154 Apartments for rent in Brea, CA

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Starting at $1,670
Updated 6 hrs ago
Country Hills Apartment Homes
2540 Country Hills Rd
Brea, CA
Studio
$1,680
1 Bedroom
$1,670
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
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 $2,270
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Pearl La Floresta
420 La Crescenta Drive
Brea, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,270
2 Bedrooms
$2,775
3 Bedrooms
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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 $3,350
Updated 1 hr ago
1654 E Eucalyptus Street
1654 E Eucalyptus Street
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,350
Starting at $3,295
Updated 17 hrs ago
1290 Ponderosa Avenue
1290 Ponderosa Avenue
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,295
Starting at $2,400
Updated 1 day ago
835 Carob St
835 Carob St
Brea, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
Starting at $2,600
Updated 2 days ago
210 Panorama
210 Panorama
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
Starting at $3,800
Updated 6 days ago
2630 E Pacific Court
2630 E Pacific Court
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $3,100
Updated 7 days ago
1524 Kinsler Court
1524 Kinsler Court
Brea, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
Starting at $3,195
Updated 10 days ago
1341 La Canada Drive
1341 La Canada Drive
Brea, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,195
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Starting at $1,834
Updated 6 hrs ago
Las Palmas
2598 Associated Rd
Fullerton, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,834
2 Bedrooms
$2,208
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 $3,980
Updated 1 hr ago
2538 Trenton Court
2538 Trenton Court
Fullerton, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,980
Starting at $3,495
Updated 1 hr ago
443 Pebble Beach Place
443 Pebble Beach Place
Fullerton, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,495
Starting at $2,075
Updated 2 days ago
2740 Santiago Road
2740 Santiago Road
Fullerton, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
Starting at $3,400
Updated 7 days ago
17340 Marda Ave
17340 Marda Ave
Yorba Linda, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
Starting at $2,500
Updated 10 days ago
1669 Sherwood Village Circle
1669 Sherwood Village Circle
Placentia, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
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Starting at $1,525
Updated 1 hr ago
Village Green
901 S Idaho St
La Habra, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,525
2 Bedrooms
$1,976
Apartments feature air conditioner, private balcony and split-level floor plans. Community includes four pools, BBQ areas and reserved covered parking. Located just off Imperial Highway 57.
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Starting at $1,629
Updated 1 hr ago
Villa Angelina
201 E Chapman Ave
Placentia, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,629
2 Bedrooms
$2,109
Great location, with easy access to nearby Kraemer Memorial Park. Community has pool, gym, and package receiving. Units include ceiling fan, fireplace, patio or balcony, and more.
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Starting at $1,814
Updated 1 hr ago
Pinnacle at Fullerton
229 E Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA
Studio
$1,814
1 Bedroom
$1,857
2 Bedrooms
$2,694
This community offers an on-site pool, gym, clubhouse and pet-friendly environment. Apartments include in-unit laundry, fireplaces and walk-in closets. East Fullerton Shopping Center and Hillcrest Park are both within minutes of the property.
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Starting at $1,890
Updated 1 hr ago
Hillsborough Park
1501 S Beach Blvd
La Habra, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,890
2 Bedrooms
$2,583
One- and two-bedroom apartment homes feature built-in shelves, expansive closets and alarm access. The community boasts a 24-hour gym, garage parking and a pool. Off South Beach Boulevard, moments from the Coyote Creek Bikeway.
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Starting at $1,520
Updated 1 hr ago
Haver Hill
3100 East Yorba Linda Blvd
Fullerton, CA
Studio
$1,520
1 Bedroom
$1,670
2 Bedrooms
$2,211
A gym, a pool and a picnic area are available for residents' enjoyment. Apartment homes offer in-unit laundry, private parking and additional storage. The pet-friendly community is moments from Cal State Fullerton.
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Starting at $2,635
Updated 1 hr ago
Capri at Sunny Hills
2341 Daphne Pl
Fullerton, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,635
Ten minutes away from Metrolink Station, these homes feature private patios, modern kitchens and ample storage space. Residents have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, among other amenities. Pet-friendly.
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Starting at $1,642
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Barkley Apartments
2400 E Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,642
2 Bedrooms
$2,067
This community is adjacent to Anaheim Town Square and seconds from the Santa Ana River. Residents enjoy on-site parking, pool, spa and easy access to public transportation. Apartments include large closets, window coverings and patios/balconies.
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Starting at $1,499
Updated 5 hrs ago
UCE
600 Langsdorf Dr
Fullerton, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,499
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
Recently renovated units with granite counters and hardwood floors. Very close to both California State University Fullerton and Hope International University. Lots of nearby dining options. Pool, media room, and 24-hour maintenance available.
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Starting at $1,499
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UCA
2404 Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,499
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
Recently renovated homes with hardwood floors and ceiling fans. Residents have access to clubhouse, pool table and fire pit. Next to California State University, Fullerton. Close to Orange Freeway.
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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!

June 2018 Brea Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Brea Rent Report. Brea rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Brea rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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