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Nestled in the middle of California's broad Central Valley, Fresno is a top destination for students, retirees and entrepreneurs. Its central location within the state makes it a natural transportation hub. What's more, its proximity to the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains makes Fresno an important jumping-off point for tourists. Whether you're relocating for work or checking out California State University, Fresno, you'll love the experience of searching for apartments for rent in Fresno.


As a California Gold Rush boomtown, Fresno has plenty of historic architecture from the late 1800s. The most notable buildings that remain include the Southern Pacific Depot, Temple Beth Israel and the historic Old Fresno Water Tower. The picturesque campus of CSU,Fresno is also popular with locals and tourists who take advantage of the school's free tours. Meanwhile, art enthusiasts and lovers of high culture flock to well-known institutions like the Fresno Art Museum and the Fresno Repertory Theatre.


You'll find a mix of affordability and diversity in Fresno's best neighborhoods. Cultural events are always happening in the Tower District while Hoover offers a quiet hideaway close to the city. These top neighborhoods can meet most budgets and interests when looking at apartments in Fresno:

  • Central Fresno: This is downtown Fresno at its finest, boasting easy access to tasty food, live music and classic films screenings at the historic Warnors Theatre.
  • Fresno High Roeding: With downtown minutes away and a number of local shopping centers close by, you'll always have something to do in this neighborhood.
  • Hoover: This haven provides a suburban-style escape perfect for raising a family.
  • Tower District: If you're looking for a thriving nightlife and cultural hub, the Tower District is a great choice for your next apartment.
  • Woodward Park: You'll enjoy a more rural feel here along with direct access to a fenced dog park, playgrounds and the Shinzen Japanese Garden.


Apartments for rent in Fresno are as varied as the city's multicultural population. Looking for a student-friendly studio with secure entrances, convenient bike parking and a communal outdoor pool? Apartment Guide can lead you to multiple apartments that fit the bill. If you prefer a family-friendly, three-bedroom unit in a gated community, featuring on-site laundry services and shaded parking, check our comprehensive database for dozens of suitable apartments. We also make it easy to customize your search with metrics like location, price and the availability of all-important rent specials. With Apartment Guide, your quest for a new Fresno home will be a breeze.


The best things in life are free, and that includes weekend wine tastings at LoMac Winery or an afternoon enjoying the sunshine at one of several neighborhood parks (note that regional parks carry a small entry fee).


Families have lots of entertainment options in Fresno, from wild fun at Island Waterpark to educational stops like the Discovery Center and Fresno Chaffee Zoo. If you're looking for good schools, the best include Herndon-Barstow and James K. Polk elementary schools; Edison High is a solid choice as well.


Fresno sits within a short drive of the foothills of the Sierras. Accordingly, its urban landscape is crisscrossed with a network of paved and unpaved hiking, biking and jogging trails. To the north and west, the foothill region features a number of sites that remain popular with rock climbers and white-water rafters. Downhill skiers delight in the nearly endless snowfall of the High Sierras. As an added bonus, the splendor of Kings Canyon National Park is just an hour's drive to the west.


Fresno's central location is perfect for a number of getaways, including a day trip to Visalia for an art show and a farmer's market. If you feel like going a bit farther, the closest beaches are within three hours at Morro Bay, and San Francisco can be reached in less than four hours from Fresno.

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Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Fresno that match your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fresno

What is the average rent in Fresno?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Fresno is $1,100 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $1,476 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $1,690 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Fresno?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Fresno is $1,476

Are there any cheap apartments for rent in Fresno?

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