to be shorter than those in many other parts of Lincoln, so you'll save a bit on gas money too.

Twelve Bridges Dr/Sierra College Blvd: If you're into big and beautiful (bedrooms), this neighborhood is calling your name. The rentals tend to be large homes or large apartments within large homes. Like much of Lincoln, however, the area has a high percentage of owner occupants, and the vacancy rates hover around 4 percent. If you see a rental home you like here, jump on it. They get snapped up rather quickly. Get ready to enjoy the feel of this friendly neighborhood, but expect to pay through the nose for it.

Athens Ave/Athens Rd: While many of the more urban areas in Lincoln, California offer lower rental prices, such is not the case with the Athens Ave/Athens Rd area. To live here, you'll either need to have plenty of cash, lots of roomies, or a willingness to live on peanut butter and jelly. And that's if you can even find a rental here. With the area's 2 percent vacancy rate, your chances don't look good. If you do get lucky, however, you'll find mostly apartments and townhomes to rent, with a few apartment homes thrown in.