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32 Apartments for rent in Salinas, CA

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Sheridan Park Apartments
1450 N 1st St, Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,610
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,135
860 sqft
This recently refurbished apartment complex features units with air conditioning, dishwasher and garbage disposal as standard. Very close to the Alvin Square Shopping Center. The community is pet-friendly and is wheelchair accessible.
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Last updated June 5 at 12:33am
8 Units Available
Laurel Grove Residences
425 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,855
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,096
886 sqft
Laurel Grove Residences are located in the heart of beautiful Salinas -- just steps from the area's best dining, cultural, and shopping scenes.
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8 Units Available
Cypress Creek
162 Casentini St, Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,635
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,174
1000 sqft
Provides easy access to Highway 101. One- and two-bedroom apartments with direct entries, separate dining areas and private patios or balconies in a resort-like community with a steam room, gym, racquetball court and clubhouse.
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1 Unit Available
Woodside Park
1040 Riker St, Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,295
1056 sqft
Close to the local Palma High School. Apartments feature built-in fireplace, patio/balcony and an extensive range of kitchen appliances. Amenities include on-site laundry, parking and community garden. Not far from Route 101.
Last updated June 5 at 03:42am
1 Unit Available
345 Coleridge Drive
345 Coleridge Drive, Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1536 sqft
South Salinas, located in the Los Olivos condo complex, 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhome condo near the pool and tennis courts. This condo has approx. 1500sf with living room with fireplace and dining area.
Last updated June 5 at 03:42am
1 Unit Available
336 Cayuga Street
336 Cayuga Street, Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
1200 sqft
Located near the Courthouse and Salinas City center with lots of shops and restaurants. Enter into this downtown 5-plex through a coded entrance into a sunny center courtyard. Newly renovated, this 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhouse has approx 1200sf.
Last updated June 5 at 03:42am
1 Unit Available
654 Ambrose Drive
654 Ambrose Drive, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
1450 sqft
Great duplex! Has a cute little lawn area. Comes with a shared garage with washer/dryer hook up, gas stove, and refrigerator. Beautiful granite counter-tops in the kitchen. Located in South Salinas and close to Hartnell College. No pets sorry.
Last updated June 4 at 03:08pm
1 Unit Available
135 Rosarita Dr
135 Rosarita Drive, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
Darling 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home with Large Backyard - Darling home conveniently located offering hardwood floors and carpet in the bedrooms.
Last updated June 4 at 03:08pm
Downtown Salinas
1 Unit Available
323 Main St.
323 South Main Street, Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,400
500 sqft
Downtown Salinas Apartment for RENT!!! - Wonderful Apartment in Downtown Salinas. This unit is located on the 2nd floor and has 1 bedroom and 1 full bathroom. This property is ready for you to make this lovely place your home.
Last updated June 4 at 03:08pm
1 Unit Available
905 Capistrano Drive
905 Capistrano Drive, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
1131 sqft
Rare South Salinas 3 Bedroom Home - Rare South Salinas 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home, close to Notre Dame and Palma HS, walking distance to Salinas High and Mission Park schools.
Last updated May 14 at 09:37am
Downtown Salinas
1 Unit Available
49 Harvest Street
49 Harvest Street, Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1273 sqft
Charming 2 Bedroom in South Salinas! - Take a look at this charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home in South Salinas! Just a few blocks away from Oldtown.
Last updated May 14 at 09:36am
1 Unit Available
13037 Arthur Street
13037 Arthur Street, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1073 sqft
13037 Arthur Street - Nice Three bedroom home - Rent: $2,200.00 Deposit: $3,300.00 must be paid in full at lease signing Lease: one year Non-refundable Application fee: $45.00 per adult Avail: Now Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, approximately 1,073 sq.
Last updated May 14 at 09:36am
Downtown Salinas
1 Unit Available
229 Maple Street
229 Maple Street, Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1087 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Charming Historic 2 Bedroom Home with a den - This home is full of charm and I guarantee you will fall in love with it.
Last updated April 9 at 11:24am
1 Unit Available
1346 New Hampshire Court Unit 5
1346 New Hampshire Court, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with 2 Car Garage - Stunning end unit offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. This lovely home offers a grand living room with fireplace, kitchen with dining area, great cabinet space and plenty of counter space.
Last updated April 4 at 11:14am
1 Unit Available
733 California Street
733 California Street, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
2535 sqft
Stunning Large 3 Bedroom South Salinas Home - Stunning large 3 bedroom home located in the Maple Park area of Salinas.
Last updated December 11 at 04:45pm
1 Unit Available
755 Carmelita Drive
755 Carmelita Drive, Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1230 sqft
Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home in South Salinas, located near University Park School. This single-story home has approx. 1230sf with a fireplace in the living room and large dining area off the kitchen. Clean and in excellent condition.
Results within 5 miles of Salinas
Last updated June 5 at 03:42am
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2626 El Camino Real North
2626 El Camino Real, Prunedale, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,775
2000 sqft
Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home in Prunedale. Located above Freeman Lumber in a lovely residential area. This home has approx 2000sf with laminate floors throughout. Living room with vaulted ceilings and wood stove.
Last updated June 4 at 03:08pm
1 Unit Available
18632 Tara Drive
18632 Tara Drive, Monterey County, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,975
Large Three Bedroom, Two bathroom home with Bonus room South Salinas/River Road - This is a great three bedroom, two bathroom house built by Harrod Homes, near Las Palmas at the end of Tara Drive..
Last updated June 4 at 03:08pm
1 Unit Available
19320 Creekside Cir
19320 Creekside Circle, Monterey County, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
1358 sqft
Remodeled and Sunny Creekside Condo - Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with new laminate hardwood floors, and a completely remodeled kitchen.
Last updated April 4 at 11:14am
1 Unit Available
15607 Watkins Gate Road
15607 Watkins Gate Rd, Monterey County, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
2500 sqft
15607 Watkins Gate Road Available 05/07/20 Newer 4 Bed/2.5 Bath Luxury Home in New Marina Development - (BRITB) San Carlos Agency, Inc.
Results within 10 miles of Salinas
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Shoreline Apartments
3124 Lake Dr, Marina, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,700
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Moments from the beach, these apartments are ideal for nature lovers. Newly renovated, pet-friendly, with on-site laundry, patios or balconies, and a mix of wood floors and carpets. Near golf courses, parks, beaches, and CSU-Monterey Bay.
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Marina Crescent
3114 Crescent Ave, Marina, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,665
589 sqft
Tight-knit apartment community close to California State University, Monterey Bay. One-bedroom apartments with ceiling fans, large closets and hardwood-inspired floors in a small-scale complex on meticulously groomed grounds.
Last updated June 5 at 03:42am
1 Unit Available
298 Reservation Road
298 Reservation Road, Marina, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
1000 sqft
BEDS / BATHS: 2 / 2 SQUARE FOOTAGE: ±840 RENTAL PRICE: $1,990.00 per month DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $2,200.00 UTILITIES INCLUDED: SEWER &; TRASH LEASE TERM: 1 YEAR Photos are of a similar unit, video is of actual unit.
Last updated June 5 at 03:42am
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257 9th Street
257 Ninth Street, Marina, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1532 sqft
Newer 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, 2 car garage home in The Dunes on Monterey Bay. Next to shopping (Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, REI, restaurants, etc.), close to the beach, CSUMB, NPS, DLI. Rent is $2,950/month. One year lease. Owner pays for sewer.

