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113 Apartments for rent in Dana Point, CA

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32 Units Available
Marea
32400 Crown Valley Pkwy, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,115
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,485
1110 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 11:41 AM
1-2 bedroom units, recently renovated with giant walk in-closets, fireplace and granite countertops. Extra storage available. Perfect for active lifestyles, with tennis court, yoga, gym, pool, playground and hot tub on-site.
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4 Units Available
Seabrook at Bear Brand
56 Sea Terrace St, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,244
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,451
997 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,499
1174 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 03:33 AM
Residents live in units with laundry, patio or balcony, granite counters and hardwood floors. Community offers access to clubhouse, fire pit, pool, gym and hot tub. Conveniently located close to beach and shopping.
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2 Units Available
Harbor Pointe Apartments
32762 Pointe Sutton, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,349
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
1235 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 03:33 AM
Cozy homes with quartz counters, extra storage and patios. Enjoy the on-site playground, business center and gym. Close to Sea Canyon Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Salt Creek Beach.
1 Unit Available
33262 Christina Drive
33262 Christina Drive, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,295
1208 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:06 PM
Come check out this wonderful remodeled 3 BR / 2 BA home in Dana Point, less than 10 minutes from the Harbor! Steps from Dana Point High School! Property features 1208 sq feet of living space, a 2 car attached garage, new laminate flooring.
1 Unit Available
54 Corniche Drive - 1, Unit B
54 Corniche Dr, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,445
1130 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:06 PM
Amazing Ritz Pointe 2-Bed 2-Bath Condo. This beautifully upgraded home has large floor plan with a upgraded floors and a spacious living room with fireplace and patio access as well as a large living room with plenty of room for the family.
1 Unit Available
35 Seastar Court
35 Seastar Court, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,765
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 11:42 AM
Surrounded by nature, we welcome you to the premier rental community in the heart of Goleta, CA. Arrive Los Carneros features a variety of spacious one, two, three bedroom floorplans so you can find your perfect fit for luxury living.
1 Unit Available
25271 Tuna Drive
25271 Tuna Drive, Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$9,500
2056 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Wonderful remodeled single level fully furnished home located close to Dana Point Harbor and several Southern California beaches. Covered walkway adorned with grapevines leads to custom front doors.
1 Unit Available
28 Corniche Drive
28 Corniche Dr, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1165 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Ocean Views from the Living Room, Kitchen & Master Bedrooom. No One Above this Wounderful Top Level, Monarch Hills Condo with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Refrigerator & Washer/Drier.
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33815 Alcazar Drive
33815 Alcazar Drive, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 12:20 AM
Large...& Beautifully remodeled lower level 2 Bedroom 2 bath unit with fireplace, walk-in closets, private rear yard 1 car garage and full size laundry hookups inside.
1 Unit Available
119 Monarch Bay Drive
119 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$14,950
2914 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Breathtaking panoramic ocean & whitewater views from this stunning property in the oceanfront community of Monarch Bay. This centrally located and remodeled single level residence boasts three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath.
1 Unit Available
33391 Cheltam Way
33391 Cheltam Way, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1360 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 1.5 Bath with extra large backyard and patio! Two car garage and two additional spaces in front of garage door.
1 Unit Available
33782 Colegio Drive
33782 Colegio Drive, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,150
900 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Exceptional lease opportunity in Dana Point!! Fantastic single family beach home with large lot and Ocean views!! Light and bright, open and spacious floor plan has a living room area with brick fireplace and wood beamed vaulted ceilings!! Upgraded
1 Unit Available
24242 Santa Clara Avenue
24242 Santa Clara Avenue, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,800
1014 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
For Lease. Immaculate ocean view, fully furnished condo on the most desirable street in Dana Point! This home has been completely remodeled with brand new, high-end custom upgrades throughout.
1 Unit Available
61 Monarch Bay Drive
61 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$22,500
2522 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
An absolutely outstanding opportunity to be able to lease at a "ocean front residence" and renowned "24 hour gated" ocean front community of Monarch Bay.
1 Unit Available
34751 Doheny Pl.
34751 Doheny Place, Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$7,300
2309 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
BLUFF FRONT SINGLE LEVEL HOME WITH PANORMAMIC COASTLINE VIEWS of Catalina Island, Harbor, and Headland Sunset Views. Capturing every breathtaking experience you can imagine perched above the Pacific Ocean.
1 Unit Available
6 Logo Vista
6 Logo Vis, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1878 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
End Unit Town-home in the Gated Encantamar Town-home Community. This is a Three Bedroom, Two & a Quarter Bathrooms, 1,878 Square Foot Town-home w/Two Car Garage.
1 Unit Available
25151 Danapepper
25151 Danapepper, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
2547 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Fully furnished Danawoods home available December 2020 - April 2021. Beautiful and serene private home situated on a cul de sac. Upgraded throughout and beautifully furnished. Photos say it all.
1 Unit Available
62 Ritz Cove Drive
62 Ritz Cove Drive, Dana Point, CA
5 Bedrooms
$21,500
6400 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Truly an outstanding custom residence located in the 24-hour guard gated community of Ritz Cove! 5 bedrooms, main floor office, 7 bathrooms, and some of the most dramatic coastline views displaying the most incredible sunsets and full on view of
1 Unit Available
51 Saint John
51 Saint John, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
2018 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Exceptional opportunity to lease in Monarch Beach!! Cul-de-sac location in the gate community of Monarch Beach!! Fantastic floor plan is light and bright, open and spacious with 3 Bedrooms plus a loft, 2.
1 Unit Available
34034 Selva Road
34034 Selva Road, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
873 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Awesome location across the street from Strands Beach in Dana Point. Fully Furnished, Upstairs Condo with 2 Bedrooms & 2 Full Bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
35107 Beach Road
35107 Beach Road, Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$32,000
5188 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Oceanfront right on the sand in Beach Road Customs, Capistrano Beach. Gorgeous newly upgraded 4 bedroom, 5,000 SF residence with beautiful furnishings and coastal contemporary decor.
1 Unit Available
33855 Manta Court
33855 Manta Court, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
1525 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Pack your suitcases and move right in! This gorgeous, OCEAN VIEW home in the exclusive gated community of Niguel Shores. Niguel Shores is a gated, oceanfront community offering resort-style living.
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6 Vista Del Mar
6 Vista del Mar, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 12:20 AM
Gated Community, Top End Unit with Catalina and Ocean View. Encantamar is located in the Bear Brand Area Executive Style Gated Living with Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse and Gym.
1 Unit Available
34142 Cambridge Road
34142 Cambridge Road, Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$12,500
3978 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:11 AM
Breathtaking ocean and mountain views capture this family beach house in the heart of Dana Point. Overlooking the iconic Dana Point Bridge & Pacific Ocean, the moment you enter you see the glistening Koi Pond solarium and hear its tranquil waterfall.
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How much is rent in Dana Point?
In Dana Point, the median rent is $1,786 for a studio, $2,126 for a 1-bedroom, $2,732 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,714 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dana Point, check out our monthly Dana Point Rent Report.
How much is rent in Dana Point?
In Dana Point, the median rent is $1,786 for a studio, $2,126 for a 1-bedroom, $2,732 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,714 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dana Point, check out our monthly Dana Point Rent Report.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Dana Point. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, and Chaffey College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Dana Point. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Riverside, University of California-San Diego, and Chaffey College.

