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Average rent in Sonoma, CA

$2,644/mo Sonoma, CA average rental price, March 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Sonoma, CA is $2,644.

Sonoma, CA rent trends

Getting around in Sonoma, CA

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29 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 6, Bike Score®: 29

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Sonoma, CA were last updated on 27 Mar 2023.

What are the best apartments in Sonoma, CA?

The best apartments in Sonoma, CA are: Mission Rock at Sonoma, Plaza del Sol, 918 Boccoli Street and 406 Nicora Place.

What is the average rent in Sonoma, CA?

The average rent in Sonoma, CA is $2,644. Start your search for apartments in Sonoma, CA now.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA is between $1,734 and $2,376. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Sonoma, CA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA is between $1,734 and $2,376. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Sonoma, CA is between $1,734 and $2,999. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Sonoma, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Sonoma, CA?

In Sonoma, 39% of the residents are renting compared to 61% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 10% of Sonoma’s rentals, 60% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 28% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Sonoma is 20 years old, with 67% 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 Sonoma, CA?

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.

Living in Sonoma, CA

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.

Renting in Sonoma, CA

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.

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Sonoma, CA demographics

Sonoma, CA has a population of 10,819 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,928 of Sonoma’s residents are women and 4,891 are men. The median age of those who live in Sonoma, CA is 54.1.

Shopping in Sonoma, CA

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.

Sonoma, CA households

  • 2,702 Family
    2,520 Non-family
  • 938 Children
    4,284 No Children
  • 5,222Total Number of Households
  • 2.03Average People Per Household
  • $92,078Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 5,222 households in Sonoma, CA. 2,702 are family households and 2,520 are non-family households. There are 938 households with children in Sonoma and 4,284 households without children. On average, about 2.03 people live in a household in Sonoma, CA.

Transportation 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.

Sonoma, CA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Sonoma, CA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 25% completed some high school, 25% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 24% have a Bachelor Degree, and 16% have a Graduate Degree.

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