Renter's Paradise: City Living



3111 S St.; (844) 763-7251

Studio $1,360–$1,415

1 bed/1 bath $1,620–$1,920

2 bed/2 bath $2,110–$2,355

Amenities include a fitness center, billiards and gaming room, courtyards, barbecue grills and poolside fire pits. That’s right. Poolside. Come summer, you could spend time in the pool rather than your own apartment.


800 J St.; (916) 573-8005

Studio $1,470

1 bed/1 bath $1,900

2 bed/2 bath $2,275

Smack dab in the heart of downtown, this rental building is within walking distance of the city’s most popular nightspots: a bonus if you want to be in the thick of things.


1400 P St.; (855) 280-0937

Studio $1,350

1 bed/1 bath $1,725

2 bed/2 bath $2,300

These pet-friendly units are centrally located and (no surprise here) directly across the street from Fremont Park. Amenities include high ceilings, big windows and a community courtyard.


1606 P St.

1 bed/1 bath $2,000

2 bed/2 bath $2,800

Penthouse (2-story units) $3,500–$4,600

One of midtown’s newer developments, these apartments are some of the largest luxury units around. Orchid Thai, Insight Coffee Roasters, Sun & Soil Juice Company and Magpie Cafe occupy the ground floor, so you’ll never have to cook again


1108 R St.; (916) 498-9033

Studio $350–$726

1 bed/1 bath $374–$649

2 bed/2 bath $446–$929

3 bed/2 bath $504–$1,062

This mixed-use, mixed-income development in a retrofitted warehouse offers apartments (some with lofts) at affordable rates to artists, who are helping to redefine the creative atmosphere of the R Street Corridor.


777 Fifth St., West Sacramento (844) 278-3159

1 bed/1 bath $1,965

2 bed/2 bath $2,355

3 bed/2 bath $3,310

Just a stone’s throw from downtown, this West Sac development has a gym and a pool, and it’s close enough to Raley Field that it practically qualifies as bleacher seats. Watch out for the long ball.


(916) 718-4377; 500 Garden St., West Sacramento

Studio $1,000–$1,400

1 bed/bath $1,175–$1,875

2 bed/2 bath $1,900–$2,200 

While Habitat offers enough amenities to keep you home, its Bridge District location gives you even more reason to get out. Grow your greens in the community garden or purchase them at The Barn’s open-air market. And with direct access to River Walk trails, Habitat is the next best thing to waterfront property.