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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Prices and availability in Orange, CA were last updated on 13 Apr 2021.

What are the best apartments in Orange, CA?

The best apartments in Orange, CA are: Garrison Apartments, Windsor at Main Place, GEORGIAN, SANTIAGO and BROOKFIELD.

What is the average rent in Orange, CA?

The average rent in Orange, CA is $2,142. Start your search for apartments in Orange, CA now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in Orange, CA is between $1,849 and $2,462. View all studio apartments in Orange, CA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange, CA is between $1,655 and $2,795. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Orange, CA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Orange, CA is between $1,685 and $3,800. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Orange, CA.

Renter’s Guide to Orange, CA

Located in Orange County, California, the city of Orange is a suburb of Los Angeles. Known for its high concentration of historic buildings in the old town and a sublime location, Orange is a mid-sized city that enjoys a small town vibe. It ranks as the 104th best city in America for young professionals, and the 23rd healthiest city in America. Low crime rates and good school systems also make it popular with families.

Orange has a population of 140,289 and spreads across almost 26 sq. miles. In terms of area, it’s about the same as neighboring Santa Ana, but has less than half the population, meaning it’s not as crowded as other nearby cities. Compared to LA proper, it’s almost 27 times smaller by population and 18 times smaller by area.

Located around 30 miles southeast of downtown LA, Orange enjoys good transport links in all directions. The Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) can be taken to downtown within 40 minutes in light traffic, though commute times can be far longer. San Diego is around 90 miles south of Orange and can be reached by taking the same freeway south.

Orange enjoys a pleasantly warm and dry climate throughout much of the year, though winters do generally see some rain. The hottest month is typically August, with highs of around 84°F, while December is typically the coldest month, with lows of around 46°F. January sees the wettest weather, with around 3.2 inches of rainfall. However, with annual precipitation levels of around 15 inches, rain is seldom an issue. Proximity to the coast ensures slightly cooler temperatures compared to more inland areas of southern California.

Orange, CA Demographics

  • Total Population139,887
  • Female 69,483
    Male 70,404
  • Median Age35.2

Cost of Living in Orange, CA

The city of Orange is served by Metrolink rail services in 3 directions, northwest to LA, southeast to Oceanside (Northern San Diego), and northeast to San Bernardino (Inland Empire). Services to LA cost $9 one way, $10 for a weekend pass, $18 for a round trip, $63 for a 7-day pass, and $252 for a monthly pass. Bus services are provided by OCTA (Orange County Transport Authority), with local trips typically costing $2, a day pass $5, and a 30-day pass $69. Despite good public transport services, many residents drive a private vehicle, with a gallon of gasoline generally costing around $3.43.

If you plan to eat out, expect to pay around $15 for a meal in a typical inexpensive restaurant, or $6.50 for a combo meal at a fast food joint. A 3-course meal for 2 at a mid-range restaurant should cost around $55, plus $4 for a regular coffee or a pint of beer.

Your monthly basic utilities, such as water, electricity, cooling, and garbage disposal should cost around $140 for a typical 915 sq. ft apartment. A high-speed internet connection will generally cost an additional $70 per month.

Average Rent in Orange, CA

  • Orange, CA Average Rental Price, February 2021 $2,142 /mo

    Orange, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $1,001-$1,5002%
    • $1,501-$2,00041%
    • > $2,00057%

    Orange, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Feb / 2021
    Orange, CA $1,954 $1,977 $1,974 $2,004 $1,999 $1,998 $2,064 $2,112 $2,076 $2,080 $2,142
    National $1,317 $1,348 $1,357 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,401 $1,391 $1,393 $1,399

    Living in Orange, CA

    Life in Orange offers diversity, very low crime rates, and plenty of things to do. The location is superb, with proximity to the coast, mountains, state parks and reserves, as well as the big city.

    The city offers a mix of the friendliness of a close-knit small-town community, the vibrancy of a college town, and the bustle of larger city. At the same time, the historic center provides atmosphere seldom found in this part of the country.

    Despite so many positives, there are some negative points that are worth pointing out. Commuting outside of town during rush hours can be an extremely arduous and time-consuming task. The metrolink station is the second busiest in the state, as it serves as a transfer stop between Orange County and IEOC lines. The roads are equally busy, with the section of the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) just outside of Orange among the busiest in the state — frequently referred to as the ‘Orange Crush’.

    Things to Do in Orange, CA

    Home to numerous neighborhood parks and bordered by the Santa Ana River, and 2 regional parks, Orange is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. There’s a wealth of hiking trails to enjoy, with Irvine Regional Park offering trails for all levels of fitness. The park is also home to a campsite, lake, miniature railway line, and an outdoor education center that is ideal for kids. Additionally, the Orange County Zoo is located in the park, featuring 8-acres of local wildlife and plant life.

    The Outlets at Orange is a popular shopping spot, offering a wealth of different stores, gyms, movie theaters, restaurants, bars, a bowling alley, and other entertainment venues. There’s a mix of big brand names, and smaller independent stores to suit adults, teens, and kids alike. For something different, head to historic Old Towne, where you’ll find antique stores, as well as trendy boutiques and arts and crafts stores. Every Saturday, the Orange Flea Market is a great place to bag a bargain.

    For fantastic fresh produce, check out the weekly Orange Home Grown (OHG) farmers market, every Saturday. You can also visit the OHG farm and take part in one of their workshops, focusing on anything from urban chicken farming, to farm to table dinners and wine pairings. Less than 5 miles away, the original Disneyland is a fantastic place to take the kids.

    Employment & Economy in Orange, CA

    With a median household income of $83,500, residents of Orange earn well above state and national averages. The most common industry in Orange is health care and social assistance, followed by manufacturing, and retail trade.

    Office and administrative support occupations are the most common jobs held by residents of Orange, followed by sales roles, and management positions. The highest paid residents are working in architecture and engineering occupations.

    According to a 2011 report, the 3 biggest employers were all hospitals/medical centers; the Irvine medical center with 4,000 employees, Sisters of St. Joseph Hospital with 3,853 employees, and Children’s Hospital of Orange with 2,400 employees.

    Orange, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households43,075
    • Family 31,520
      Non-family 11,555
    • Children 14,832
      No Children 28,243
    • Average People Per Household3.08
    • Median Household Income$91,793
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,959

    Education in Orange, CA

    Orange is served by the Orange Unified School District, which provides 24 public schools in the city. The top-rated high school is El Modena High, which rates above average in most measures, and excels in preparing students for higher education. McPherson Magnet School accepts students from grades K through 8, and ranks as the top elementary and middle school, with students frequently scoring well above average in tests

    The Chapman University is a private university that offers programs in over 100 study areas, ranging from film and media arts, to science and technology. Ten separate colleges make up the university, with each building focusing on a different area of study. Santiago Canyon College is a public community college located in the city, offering a variety of career-technical designed programs, as well as more academic study areas.

    Orange, CA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School28%
    • Some College26%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree23%
    • Graduate Degree10%

    Tips for Renting in Orange, CA

    If you’re considering a move to Orange, you may have heard that the cost of living can be high. Indeed, southern California rates as almost twice as expensive as the national average. The cost of renting is higher than other areas in the U.S., but it’s not such a steep increase compared to the cost of buying a home. Other essentials — groceries, healthcare, etc. — aren’t much more expensive than the rest of the country, however.

    If you’re worried about scorching heat, Orange is typically slightly cooler than more inland areas of the county. It’s still worth seeking out an apartment with AC, but it’s not as essential as in other parts of southern California. AC in your car, however, is a must, and with long commute times, it’s worth seeking employment opportunities that are closer to home if you want to avoid the congestion.

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