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Housing in Stanislaus County
Investigating how renters and homebuyers are making it work as the cost of living rises in Stanislaus County.
Looking for an affordable apartment in Modesto? It might be harder than you think
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How much is rent in and around the Central Valley? Take a look.
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Renters in Modesto face rising costs for apartments, as well as a tight market, making it hard to find a place to live.
Almost 80 percent of renters at Modesto’s larger apartment complexes (50 units or more) are charged between $1,000 and $1,500 monthly for apartments, many of which provide 800 square feet of living space or less.
Only 15 percent of those apartment rents are in the $700-to-$1,000 range, considered more affordable for people with average incomes in Stanislaus County.
Here’s a look at costs around Central Valley in June, according to RentCafé: