29 Apartments for rent in Salinas, CA

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Starting at $1,855
Updated 4 hrs ago
Cypress Creek
162 Casentini St
Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,855
2 Bedrooms
$2,060
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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Starting at $2,135
Updated 3 hrs ago
Woodside Park
1040 Riker St
Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,135
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.
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Starting at $1,760
Updated 4 hrs ago
Sheridan Park Apartments
1450 N 1st St
Salinas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
2 Bedrooms
$1,760
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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Starting at $2,995
Updated 14 hrs ago
1070 Faulkner St.
1070 Faulkner St.
Salinas, CA
5 Bedrooms
$2,995
Starting at $1,900
Updated 14 hrs ago
18539 Northridge Dr.
18539 Northridge Dr.
Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
Starting at $2,195
Updated 14 hrs ago
218 Rochex Ave
218 Rochex Ave
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
Starting at $2,200
Updated 3 days ago
207 Pueblo
207 Pueblo
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,100
Updated 4 days ago
54 Katherine Ave
54 Katherine Ave
Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $2,150
Updated 4 days ago
17661 Vierra Canyon Rd
17661 Vierra Canyon Rd
Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
Starting at $1,550
Updated 4 days ago
17659 Vierra Canyon Rd
17659 Vierra Canyon Rd
Salinas, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
Starting at $1,650
Updated 4 days ago
17655 Vierra Canyon Rd
17655 Vierra Canyon Rd
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $2,450
Updated 4 days ago
602 Tulane Street
602 Tulane Street
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,450
Starting at $895
Updated 5 days ago
1010 N Sanborn Rd
1010 N Sanborn Rd
Salinas, CA
Studio
$895
Starting at $2,000
Updated 6 days ago
144 Chestnut Street
144 Chestnut Street
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
Starting at $2,895
Updated 7 days ago
743 FAIRFAX DR.
743 FAIRFAX DR.
Salinas, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,895
Starting at $2,900
Updated 13 days ago
350 Harrison Road
350 Harrison Road
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
Starting at $2,875
Updated 13 days ago
1077 Sierra Madre Drive
1077 Sierra Madre Drive
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,875
Starting at $2,300
Updated 14 days ago
617 Park St
617 Park St
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $4,995
Updated 21 days ago
399 San Benancio Road
399 San Benancio Road
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,995
Starting at $3,200
Updated 25 days ago
9 Buckingham Circle
9 Buckingham Circle
Salinas, CA
5 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $3,600
Updated 27 days ago
27304 BAVELLA WAY
27304 BAVELLA WAY
Salinas, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
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Starting at $1,865
Updated 4 hrs ago
Shoreline Apartments
3124 Lake Dr
Marina, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,865
2 Bedrooms
$2,045
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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Starting at $5,575
Updated 14 hrs ago
25545 Boots Road
25545 Boots Road
Monterey, CA
4 Bedrooms
$5,575
Starting at $3,725
Updated 5 days ago
3135 Ocean Terrace
3135 Ocean Terrace
Marina, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,725

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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.

August 2018 Salinas Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Salinas Rent Report. Salinas rents declined 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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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...

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