Median Rent in Salinas

Last updated May 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Salinas is $1,723, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,156.
Studio
$1,446
1 Bed
$1,723
2 Beds
$2,156
3+ Beds
$3,138
City GuideSalinas
So you’re relocating to the Monterey peninsula area, and you’ve got your sights set on Salinas, California! A quick jaunt from the Pacific coast, it was once a little settlement that grew out of two intersecting stagecoach routes. Let’s narrow in on the Salinas renting specifics, prior to giving you a little overview of living in this big city, shall we?
Apartment Hunting

So now that you’ve got a feel for the city itself, let’s talk about the rental market. You’re lucky in this area, because not only is Salinas a veritable garden of rentals (pun definitely intended), but it’s also decently cheap compared to rental prices for the rest of California. Most places will still be over a thousand dollars per month on average, but may end up being cheaper than similar places nearby. The feel of the city is very suburban, with pockets of neighborhood streets joined together by major artery roads with shopping centers.

Varieties: Based on the needs of the population, many single-family rental houses are available in Salinas. The majority of these are smaller, older bungalows though in some areas (especially around the outskirts of the city) you’re likely to find more new construction and spacious houses or townhouses that will be a bit more expensive. Apartments in Salinas are usually small, low-level complexes nestled in amongst single-family homes. Don’t expect to find a lot of pristine luxury high-rise type digs in this city.

Unique Things and Utilities: A lot of what you’ll find depends on where you’re looking. With any place, you can expect at least a little bit of yard nearby and more than likely somewhere to put your car, whether it be a garage, a car port or a parking lot. More expensive places will be more spacious and may have better quality appliances, but on the whole, rentals in Salinas come equipped with your standard basics for living. Finding utilities included in your rent is easier if you’re looking for an apartment, but it’s not unheard of for the occasional rental house to throw some of those in, as well. Another interesting quirk you may find is that it’s a little easier to find a furnished apartment in Salinas. Of course, these types of places are a little pricier and may require a bit of extra searching, but they do exist.

