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196 Apartments for rent in Rocklin, CA

Last updated December 12 at 2:26am UTC
6201 Lonetree Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
Updated December 12 at 1:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
6312 Lookout Pass Wy
Sunset West
Rocklin, CA
Updated December 12 at 12:30am UTC
4 Bedrooms
5930 Moss Creek Ct
Sunset West
Rocklin, CA
Updated December 11 at 10:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
2903 Beachcomber Drive E
Sunset Whitney
Rocklin, CA
Updated December 6 at 11:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
5410 Havenhurst Cir
Secret Ravine - Sierra Bluffs
Rocklin, CA
Updated December 5 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1316 Larkspur Drive
Rocklin, CA
Updated November 29 at 11:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
5407 Casa Grande Ave.
Sunset Whitney
Rocklin, CA
Updated November 29 at 11:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
6521 Hearthstone Circle #521
Sunset Whitney
Rocklin, CA
Updated November 16 at 11:36am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Rocklin, CA
101 Dante Cir
Highland Park
Roseville, CA
Updated December 12 at 2:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1403 Dante Cir
Highland Park
Roseville, CA
Updated December 7 at 11:00am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1501 Secret Ravine Parkway
East Roseville Parkway
Roseville, CA
Updated December 6 at 11:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1501 Secret Ravine Pkwy
East Roseville Parkway
Roseville, CA
Updated December 5 at 10:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
1104 Dante Cir
Highland Park
Roseville, CA
Updated December 11 at 9:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
6201 Lonetree Blvd
Rocklin, CA
Updated December 11 at 9:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
Rocklin, CA

Greetings, Golden State renters, and welcome to your virtual Rocklin, California apartment hunting headquarters! Situated 20 miles northeast of capital city Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada Mountain foothills, Rocklin is one of California’s fastest growing and most family-oriented communities. Featuring apartments ranging from cozy 1BR crash pads to sprawling luxury units, Rocklin is sure to have an apartment that’s perfect for you. Ready to hop aboard the NorCal Express and join the 56,000 (and growing) number of peeps who call Rocklin home? Sure you are! First, though, here are a few things you might like to know about life in Placer County before taking the Rocklin leap…

(Not Quite) Rockin’ Rocklin

Rocklin is the quintessential Californian “bedroom community:” mostly residential (although a few business, including Oracle, are scattered throughout), largely suburban, and featuring all the amenities of modern suburbia (strip malls, shopping centers, parks, playgrounds, family restaurants, highly regarded schools, and a whole lot of neatly manicured lawns). In other words, if you’re a sucker for Wal-Marts and Costcos, bowling alleys and picnic tables, you’ll find yourself right at home in Rocklin. If, au contraire, you’re the up-all-night-and-party-like-a-rock-star type, you might find yourself a wee bit underwhelmed by Rocklin, where nightlife is relegated largely to the Thunder Valley Casino and a modest smattering of corner bars.

We don’t want to give you the impression, though, that the only thing to do in Rocklin is landscape the lawn and chase the 2.7 kids and dog around the white-picket-fenced yard. The city also boasts a variety of fishing, boating, and hiking hotspots, a couple of state-of-the-art golf courses, and a pair of multi-purpose shopping/entertainment destinations (Toy Row and Blue Oaks Town Center). Plus, with Sacramento located so close nearby, there’s no reason Rocklin residents can’t enjoy both the comforts of suburbia and the excitement of the big city.

The Leasing Life

Homeowners outnumber renters nearly 3 to 1 in Rocklin, but that doesn’t mean apartments are tough to come by (trust us, they aren’t!). Most properties have vacancies year-round, and dynamite move-in deals pop up regularly, so shop the market leisurely for the best possible deals. Rocklin is undoubtedly a renter’s market, and even in newer, master-planned communities like Stanford Ranch, apartments and rental houses remain available. Another plus for tenants is that they won’t have to sift through many dump apartments and clunkers in Rocklin, where one in three units was built in the past 15 years and only about 7% of all residences sprouted up pre-1970. Amenities, meanwhile, tend to be first-rate; if you’ve got about a grand to spend on a 1BR unit, you can expect to get close to 800 square feet of living space, a balcony and/or patio, numerous community perks (rec center, resort-style pool, business center, etc.), and in some cases a fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and built-in washer/dryer unit. The only downside is that the city’s cost of living index is roughly 30% above the national average, so be prepared to pay top dollar for necessities like groceries, utilities, and gasoline.

