53 Apartments for rent in Prunedale, CA with Balconies
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is rent for an apartment with a balcony in Prunedale?
How many apartments with balconies are available for rent in Prunedale?
"Prunedale's exact boundaries are somewhat confusing. Except for Prunedale's bounds with Elkhorn, an easy definition of Prunedale is: if a drop of water lands and it tends to run toward Langley Creek which flows along Highway 101, then that is Prunedale." - North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
Prunedale's history, like its residential boundaries, is unclear. According to local archives, the little community got its start c. 1900 when a prominent banker from nearby Watsonville took an interest in the area. Some say he was a postmaster-turned-banker, others that he was a banker-turned-postmaster. Yet others mention nothing of his propensity for letter-pitching. Most do agree that he was a savvy businessman who knew his investments. Either way, his affection for the area gave it the prominence that was needed, and roads and civilization soon followed. Equally mysterious, however, is the origin of its name, which most sources attribute to a failed attempt to grow plum trees in Prunedale's arid Mediterranean climate. Whether the town was named Prunedale before the plum tree disaster, or because of it, remains a mystery as well. But the little town just north of Salinas overlooking Monterey Bay remains one of Monterey County's best-kept secrets, with rambling romantic-sounding streets and sunny vistas that are often reminiscent of a Southern European hideaway, overlooking some of the best coastal scenery California has to offer. See more
Balconies are a coveted amenity for many renters looking for high-rise views and opportunities for fresh air. However, you should keep in mind that balconies often come with restrictions.
Before signing a lease, ask about how many people can be on the balcony at once. Also, ask about whether you’re allowed to store a bike or other items.
You’ll also want to know about any maintenance schedules. Using your balcony as storage could result in fines and intervention from your property management.
Keep in mind that not all balconies are created equally. You may discover the views of the parking area are less than optimal or reduce your overall privacy.
Balconies can also get messy with debris, foliage, dirt, and pollen depending on your location. Renters are typically responsible for any clean-up and basic balcony upkeep.
Regardless of the issues to keep in mind, balconies are usually a big win for Prunedale renters. Ask about apartments on higher floors for the best views.