Median Rent in Dana Point

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dana Point is $2,126, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,732.
Studio
$1,786
1 Bed
$2,126
2 Beds
$2,732
3+ Beds
$3,714
City GuideDana Point
In 1990, a 16-foot megamouth shark, one of only a large handful ever captured, was caught and tagged in Dana Point. But relax and go for a swim. They eat plankton, not people.
In 1990, a 16-foot megamouth shark, one of only a large handful ever captured, was caught and tagged in Dana Point. But relax and go for a swim. They eat plankton, not people.

Known for some of the best waves in the nation, Dana Point serves as the home base for many of the first surfing companies, publications, and films. Huntington Beach may be Surf City, but The Endless Summer was filmed in Dana Point, and the city remains heavily influenced by its legendary surfing history. It’s now filled with successful families as much as it is surfers. In fact, it’s not unusual to see middle-aged corporate hot shots squeezing their beer bellies into wetsuits after the 5 p.m. whistle blows. Of course, it’s not all surfboards and rash guards here. The rich and varied amenities, gorgeous mountain and sea views, and charming downtown area sing as loudly as the waves, making this town one of the most desirable places in California.

Feel the Romance

Dana Point was named after Richard Henry Dana, who remarked that the area was "the only romantic spot on the coast." While that seems a silly statement when considering the splendor of Highway 1, it does suggest just how arrestingly beautiful the cliffs, beaches, and harbor are in these parts. Perhaps thats why families flock to the area, which boasts plenty of planned gated communities, upscale apartment living, and neat, modern condos throughout the approximately 29 square miles of land and sea mass. You can even pull into a slip and live on a boat. After all, it’s less expensive, and the waves will lull you to sleep each night.

