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112 Cheap Apartments for rent in Petaluma, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Petaluma takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letter... Read Guide >
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6 Units Available
Theatre Square Apartments
101 2nd St Suite 130
Petaluma, CA
Studio
$2,045
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,155
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
1256 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:50 PM
Located in the heart of downtown, near the Petaluma River. Stylish studio and one-bedroom apartments, all with loft-style interiors, granite counters, dishwashers and patios/balconies. Underground garage. Pool, gym and media room. Small pets welcome.
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9 Units Available
Addison Ranch
200 Greenbriar Cir
Petaluma, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,861
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,268
888 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:49 PM
Addison Ranch is situated in the heart of Petaluma. This beautiful community is nestled in a quiet neighborhood near bustling downtown Petaluma, within the prestigious Petaluma School District. Take in some fun at the Washington Square Shopping Center, McDowell Park, and the Lynch Creek Trail.
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10 Units Available
The Vineyard Luxury Apartments
1 Lakeville Cir
Petaluma, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,834
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
981 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,130
1301 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:25 PM
One-, two- and three-bedroom homes in a scenic location sandwiched between San Francisco and Napa Valley. State-of-the-art fitness center, five swimming pools, tennis court and dog park. Apartments have oversized closets and refrigerators.
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2 Units Available
Hillview Apartment
1200 D Street
Petaluma, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,749
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,149
800 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:30 AM
Results within 1 mile of Petaluma
1 Unit Available
3691 Petaluma Blvd N. Unit D
3691 Petaluma Boulevard North
Sonoma County, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,770
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
Easy 101 freeway access 1 bedroom 1 bath - ** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we request that you fill out a guest card under the "contact us" and complete the "Tell us about you" form from the Guest Card response. You may also contact us at 707-762-1565. Thank you for your patience. *** Easy access to the 101 Freeway, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. PG&E, garbage washer/dryer and water delivery included. This is a multi-unit property. Sorry, pets or no cosigners. PLEASE READ - General Showings and Application Process of Westgate Real Estate: Due to market conditions and security purposes, properties are shown by appointment only. Please drive by the property to view the exterior. You may check our website at http://www.westgaterealestate.com/Rentals.asp for the date and time of the next showing appointment and to view a walk-through video. If no showing appointment is listed on the webpage there could be applications pending or the home is tenant occupied. To be emailed of showing appointment times, you may submit your contact information by clicking the “contact us” button on each property. Please do not disturb any current tenants or neighbors. We require good credit, excellent rental references, and income/employment verification. For a complete list of application instructions, fees and to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.westgaterealestate.com/Rentals.asp under each property click on the “Apply Now” button. There you will see the required information for the rental application, and fees. Please note; all units rented and managed by Westgate Real Estate are smoke and drug-free. Utilities and yard maintenance are not included in the rent unless outlined in the property description. Pet policies listed in the individual property description above are at the sole discretion of the property owner and if considered, will require an additional deposit. Westgate Real Estate and Westgate Property Management DRE #01073772 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6580502)
1 Unit Available
3110 Petaluma Blvd North
3110 Petaluma Boulevard North
Sonoma County, CA
Studio
$2,000
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
Petaluma Commercial yard available NOW!! - Located on a main thoroughfare in Petaluma! 5000 sq ft yard featuring a 30 x 9 storage container, covered carport with additional 9 x 9 shed and office/shop module measuring 30 x 20 with a 10 ft roll up door. Water and Electric on site. Fully fenced with double wide gates. Please go to Lakecounty4rent.com for more information or call 707-263-5521 to schedule a viewing. (RLNE5438562)
Results within 5 miles of Petaluma
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11 Units Available
The Lenox
400 Santa Alicia Dr
Rohnert Park, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,787
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,945
800 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 3:11 PM
The Lenox offers apartment homes in a beautiful, tranquil community designed with you in mind. From our two sparkling swimming pools our brand new fitness center, The Lenox has all the amenities you expect plus the special touches that set us apart.
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1 Unit Available
Access @ Rohnert Park
8288 Lancaster Drive
Rohnert Park, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
510 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:50 PM
Access at Rohnert Park has easy access to Sonoma State University, the SMART Rail, dining, shopping, and area hiking trails. This one-of-a-kind community offers energy-efficient one-bedroom apartment homes, with open floor plans and attached enclosed patios with custom-designed furnishings.. Residents will enjoy the sparkling, re-imagined pool, trellised BBQ area, fire pit lounge, and the property’s outdoor dining options. The outdoor game stations throughout the property will provide great places to meet your neighbors or hang out with friends. We are a pet-friendly community with an on-site dog park. If quiet time is what you have in mind, our outdoor yoga pavilion is a great place to chill and unwind. All of this and more can be part of your life at Access at Rohnert Park. Call the office today to get the ball rolling; you don’t want to miss your opportunity to move into Access at Rohnert Park.
