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Modesto, California, 95355
1 Bedroom$679 - $739
2 Bedrooms$789 - $859
Modesto, California, 95350
2 Bedrooms$725 - $785
Modesto, California, 95356
1 Bedroom$745 - $760
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Modesto, California, 95355
2 Bedrooms$875 - $915
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 8.9% 8.4% +0.5% $10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 5.6% +1.6% $15,000 to $19,999 7.0% 5.6% +1.4% $20,000 to $24,999 6.7% 5.8% +0.9% $25,000 to $29,999 6.5% 5.7% +0.8% $30,000 to $34,999 7.0% 5.7% +1.3% $35,000 to $39,999 6.3% 5.4% +0.9% $40,000 to $44,999 5.7% 5.2% +0.5% $45,000 to $49,999 5.6% 4.6% +1.0% $50,000 to $59,999 9.0% 8.6% +0.4% $60,000 to $74,999 10.7% 10.6% +0.1% $75,000 to $99,999 9.9% 11.5% -1.6% $100,000 to $124,999 4.6% 6.8% -2.2% $125,000 to $149,999 2.2% 3.6% -1.4% $150,000 to $199,999 1.4% 3.3% -1.9% $200,000 or more 1.4% 3.6% -2.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.7% 4.8% -0.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 9.1% 9.8% -0.7% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.5% 13.6% +0.9% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.4% 13.1% -0.7% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.3% 11.0% +0.3% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.0% 8.2% -0.2% 35.0% to 39.9% 7.4% 5.9% +1.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.9% 8.0% -0.1% 50.0% or more 21.4% 20.2% +1.2% Not computed 3.3% 5.4% -2.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 10.9% 9.6% +1.3% 25 to 34 years 26.4% 29.3% -2.9% 35 to 44 years 24.9% 25.8% -0.9% 45 to 54 years 16.7% 16.5% +0.2% 55 to 64 years 8.5% 8.0% +0.5% 65 to 74 years 6.1% 5.3% +0.8% 75 to 84 years 4.4% 4.0% +0.4% 85 years and over 2.1% 1.6% +0.5%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 36.8% 30.9% +5.9% 30 to 44 minutes 15.3% 24.5% -9.2% 45 to 59 minutes 7.6% 13.8% -6.2% 60 or more minutes 40.2% 30.8% +9.4%
Source: 2000 Census
Make Yourself at Home in Modesto
Modesto, stop being so modest. Modesto is one of the largest cities in the sunny state of California. It’s in the tongue-tripping Stanislaus County and is about 60 miles from the amazing, incredible, Yosemite National Park.
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What is Up in Modesto
Modesto is a farming town and there are many nut, fruit, dairy, and grape farms throughout the city. You can take advantage of all those farms (without having to do any of the work), by visiting the Modesto Certified Farmers Market. The market has been around for a long time and is an awesome place to pick up fresh, local produce, mingle with community members, and learn about some of the farmers in town. Check out their site and sign up to receive their newsletter so you don’t miss a minute of this fresh deliciousness.
Even though Modesto is a farming town, this city has a whole lotta other things going on as well. Like great apartments! But besides that, you’ll find plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, plus lots of space for outdoor fun and games. Seems like you get to enjoy the best of both worlds here.
Looking Back in Time
Ready to hop in the time machine? No flux capacitor necessary. Joy! Take a step back in time and explore the McHenry Museum and Mansion. The museum offers permanent and rotating exhibits with a focus on local history, so you can learn all about Modesto and its roots. The mansion offers a unique and beautiful peek into the past, but watch out for ghosts, some say the mansion is haunted. Boo! You can explore military aviation history at the Castle Air Museum and even more local history at the El Viejo Post Office.
Out and About
The Gallo Center for the Arts is the place to catch a show. Head to the center to see acts like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Aaron Neville, and Lily Tomlin. The center also has the Foster Family Theater, a smaller theater dedicated to delighting the youngest audience members by putting up shows like Peter Rabbit and Friends. Other opportunities for arts and culture can be found at the Central California Art League Gallery, the Modesto Symphony, the Modesto Melody Makers, and the Townsend Opera Players. The music and drama departments at Modesto Junior College and California State University Stanislaus also offer a fine variety of performances and concerts for residents. No shortage of things to do here!
A great place to take the kiddies is the Great Valley Museum of Natural History. The museum has been around since 1970, so they’ve been providing residents with educational activities, programs, and activities for a looong time.
You, Modesto-ian, You
Move into your new apartment and enjoy life in this California town. Ready for your fun fact? The city was the setting for the George Lucas smash hit film, “American Graffiti.” The movie starred Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, and Richard Dreyfuss. George Lucas is actually from here. So that’s two fun facts wrapped in one for fun, fun, fun. Fun? Right?
Average Apartment Rent in Modesto, California
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Modesto Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Modesto have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Modesto apartment cost $685. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Modesto apartment was $797 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $996. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Modesto rentals listed below.
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Does Modesto have any famous museums or exhibitions?
With beautiful architecture of the Carnegie era, the McHenry Mansion and Museum of Arts & History is a Modesto "must". The gorgeous, turn of the century mansion is a historic landmark, meticulously restored and refurbished to its original Victorian style. The museum is small and intimate, chronicling the history and culture of Modesto with several permanent, as well as rotating, exhibits. The McHenry Museum also provides children's programs and produces a handful of community events throughout the year. Residing within the Modesto Airport, the Hillier Air Museum showcases classic aircraft exhibits and films of the 1930's and 40's. Modesto's Great Valley Museum of Natural History is located at Modesto Junior College. This local favorite museum features five habitats with native plants and animals, as well as a children's discovery room with hands-on exhibits.
Is Modesto a good place for families?
"Water, wealth, contentment, health", proudly declares the motto of Modesto, California. With a dedication to growth, progress, and quality of life, Modesto is an excellent destination for families. Residents are afforded all of the amenities of a large city while still enjoying Modesto's old-fashioned hospitality and small town charm. With a booming arts and entertainment culture including several museums, annual festivals, family friendly attractions, and agriculture tours, Modesto is considered the cultural hub of the Central Valley. The city also boasts a celebrated multi-cultural population, an excellent assortment of educational opportunities, and a community steeped in great tradition, not to mention the mild year-round climate.
Why should I move to Modesto?
Modesto is located in Northern California at the almost equidistant apex of three cities--Fresno, San Francisco, and Sacramento. For outdoor enthusiasts, it's also only 66 miles west of Yosemite National Park. Modesto itself is surrounded by rich farmland, a fact that contributed to the county's ranking of 6th among all California counties in farm production. In December 2009, Forbes ranked Modesto 48th out of 100 among "Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities."
Will I need a car in Modesto?
Since only 1 percent of Modesto residents uses public transportation to get around, you will most likely need a car in Modesto. Nearly 82 percent of residents uses a car as their primary mode of transportation. Yet Modesto is served by three public transit systems: Modesto Area Express, START, and the San Joaquin Regional Transit District. MAX provides connections to the Altamont Commuter Express train station in Lathrop and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.