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20 Apartments for rent in McKinleyville, CA

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Last updated January 23 at 2:11am UTC
1285 Union Street
Arcata
Arcata, CA
Updated January 4 at 12:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
300 Union St
Arcata
Arcata, CA
Updated January 20 at 2:23am UTC
Studio
$850
1502 Beverly Drive
Arcata
Arcata, CA
Updated January 13 at 11:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
226 W. Sonoma St
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 10 at 12:27pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,750
Results within 5 miles of McKinleyville, CA
906 O St.
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 16 at 11:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,020
621 W. Del Norte
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 13 at 11:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
811 Pearl Street
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 10 at 12:24pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
3532 Utah Street
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 13 at 11:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
Results within 10 miles of McKinleyville, CA
1004 K St.
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 22 at 12:52pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
1101 F Street
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 13 at 11:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1526 J ST
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 13 at 12:00pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,150
2140 Union
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 20 at 11:24am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
3543 Dolbeer Street
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 19 at 11:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
$660
3533 M Street
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 13 at 11:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1127 Del Norte Street
Eureka City
Eureka, CA
Updated January 17 at 11:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$930
1340 Haven Lane
Mckinleyville
McKinleyville, CA
Updated January 22 at 1:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
4480 Central Avenue
Mckinleyville
McKinleyville, CA
Updated January 20 at 11:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
2259 Dogwood ST
Mckinleyville
McKinleyville, CA
Updated January 18 at 8:10pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
1655 Chanterelle DR
Mckinleyville
McKinleyville, CA
Updated January 18 at 8:13pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
300 Union St
Arcata
Arcata, CA
Updated January 23 at 2:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
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City Guide
Mc Kinleyville
Moving to Town

Today, McKinleyville is an area comprised of other, smaller settlements and towns, amounting to about 21 square miles and home to just over 15,000 residents, at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. McKinleyville was called Calville until President McKinley's assassination in 1901, at which point it changed its name in his honor. Dow's Prairie, the original settlement in the area, maintains its original name to this day.

Modern McKinleyville is mostly a bedroom community. Major services are found in neighboring Arcata and Eureka. It's a 5-hour drive to San Francisco and a 3-hour drive to Medford, Oregon (challenging drives, at that). This is a great place to relocate to if you're tired of having family drop in unannounced.

Get to Know McKinleyville

McKinleyville is served by the regional Arcata-Eureka Airport. Put on your brave pants: this airport was originally constructed as an experimental field to practice landing during heavy fog conditions (which should give you some insight into the local weather). For those who'd rather skip the small craft arrival into McKinleyville, your main roadway will be the fabled U.S. 101, which spans California all the way down to Los Angeles. It's no small drive to get here, and make sure during stormy winter months to check the roads feeding into 101 that connect this area to eastern California -- they can frequently close.

As this city is comprised of several areas, here are few places you might want to explore during your search for your next rental home in McKinleyville:

Clam Beach: In the north of the area, Clam Beach covers the airport area and offers a mix of housing options like one and two bedroom apartments and rental houses with three or more bedrooms. Most houses here were built in the 1970s to 1990s, though some date back to the 1940s. As the name suggests, you might get a place with a beachfront view if you find your next apartment for rent here.

Town Center: A denser part of town, you'll find yourself close to the McKinleyville amenities here. Studio apartments are available, as are three or four bedroom rental homes. Lots of nice restaurants and shops line Central Avenue in this area. Check out Carmela's Mexican Restaurant and Luzmila's Mexican Restaurant, and join the local argument over which can claim the crown for local Mexican fare.

Fisher: You'll find primarily smaller detached homes here -- think 1 and 2 bedroom options. Its proximity to Arcata makes it desirable since it's closer to some of the larger town amenities and cuts down on commute times (though only a bit). You'll have a bit of coastal life here, with views of both the Pacific and the Mad River, which hugs the edge of this part of town as it heads for the deep blue sea.

Living in McKinleyville

There's plenty of outdoor living to be done in McKinleyville. Grab your bike, horse, or running shoes and hit the Hammond Trail -- 5 miles of trails linking McKinleyville, Arcata, and surrounding communities along historic railroad grades. It's part of the larger California Coastal Trail and the Pacific Coast Bike Route, so maybe pack a snack if you decide to keep exploring the state once you've had a taste.

After your trail time, slake your thirst at the Six Rivers Brewery, a local restaurant with eleven house-made beers on offer. Fun fact: it's the second female-owned brewery in California.

Runners will want to mark their calendars for the annual Trinidad-Clam Beach Run which takes them from Trinidad -- a former whaling village, the smallest incorporated city in the state, and located in the heart of the Redwood Coast -- down to Clam Beach. Runners have the option of several distances. The exact date of the run each year is dependent on the height of the tides since runners cross the mouth of the Little River at Moonstone Beach.

For over 40 years, McKinleyville has been home to Pony Express Days, a 5-day event featuring a cook off, firemen games, a dance, a parade, and a horseshoe tournament and festival at Pierson Park. The event culminates with a Gymkhana, a series of horseback contests.

You'll have enough McKinleyville shopping to get you what you need, but for more unique items or more options, head south into Arcata and Eureka where you'll find much larger retail centers.