Besides the natural beauty, Dana Point has a variety of super-fun amenities, ranging from independent designer boutiques and world-class restaurants to luxury cinemas and professional golf courses. The overarching theme is luxury. It costs a lot to live here, but there are undeniable perks for the price. Nearly every home has a stunning view, and many rental properties and apartments do as well. But the cost of living here can give one pause, as it’s roughly 93 percent higher than the nation’s average. High graduation rates make that more palatable, but lets be honest, this isnt a place for tight budgets.

There's good news for renters, though. The vacancy rate is a comfortable 9 percent, meaning there are lots of options in every category, ranging from single-family homes and townhomes to studio apartments. Well, no, studio apartments are pretty rare, but there are some sweet two-bedroom apartments that will knock your socks off. With these rents, you’re gonna want a roommate anyway.

Feel the Romance
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Dana Point was named after Richard Henry Dana, who remarked that the area was "the only romantic spot on the coast." While that seems a silly statement when considering the splendor of Highway 1, it does suggest just how arrestingly beautiful the cliffs, beaches, and harbor are in these parts. Perhaps thats why families flock to the area, which boasts plenty of planned gated communities, upscale apartment living, and neat, modern condos throughout the approximately 29 square miles of land and sea mass. You can even pull into a slip and live on a boat. After all, it’s less expensive, and the waves will lull you to sleep each night.

Besides the natural beauty, Dana Point has a variety of super-fun amenities, ranging from independent designer boutiques and world-class restaurants to luxury cinemas and professional golf courses. The overarching theme is luxury. It costs a lot to live here, but there are undeniable perks for the price. Nearly every home has a stunning view, and many rental properties and apartments do as well. But the cost of living here can give one pause, as it’s roughly 93 percent higher than the nation’s average. High graduation rates make that more palatable, but lets be honest, this isnt a place for tight budgets.

There's good news for renters, though. The vacancy rate is a comfortable 9 percent, meaning there are lots of options in every category, ranging from single-family homes and townhomes to studio apartments. Well, no, studio apartments are pretty rare, but there are some sweet two-bedroom apartments that will knock your socks off. With these rents, you’re gonna want a roommate anyway.

Become a Local: Dana Point Neighborhoods

Finding the right location in Dana Point is pretty easy, as there aren’t really any neighborhoods, per se. But there are areas with a little more or less going on, as well as places with a higher density of rental housing. Most spots arent walkable, so plan to drive nearly everywhere. Some people even drive to their mailboxes.

Capistrano Beach: Kind of Dana Point and kind of San Juan Capistrano, this is a less expensive section with some slightly rundown businesses (consignment stores), a beautiful beach area, and less-expensive housing. Oh, and theres a Costco. Easy access to PCH and the 5-Freeway is also nice.

Monarch Beach: People arrive in droves from all over the world to visit Monarch Beach, and the high-end hotels attest to that. There are plenty of rental properties here, but celebrities and other Richie Rich types typically scoop them up. Gorgeous views and a stunning sandy beach make it hard to resist if you have the scratch.

Salt Creek Beach: There are a few eye-popping properties surrounding Salt Creek Beach, and they’re just as pricey as the ones at Monarch. Anything right on the water is a playground for multimillionaires only. Inland, however, is where many of the main neighborhood streets lie, with mostly single-family homes and condos available.

Bear Brand: Close to the major shopping areas, including upscale grocery stores and a luxury cinema, Bear Brand is a mix of apartments, single-family homes, and retail stores. The communities are planned and spacious, but the beach is 5 to 10 minutes away.

Dana Point: The heart of the city is a true mix of accommodations. The harbor has all the boats (yacht-city) while inland has seasonal rentals, condos, single-family homes, and a few apartment buildings. It has the broadest selection and price range. Search well, and you can find a great deal with sea breezes.

Become a Local: Dana Point Neighborhoods
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Finding the right location in Dana Point is pretty easy, as there aren’t really any neighborhoods, per se. But there are areas with a little more or less going on, as well as places with a higher density of rental housing. Most spots arent walkable, so plan to drive nearly everywhere. Some people even drive to their mailboxes.

Capistrano Beach: Kind of Dana Point and kind of San Juan Capistrano, this is a less expensive section with some slightly rundown businesses (consignment stores), a beautiful beach area, and less-expensive housing. Oh, and theres a Costco. Easy access to PCH and the 5-Freeway is also nice.

