1124 F Street in Central Davis
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: (530)756-5332
Types of Units

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 countertops and full backsplash, stainless steel appliances, new bathroom vanity, new cabinets or cabinet fronts 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 100% leased for the 2015-16 leasing season. Please call for updated availability. Leasing Office (530) 756-5332 or academylane.lease@fpimgt.com

Reserve your apartment for September 2016 Now!


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

FREE Wi-Fi and Cable TV
Sparkling Pool
24-Hour Laundry Facility 
AC / Heat / Ceiling Fan
On-site Staff
Cats & Dogs  Welcome
Picnic Areas
1 Mile from UC Davis 
Gas Range, Fridge, Microwave
100 % Smoke-free Apartments
24-Hour Emergency Maintenance

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
480 Sq ft
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$350.00 OAC
Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet and entry closet
1 bedrooms x 1 bathrooms
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The Graduate, Street View
480 Sq ft
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$350 OAC
Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet and entry closet
1bedrooms x 1bathrooms
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The Scholar, Street View
466 Sq ft
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350 OAC
Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet
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The Alumni, Courtyard
460 Sq ft
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$350 OAC
Spacious 1 bedroom with walk-in closet
1bedrooms x 1bathrooms
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The Graduate The Scholar The Alumni

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

Property Photos

Granite Counters Stainless Steel Appliances New Upgraded Kitchens Custom Vanities Standard Bathroom Spacious Bedrooms Walk-in Closets Standard Kitchen Open Living Area Full-size Bikeracks Park-like Courtyards Indoor Bike Storage

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.

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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

2014-05-03 13:13:35   I've lived here for about 7 months now and am generally very satisfied. The office and property staff are very responsive. Most in-apartment repair requests are handled promptly. I also really appreciate that there is an after hours number you can call to reach the resident property manager when there are any problems. I've seen the property manager check out a situation at 2 in the morning due to noise complaints. Unfortunately, the cost of living here is pretty high when living off of a graduate student stipend, but it's been worth it for me because of it's been a good environment to be productive and relax as well.

Update (January 2015): Just a heads up that the ownership and management has changed as of this month, so any comments related to management prior to this date is now irrelevant (tho there is at least one staff member that remains). It's too early to tell how the new management will be at this point. —JTa

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2014-05-30 14:55:53   I have lived at Academy lane for 9 months now, and I am very satisfied with the living experience. As a UCD student, I want a laid-back and quiet apartment where I can come home and unwind: it is exactly what I get from this apartment complex. The management is very nice and responsive with questions. I live in a scholar street view apartment, and I like how much light the windows let in. It keeps the apartment from feeling boxy. I would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a quiet, enjoyable, and relaxing apartment complex. —CourtneyKohler

2014-05-30 21:13:29   I have lived in Academy lane for a year now and I love it. I just renewed my lease for next year and I am so happy. i highly recommend it. —Sandramosquera

2014-06-09 11:02:02   This is a quiet and clean place to live. The office and maintenance staff are very responsive and professional. The grounds are kept nice and clean and really make the area feel like home. Most of the residents are quiet and courteous, making it a nice and relaxing place to live. The prices are not too bad either. —cd1124fstreet

2014-06-09 11:40:21   I moved to Academy Lane in September 2013 and I think it's great. The staff is friendly, the maintenance team is responsive, and the grounds are well taken care of. Also, the E Line stops right outside the building, which makes getting to the UC Davis campus really easy. Even though it's an old building, it adds character to the apartment and it really is nice. The walls are a bit thin, but the neighbor's I've had have been courteous. There are some noises that can't be helped, like walking and closing cabinets. It honestly doesn't bother me too much. For the price, it's hard to beat Academy Lane especially when cable and internet are included in the rent. It's not just basic cable either. I was worried about not being able to watch BBC America, specifically, but the channel is included in the cable package. I have had some problems with the internet. It was down the entire Picnic Day weekend, but that wasn't Academy Lane's fault. It was Instaconnect.

All and all I would recommend Academy Lane Apartments. With a great staff and responsive maintenance, it really is a great place to live. —KrisP

2014-06-30 19:28:19   Lived here for the past year and have reupped for another. Honestly, I was kind of worried about being right by the train tracks (also my unit is right by the tracks) but it's not nearly as noticeable as you might think. Half the time I don't even hear it and it's never woken me up which I guess is the most important thing. More importantly, having laundry right on the property is super useful and the AC works great.

The biggest thing for me, though, is the property management. I deal a lot with Melissa and she's absolutely fantastic. When it came time to re-up, her constantly going way out of her way to be helpful is a big reason why I decided to stay.

In any case, I'd definitely recommend this place.

CI —ChristopherIm

2014-09-01 15:41:20   This was my first apartment when I moved to Davis, and it was a great first apartment! It's a good size for one person, and has internet, use of laundry facilities, and most utilities included in the rent. Even though it's not the newest, the apartments are neat, simple, and clean and fairly recently updated. I was really pleased with the management and maintenance team—they always respond to any call for help within 24 hours, and do everything they can to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Davis landlords can be shady or absent, but the Academy Lane team is always willing to help and cares about their residents. Since it's an older, refurbished complex, things are bound to go wrong, but they'll help you out quickly and cheerfully! For example, the fan in my bedroom was old and squeaky, and they replaced it within hours of my email! I also love how quiet this complex is—it's mostly grad students and small families, so you never have to worry about parties. The walls are a little thin, so you can hear your neighbors talking and singing, but people are generally respectful of their neighbors. The noise of trains braking facing H Street can get incredibly loud, especially in the early morning, but shutting the windows makes a big difference. I'd recommend these apartments for grad students or small families; it's really easy to live here and the community is pleasant! There are several floor plans, so be sure that you're getting the layout you are paying for, and be aware that the rent changes depending on your view (not floor plan). The rent situation in Davis is awful and borderline unethical, but Academy Lane is reasonably priced, well-located, great to live in, and the good management team is invaluable. It was a great starter apartment and I was pleased with my experience! —SNsnively

2014-12-12 17:46:10   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 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 and maintenance is clean and responsive. Major appliances are brand new (including new laundry facilities), water pressure is OK, however minor things are not well built (eg straight door frames, level floor in some spots). Great place for graduate students and professionals. I highly recommend this place. —alexpevzner