Academy Lane Apartments

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1124 F Street in Central Davis
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am - 3:00pm
Angelique Donovan, Manager
Phone: (530)756-5332
<academylanemgr AT virtuinvestments DOT com>
Types of Units
Price Range
$985 to $1035/month

Academy Lane Apartments is centrally located near Downtown Davis and Community Park, featuring renovated one bedroom, one bath apartments. Recent renovations include new vinyl wood-style flooring, granite-like counter-tops, new cabinets and new insulation in the walls. Each one bedroom apartment features an open floor plan with spacious bedrooms and walk in closets.

The deposit is $500 On Approved Credit (OAC) depending on Rental and Credit History. There is an application fee of $42.00 per person. It is managed/owned by "Virtu Property Management".

These apartments used to be called Americana Arms Apartments.

Management Notices

Academy Lane Apartment Homes is currently full. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014.

For future availability please contact the Leasing Office (530) 756-5332 or

* ********************* TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR "EARLY BIRD SPECIAL" *********************** *
* For all advanced reservations we are locking in 2013 Pricing and Running a $99 Deposit Special *OAC. *
* Prices and specials valid thru 4/30/14. Hurry in while room is available. *
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Start your application online, Today! [WWW]

In addition to the online application we will need you to Fax, Email or bring by:
Photo ID
Financial Verification
Rental Verification

New bike racks are in!

Features & Amenities

FREE Wi-Fi and Cable TV Pool Coinless Laundry
AC / Heat / Ceiling Fan BBQs On-site Staff
Cats Welcome Lush Landscape Complimentary Coffee
Gas Range, Fridge, Microwave 100 % Smoke-free Apartments 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance

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Academy Lane is a Green Living community. We are committed to increasing energy efficiency and sustainability while reducing our impact on the environment. We have already completed the following comprehensive upgrades that help with your energy savings:
* Installed premium weather-stripping and door sweeps on every door to make a complete seal
* Installed new insullation in the walls
* Installed new vinyl dual-pane windows
* Installed new energy-efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs

Here are some examples of what we're currently working on:
* Installing ENERGY STAR appliances at the end of current appliances useful life
* Replacing inefficient light bulbs with high efficiency Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulbs
* Installing programmable thermostrats for heating and cooling
* Using low VOC paints and other envrironmentally firendly cleaning supplies and products to minimize toxic fumes and odors and improve indoor air quality
* Using recycled materials in all our office supplies whenever possible


Public Transportation - Apartment is located on the Unitrans and E bus line.Yolobus 42B & 43 routes also on F Street and will take you to Sacramento, West Sacramento, Woodland and Sacramento International Airport

Bicycle - Plenty of on-site bicycle storage, including exterior bike racks, and indoor rentable storage. You can get to The Davis Bike Loop by crossing F Street at Fourteenth toward the Community Park. The UC Davis campus is 1.2 miles away. There are bike lanes/connectors on all of the surrounding streets.

Pedestrian - For recreational adventures, walk to the Community Park to The Greenbelt. For Groceries, Dining and Shopping - You can easily cut through the J Street Bike path under the tracks on H Street over to Oak Tree Shopping Center which includes Nuggett Market, CVS, Carls Jr, Redbox, DVD2Nite, Subway, Little Ceasars and more. Head a couple blocks South on F street to get to [Downtown Davis] or a couple blocks down H over to G Street for the [G Street Shopping Center] where you will find the Co-op Market, Radio Shack, Montciello Restaurant and a dry cleaners.

Parking - Free Parking for Residents, Off-street Uncovered Permited Lot. Also, H St and F St both have no restrictions for Residents and Guests.

ADA Accessibility - All 1st floor units, the office and grounds are ADA accessible.

Floor Plans

The Graduate, Courtyard 520 Sq ft starting at 1025 500 OAC Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet and entry closet
1bedrooms x 1bathrooms Square footage of apartment $per month Deposit amount Any comments about apartments, like do not have dishwashers, have patios, etc
The Graduate, Street View 520 Sq ft starting at 995 500 OAC Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet and entry closet
1bedrooms x 1bathrooms Square footage of apartment $per month Deposit amount Any comments about apartments, like do not have dishwashers, have patios, etc
The Scholar, Street View 500 Sq ft starting at 985 500 OAC Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet
1bedrooms x 1bathrooms Square footage of apartment $ per month Deposit amount Any comments about apartments, like do not have dishwashers, have patios, etc
The Alumni, Courtyard 500 Sq ft starting at 1000 500 OAC Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet
1bedrooms x 1bathrooms Square footage of apartment $ per month Deposit amount Any comments about apartments, like do not have dishwashers, have patios, etc

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*Price range varies based on the units location on the property, For example the Courtyard view is more than the Street.