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5 Units Available
The Palms
136 Santa Alicia Dr
Rohnert Park, CA
Studio
$1,550
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,599
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 11:30 AM
1 Unit Available
539 W Sierra Avenue
539 West Sierra Avenue
Cotati, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Last updated April 19 at 1:02 PM
1 Unit Available
6470 Country Club Drive
6470 Country Club Drive
Rohnert Park, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Last updated April 19 at 1:02 PM
1 Unit Available
1313 Southwest Blvd. Unit C
1313 Southwest Boulevard
Rohnert Park, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
781 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
Upper Two Bedroom Condo with a One Car Garage! - This is an upper two-bedroom and one-bath condo. The floor plan is open and airy, light and bright. The living room and dining area are open concept and have natural light streaming in! There is a deck off of the dining area that has views of the green space and pool. The kitchen is off of the dining and is bright with white cabinets and lighter countertops. The bedrooms are a great size and have newer carpet. This is a great location and within walking distance to SSU, the Smart Train, and shopping. This unit also has a one-car garage! Water, garbage, and refrigerator are included. Pets are welcome! (RLNE6478713)
1 Unit Available
8198 El Rancho Dr
8198 El Rancho Drive
Cotati, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
740 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 7:29 AM
Nestled in a quiet Cotati neighborhood adjacent to a historical ranch and the town hall, this cottage has all sorts of charm. The living room is made even more cozy with a wood burning stove, wood laminate flooring, tons of natural light. The bedrooms are in an upstairs loft area. This is a real MUST SE
Results within 10 miles of Petaluma
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6 Units Available
Vineyard Gardens
240 Burt St
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,775
559 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,749
816 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:50 PM
Located on a beautiful hillside setting with easy access to downtown, shopping and dining. Apartments feature plenty of closet space, central air, in-home washer/dryer and gourmet kitchens.
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15 Units Available
Fiori Estates
5102 Dowdell Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,980
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,688
1154 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 12:49 PM
Brand new luxury apartments in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country. Enjoy the saltwater pool, bocce courts, and the dog park with views of the rolling hills.
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4 Units Available
Sonoma Ridge at Bennett Valley
2900 Saint Paul Dr
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,849
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,499
1150 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:49 PM
Welcome to Sonoma Ridge Apartments in Santa Rosa, CA! Our Santa Rosa apartments are conveniently located near highway 101, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Choose from our spacious one, two, or three-bedroom floor plans designed with the comfort you deserve. At Sonoma Ridge at Bennett Valley, you will find amenities suitable for all lifestyles, including a heated pool, resort-style lounge area, two outdoor kitchens, 24-hour fitness center, Wi-Fi Lounge, Parcel Center, Bark Park, Tot Lot, Community Garden, and Bocce Court. Our apartment homes feature central heating and air conditioning, dishwasher, microwave, gas range, and more! We're also close proximity to Sonoma State University located in Rohnert Park. Visit us today to see why Sonoma Ridge at Bennett Valley Apartments in Santa Rosa, CA is a perfect match for you. .tb_button {padding:1px;cursor:pointer;border-right: 1px solid #8b8b8b;border-left: 1px solid #FFF;border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;}.tb_button.hover {borer:2px out
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8 Units Available
Renaissance
2111 Kawana Springs Rd
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,045
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,435
1008 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,870
1156 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:49 PM
Located close to Colgan Creek Park, Target and more popular location destinations. Units offer fireplace, patio or balcony, and recent renovations. Community includes 24-hour maintenance, BBQ grill, sauna, trash valet, and more.
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4 Units Available
Harvest Park
2327 Summer Creek Dr
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,040
926 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,725
1263 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 12:49 PM
Located just minutes from parks, restaurants and nightlife. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, and granite counters. Community includes pool, parking, hot tub, gym and BBQ grills.
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5 Units Available
Americana Apartments
4757 Snyder Ln
Rohnert Park, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,599
597 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 12:49 PM
Situated among the rolling hills and redwoods of beautiful Sonoma County, Americana Apartments in Rohnert Park is the perfect location! While our serene location might indicate otherwise, we are only just minutes away from Highway 101, Sonoma State University, Green Music Hall, Spreckles Performing Arts Center, Taylor Mountain Regional Park, shopping, world-class wineries, breweries, restaurants, and more! Enjoy our beautifully landscaped grounds, 24-hour laundry facility, and fitness center. We offer newly renovated apartment homes that feature luxury vinyl plank floors, stainless steel appliances, and white shaker cabinetry. Rarely found townhome-style floor plans are also available! Discover the Americana lifestyle!
