118 Apartments for rent in Canyon Lake, CA

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29789 Redwood Drive
29789 Redwood Drive
Canyon Lake, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Starting at $1,650
Updated 2 days ago
22900 Canyon Lake Drive N
22900 Canyon Lake Drive N
Canyon Lake, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $2,300
Updated 9 days ago
22244 Treasure Island Drive
22244 Treasure Island Drive
Canyon Lake, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $1,100
Updated 14 days ago
30598 Emperor Drive
30598 Emperor Drive
Canyon Lake, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,100
Starting at $2,400
Updated 15 days ago
30108 Cross Hill Drive
30108 Cross Hill Drive
Canyon Lake, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
Starting at $2,400
Updated 18 hrs ago
40 Via De La Valle
40 Via De La Valle
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
Starting at $2,200
Updated 19 hrs ago
23682 Canyon Heights Dr
23682 Canyon Heights Dr
Menifee, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,300
Updated 4 days ago
34157 Camelina Street
34157 Camelina Street
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $2,195
Updated 5 days ago
36216 Pursh Drive
36216 Pursh Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
Starting at $2,100
Updated 7 days ago
33567 Cedar Creek Lane
33567 Cedar Creek Lane
Lake Elsinore, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,450
Updated 8 days ago
23475 Vista Way
23475 Vista Way
Menifee, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $2,000
Updated 8 days ago
32585 Winterberry Lane
32585 Winterberry Lane
Lake Elsinore, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
Starting at $1,995
Updated 9 days ago
32062 Baywood Street
32062 Baywood Street
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,995
Starting at $1,300
Updated 9 days ago
23430 La Bertha Lane
23430 La Bertha Lane
Menifee, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $2,250
Updated 10 days ago
21 Villa Milano
21 Villa Milano
Lake Elsinore, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
Starting at $2,350
Updated 11 days ago
34319 Blossoms Drive
34319 Blossoms Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
Starting at $2,500
Updated 17 days ago
13 Plaza Modena
13 Plaza Modena
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
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Starting at $1,315
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Ridgestone Apartments
39415 Ardenwood Way
Lake Elsinore, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,315
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
3 Bedrooms
$1,840
Convenient location and resort-style atmosphere. Surrounded by Rosetta Canyon and moments from unlimited shopping, dining and entertainment in nearby Temecula and Murrieta. Community amenities include pool, spa and cabana area, fitness center and business center.
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Starting at $1,285
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Rivers Edge
2088 E Lakeshore Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,285
2 Bedrooms
$1,565
Luxury 1-2 bedroom apartments with mountain views close to I-15. Several nearby attractions, including Links at Summerly, Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino, Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach and Mission Trail Center.
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Starting at $1,295
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28641 Amersfoot Way
28641 Amersfoot Way
Menifee, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
Starting at $1,650
Updated 10 hrs ago
27218 Monk Street
27218 Monk Street
Menifee, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $2,300
Updated 1 day ago
31927 Manzanita Lane
31927 Manzanita Lane
Lake Elsinore, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $1,575
Updated 1 day ago
25472 Pegasus
25472 Pegasus
Menifee, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
Starting at $1,750
Updated 3 days ago
26822 Saratoga Dr.
26822 Saratoga Dr.
Menifee, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,750

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City GuideCanyon Lake

Canyon Lake is one of only five gated cities in California. All gates are manned 24 hours a day by a community patrol. Feel safe, secure and special!

Built around the Canyon Lake, this city is one of the five gated cities in California that started as a master-planned community. Low crime, incredible location and plenty of lakeside leisure activities make this one of the best places to live in California. The pace of life is slow, relaxed, the homes mostly affordable, and the people friendly -- what's not to like?

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.

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