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Starting at $1,605
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Country Hills Apartment Homes
2540 Country Hills Rd
Brea, CA
Studio
$1,605
1 Bedroom
$1,665
2 Bedrooms
$2,030
Just a short drive to the Brea Mall. Many interior features including custom cabinetry, designer carpet, wood-style vinyl flooring and full kitchen appliance packages. On-site property management.
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Starting at $2,300
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Pearl La Floresta
420 La Crescenta Drive
Brea, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,300
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
3 Bedrooms
$4,150
Community features include dog washing stations, a sky deck and a cyber cafe. Spacious one- to three-bedroom homes boast expansive closets and decks. Off Valencia Avenue in Brea near Orangetheory Fitness, Starbucks and Whole Foods.
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Starting at $4,200
Updated 2 hrs ago
461 Valley Crossing Road
461 Valley Crossing Road
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,200
Starting at $2,700
Updated 2 hrs ago
1329 Walling Avenue
1329 Walling Avenue
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
Starting at $2,980
Updated 2 hrs ago
2125 Clear Springs Road
2125 Clear Springs Road
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,980
Starting at $2,700
Updated 3 days ago
1642 E. Eucalyptus Street
1642 E. Eucalyptus Street
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,700
Starting at $2,200
Updated 8 days ago
189 S Poplar Avenue
189 S Poplar Avenue
Brea, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,600
Updated 14 days ago
438 S Poplar Avenue
438 S Poplar Avenue
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
Starting at $3,200
Updated 16 days ago
600 Linden Way
600 Linden Way
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $3,200
Updated 18 days ago
457 Hummingbird Drive
457 Hummingbird Drive
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $2,250
Updated 19 days ago
415 W Date Street
415 W Date Street
Brea, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
Starting at $3,320
Updated 19 days ago
2992 E Santa Fe Road
2992 E Santa Fe Road
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,320
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Starting at $1,788
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Las Palmas
2598 Associated Rd
Fullerton, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,788
2 Bedrooms
$2,233
This gated community offers complete relaxation and serenity. Residents can enjoy the spa, tanning deck, barbecue area and clubhouse. Various layouts are available with full-size washer and dryer connections, garden windows and private garages.
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Starting at $3,495
Updated 2 hrs ago
443 Pebble Beach Place
443 Pebble Beach Place
Fullerton, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,495
Starting at $2,850
Updated 8 hrs ago
1720 Hamer Dr.
1720 Hamer Dr.
Placentia, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,850
Starting at $2,745
Updated 2 days ago
1901 Kilmer Dr
1901 Kilmer Dr
Placentia, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,745
Starting at $2,450
Updated 4 days ago
1740 E Mateo Avenue
1740 E Mateo Avenue
La Habra, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,450
Starting at $4,500
Updated 4 days ago
18280 Spyglass Hill
18280 Spyglass Hill
Yorba Linda, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
Starting at $5,500
Updated 12 days ago
351 E Las Palmas Drive
351 E Las Palmas Drive
Fullerton, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
Starting at $3,150
Updated 12 days ago
224 Chinook Drive
224 Chinook Drive
Placentia, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,150
Starting at $2,950
Updated 14 days ago
441 Pinehurst Court
441 Pinehurst Court
Fullerton, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
Starting at $4,250
Updated 29 days ago
17595 Edgewood Ln
17595 Edgewood Ln
Yorba Linda, CA
Studio
$4,250
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Starting at $1,870
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The Crossing
3530 E La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,870
2 Bedrooms
$2,270
Modern complex with stylish apartments next to Metrolink Anaheim Canyon Station. Business center, games room and fitness center on site. Apartments feature air conditioning, private balcony/patio and contemporary interior design.
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Starting at $1,822
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Eagle Canyon
13316 Woodsorrel Dr
Chino Hills, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,822
2 Bedrooms
$2,078
Located in the Chino Hills neighborhood and close to I-71 and I-60. 1-2 bedroom units have beautiful hardwood floors, walk-in closets and private balcony or patio. On-site amenities include pool, hot tub, sauna and gym.
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City GuideBrea

Looking for a party? According to Sunset magazine, Brea is one of the five best suburbs in the Western United States.

Brea is a medium-sized suburb of Orange County, with a population of about 40,000 people. What was once known as an important oil-production center is now better known for its terrific shopping opportunities and inspirational public art program. So if you like to shop, admire art, visit quaint farmer's markets, watch live comedy, and generally have fun (and who doesn't?), Brea is worth checking out. Though its real estate market is rather pricy, you are sure to find some rental properties that won't bust your budget. Brea is just minutes from Disneyland, California Adventure, the well-known Brea Mall, and several colleges. So whether you're a Disney fan, student, or someone just looking to relocate to an L.A. suburb, the rental properties in this city are worth checking out.

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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!

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