Monarch Beach: People arrive in droves from all over the world to visit Monarch Beach, and the high-end hotels attest to that. There are plenty of rental properties here, but celebrities and other Richie Rich types typically scoop them up. Gorgeous views and a stunning sandy beach make it hard to resist if you have the scratch.

Salt Creek Beach: There are a few eye-popping properties surrounding Salt Creek Beach, and they’re just as pricey as the ones at Monarch. Anything right on the water is a playground for multimillionaires only. Inland, however, is where many of the main neighborhood streets lie, with mostly single-family homes and condos available.

Bear Brand: Close to the major shopping areas, including upscale grocery stores and a luxury cinema, Bear Brand is a mix of apartments, single-family homes, and retail stores. The communities are planned and spacious, but the beach is 5 to 10 minutes away.

Dana Point: The heart of the city is a true mix of accommodations. The harbor has all the boats (yacht-city) while inland has seasonal rentals, condos, single-family homes, and a few apartment buildings. It has the broadest selection and price range. Search well, and you can find a great deal with sea breezes.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous

Expect a lot of bottle blond trophy wives in yoga pants driving Range Rovers and Botoxing themselves into wrinkle and emotion-free oblivion. What you do, what you drive, and what your politics are matter here since Orange County is that rarest of beasts in Southern California: conservative. Also, it can be pretty quiet in a lot of the neighborhoods, in part because many of the houses are seasonal rentals.

Dana Point culture is unabashedly prosperous, but residents love to relish in the simple, natural beauty of the coast. Festivals are common throughout the year, with the Summer Concert Series, Festival of Whales, and Tall Ships Festival as three of the most popular. Both locals and visitors get in on group fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching, and scuba diving; every season seems to bring a different opportunity to explore the ocean’s offerings. This energetic style overlaps with other physical pursuits, as yoga, golf, and Pilates are a serious way of life. It’s not a party town, and singles will feel their differentness, though youths trek in from all over the county to surf. It’s a quiet, happy place with a touch of romance that makes it an exceptional choice for couples and families who have already seen their ships come in to shore.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous
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Expect a lot of bottle blond trophy wives in yoga pants driving Range Rovers and Botoxing themselves into wrinkle and emotion-free oblivion. What you do, what you drive, and what your politics are matter here since Orange County is that rarest of beasts in Southern California: conservative. Also, it can be pretty quiet in a lot of the neighborhoods, in part because many of the houses are seasonal rentals.

Dana Point culture is unabashedly prosperous, but residents love to relish in the simple, natural beauty of the coast. Festivals are common throughout the year, with the Summer Concert Series, Festival of Whales, and Tall Ships Festival as three of the most popular. Both locals and visitors get in on group fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching, and scuba diving; every season seems to bring a different opportunity to explore the ocean’s offerings. This energetic style overlaps with other physical pursuits, as yoga, golf, and Pilates are a serious way of life. It’s not a party town, and singles will feel their differentness, though youths trek in from all over the county to surf. It’s a quiet, happy place with a touch of romance that makes it an exceptional choice for couples and families who have already seen their ships come in to shore.

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City GuideDana Point
In 1990, a 16-foot megamouth shark, one of only a large handful ever captured, was caught and tagged in Dana Point. But relax and go for a swim. They eat plankton, not people.
In 1990, a 16-foot megamouth shark, one of only a large handful ever captured, was caught and tagged in Dana Point. But relax and go for a swim. They eat plankton, not people.

Known for some of the best waves in the nation, Dana Point serves as the home base for many of the first surfing companies, publications, and films. Huntington Beach may be Surf City, but The Endless Summer was filmed in Dana Point, and the city remains heavily influenced by its legendary surfing history. It’s now filled with successful families as much as it is surfers. In fact, it’s not unusual to see middle-aged corporate hot shots squeezing their beer bellies into wetsuits after the 5 p.m. whistle blows. Of course, it’s not all surfboards and rash guards here. The rich and varied amenities, gorgeous mountain and sea views, and charming downtown area sing as loudly as the waves, making this town one of the most desirable places in California.

