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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Corona, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Corona, CA were last updated on 23 Sep 2021.

What are the best apartments in Corona, CA?

The best apartments in Corona, CA are: Hensley at Corona Pointe Apartments, Deerwood, The Ashton, Artisan at Main Street Metro and Marquessa Villas.

What is the average rent in Corona, CA?

The average rent in Corona, CA is $2,147. Start your search for apartments in Corona, CA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA is between $1,590 and $6,058. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Corona, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA is between $2,340 and $8,490. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Corona, CA is between $2,030 and $10,000. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Corona, CA.

Renter’s Guide to Corona, CA

Located in the county of Riverside, Corona, CA is just 50 miles East of Los Angeles and 80 miles East of Orange County.

The weather in Corona is pleasant to say the least. In July, the temperature reaches a summer high of 93°F. In winter, it reaches a still pleasant low of just 42°F in January. As if that wasn’t good enough, you’ll be happy to learn that the area only gets 12 inches of rain per year and no snow. Residents of Corona get to enjoy 275 sunny days every year. Furthermore, this warm Mediterranean climate makes it the perfect place in California to grow citrus.

Originally called South Riverside, Corona, CA was founded during the height of the citrus boom in 1886 by the South Riverside Land and Water Company (originally a citrus growers’ organization). This area was so well-known for producing citrus fruits that it was dubbed the lemon capital of the world.

According to census data, Corona now has a population of about 163,585 people. Nowadays, it’s commonly referred to by locals as the “circle city” because the standard grid of streets is enclosed by a circular Grand Boulevard.

Corona, CA Demographics

  • Total Population166,972
  • Female 83,167
    Male 83,805
  • Median Age35

Cost of Living in Corona, CA

Like many places close to Los Angeles, the cost of living is higher than in many parts of the United States. If you’re living by yourself in a modest apartment, expect to spend around $155 per month on utilities. For internet, that would cost an additional $65 per month. While many residents choose to drive, public transit is very affordable with a monthly bus pass costing just $40.

For those date nights, Corona has many high-end restaurants. But if you’re going to a mid-range restaurant, expect to pay around $40 for a dinner for two. This does not include any drinks, so make sure to account for that in your budget.

As with most places in Southern California, Corona residents like to stay fit. Luckily, it’s pretty affordable to do so. Monthly fees at a fitness club are just $17.50.

Average Rent in Corona, CA

  • Corona, CA Average Rental Price, August 2021 $2,147 /mo

    Corona, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Corona, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Aug / 2021
    Corona, CA $1,679 $1,669 $1,686 $1,744 $1,775 $1,765 $1,788 $1,874 $1,910 $2,078 $2,147
    National $1,347 $1,356 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,402 $1,393 $1,397 $1,485 $1,510 $1,539

    Living in Corona, CA

    Living in Corona has its pros and cons. Many people choose to live in Corona to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles while remaining close enough for easy access. In fact, many celebrities choose to live in Corona for the privacy. As a result, Corona has developed its fair share of upscale areas and amenities to cater to the well-heeled among us.

    Many people also live in Corona but commute to Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, or even Pasadena to work or play. All these cities are relatively short drives away, making Corona a popular commuter city. That said, the average commute for Corona residents is 37 minutes compared to the U.S. average of just 26 minutes.

    Other key reasons people choose to live in Corona is the great climate, diverse economy, and the sheer number of recreational opportunities.

    On the other hand, in recent years, Corona has grown more popular, so urban sprawl, traffic and crowding are becoming more of an issue.

    Things to Do in Corona, CA

    Since the area has great weather, many of Corona’s attractions and points of interest involve the great outdoors.

    For the outdoor enthusiasts in the family, Chino Hills State Park is a must-see destination. The park is home to many animal habitats and botanical residents. Visitors can enjoy the park on foot or even take a horseback ride. For the mountain bikers, Chino Hills State Park is a dream come true. The mountain biking trail features a variety of different terrain including valleys, scenic ridge tops, challenging woodlands, sage scrub and grassland.

    On a related note, Santiago Peak (sometimes called saddleback mountain) is known for its trails and campsites with phenomenal city views.

    In terms of fun things to do with family in Corona, check out Tom’s Farms. It’s a park with restaurants and a farmer’s market. On weekends and holidays, they feature free live music, events, and even train and pony rides.

    History buffs have plenty of places to visit in Corona, like the Corona Heritage Park and Museum, which hosts historical exhibits featuring vintage buildings, art installations and beautiful gardens. If you fancy yourself a patron of the arts, the Off-Broadway Corona Theater (OBCTheater) is a non-profit group that produces 2-3 theatrical productions every year at the Corona Civic Center Auditorium. They also run training sessions for the performing arts helping to foster local talent.

    In the unlikely event that you run out of fun things to do in Corona, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas are a relatively short drive away.

    Employment & Economy in Corona, CA

    Departing from its past as a hotbed of citrus farming, today’s Corona is dominated by three major industries: manufacturing (making up 14.6% of all employment), retail (11.7%), and healthcare and social work (10.4%).

    Top employers in Corona are the Corona-Norco Unified School District, the Corona Regional Medical Center, and health insurance company Kaiser Permanente.

    Although employment opportunities in Corona are rather limited, the proximity to Los Angeles and other major cities make Corona a popular commuter niche.

    Corona, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households48,899
    • Family 37,543
      Non-family 11,356
    • Children 19,894
      No Children 29,005
    • Average People Per Household3.4
    • Median Household Income$83,752
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,881

    Education in Corona, CA

    The city of Corona is part of the Corona-Norco Unified School District which manages 5 high schools, 5 middle schools, and 28 elementary schools in the city. The 2 private schools in Corona include St. Edwards Catholic School and Crossroads Christian School.

    Top universities in the Corona area are the University of California (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC). UCLA is considered the 2nd best public university in the United States and 9th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings in 2018. It offers 150 graduate degree programs with a focus on management and health sciences, over 125 majors and over 90 minors.

    The top high school in Corona is Santiago High which is ranked 243rd in California and high achieving students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses and exams. In addition to its strong academic performance, the school has 55% minority enrollment and 24% of students are economically disadvantaged.

    The top middle school in Corona is El Cerrito which ranks better than 78.8% of California schools in statewide test performance.

    For younger families, the best elementary school in Corona is Temescal Valley. The school ranks better than 94.4% of elementary schools in California when it comes to statewide test performance.

    Corona, CA Education Statistics

    Tips for Renting in Corona, CA

    If you are moving to Corona, it is best to familiarize yourself with the neighborhoods and choose the one that best fits your lifestyle. There are 11 neighborhoods in Corona, but North Corona is the primary residential and commercial section with primarily middle to upper-middle income residents. It’s also very well maintained and very safe.

    The Downtown/North Main area is full of offices and apartments. It also has one of the 2 Metrolink stations in the city so you might consider living here if you commute to Los Angeles or other nearby cities.

    South Corona is the more upscale part of the city. Here you will find many multi-million-dollar homes and the city’s best schools.

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