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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Prices and availability in Fullerton, CA were last updated on 27 Sep 2021.

What are the best apartments in Fullerton, CA?

The best apartments in Fullerton, CA are: Malden Station by Windsor, GREENHOUSE, Amplifi, THE STREAMS and Cinnamon Ridge.

What is the average rent in Fullerton, CA?

The average rent in Fullerton, CA is $2,044. Start your search for apartments in Fullerton, CA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Fullerton, CA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Fullerton, CA is between $1,756 and $4,581. View all studio apartments in Fullerton, CA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fullerton, CA is between $1,544 and $4,581. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Fullerton, CA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Fullerton, CA is between $1,544 and $4,982. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Fullerton, CA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Fullerton, CA is between $2,480 and $4,581. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Fullerton, CA.

Renter's Guide to Fullerton, CA

Among the many cities and suburbs surrounding Los Angeles is the fine community of Fullerton, California. Conveniently situated in Orange County and covering 22 sq. miles, this is a fitting place for folks who want to live a west coast lifestyle while being close enough to the major city of LA, as well as other exceptional amenities.

This is also a suitable location for people seeking sunshine, since there are many sunny days throughout the year. Though the temperature changes slightly with the seasons, it never gets too hot or cold here. During the summer months, the barometer typically stays between 70° and 80°F and during the winter, temperatures rarely go below 50°. In fact, the annual average here is 65°, which is on the cooler side for California.

Furthermore, Fullerton is less than 25 miles away from LA, and the bordering city to the south of here is Anaheim. San Bernardino is about an hour drive and the coast is clearly closer, with Long Beach being just about 20 miles west. Also, it isn't too far from some other well-known U.S. cities. For instance, San Diego is around 90 miles south and Las Vegas is a 4-hour drive eastward.

Fullerton, CA Demographics

  • Total Population139,611
  • Female 69,559
    Male 70,052
  • Median Age35.4

Cost of Living in Fullerton, CA

The cost of living in Fullerton is a bit higher than the state and national average. Although it might be due to a few factors, it's mainly because of housing prices, which have increased quite a bit over the past 10 years. Fortunately, other basic expenses including utilities and transportation are about the same as similar cities in California. For instance, a typical electric bill is roughly $90 per month for a 900 sq. ft. rental in Fullerton.

In addition, a basic meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost around $15 and a regular cappuccino will be approximately $3.50. Furthermore, there are a few possibilities for public transportation in Fullerton. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) operates the buses, which run regularly throughout the city, and fares start at $2.00 one-way for local routes. You'll also find a Transportation Center here with Amtrak trains in addition to Fullerton Station where there are Metrolink trains

Discounted rates are available for bus and train including day, weekend, or monthly passes that can be purchased. For instance, Metrolink $10 Weekends allows people to travel practically anyplace for $10 on Saturday or Sunday. And, with a Metrolink ticket, there are literally hundreds of free connections on city or shuttle bus, light rail, and subway lines.

Average Rent in Fullerton, CA

  • Fullerton, CA Average Rental Price, September 2021 $2,044 /mo

Fullerton, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

Fullerton, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Sep / 2021
Fullerton, CA $1,811 $1,879 $1,890 $1,915 $1,931 $1,943 $1,926 $1,941 $1,977 $2,044
National $1,347 $1,356 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,402 $1,393 $1,397 $1,485 $1,510

Living in Fullerton, CA

Fullerton is an accommodating city for many things including education, work, entertainment, and food. And thanks to the centralized location, you can easily manage to get almost anywhere from here via bus or train. And for air travel, the LAX airport is just over 30 miles away, which is typically around 45 minutes when traveling by car.

However, one of the downsides for residents can be the heavy traffic at certain times. For example, the average one-way commute is approx. 30 minutes, which is longer than the U.S. average. This is probably partly because nearly 78% of people commute via Drove Alone and only 3% use mass transit.

Furthermore, since Fullerton has a healthy sized population of well over 100,000 people, there is always a lot of activity in the area. Which is why we have a Neighborhood Watch Program here that is operated by Fullerton residents with the support of the police department. This helps residents rest easier and results in a safer community.

Things to Do in Fullerton, CA

Fullerton has a vibrant downtown area, which has gone through revitalization in recent years. Featuring a variety of bars/pubs, restaurants, and shops, this city does a pretty good job of catering to people with all kinds of tastes. And for all sorts of live entertainment, there is the Clayes Performing Arts Center and Maverick Theatre.

Plus, with over 50 parks to enjoy, this is an excellent home for outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, the Fullerton Arboretum is somewhat famous and features 26 acres of unusual plants with sculpted gardens. Another likable outdoor park is Laguna Lake, which contains several trails fit for hiking, walking, running, cycling, or horseback riding.

Employment & Economy in Fullerton, CA

There are plenty of job opportunities in Fullerton and the surrounding area. Moreover, most residents are active in the workforce and the city has an unemployment rate of 3.0%, which is below the U.S. average. Among some of the better paying industries are mining, quarrying, and oil & gas extraction. Yet, as with any thriving city, you'll find many areas of employment in Fullerton.

Also, seeing as though this is partly a college town, a high percentage of people around here are employed in education. Some of the other major industries around here include healthcare, social services, transportation, manufacturing, and construction. Plus, a good number of people work in retail trade or food services.

Fullerton, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households45,814
  • Family 31,996
    Non-family 13,818
  • Children 14,897
    No Children 30,917
  • Average People Per Household2.97
  • Median Household Income$79,978
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,749

Education in Fullerton, CA

There are several public schools in Fullerton for students of every grade level to attend. Moreover, you will find a total of 26 schools, so no matter where you reside within the city, an education will likely be well within reach. And for private schools in Fullerton, there are a few, but of course more can be found around the region.

For residents seeking adult education in Fullerton, there are several options in the area as well. More precisely, the main colleges here are California State University and Hope International University. Also, the city is home to the oldest community college in the entire state, Fullerton College. On top of that, there are additional higher education institutions located in neighboring cities/suburbs.

Fullerton, CA Education Statistics

Tips for Renting in Fullerton, CA

There is a wide range of rentals in Fullerton that vary in size, location and monthly rates. Therefore, it's best to view all your options in person rather than simply seeing places online.

It's also recommended to learn about renter's rights in Fullerton before beginning your search. Laws regarding renting often differ in each state, so get the facts on California by conducting some research and/or consulting an attorney. Lastly, remember to ask any questions upfront, that way there won't be any surprises down the road. With this info, you'll have better luck with looking for a rental in Fullerton!

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