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Apartments for Rent in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA
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    24455 Via Pansa, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    14 Units available
    1 BED $2,615+
    2 BEDS $3,175+
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    5/5 Susana R. on Oct 3, 2023

    Vivo aqui desde 2017, muy comodos los apartamentos y luminosos

    5/5 Amelia E. on May 16, 2023

    E vivido 21 años y es el mejor lugar....esta linmpio y esta todo cerca las tiendas escuelas ..y la abiente seguro

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    21486 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    1 BED $2,693+
    2 BEDS $2,797+
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    25092 Farthing Street, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    1 BED $2,106+
    2 BEDS $2,751+
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    25421 Alta Loma, Lake Forest, CA 92630-7006
    1 BED $2,798+
    2 BEDS $3,014+
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    24551 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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    24455 Via Pansa, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    1 BED $2,615+
    2 BEDS $3,175+
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    23151 Los Alisos Blvd, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    1 BED $2,003+
    2 BEDS $2,963+
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    25162 Charlinda Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    Studio $2,121+
    1 BED $2,452+
    2 BEDS $2,821+
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    24391 Avenida De La Carlota #100, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    1 BED $2,670+
    2 BEDS $3,133+
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    24555 Los Alisos Blvd., Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    1 BED $2,277+
    2 BEDS $3,026+
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    3100 Vision Street, Irvine, CA 92618
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    30751 El Corazon, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Studio $2,033+
    1 BED $2,059+
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    22751 El Prado, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    1 BED $2,349+
    2 BEDS $3,031+
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    25211 Stockport, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    1 BED $2,115+
    2 BEDS $2,740+
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    25212 Stockport, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    1 BED $2,425
    2 BEDS $2,700+
  • A160, 22431 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    5 BEDS $1,200
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    24300 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637
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    26600 Oso Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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    1 BED $2,575+
    2 BEDS $3,145+
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    25952 Via Lomas, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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    23592 Windsong, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    1 BED $2,822+
    2 BEDS $3,424+
    3 BEDS $4,672+
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    24152 Hollyoak, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    1 BED $2,425+
    2 BEDS $3,262+
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    4 Austin, Irvine, CA 92604
    1 BED $2,205+
    2 BEDS $2,620+
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    90 Vantis Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    Studio $2,541+
    1 BED $2,685+
    2 BEDS $3,398+
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    27068 La Paz Rd #452, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
    2 BEDS $1,934
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    50 Eastshore, Irvine, CA 92604
    1 BED $2,380+
    2 BEDS $2,920+
    3 BEDS $4,295+
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Average rent in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA

$2,748/mo Lake Forest, Orange County, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA is $2,748.

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Getting around in Lake Forest, CA

48 /100
Car-Dependent
28 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 48, Bike Score®: 28

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA were last updated on 28 May 2024.

What are the best apartments in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

The best apartments in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA are: Ridgecrest, Forest Glen, SERRANO HIGHLANDS APARTMENT HOMES and Mountain View Apartments.

What is the average rent in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

The average rent in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA is $2,748. Start your search for apartments in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA is between $2,097 and $5,597. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA is between $2,751 and $7,097. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

In Lake Forest 29% of the housing is rented out compared to 71% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of Lake Forest’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 65% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 23% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

The average age of rental buildings in Lake Forest is 33 years old, with 18% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which all are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA?

Studio apartments in Lake Forest are around 0% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 48% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 48% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Lake Forest, CA

Located southwest of Los Angeles, Lake Forest is a small city in Orange County, California. Known formerly as “El Toro,” the city attracts renters and residents looking for a comfortable lifestyle, stable economy, lush greenery, and diverse community. The small city charm with big-city amenities and the thriving business community make Lake Forest one of the most popular spots for renters relocating from other U.S. cities. Lake Forest is great for renters who love summers, as the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 83°F and rarely goes below 40°F throughout the year. There is almost no snow and minimal rain throughout the year, allowing renters and residents to explore the numerous parks, trails, forests, and outdoor sports opportunities.

Renting in Lake Forest, CA

Most properties in Lake Forest are owner-occupied, but there are still enough rental options to choose from in planned neighborhoods throughout the city. While most properties were built before 2000, new developments in planned communities with apartments for rent in Lake Forest are also available. Lake Forest’s rental market is diverse, including lakefront properties, single-family homes, equestrian estates and mansions, townhouses, mobile home parks, retirement communities, and apartments for rent. For renters looking for new apartments in Lake Forest, The Meadows, Mountain View, Portola Center, Serrano Summit, and Teresina are planned neighborhoods currently under development. Being a rent-controlled state, California landlords can only increase the yearly rent for 5% plus inflation, capped at 10%. They may collect a reasonable late rent fee, a pre-paid rent, and a security deposit not higher than two months’ rent for unfurnished apartments and three months’ rent for furnished apartments. Terminating the rent lease requires a previous 30 or 60 days’ written notice.

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Shopping in Lake Forest, CA

While there aren’t any big malls in Lake Forest, several shopping venues are available for local renters to explore: Lake Forest Town Center, Lake Forest Gateway Shopping Center, and Foothill Ranch Towne Center are the most popular. For more extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment options, renters head to the nearby open-air Irvine Spectrum Center. Most big-box grocery and home goods shopping stores are located near the city’s borders, along Interstate 5. For grocery shopping, renters head to Trader Joe’s, Costco, Walmart, Target, The Home Depot, as well as local markets.

Transportation in Lake Forest, CA

While there are multiple transportation options, a car is the primary means of transport residents and renters use in Lake Forest. Interstate 5, California State Route 241, and County Road S18 give access to Los Angeles, San Diego, the Inland Empire, and other neighboring areas. The Orange County Transportation Authority provides public bus transport with several stops in the city. AMTRAK and Metrolink are the primary commuter rail service providers for renters traveling by train. Several walking and biking trails are available in the city, but the longest ones are located in the national parks and surrounding woods. Renters looking for ridesharing options have Uber and Lyft available. Located 13 miles away, John Wayne Airport is the closest international airport.

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