1 Unit Available
3633 Mount Vernon Road
3633 Mount Vernon Road
Sonoma County, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
788 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 2:43 PM
Nicely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Single Story Rural Home in Sebastopol! This property is the middle home along the east side driveway of the three stand alone homes on the property. Please do no disturb neighbors. This quaint home has recently been remodeled and features new interior paint, new LVP flooring, new granite countertops, new gas range, new range hood, and a refrigerator(as is). The home also features a mud room with a laundry style sink. The home has a central gas heating system and a water heater. Laundry room features gas & electric hookups only. Attached carport has ample built in storage/cabinetry. The yard has a country styled wire fence, but is not fully enclosed. Water and sewer services are provided by owner as water provided by a well and property has a septic system. Tenant responsible for all other utilities and landscape maintenance. Truly a must see! Security Deposit: $2,450- $3,900 contingent upon applicant's qualifications. To schedule a self-guided tour of this unit, click this link or copy/paste into your browser: https://secure.rently.com/properties/2937401?source=marketing Rental Terms: Rent: $1,950, Application Fee: $40, Available Now Pet Policy: Cats allowed, Small dogs allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
1 Unit Available
3637 Mt. Vernon Road
3637 Mount Vernon Road
Sonoma County, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
788 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
Nicely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Single Story Rural Home in Sebastopol! - Nicely Remodeled 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Single Story Rural Home in Sebastopol! This property is the middle home along the east side driveway of the three stand alone homes on the property. Please do no disturb neighbors. This quaint home has recently been remodeled and features new interior paint, new LVP flooring, new granite countertops, new gas range, new range hood, and a refrigerator(as is). The home also features a mud room with a laundry style sink. The home has a central gas heating system and a water heater. Laundry room features gas & electric hookups only. Attached carport has ample built in storage/cabinetry. The yard has a country styled wire fence, but is not fully enclosed. Water and sewer services are provided by owner as water provided by a well and property has a septic system. Tenant responsible for all other utilities and landscape maintenance. Truly a must see! Security Deposit: $2,450- $3,900 contingent upon applicant's qualifications. To schedule a self-guided tour of this unit, click this link or copy/paste into your browser: https://secure.rently.com/properties/2937401?source=marketing (RLNE6405830)
1 Unit Available
2813 Saint Paul Drive
2813 Saint Paul Drive
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,675
640 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 11:44 AM
Cute 1 Bedroom 1 Bath unit in a well run 4 plex in desirable Bennett Valley. Short Walk to Safeway. Near Annadell Park and Bennett Valley Golf Course. Unit comes with one dedicated Carport Spot. Cute Covered Deck. Unit repainted with newly installed lights and a brand new beautiful bathroom. Locally owned with responsive owners. Application: https://www.hemlane.com/listings/2813-st-paul-dr-santa-rosa-ca-95405-usa-unit-2/bedf34d3-1eaf-475a-9284-5b1d76b59e03 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6238048)
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8 Units Available
Shadow Creek
4145 Shadow Ln
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,872
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1035 sqft
Last updated April 19 at 3:10 PM
Elegance and comfort will surround you at Shadow Creek. We provide a natural creek setting and luxurious recreation amenities to create your ideal home. Enjoy peaceful water fountains, meandering nature trails, award-winning extensively landscaped grounds and a unique setting that is unlike any other place you will see. For your convenience, our caring on-site management professionals are available seven days a week.
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2 Units Available
Edge at Howarth Park
695 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,075
719 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 19 at 12:50 PM
Come enjoy the fully renovated community of Edge at Howarth Park! Immediately adjacent to Santa Rosa’s favorite city park, Howarth Park, this beautiful property consists of exceptionally designed 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes. Each apartment home features modern farmhouse details, including kitchens with designer cabinets and backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops, plus luxurious bathrooms, high-end plank flooring, energy-efficient lighting and fixtures, and in-unit A/Cs and washer and dryers. Every unit also has its own private outdoor space and a covered parking spot! Luxury interiors meld perfectly with lush outdoor living spaces, featuring a new pool area with a spa, lofty trellises covering gas grills, outdoor dining options, and seating around a built-in fire pit. Other amenities include an on-site dog park and dedicated bike storage. Live steps from the park and minutes from the finest wineries, breweries, and restaurants in Sonoma County. Call today!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Petaluma?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Petaluma is $2,088.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Petaluma?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Petaluma is $2,012.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Petaluma?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Petaluma is $2,451.
City Guide for Petaluma, CA

The name Petaluma comes from the Coast Miwok phrase for hill backside, referring to it's close proximity to Sonoma Mountain.

Located about 40 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma, California is situated in Sonoma County. With a population of only 57,000 residents, it is a perfect location for people looking for an affordable small-town living. Very family friendly, more than 67 percent of the population of Petaluma lives in households with children under the age of 18. The weather is mild, and it is a great place to avoid cold winters. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Petaluma, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Petaluma takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Petaluma by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Petaluma in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Petaluma.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Petaluma. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Petaluma.