*It Starts with Money *
Finding places for rent costs money; getting landlords to take you on as a tenant costs even more money. It's to be expected that any duplexes for rent will be proportionately more expensive than, say, the studio apartments for rent. Local residents are fortunate that rent isn't usually that bad on a "per-square-foot basis" here.
New Apartment-Hunting Tactics Needed?
As has been touched upon, Mira Loma is now officially part of either Eastvale or Jurupa Valley. In light of the 2011 changes, doing a precise search for apartments has become tougher to nail through online avenues. So naturally, if the goal is to compile a shortlist before you've officially moved over, you may have to search by zip code or worse yet, by telephone.
A Little Flexibility?
The good news about the incorporation of Mira Loma into two other cities is that it frees you up to choose based on your needs. For instance, if your employer's based in Eastvale, a benefit of this CDP being part of that city gives you more options when choosing between locations.
Go in Prepared
When you're checking out various openings, the last thing you want is to find the apartment of your dreams only to lose it because you couldn't provide the paperwork on time. Love often strikes when you least expect it. To that end, a solid credit score, a defined sense of what you're looking for and enough cash for your deposit can go a long way.
Eastvale: Mira Loma residents have more options than ever now that some of the CDP has been incorporated into Eastvale. Go shopping at Eastvale Gatesville South or head over to Pizza Nora whenever the mood strikes. Apartments don't open up often in this area though, so you'll have to move fast.
Etiwanda Avenue / Lucretia Avenue: Residents of this neighborhood can enjoy the benefits of living in a location with reasonable commuting times. If you ever want to go for a walk or just spend some time reflecting, Wineville Park and Laramore Park are both based here.
E Edison Avenue / Wineville Avenue: This is the part of Mira Loma that has since become part of Jurupa Valley. Sports-oriented types will fall in love with Vernola Park, while those who want to try out the finer things in life can do so at the Galleano Winery.
Limonite Avenue / Etiwanda Avenue: There are lots of character homes and lots of apartments here. You'll also be able to work on your swing at the Goose Creek Golf Club in this neighborhood. If an apartment opens up here, don't hesitate to snatch it up. If you don't, someone else will.
Bain Street / 58th Street: This neighborhood has rental opportunities in many homes with a history behind them. Pro tip if you're moving to this area: don't do it without a car. Without your own transportation, you'll find yourself getting stranded more often than not.
Town Center: There's plenty going on with Mira Loma Market and the U.S. Post Office being based here. Businesses like Vargas Engineering and American City Construction can be found on nearly every corner. You couldn't ask for a better location.
San Sevaine Way / Mission Boulevard: Lovers of the outdoors will love splitting time between the Country Village Golf Course and Rancho Mira Loma Park. A huge plus is that this area has some of the most affordable apartments in the city.
Mira Loma has been undergoing changes, and you couldn't have come at a better time to experience it for yourself. We're sure you'll find the right apartment in no time.