Property Photos

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The interior apartment images featured is the Graduate floorplan, our most common layout. The kitchens and baths in all 3 Floorplans are identical. All renovations featured (flooring, lighting, furnishings) are exactly what we are leasing.

Academy Lane Events

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2013-03-19 22:21:08   My partner and I have lived at Academy Lane Apartments (previously Americana Arms) for approx. 7 months now, and we couldn't be happier. The buildings are very clean and offer a good amount of space for the two of us (although a bit small, it works well as we don't have to worry about extensive furnishing). They did quite a bit of remodeling both inside the units and out in the hall, and it looks much nicer than other apartment buildings I've seen. It's about a 7 minute bike ride to campus- even closer to Nugget, the Co-op and the city library. The rent includes internet and cable. Although I have read previous complaints about the internet, I have experienced close to none. We REALLY like this place and have no plans on moving anytime soon. The only thing we are not so keen on is the squeaky nature of the flooring (its an old building). We have a different schedule from our downstairs neighbor, which has resulted in her being inconvenienced sometimes when we walk around later at night. (Although there are thin walls and squeaky floors, most people living here seem to be single grad students, so it's pretty quiet!) Overall, I would definitely recommend this place- as close to perfect as I have seen. —ElissaPerez

2013-06-27 17:17:51   I just moved in at Academy Lane in May 2013 and I have never been more impressed with an on-site management team in my life! Angelique, Jason and Heather are amazing! Arnold, a member of the maintenance crew, is incredible as well. They address any need I have within 24 hours and are always polite, funny and easy to get along with. They are extremely professional as well. The apartments, while dated, (they were built in in the 1940's I think), have a certain amount of character but they have gone to great lengths to update each one with new flooring, windows (with screens!), appliances if needed, etc. When I had a noise issue living downstairs and mentioned it to Angelique, she immediately suggested other apartment options I could move into and I am happy with the second floor option I chose.
Full disclosure: if you live near the train tracks on H Street like I do, it can get noisy early in the morning, but I've found if I just close my window I don't notice it anymore! No problem. And I am a light sleeper! The grounds are stunning and well kept up, the pool is amazing, laundry room has HE washers and dryers. Plus they use these cards which are a lot easier than coins!! I haven't noticed any problems with the free internet either and the FREE cable is amazing! And it's not just basic channels, its the good ones like Animal Planet, HG TV, etc in addition to all the regular ones. Amazing!
More than anything though, I am impressed with how much the management team listens to tenant concerns and actually cares and understands (since they live on-site too). And the speed in which repairs are done is extraordinary!! I am so impressed and would recommend anyone live here at Academy Lane! —AlisonTaplin

2013-06-28 11:56:10   I have been living here since June 2010. This is a nice, quiet, affordable, smoke free, close to campus, one bedroom apartment apartment complex. It used to be quite competitive in price but this year the price went up and now it is comparable to other one-bedroom apartments in Davis. It is very close to Yolo and Unitrans bus lines and just 12 min bike distance from campus. It has a nice pool (the new management maintains it way better than the old one), a berbeque place ( Although never used it), huge parking area, and nice international environment (lot of your neighbor are international students and scholars). One problem is the wooden floor which is anything but sound-proof, so either buy an area-carpet if you live upstairs or pray for a nice neighbor if you decide to live downstairs (lived more than two years downstairs and never had any problem with neighbors except one). Overall, this is a nice place if you prefer to live close to campus. —saikatdutta

