The average monthly rent of apartments in Sonoma, CA is $2,644.
The average monthly rent of apartments in Sonoma, CA is $2,644.
Compared to the national average rent of $1,727, the average rent in Sonoma, CA is $2,644.
Prices and availability in Sonoma, CA were last updated on 8 Feb 2023.
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The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA is between $2,009 and $2,376. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Sonoma, CA now.
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA is between $2,009 and $2,376. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA.
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA is between $2,009 and $3,950. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Sonoma, CA.
In Sonoma, 40% of the residents are renting compared to 60% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 9% of Sonoma’s rentals, 62% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 27% are single-family rentals.
The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city. In this case, the apartment buildings in Sonoma are about 20 years old, on average. Of these, 67% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.
Rental apartments in Sonoma come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 4% 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 20% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 46% of all rentals in Sonoma. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.
Sonoma is a northern California city located in the Sonoma Valley that’s popular for its winemaking. The historic city is known for its iconic vineyards and wines; sustainable farming; and a wide range of green spaces. Additionally, Sonoma occupies 55 miles of the Pacific Ocean coastline and is known for its beautiful state parks that attract growing families and young renters who want to live close to the coast. The city is also an hour’s drive from San Francisco, which appeals to renters who want easy access to the major city without its hustle and bustle. Known by its renters as California’s wine country, Sonoma is home to about 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 425 wineries. Sonoma city has coastal weather, with most days having a fog in the morning that clears up to sunshine around noon. There are also 31 inches of rain and 262 sunny days a year. The city receives no snow.
Renters in Sonoma live in one of the nine constituent neighborhoods with some of the highest rents in the country. Its rental areas have a dense, suburban feel that is dominated by retirees. Sonoma also appeals to renters with kids for its green spaces like parks, mountains, meadows and coasts. Most apartments for rent in Sonoma city have Greek revival, modern and Italianate homes, some of which date back to the 1800s. Some of the best places to rent in the city include Buena Vista, Temelec, Four Corners and Verano. Note that, in Sonoma, a landlord can only raise the rent up to 10% and must give notice to renters at least 30 days prior. Renters are also not allowed to rent a unit that will cost more than 40% of their adjusted monthly income.
Sonoma, CA has a population of 11,082 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,097 of Sonoma’s residents are women and 4,985 are men. The median age of those who live in Sonoma, CA is 54.5.
Sonoma offers a wide range of parks, restaurants and coffee shops in its rental areas. It’s popular for the Sonoma Plaza, which dates back to the colonial area. At this plaza, there are 19th-century adobe buildings and a weekly farmers’ market that appeals to renters. Other popular spots include the Sonoma Marketplace Shopping Center and Vineyard Shopping Center. For groceries, renters usually visit Safeway, Whole Foods Market and Sonoma Market. There’s also a downtown area in Sonoma with different plazas; unique and specialty stores; diverse restaurants; and fantastic spots for wine. Sonoma is actually known as one of the most affordable wine cities.
According to U.S. Census data, there are 5,446 households in Sonoma, CA. 2,546 are family households and 2,900 are non-family households. There are 974 households with children in Sonoma and 4,472 households without children. On average, about 1.99 people live in a household in Sonoma, CA.
Sonoma is a walkable city with bike paths and hiking trails. Renters can easily run errands on foot, especially in the central downtown area that offers a wide range of things to do. Public transportation is also available in Sonoma, including bus and paratransit services. The city offers renters a fare-free shuttle on Route 32, as well as bicycle rentals and electric vehicle (EV) charging spots. Sonoma also encourages low-carbon transportation actions — like biking, walking and EV transportation — and its buses use clean natural gas. Alternatively, for renters visiting Santa Rosa, San Rafael and Petaluma, there’s an intercity service and a SMART connector service. Finally, the closest airport is the Sonoma County Airport that’s located in Santa Rosa, about 41 minutes away.
The level of education of the population of Sonoma, CA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 22% completed some high school, 27% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 26% have a Bachelor Degree, and 15% have a Graduate Degree.
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