Feel the Romance

Dana Point was named after Richard Henry Dana, who remarked that the area was "the only romantic spot on the coast." While that seems a silly statement when considering the splendor of Highway 1, it does suggest just how arrestingly beautiful the cliffs, beaches, and harbor are in these parts. Perhaps thats why families flock to the area, which boasts plenty of planned gated communities, upscale apartment living, and neat, modern condos throughout the approximately 29 square miles of land and sea mass. You can even pull into a slip and live on a boat. After all, it’s less expensive, and the waves will lull you to sleep each night.

Besides the natural beauty, Dana Point has a variety of super-fun amenities, ranging from independent designer boutiques and world-class restaurants to luxury cinemas and professional golf courses. The overarching theme is luxury. It costs a lot to live here, but there are undeniable perks for the price. Nearly every home has a stunning view, and many rental properties and apartments do as well. But the cost of living here can give one pause, as it’s roughly 93 percent higher than the nation’s average. High graduation rates make that more palatable, but lets be honest, this isnt a place for tight budgets.

There's good news for renters, though. The vacancy rate is a comfortable 9 percent, meaning there are lots of options in every category, ranging from single-family homes and townhomes to studio apartments. Well, no, studio apartments are pretty rare, but there are some sweet two-bedroom apartments that will knock your socks off. With these rents, you’re gonna want a roommate anyway.

Feel the Romance
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Dana Point was named after Richard Henry Dana, who remarked that the area was "the only romantic spot on the coast." While that seems a silly statement when considering the splendor of Highway 1, it does suggest just how arrestingly beautiful the cliffs, beaches, and harbor are in these parts. Perhaps thats why families flock to the area, which boasts plenty of planned gated communities, upscale apartment living, and neat, modern condos throughout the approximately 29 square miles of land and sea mass. You can even pull into a slip and live on a boat. After all, it’s less expensive, and the waves will lull you to sleep each night.

Besides the natural beauty, Dana Point has a variety of super-fun amenities, ranging from independent designer boutiques and world-class restaurants to luxury cinemas and professional golf courses. The overarching theme is luxury. It costs a lot to live here, but there are undeniable perks for the price. Nearly every home has a stunning view, and many rental properties and apartments do as well. But the cost of living here can give one pause, as it’s roughly 93 percent higher than the nation’s average. High graduation rates make that more palatable, but lets be honest, this isnt a place for tight budgets.

There's good news for renters, though. The vacancy rate is a comfortable 9 percent, meaning there are lots of options in every category, ranging from single-family homes and townhomes to studio apartments. Well, no, studio apartments are pretty rare, but there are some sweet two-bedroom apartments that will knock your socks off. With these rents, you’re gonna want a roommate anyway.

Become a Local: Dana Point Neighborhoods

Finding the right location in Dana Point is pretty easy, as there aren’t really any neighborhoods, per se. But there are areas with a little more or less going on, as well as places with a higher density of rental housing. Most spots arent walkable, so plan to drive nearly everywhere. Some people even drive to their mailboxes.

Capistrano Beach: Kind of Dana Point and kind of San Juan Capistrano, this is a less expensive section with some slightly rundown businesses (consignment stores), a beautiful beach area, and less-expensive housing. Oh, and theres a Costco. Easy access to PCH and the 5-Freeway is also nice.

Monarch Beach: People arrive in droves from all over the world to visit Monarch Beach, and the high-end hotels attest to that. There are plenty of rental properties here, but celebrities and other Richie Rich types typically scoop them up. Gorgeous views and a stunning sandy beach make it hard to resist if you have the scratch.

Salt Creek Beach: There are a few eye-popping properties surrounding Salt Creek Beach, and they’re just as pricey as the ones at Monarch. Anything right on the water is a playground for multimillionaires only. Inland, however, is where many of the main neighborhood streets lie, with mostly single-family homes and condos available.

Bear Brand: Close to the major shopping areas, including upscale grocery stores and a luxury cinema, Bear Brand is a mix of apartments, single-family homes, and retail stores. The communities are planned and spacious, but the beach is 5 to 10 minutes away.

Dana Point: The heart of the city is a true mix of accommodations. The harbor has all the boats (yacht-city) while inland has seasonal rentals, condos, single-family homes, and a few apartment buildings. It has the broadest selection and price range. Search well, and you can find a great deal with sea breezes.

Become a Local: Dana Point Neighborhoods
+

Finding the right location in Dana Point is pretty easy, as there aren’t really any neighborhoods, per se. But there are areas with a little more or less going on, as well as places with a higher density of rental housing. Most spots arent walkable, so plan to drive nearly everywhere. Some people even drive to their mailboxes.

