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Average rent in Salinas, CA

$2,141/mo Salinas, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Salinas, CA is $2,141.

    Salinas, CA apartment rent ranges

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    Getting around in Salinas, CA

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    28 /100
    Some Transit
    39 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 11, Transit Score®: 28, Bike Score®: 39

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Salinas, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Salinas, CA were last updated on 22 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Salinas, CA?

    The best apartments in Salinas, CA are: Laurel Grove, Mariner Village, Cypress Landing, Palm Court Apartments and Village Green.

    What is the average rent in Salinas, CA?

    The average rent in Salinas, CA is $2,141. Start your search for apartments in Salinas, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salinas, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Salinas, CA is between $1,800 and $5,864. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Salinas, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Salinas, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Salinas, CA is between $1,800 and $7,540. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Salinas, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Salinas, CA?

    In Salinas, 53% of the residents are renting compared to 47% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 8% of Salinas’s rentals, 58% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 31% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Salinas, CA?

    The average age of rental buildings in Salinas is 37 years old, with 24% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which all are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Salinas, CA?

    Studio apartments in Salinas are around 5% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 40% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 41% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Salinas, CA in the news

    Renter's guide to Salinas, CA

    Welcome to Salinas, California – a city that celebrates both culture and racing. Foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and families alike will all love calling this place home.

    Come experience the beautiful year-round weather and the joy of living so close to the beaches and mountains.

    At 23 square-miles, Salinas is about 10 times smaller than San Francisco. Speaking of which, the two cities are only 106 miles apart. Meanwhile, Watsonville and Carmel are just 20 miles from Salinas.

    Country Living ranked Salinas as the #3 Coziest City in America. It's also one of the Top Ten American Cities for Cleanest Air Quality according to Scientific American.

    You really can’t beat the weather here either. Temperatures in the summer average in the mid 70s and only drop into the 60s during winter, though winter nights can get a little chillier. Plus, humidity is often low, and you can expect sunny days 70% of the time.

    Tips for renting in Salinas, CA

    Ready to move to the picturesque city of Salinas? Before making the jump, let's take a moment to get familiar with a couple of the local tenant laws.

    While the city doesn't have rent control laws, the state of California has a law requiring landlords to give a 60-day notice if they increase rent by more than 10%.

    The law also allows for a "repair and deduct" remedy if a landlord fails to make repairs to your apartment. But though it enables tenants to deduct money from the rent – up to the amount of one month's rent – in order to pay for repairs, the landlord can appeal if they feel the repairs aren’t necessary.

    Of course, prior to signing the lease of any property, always make sure to read the lease carefully so you know what’s expected of you and your landlord.

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    Salinas, CA demographics

    Salinas, CA has a population of 163,004 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 79,587 of Salinas’s residents are women and 83,417 are men. The median age of those who live in Salinas, CA is 31.3.

    Living in Salinas, CA

    Salinas has a lot to offer its residents!

    While it’s a fairly large city, it still maintains a small town feel – especially in the charming Oldtown area.

    Salinas also has a rich history in agriculture, which is still a thriving industry, and its diversity will expose you to a variety of foods and events from other cultures. If that weren't enough, the rolling green hillsides and proximity to the beach means you’ll always have amazing scenery anytime you step outside.

    But living in Salinas does have its drawbacks. The city has a higher unemployment rate than other nearby communities, as well as the state of California as a whole. And while beautiful, Salinas can also be fairly expensive for a city that's 11 miles inland and not very urban.

    Salinas, CA households

    • 34,017 Family
      8,967 Non-family
    • 21,212 Children
      21,772 No Children
    • 42,984Total Number of Households
    • 3.76Average People Per Household
    • $75,747Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 42,984 households in Salinas, CA. 34,017 are family households and 8,967 are non-family households. There are 21,212 households with children in Salinas and 21,772 households without children. On average, about 3.76 people live in a household in Salinas, CA.

    Things to do in Salinas, CA

    Salinas, California is home to nearly two dozen parks filled with playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, trails, and much more.

    Kids will especially love Tatum’s Garden. It’s known as a playground for all children, where no one feels left out. In fact, Early Childhood Education Zone ranked it one of the 50 Best Playgrounds in the U.S.

    Oldtown Salinas is known as the city's economic and cultural center. Here you'll find many unique bars, restaurants, and boutique shops, along with Art Walks, theaters, and farmers markets. All in all, it's a great place to visit on weekends.

    Salinas also hosts many great events throughout the year, including the Annual Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival, which celebrates everything from food and wine to arts and culture. You'll find the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex every July, which features rodeo competitions, bull riding, a carnival, and more. It's a Salinas tradition, going back over 100 years.

    Things to do

    Salinas also hosts many great events throughout the year, including the Annual Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival, which celebrates everything from food and wine to arts and culture. You'll find the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex every July, which features rodeo competitions, bull riding, a carnival, and more. It's a Salinas tradition, going back over 100 years.

    For a taste of history, head to the National Steinbeck Center, a museum and memorial for the Nobel Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck. And you won’t want to miss a race at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, whether it’s the Pirelli World Challenge or the Continental Monterey Grand Prix.

    The Monterey Zoo is the perfect spot for kids and adults alike. It's a sanctuary for elephants, giraffes, and many other African animals – a real treat for those who want to see exotic wildlife without leaving California.

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    Salinas, CA employment & economy

    The top industries in Salinas include agriculture and healthcare. The biggest agriculture and food production employers in the city are Taylor Farms, Mann Packing, Hilltown Packing, and Newstar Fresh Foods.

    Meanwhile, the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Natividad Medical Center provide a significant number of jobs within the healthcare field.

    Education in Salinas, CA

    Salinas is home to Hartnell College, a community college that's received considerable praise from NASA for its focus on the STEM disciplines.

    In the nearby city of Seaside, you'll find a branch of California State University. And less than 40 miles to the northwest is the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Salinas is served by seven school districts, the largest of which being the Salinas Union High School District, which includes 10 different campuses.

    Salinas, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Salinas, CA is as follows: 23% have no high school education, 36% completed some high school, 20% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 10% have a Bachelor Degree, and 4% have a Graduate Degree.

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