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300 Apartments for rent in Brea, CA

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Last updated December 13 at 8:42pm UTC
2778 E Temblor Ranch Drive
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated October 13 at 9:50am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$5,000
576 S Brea Boulevard
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated November 18 at 9:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,890
765 Sather Court #50
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 13 at 2:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,625
1400 Las Lomas Drive
La Habra City
Brea, CA
Updated November 21 at 10:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
205 S. Redwood Ave #33
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 13 at 2:27pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
701 Laura Street
La Habra City
La Habra Heights, CA
Updated November 20 at 11:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
1400 N Palm Street
La Habra City
La Habra, CA
Updated November 14 at 1:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
3779 bidwell drive
Brea-Olinda
Yorba Linda, CA
Updated November 29 at 2:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
455 Estrella Lane
Brea
Brea, CA
Updated November 20 at 1:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
365 Pomelo Avenue
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 8 at 2:16am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
Results within 1 miles of Brea, CA
3960 Trolley Court
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 2 at 9:40am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$4,000
626 Desert Canyon Road
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated November 28 at 9:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,200
447 Hummingbird Dr
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 6 at 11:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,795
218 Ambling Drive
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 13 at 6:01pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
632 E Birch Street
Brea-Olinda
Brea, CA
Updated December 7 at 10:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1433 Canyon Oaks Crossing
Chino Hills
Chino Hills, CA
Updated November 30 at 12:35pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,795
908 Brooklyn Avenue
Placentia
Placentia, CA
Updated December 11 at 6:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
2134 ROCKRIDGE COURT
Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Updated December 5 at 11:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
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City Guide
Brea
Searching for an Apartment in Brea

About one third of the homes in Brea are renter-occupied, and most homes are between 25 and 60 years old on average, with two to three bedrooms. The vacancy rate for the homes here is about 4 percent, so lazy looking won't yield much.

How Much to Budget

According to Sperling's Best Places, the cost of living in this city is a whopping 160, so budget accordingly when you begin your search for a rental property. Most one-bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom apartments start higher than the norm; maybe it's time to hunt for a roommate too.

When to Rent

There are several colleges in and around Brea, so search for rentals before all the students start doing the same. Here, the early bird gets the apartment. Start your apartment hunt sometime during winter or early spring. Since the vacancy rate is pretty low, count on needing at least two months to search.

What You Need

Since the rental industry here is fairly competitive, get all your ducks in a row before you head to the rental office. For best results, show up with at least one month's worth of paystubs to prove your income. Plus, be prepared to have your credit checked and references called before you get a place. Beat all those other apartment hunters to the finish by having a listing of your rental history and a deposit for the apartment on hand.

Know the Neighborhoods in Brea

If youre looking for elegance and comfort, you won't have a problem finding it here. And if you're like the rest of us just looking for a decent place to stay in a fairly safe area, Brea can meet your needs. Here's an overview of the main neighborhoods in this city:

Olinda Ranch: This is known as one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Brea. The rent here is about 1.5 times more than the city's average. You'll find horse property, condos and parks in this neighborhood. Break out the piggy bank.

Brea Chem: This is an urban neighborhood with mostly houses and some high-rise apartments. Compared to most of Brea and SoCal in general, this area is pretty walkable, which fits with its hip reputation. Oh yeah, and its vacancy rate is practically zero, so you'd better start searching for rentals fast.

Country Hills: This area is within a short distance of Brea Mall, CSU Fullerton, and various golf courses, to name a few attractions. It is also near major freeways that include Highway 57 and I-5. Its close proximity to both the Brea Chem and Olinda Hills neighborhoods means these areas share some amenities.

Park Paseo: Most of the rentals in this area are on the small side, with one bedroom on average. The high rises and houses here tend to be about 40 years old, so this isn't exactly a new neighborhood. But like some of the other urban areas in Brea, it is possible to get around on foot, as long as you don't need to go far.

West Brea: The rental prices in West Brea tend to be affordable, and there are lots of high rise apartments and rental homes to choose from in this urban area. This is another walkable, trendy neighborhood with a mix of owners and renters living here.

Downtown Brea: This is one of the least-expensive parts of Brea, and the lower rent prices show it. And there's more good news if you're considering this neighborhood: Brea Mall is located downtown! In fact, this is pretty much the centerpiece of the area since it has more than a million square feet and is a premier mall in SoCal.

Living in Brea

As in many Southern California cities, you need a car to live in Brea, especially if you don't live within walking distance of your job. There's some public transportation, mostly consisting of buses, but it could take days (okay, hours) to get to nearby cities by bus.

If you live and work in downtown Brea, you might just make it without a car. If you're lucky enough to live close to Brea Mall, you can easily walk to local parks, the library, and of course, lots of stores.

Many of the locals spend their days working, but they certainly make time to have fun on the weekends. When you live in Brea, it's a short drive to world-class shopping areas, famous theme parks, downtown Los Angeles, and the beach. So quit procrastinating; it's time to check out the rentals in this city!