Here's some of my recommendations for Sacramento property management companies:
Also keep on eye on Craigslist - there's always lots of listings for rentals there.
As for safety, feel free to check out the local crime reports / statistics on sites like crimereports.com or something similar. They'll be helpful in your search.
Good luck and thanks for your service to our country!!
Please let me know if you have any questions!
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