2013-08-23 20:33:39   I have lived in these apartments since 2011, and I have been very happy here. The old management was super awesome, and I was worried when the new management came in, but they have been pretty great so far. They've done a LOT of renovation of the property. I know that they've added wood-style vinyl flooring, but my apartment is still carpeted, and I imagine my neighbors below me are pretty grateful for that—you should get an area rug, at least, if you have a second-floor apartment, and earn the goodwill of your downstairs neighbors. The property is very quiet, except for the irritating leaf-blowers that come throughout the week—though this is a Davis thing, I've found, and can't really be avoided. In three years, I've never had to deal with a loud neighbor. I like being on the courtyard side of the property; I would worry about the noise if I was on the pool side, and there is a gorgeous tree outside my window that fills my view, and even turns a beautiful red in the autumn. The management can take a little too long to respond sometimes—they're always fixing something around here, and it seems like they're spread a little thin. It isn't a serious problem, though. They're currently installing weather-proofing around the apartment doors, which will help with tenants' energy costs. I have been very grateful for the safety of the building (the locked outside doors, the indoor entry to the apartment, the well-lit parking lot). I also never, ever see bugs in my apartment. I know this is a problem at other apartment complexes but—at least being upstairs—I think I've had a couple spiders and a fly once, but that's it. The complementary internet and cable is fantastic. The rent used to be great, but it's gone way up while I've been here (by $160/month—which is a lot). The only reason I'll leave here is if they price me out; they're right at the limit of my budget now. Hopefully it will stabilize and I'll be able to stay for a few more years. —mjsparl

2013-08-31 22:11:53   Although the complex is old, the renovations have made the rooms much nicer with fake wood floors and new carpet. Most of the residents are quiet grad students which is nice. The rent is ok given how small the rooms are but management is very helpful and nice. Heating and cooling are a problem given the old equipment. Overall a good apartment that I will continue to rent from. —alexsalo

2013-09-26 21:45:52   I have lived at Academy Lane Apartments for 3 years now and have had an enjoyable experience. I chose these apartments because I was drawn to the quiet and well-maintained property. When I first moved in the complex was under different management and it has been about a year now since new owners took over the property. I am very impressed with their improvements to the interior and exterior of the complex. They have also encouraged a community atmosphere for the residents through social events, which really shows they care about the well-being and happiness of their residents. I really like the office and maintenance staff, they are polite and always helpful. All of my maintenance requests have been completed promptly . The apartments themselves are cozy and well-kept. Most of the residents here are polite and quiet. There are quite a few families in the complex which I like and the younger college students are more respectful compared to the places I have lived at before. I would recommend the Academy Lane Apartments to anyone looking for a quiet and laid-back place to live. —cd1124fstreet

2014-03-04 15:02:08   I moved to Davis from New York City in April 2013. I was having trouble finding an apartment at that time of year and was fortunate to drive by Academy Lane and see the sign that they had a vacancy. I am an older person who has lived in apartments all of his adult life, so I know a well-run place when I see it. The people managing this complex are caring, industrious and friendly. They keep the entire facility in absolutely top condition, including the really nice patios by the pool under big oak trees, which grace the whole property with very welcome summer shade. When I have had any sort of minor problem, such as a slow-running faucet, the excellent maintenance person is at the door very quickly. And when I had a problem of some distracting noise from upstairs, they did some serious work tightening the floor boards and I have heard nothing for months. I happen to live right down the hall from the office so I have actually gotten to know all of the folks who run the place, and I have enjoyed being around them. They go out of their way to make the students from all over the world, who are the majority of the tenants, feel at home. A UC Davis campus bus and the Sacramento bus stop right in front of the building, and it is a very pleasant and easy walk to the business district through beautiful historic old Davis. I am returning to New York in April and will always remember Academy Lane as a place that really enhanced my experience of living in Davis. Arthur Moore —ArthurAMoore

2014-03-25 07:30:21   Overall great place to live. The apartments are walking distance to downtown, yet far enough away where you can have a quite night outside. The grounds are well maintained, with a pool (open 24 hr), large grassy areas and brick BBQ grills. Ample street parking for guests and on a major bus line. The staff are extremely nice (eg deliever packages to your apartment) and maintenance is clean and responsive (usually same day response). Major appliances are brand new (including new card-based laundry facilities), water pressure is OK, however minor things are not well built (eg straight door frames, level floor in some spots). I would hihgly recommend this place. —alexpevzn

2014-04-12 09:57:11   We have lived here short term. We need to move because of our job. The appartment was quiet and has nice court yard. Maintence guys are always helpful and quick. We are sad to leave here. Thank you Academy Lane!! —Kosukesatoh

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