I lived in Dallas for years and years--JJ Pearce High and then U of Houston. Citrus Heights is Suburban, lots of shopping conveniences, parks, some areas with large lots and the occasional horse.
We are basically $1 per sq foot for rentals, so a 1000 sq ft. home would run about , $1000.
You can check Craigslist, or there is a variety of Property Management companies--HomePointe, SacDelta Property (? that may not be the exact name), M&M--to name a few. And the apartments are available on the various forrent.com type sites.
The schools there have a good reputation--San Juan Unified School District. In my opinion 95610 is a little nicer area, but will cost more. There are some nice neighborhoods in the other C.H. zip--95621, but just drive around to see how YOU feel about it.
GOOD LUCK! Welcome to town.