Night owls will find a smattering of hotspots throughout the area, including chic martini bars, nightclubs, hops-heavy sports bars, and a dueling piano venue.
Outdoorsy types will find no shortage of activities, meanwhile, as public parks and playgrounds are spread liberally throughout the city. Other attractions include a minor league ballpark, a pair of quality golf courses, and plenty of equestrian and biking paths.
California has a reputation as an easy-breezy kind of place, and renting an apartment in Rancho Cucamonga is about as headache-free as it gets. Waiting lists? Not usually. Move-in specials? Almost always. Whether you’re in the market for a cozy studio unit with a single room only or a spacious villa with your own patio, washer-dryer room, and garage, you’ll usually be able to find plenty of feasible options throughout the city.
To expedite the move-in process, you should have some documents ready when you meet your future landlord/apartment manager, including a current bank statement, proof of rental history, and your most recent 2 to 4 to paycheck stubs.
Apartment dwellers fork over an average of $1400 a month (before utilities). There are plenty of quality digs available. Just be sure to scout out complexes carefully before signing the dotted line, and don’t hesitate to ask current residents for their opinions and impressions.
Rancho Cucamonga consists of three distinct areas, each offering its own quirks, perks, and drawbacks. Alta Loma, centrally located in the heart of the city, is almost entirely residential rather than commercial, and renters often have the choice between leasing an apartment and renting a single-family detached home. Renters should expect to spend in the $1100-$1300 range for standard 1 to 2 BR units and upwards of $2500 for larger, more luxury-minded rentals.
The southernmost area of Rancho Cucamonga is known simply as Cucamonga (confused? of course you are!) and boasts the city’s most economical rental properties. Apartments, row houses, and townhomes can be found for as low as a grand. Just be sure to play it smart by spending plenty of time in any neighborhood before sealing the deal.
Etiwanda is situated along the city’s eastern perimeter. Modern houses are sometimes available for rent, but the majority of rental properties are apartment and townhouses. A basic unit in this area will cost $1600 or more.
Feel free to come on down, find yourself a place to call home, and join the ranks of the Inland Empire’s finest! Hope this helps and, as always, happy hunting!