When you’re ready to submit a leasing application, be prepared to show proof of income, renting history, bank account info, and proper identification. Few landlords place extremely stringent requirements on potential tenants, but some do perform background checks on newbies to make sure they don’t have a history of dodging their bills or paying their landlords with Monopoly money. If you have some shady skeletons in your leasing history, you’ll need a reputable co-signer to help you seal the deal for a primo apartment in Rocklin.

Landlords in Rocklin tend to have drastically different policies, meanwhile, regarding pets, subletting, and roommates, so make sure you understand and agree with every last detail of your lease before signing it. If something in your lease doesn’t feel right – i.e. you have to include a piece of your soul in the price of your monthly rent – just shrug it off and move along to the next place on your list, since most complexes in Rocklin offer comparable amenities and living space. Rocklin is also home to a large number of recent retirees, many of whom live in the senior-friendly Whitney Oaks community. Senior apartments range from all-inclusive luxury pads to low-budget, income-sensitive units; if you’re part of the AARP crowd, you should have no problem finding a sweet apartment surrounded by plenty of kindred souls in Rocklin.

Bumming Around Rocklin

As the population of Rocklin has ballooned over the years (increasing more than 50% from 2000 to 2010), traffic has become an increasingly frustrating daily conundrum for commuters. Even on many of the side streets, gridlock is inevitable, turning a 20-minute trek from one side of town to the other into an hour-long misadventure. Especially if you’re making the daily trek to Sacramento, you might want to consider avoiding the main roads and hopping aboard a PCTA city bus (which connects to the Regional Transit public rail system… don’t worry, you’ll figure it out!) instead.

Safety First

Rocklin is generally regarded as one of the safest communities in the Sacramento metro area, and crime rates in the city pale in comparison to most other California communities of a similar size. Still, we recommend you scout out a neighborhood in advance – whether you’re targeting an apartment in Stanford Ranch, Brookfield, Whitney Oaks, Twin Oaks, or any other part of town – to make sure you’re comfortable with it before considering signing a lease there.
And now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time for the fun part: finding you the domicile of your dreams in Rocklin! Best of luck and happy hunting!

December 2018 Rocklin Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Rocklin Rent Report. Rocklin rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rocklin rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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Rent Report

December 2018 Rocklin Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Rocklin Rent Report. Rocklin rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rocklin rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Rocklin rents held steady over the past month

Rocklin rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rocklin stand at $1,340 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,710 for a two-bedroom. Rocklin's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across cities in California

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Rocklin, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,100; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with San Jose experiencing the fastest growth (+3.2%).
  • Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.8%, 1.9%, and 1.8%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Rocklin

As rents have increased moderately in Rocklin, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Rocklin is less affordable for renters.

  • Rocklin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,710 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.4% rise in Rocklin.
  • While Rocklin's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Portland (-0.6%) and Seattle (-0.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Rocklin than most large cities. For example, Kansas City has a median 2BR rent of $910, where Rocklin is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Sacramento $960 $1,210 0.0% 1.9%
Elk Grove $1,350 $1,720 -0.8% -1.1%
Roseville $1,300 $1,650 1.0% 2.8%
Citrus Heights $1,080 $1,370 0.3% 1.9%
Folsom $1,460 $1,860 0.5% 5.9%
Rancho Cordova $1,050 $1,330 -0.6% 1.3%
Rocklin $1,340 $1,710 -0.1% 3.4%
Antelope $1,290 $1,640 0.0% 1.7%
North Highlands $1,090 $1,380 1.2% 6.5%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.