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120 Apartments for rent in Canyon Lake, CA

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Last updated October 23 at 12:49am UTC
30261 Lands End Place
Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake, CA
Updated October 22 at 1:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,980
30200 Clear Water Drive
Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake, CA
Updated October 18 at 11:53pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
30821 Golden Gate Drive
Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake, CA
Updated October 15 at 3:02am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
22690 Canyon Lake Drive North
Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake, CA
Updated October 11 at 7:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
Results within 1 miles of Canyon Lake, CA
40 Via De La Valle
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated October 22 at 2:44pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
34290 Canyon Rim Drive
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated October 18 at 11:51pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,750
29 Del Brienza
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated October 18 at 6:29pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,650
23351 Vista Way
Menifee
Menifee, CA
Updated October 13 at 1:59pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
30505 Canyon Hills Road
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated October 13 at 8:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
29 Bella Caserta
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated September 28 at 5:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
9 Ponte Negra
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated September 14 at 10:34am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,295
34206 Woodmont
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated September 13 at 7:23am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
23475 Vista Way
Menifee
Menifee, CA
Updated September 9 at 10:17pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
33567 Cedar Creek Lane
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated September 6 at 7:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
Results within 5 miles of Canyon Lake, CA
29065 Golden Pebble Court
Sun City
Menifee, CA
Updated October 22 at 1:59am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
27384 Embassy Street
Sun City
Menifee, CA
Updated October 21 at 2:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
34230 Tractor Trail
Wildomar
Wildomar, CA
Updated October 20 at 11:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
35386 Perla Place
Wildomar
Wildomar, CA
Updated October 20 at 6:42am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,300
26481 Ridgemoor Road
Sun City
Menifee, CA
Updated October 20 at 6:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
31950 Hollyhock Street
Lake Elsinore Hills District
Lake Elsinore, CA
Updated October 20 at 6:43am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,150
28666 Middlesbrough Court
Menifee
Menifee, CA
Updated October 22 at 11:02pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
26960 Mccall Court
Sun City
Menifee, CA
Updated October 22 at 2:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
City Guide
Canyon Lake
Why Live Here?

There are many ways to say "you've arrived" in California. You could buy Lakers court-side tickets and hobnob with DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson. You could plop down a hundred thousand dollars for a Tesla S Sedan (good luck getting through that wait list though). You could throw some money into that hot young startup Valleywag can't stop writing about. Or you could do the smart thing and buy a home in Canyon Lake.

As one of only five gated cities within California, Canyon Lake is the kind of place you'd want to live in if you were a well to-do Hollywood screenwriter sick of LA's crowds and commutes, or a moderately successful 90s recording artist on the verge of permanent retirement. Which is to say (tongue firmly in cheek), that this is the kind of place right in the upper-middle economic strata -- not like Beverly Hills, but not like Venice Beach either.

That it's all built around a large lake with 14.9 miles of shoreline and lies less than 80 miles from Los Angeles is just the gravy on top.

Moving to Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is around two hours east of LA. Yes, that's a misleading statement, considering LA's notorious traffic and humongous size, but you'd have to run into pretty bad luck to not get to this city from LA within a couple of hours or so by road.

Location, in fact, is one of the best reasons to move to Canyon Lake. It's just 70 miles from Long Beach, and the much more popular Palm Springs is nearly 110 miles. It's also just 80 miles -- roughly an hour and a half drive -- from San Diego. Getting in and moving here, in other words, shouldn't be that big a deal.

You _will _need a lot of documentary proof of income and good credit if you want to find a home for rent here. The folks in Canyon Lake value security a lot (what with it being a gated community and all) and most landlords will do a thorough check to make sure that you aren't a terror or something before handing over the keys to their rental house. There are fewer 2 to 3-bedroom apartments to rent here and a lot of them are taken up by wealthy Los Angelenos during summer. Make sure you get in early and have all documents ready before you hit the road, especially if you want one of those sweet, sweet lakefront rental houses.

Canyon Lake Neighborhoods

Canyon Lake is pretty small and much of the city is clustered around the lake. There are principally three neighborhoods, though the demarcation between them isn't very well defined, nor is there much to differentiate between them on property value, quality of homes or crime. The unique shape of the lake also means that each neighborhood has plenty of lake facing homes.

Vacation Dr / Canyon Lake Dr: This is the easternmost neighborhood and thus, the furthest from the road leading to LA. Three or two bedroom rental apartments abound and most units are lake facing, at least the ones that aren't are nestled in gently rolling hills.

Emperor Dr / Continental Dr: This is a _slightly _more sought-after neighborhood, thanks to the presence of the Canyon Lake Country Club nearby.

City Center: Here is where there are a majority of the lakefront homes, since it's built along the broadest part of the lake. Well connected by road, this area houses a majority of businesses in the city. Most people looking for apartments to rent in Canyon Lake end up living here.

Living in Canyon Lake

The lake is the center of all activity in this city of over 10,500 (at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census). There are fishing "holes," a slalom course, a jump lagoon, beaches, parks and restaurants clustered around the lake.

The Canyon Lake Country Club golf course is a favorite among the residents, as is the Equestrian Center. On weekends, the locals often gather at the Gault Field. The University of California, Riverside campus is just a 30-minute drive away. The UCLA-Irvine campus is also within driving distance.

All in all, life in Canyon Lake is relaxed and peaceful. There is hardly any crime and the gated community makes it considerably more secure. There's a permanent vacation vibe in the city and the locals are all very friendly and outgoing. If you are looking for housing for rent Canyon Lake could be your place.