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Apartments for Rent in Windsor, CA
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Getting around in Windsor, CA

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37 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 23, Bike Score®: 37

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Windsor, CA were last updated on 29 Jan 2023.

What are the best apartments in Windsor, CA?

The best apartment in Windsor, CA is: 11 Johnson Street.

What is the average rent in Windsor, CA?

The average rent in Windsor, CA is $1,595. Start your search for apartments in Windsor, CA now.

What type of rental buildings are in Windsor, CA?

In Windsor 22% of the housing is rented out compared to 78% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Windsor’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 36% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 53% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Windsor is 26 years old, with 28% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 1 stories, of which 68% 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 Windsor, CA?

Rental apartments in Windsor come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 18% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 47% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 18% of all rentals in Windsor. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Windsor, CA

Windsor is an idyllic town located in Sonoma County, California. Windsor is just a 15-minute drive north of Santa Rosa and a 90-minute drive north of San Francisco. The Windsor area is known for its amazing wineries, which attract wine enthusiasts from all over the world. Windsor also has beautiful hilly terrain that is perfect for hiking. Many renters love Windsor because of its warm weather year-round and peaceful atmosphere. Many families choose to rent or purchase homes in Windsor thanks to its highly rated schools. What’s more, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy here, including a bowling alley, libraries, parks, and holiday festivals. Other popular activities in Windsor include restaurants, farmer’s markets, and golf courses. There is a small but charming downtown area that frequently hosts community events.

Renting in Windsor, CA

Most Windsor residents are homeowners rather than renters. As a result, there are not as many rental properties in town as there are in many nearby locations of similar size. While there has been a lot of new construction in Windsor in recent years, properties in these developments are typically put up for sale or used as short-term vacation rentals. So, because there aren’t many apartments available in town, renters can expect high competition when applying for a new place here — plus, renting in Windsor comes at a premium. However, those who are lucky enough to secure a rental in Windsor enjoy living in very safe, clean, and idyllic neighborhoods.

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Windsor, CA demographics

Windsor, CA has a population of 27,635 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,991 of Windsor’s residents are women and 13,644 are men. The median age of those who live in Windsor, CA is 41.8.

Shopping in Windsor, CA

Because Windsor is mainly residential, there isn’t much shopping available for local renters. All of the retail options in Windsor are concentrated around the downtown area or in nearby Lakewood Village. For groceries, renters have access to Safeway, Raley’s, and a gourmet market called Oliver’s. There are also a variety of small, locally owned boutiques in downtown Windsor. For a wider range of shopping options, renters usually drive south towards Santa Rosa, which has a wider range of stores to choose from, including Walmart, Target, Trader Joe’s, and more. Santa Rosa is also home to the Westfield Coddingtown, which is the closest shopping mall to Windsor. This is an upscale mall that features a wide variety of luxury boutiques and department stores.

Windsor, CA households

  • 7,222 Family
    2,156 Non-family
  • 3,485 Children
    5,893 No Children
  • 9,378Total Number of Households
  • 2.94Average People Per Household
  • $117,533Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 9,378 households in Windsor, CA. 7,222 are family households and 2,156 are non-family households. There are 3,485 households with children in Windsor and 5,893 households without children. On average, about 2.94 people live in a household in Windsor, CA.

Transportation in Windsor, CA

Windsor is very spread out, so most renters here opt to have a car. As a result, most apartment properties in Windsor come with a garage or some other form of parking. Windsor is also a very bike-friendly town — many roads have bike lanes, and there are also bike trails in the hills nearby. The community is very bike-friendly and is committed to continuing to add more bike lanes and paths.

There currently isn’t any public transit available in Windsor. However, the SMART commuter rail is expected to expand to Windsor in the near future. This commuter rail would offer connections to Santa Rosa as well as many other towns in Marin County, where riders could connect to other Bay Area transit systems. For air travel, renters and visitors go through Oakland International Airport, located some 77 miles away, and San Francisco International Airport, which is about 85 miles away.

Windsor, CA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Windsor, CA is as follows: 6% have no high school education, 23% completed some high school, 31% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 21% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.

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