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Apartments in Fresno, CA

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City Guide for Apartments in Fresno
Fresno is a lively city set in the center of the state of California surrounded by farmland and forests. It’s well-known known by its residents for having a vibrant arts scene and laid-back atmosphere. Named for the towering ash trees along the San Joaquin River, this underrated city was originally founded as a railroad station in the late 19th century but quickly became a bustling agricultural and economic center for the San Joaquin Valley.

This is a city big on festivals and events, and there’s something going on every time of the year. One of the most popular festivals is The Big Fresno Fair, a 12-day event in October that has grown to become the fifth-largest fair in California, attracting more than 600,000 visitors each year. Another notable event is Grizzly Fest, a large concert festival aptly named after the city’s minor league baseball team.

People looking for apartments in Fresno include young entrepreneurs and students, outdoor explorers, and those who want a combination of city and country living. The city is about an hour drive to Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Park and a little over an hour to Sequoia National Park. Fresno has its own expansive parks as well. Woodward Park to the north is a favorite spot for concerts and events and also features a Japanese friendship garden, and Roeding Park is home to the city zoo, a dog park, Storyland & Playland amusement park, and a Japanese war memorial.

Getting around Fresno is fairly easy, and the average commute time is only 22 minutes. Though walking and biking are an option, most residents opt for driving. There are also more than 10 universities in the city, the most notable being California State University – Fresno. You’ll find that residents take pride in the CSU Bulldogs as everyone attends the games. If you’re a student looking into Fresno apartments, you’ll find many cheap and/or studio apartments at the southern end of CSU – Fresno’s campus along East Shaw Avenue.

Fresno is a city of neighborhoods, each one boasting its own culture, but there are several favorite spots to hunt for apartments in Fresno. Many luxury and cheap apartments for rent are located in the Tower District, an urban entertainment hub in downtown Fresno. The Tower District, named after Fresno’s historic Tower Theatre, is the place to go for exciting nightlife and unique restaurants. The city’s downtown area is an overall great place to live if you want a true urban feel.

For a more relaxed living situation, take your apartment search to Woodward Park. While there aren’t a lot of apartment complexes, you’ll find that this neighborhood provides more open space and lots of greenery. Hoover is another region that offers a suburban vibe with a variety of apartments available, from pet-friendly apartments to places with utilities included.

Whether you’re looking for your dream luxury apartment or a cheap, all bills paid rental, use our apartment guide to find ratings and reviews of many Fresno apartments!

Need help figuring out to find the perfect apartment? Take a look at some of our Renter’s Resources to figure out how much you should spend on rent with our rent affordability calculator, questions to ask when apartment hunting, and what’s a townhouse.

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $906
1 Bedroom $936
2 Bedroom $1,233
3 Bedroom $1,562

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Fresno, California: $1,030

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