Extras and Fees: Despite being the cheaper option, you may find renting in Salinas to be a bit trickier than some other places. Many landlords or rental companies require a credit check (which usually means an extra fee tacked on) and can be strict about past rental and financial history. Then again, this can depend on what area of the city you’re actually looking in, as many places may do the exact opposite. One last fee to look out for is the pet fee. A pet deposit and some restrictions are usually required, and you may even be asked to pay a monthly “pet rent” in some buildings.

The Lay of the Land

Salinas doesn’t have any official neighborhood boundaries, per se, but many people refer to the different sides of the city, so we’ll give you a quick overview of them to get you familiar. Salinas is really a mixed bag. Make sure to do plenty of your own research, and always check out the place for yourself before making a decision.

Downtown/ Old Town The center of the city is more a commercial area than anything else. Though there are a lot of rentals here, they tend to be smaller. On the whole, the downtown area is cheaper. A portion of downtown, called Old Town, has restaurants, shopping and the Steinbeck museum, among other things.

East Salinas Especially closer to the outskirts of town, houses get a little larger and may run more expensive.

North Salinas Both the North and East sides are dense with cheap rentals.

South Salinas Many refer to South Salinas as if it were its own little town, separate from the rest of the city, but it's an area of mostly single-family homes.

A Quick Overview

Salinas has a literary history, being the hometown of famous author and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck. Though the city has definitely changed a little since Steinbeck’s last spin around the park, his influence still shows downtown at destinations such as his boyhood home and the Steinbeck Center. Salinas is also a major stop on the national rodeo circuit. At least you know you’ll have some variety, so here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re checking the place out for living potential. 

Climate

Like much of California, beautiful scenery isn’t far from reach. One side of Salinas is bordered by snow-capped mountains, yet if you head just eight miles in the other direction you’re bound for the sandy coast. Nearby Monterey Bay lets cool ocean air into Salinas Valley, making for a moderate climate. Summers are milder and wetter (also foggier!) than surrounding areas.

Transport Thyself

Salinas and its rentals are quite car-friendly. Interstates to nearby cities run right through downtown, making commuting by car one of the easiest ways to get around. It isn’t a big city for walking, though there are bike lanes and bike trails if that’s your preferred commute style. Monterey-Salinas Transit also operates a bus system that includes routes through Salinas, as well as through neighboring cities.

June 2020 Salinas Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Salinas Rent Report. Salinas rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Salinas rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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June 2020 Salinas Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 Salinas Rent Report. Salinas rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Salinas rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Salinas rents increased moderately over the past month

Salinas rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Salinas stand at $1,723 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,156 for a two-bedroom. Salinas' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 0.8%.

    Rents rising across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Salinas, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% 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 $3,071; of the 10 largest cities in California that we have data for, Oakland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where two-bedrooms go for $2,201, $3,071, and $1,753, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.2%, -1.0%, and -0.1%).
    • Sacramento, Anaheim, and Bakersfield have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.8%, 1.6%, and 1.5%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Salinas

    As rents have increased slightly in Salinas, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Salinas is less affordable for renters.

    • Salinas' median two-bedroom rent of $2,156 is above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.8% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Salinas.
    • While Salinas' rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Atlanta (-0.8%) and Denver (-0.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Salinas than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $900, where Salinas is nearly two-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.

    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.

    Methodology:

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released results for Salinas from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Salinas renters are highly dissatisfied with their city overall” says Andrew Woo, Director of D...

    View full Salinas Renter Survey

    Here’s how Salinas ranks on:

    C-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    D
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    A-
    Quality of schools
    B-
    Weather
    D
    Commute time
    D
    State and local taxes
    B-
    Public transit
    D
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released results for Salinas from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

    “Salinas renters are highly dissatisfied with their city overall” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received below-average ratings.”

    Key findings in Salinas include the following:

    • Salinas renters gave their city an F overall in satisfaction.
    • The highest-rated categories for Salinas were quality of local schools (A-) and access to public transit (B-).
    • Renters were most dissatisfied with commute times (D), affordability (D), and safety (F).
    • Salinas renters are far less satisfied with their city than renters in other California cities like San Francisco (A-), San Jose (C-), and Sacramento (C).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Salinas?
    In Salinas, the median rent is $1,446 for a studio, $1,723 for a 1-bedroom, $2,156 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,138 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Salinas, check out our monthly Salinas Rent Report.
    How pet-friendly is Salinas?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Salinas received a letter grade of D for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Salinas?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Salinas received a letter grade of C- for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Salinas?
    Salinas renters gave their city a letter grade of A- when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Salinas did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Salinas?
    Some of the colleges located in the Salinas area include Hartnell College, De Anza College, Mission College, Monterey Peninsula College, and Santa Clara University. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Salinas?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Salinas from include San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Milpitas.

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