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BedroomsAverage RentCheapest RentHighest Rent
Studio Apartments$1,462$700$3,150
1 Bedroom Apartments$1,258$600$3,850
2 Bedroom Apartments$1,388$660$3,374
3 Bedroom Apartments$1,442$730$1,850
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In the Central Valley of California near Yosemite State Park, San Francisco and Sacramento lies Modesto. Known for food crops, wine, architectural innovation, and filmmaker George Lucas, Modesto offers history and gracious living.


Modesto was named for founder William C. Ralston. His modesty demanded the town be named differently, so the Spanish word for modesty was used. Situated on the Tuolumne River, Modesto became a railroad entity In 1870 and was incorporated in 1884. Using both river barges and trains to move the area’s produce, Modesto has grown fruits and vegetables, dairy products, nuts and poultry ever since.


" Modesto is semi-arid, with summer temperatures ranging from 70 degrees to over 100, with nights around 50 degrees. Winters tend to be mild and rainy. Temperatures range between 56 daytime degrees to 40 degrees at night."

Getting Around

A car will be necessary to navigate the city. Interstate 5 and Route 99 lead into Modesto. Route 108 exits Modesto heading east to Oakdale. Route 132 and Interstate 580 will take you to the Bay Area. Trains serving the city are the StaRT, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District and the Modesto Area Express or MAX. The airport is used for commercial shipping.


Modesto is 90 miles from Fresno, 92 miles from San Francisco, 68 miles from Sacramento and 40 miles from Fresno. Driving will take one to two hours on two to three lane highways in addition to crossing one to three bridges. Cities close to Modesto would take 45 minutes to an hour to drive. Trains might take longer due to stops on the way to your destination.


Once you get moved into your apartment in Modesto, you'll want to know the local media sources. The Modesto Bee is the daily newspaper, while the local Sacramento television stations are KCRA Channel 3, KCSO-LD Channel 33, KTXL Channel 40, and KVIE (PBS) Channel 6. If you love oldies, you will enjoy listening to KVIN 92.3. Other stations include KMRQ 96.7 for Rock, KATM 103.3 for Country, KHTN 104.7 for Hip-hop and KGIG-LP 104.9 for Local news radio.

Why Here

Water, wide open green spaces, mountains and a population of only 500,000 make Modesto a great place to be. Culture, sports, good food and festivals add to a pretty picture. It’s an older town that retains its historical roots, but is close to big cities with plenty of work. Diversity in many forms makes Modesto an interesting place to live. Living in Modesto apartments is to live among nice people.


Landmarks that make Modesto special include the McHenry Mansion and the McHenry Museum, named for the area’s first wealthy rancher. The State Theater was recently renovated to become a performing arts center and a venue for independent and foreign films. The Graceada Park neighborhood was named for two elderly ladies who promoted the area to include parks, a bandshell among other amenities. The neighborhood features homes circa 1920 and earlier. John Thurmond Field is home to the Modesto Nuts baseball team.

Things to do

Stanislaus River Rafting and the Aquatic Dreams Scuba Center provide water lovers with excitement. Gallo Center for the Arts and The State Theater offer cultural edification. Boomer’s Modesto, Funworks and Rockin’ Jump give the fun and games crowd smiles. Hiking and biking can be accomplished in the city’s parks and trails. Nine shopping centers offer all the shopping you’ll need.


American Graffiti is an annual festival celebrating George Lucas’ landmark film, filmed in the town. Music Festivals form an important part of Modesto with SummerFest and Exclamation Festival. SummerFest features big-name acts, while X-Fest covers disco and more bands. The monthly Downtown Art Walk speaks for itself.

Vacation spots

Would you like to vacation within proximity to mountains, grasslands and ocean? Do you like to hike and bike with stunning flora and fauna to view? Do you prefer the spa life of a vacationer? Would you rather taste the food and wine as you make your way across a verdant region of California? Modesto has it all!

Where to move

Great neighborhoods in Modesto include Del Rio, East Oakdale and Diablo Grande. Modesto apartments will run about $900 up to $1,600. Apartments in Modesto also come furnished as well as with utilities paid. Before you decide, check out the schools and ways to get to work for an easier commute.


Surrounded by fertile farm land and home to a variety of exciting yearly festivals, Modesto apartments for rent have become a go-to destination for residents of sunny California.

We've assembled an impressive assortment of Modesto apartments for you to search through, from economic one bedrooms to sprawling, amenity-sporting luxury rentals.

History buffs will have much to celebrate in this landmark-filled municipality, from the McHenry Mansion (dating back to the 1880's) to the 'American Graffiti' inspired George Lucas Plaza, all located within walking distance of a variety of Modesto apartments for rent. The State Theatre is yet another perfect example of the city's living history, featuring art-deco design, excellent acoustics and easy access from many Modesto apartments.

Galletto Ristorante is the perfect place for a romantic fine dining experience, and the casual ambiance of the Barkin' Dog Grill has made it a constant favorite among residents of Modesto apartments. Stop by the Elephant Bar for some tasty cocktails, or get your groove on at the dance floor covered nightclub Crocodiles, both just a quick cab ride away from a bevy of Modesto apartments for rent.

So if you've been yearning to call California home, why not consider a new Modesto apartment? With a growing local economy and all of the fun, sun and excitement that the west coast has to offer at your fingertips, the time for Modesto apartments has never been better. Find your new place today!

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1900 Oakdale Rd Modesto, CA 95355

1 to 2 bedrooms $1,119 to $2,279

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