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38 Apartments for rent in Modesto, CA

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Last updated March 17 at 1:44am UTC
101 Magnolia Ave
Modesto, CA
Updated March 17 at 1:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
224 Johnson St
Modesto, CA
Updated March 16 at 1:59am UTC
1 Bedroom
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 5:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1313 Floyd Avenue # 137
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 5:50pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
218 patricia lane
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 5:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
1109 E. Orangeburg Ave., #4
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 10:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1501 Del Mar Ave
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 9:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
118 W Morris Ave
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 9:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
901 Tully Rd
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1645 Electric Ct
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 9:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
Modesto, CA
Updated March 13 at 11:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1902 Celeste Court unit A
Modesto, CA
Updated February 21 at 11:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
8605 Smith Street
Grayson, CA
Updated March 15 at 5:47pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Modesto, CA
205 W Washington Sreet
Ripon, CA
Updated March 15 at 5:47pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
5024 Rohde Rd
Ceres, CA
Updated March 15 at 10:48am UTC
4 Bedrooms
22921 Craig Rd
Escalon, CA
Updated March 15 at 9:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
5030 Rohde Rd. #6
Ceres, CA
Updated March 14 at 11:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
327 S 4th Avenue
Oakdale, CA
Updated March 16 at 10:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3700 Akeby Dr
Modesto, CA
Updated March 15 at 9:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1220 Pipit Drive
Patterson Ranch
Patterson, CA
Updated March 13 at 11:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1306 Apricot Ave
Patterson, CA
Updated March 13 at 11:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1237 Tasha Dr
Ripon, CA
Updated March 9 at 1:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
S Madsen Dr
Ripon, CA
Updated March 15 at 7:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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Stillwater Drive
Salida, CA
Updated March 7 at 8:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
What’s It Gunna Cost?

One of the best things about Modesto is that when compared to other California cities, rent here is cheap. Rents on one-bedroom apartments start in the low $500’s. In Modesto, landlords like to see that your income is 2.5 times your rent so do the math and keep those numbers in mind as you peruse listings.

What You’re Gunna Need

Like many other cities, landlords will expect to see employment & income verification in the form of pay stubs or bank statements. You may also need to provide a credit report, past rental references and up to two forms of identification.

The Modesto Market

It’s a slower one. What does this mean for you? There isn’t a whole lot of competition for apartments, and landlords don’t typically get multiple applicants for the same unit. That said, the best time to look for a new place is during the winter months when fewer people are on the hunt for rentals. Short term or month-to-month leases are common here, which is a nice change of pace from most other cities of Modesto’s size. Finally, because of the whole slow-market thing, the rental process doesn’t typically last more than two or three days, so if you’re in a hurry, good. You’ll be able to find an apartment and be moved in within a week.

Now, onto Modesto’s Choicest Hoods:


Central Modesto includes the Sylvan/Coffee Neighborhood, Airport, and Downtown. Downtown is growing in development. There’s plenty of entertainment, shopping, and it’s home to The Gallo Center for the Arts and Theatre.


Riverbank: Here you’ll find the Riverbank Community Theatre and the Rio Arts Center. This hood also plays host to the Riverbank Wine and Cheese Exhibition, which attracts many a wino and cheese-o.

Oakdale: Tons of fairs, festivals, and gatherings are available in Oakdale, the Cowboy Capital of the World. It’s also a great place for hiking, camping, water sports, snow sports, boating, fishing, and more due to its central location and proximity to both sand and snow. Oakdale is one of the better areas in Modesto.


Ripon: This area in Northwest Modesto has a small town feel to it. Ripon also host series of events such as the Almond Blossom Festival, Taste of Rippon, Main Street Day and several others. This is also a great spot for outdoorsy people due to it’s proximity to Caswell State Park.

Salida: Here you’ll find Caswell Memorial State Park.


Empire: Empire is a very agriculturally influenced area.

Waterford: This area leads to many great recreational areas such as Turlock Lake, Lake Don Pedro, Modesto Reservoir, Yosemite Park, and more. This agricultural community is known for their corn, almonds, peaches, walnuts, and apples.

Westside: A little more rural in character.

Southside: Within Southside you’ll find neighborhoods like Hughson, a very small agriculturally influenced community, Shackelford, and Ceres, which hosts several family events, fairs, car shows, and parades.

Modesto Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Modesto ranks on:
D Overall satisfaction
C Safety and crime rate
B Confidence in the local economy
D Plans for homeownership
F Recreational activities
A- Quality of schools
F Commute time
B State and local taxes
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Modesto's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Modesto scored very low for city satisfaction, ranking it near the bottom decile of our study," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and Modesto renters show particular dissatisfaction with commute quality and access to recreational opportunities."

Key findings in Modesto include the following:

  • Renters gave Modesto a D overall, ranking 88th out of 100 cities in our national study.
  • Modesto scored slightly above average for confidence in the local economy, earning a B.
  • Despite confidence in the economy, only 47% of renters in Modesto have plans for future homeownership which grades out at a D.
  • Modesto's top grade was an A- for quality of local schools: 63% of renters report satisfaction for this important category.
  • Modesto ranked almost dead last for quality of daily commute with only 40% of renters expressing satisfaction, good enough for an F grade and 99th place in our rankings.
  • Among Northern California cities in our study, San Francisco topped the list for overall satisfaction with an A+ followed by Sacramento (A-), San Jose (B+), Hayward (C+), Santa Rosa (C), Vallejo (C), Oakland (C-), and Modesto (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at