Capistrano Beach: Kind of Dana Point and kind of San Juan Capistrano, this is a less expensive section with some slightly rundown businesses (consignment stores), a beautiful beach area, and less-expensive housing. Oh, and theres a Costco. Easy access to PCH and the 5-Freeway is also nice.

Monarch Beach: People arrive in droves from all over the world to visit Monarch Beach, and the high-end hotels attest to that. There are plenty of rental properties here, but celebrities and other Richie Rich types typically scoop them up. Gorgeous views and a stunning sandy beach make it hard to resist if you have the scratch.

Salt Creek Beach: There are a few eye-popping properties surrounding Salt Creek Beach, and they’re just as pricey as the ones at Monarch. Anything right on the water is a playground for multimillionaires only. Inland, however, is where many of the main neighborhood streets lie, with mostly single-family homes and condos available.

Bear Brand: Close to the major shopping areas, including upscale grocery stores and a luxury cinema, Bear Brand is a mix of apartments, single-family homes, and retail stores. The communities are planned and spacious, but the beach is 5 to 10 minutes away.

Dana Point: The heart of the city is a true mix of accommodations. The harbor has all the boats (yacht-city) while inland has seasonal rentals, condos, single-family homes, and a few apartment buildings. It has the broadest selection and price range. Search well, and you can find a great deal with sea breezes.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous

Expect a lot of bottle blond trophy wives in yoga pants driving Range Rovers and Botoxing themselves into wrinkle and emotion-free oblivion. What you do, what you drive, and what your politics are matter here since Orange County is that rarest of beasts in Southern California: conservative. Also, it can be pretty quiet in a lot of the neighborhoods, in part because many of the houses are seasonal rentals.

Dana Point culture is unabashedly prosperous, but residents love to relish in the simple, natural beauty of the coast. Festivals are common throughout the year, with the Summer Concert Series, Festival of Whales, and Tall Ships Festival as three of the most popular. Both locals and visitors get in on group fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching, and scuba diving; every season seems to bring a different opportunity to explore the ocean’s offerings. This energetic style overlaps with other physical pursuits, as yoga, golf, and Pilates are a serious way of life. It’s not a party town, and singles will feel their differentness, though youths trek in from all over the county to surf. It’s a quiet, happy place with a touch of romance that makes it an exceptional choice for couples and families who have already seen their ships come in to shore.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous
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Expect a lot of bottle blond trophy wives in yoga pants driving Range Rovers and Botoxing themselves into wrinkle and emotion-free oblivion. What you do, what you drive, and what your politics are matter here since Orange County is that rarest of beasts in Southern California: conservative. Also, it can be pretty quiet in a lot of the neighborhoods, in part because many of the houses are seasonal rentals.

Dana Point culture is unabashedly prosperous, but residents love to relish in the simple, natural beauty of the coast. Festivals are common throughout the year, with the Summer Concert Series, Festival of Whales, and Tall Ships Festival as three of the most popular. Both locals and visitors get in on group fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching, and scuba diving; every season seems to bring a different opportunity to explore the ocean’s offerings. This energetic style overlaps with other physical pursuits, as yoga, golf, and Pilates are a serious way of life. It’s not a party town, and singles will feel their differentness, though youths trek in from all over the county to surf. It’s a quiet, happy place with a touch of romance that makes it an exceptional choice for couples and families who have already seen their ships come in to shore.

Rent Report
Dana Point

September 2020 Dana Point Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Dana Point Rent Report. Dana Point rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dana Point rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Dana Point rents increase sharply over the past month

Dana Point rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Dana Point stand at $2,127 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,733 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Dana Point's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Dana Point over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,655; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
    • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,354, while one-bedrooms go for $1,832.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,714; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but decreased 1.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Dana Point

    As rents have increased moderately in Dana Point, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Dana Point is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
    • Dana Point's median two-bedroom rent of $2,733 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Dana Point's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Dana Point than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,022, where Dana Point is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,350
    $1,740
    -0.2%
    -1.2%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,780
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,670
    $2,150
    0.1%
    0.4%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0.1%
    -1%
    Irvine
    $2,110
    $2,710
    0.3%
    -1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,390
    $1,790
    -0.4%
    0
    Huntington Beach
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0
    -1.9%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,680
    1.1%
    0
    Garden Grove
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0.3%
    -0.1%
    Lancaster
    $1,290
    $1,650
    0.3%
    3%
    Palmdale
    $1,480
    $1,910
    0.4%
    1.5%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,430
    0.6%
    -2.2%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0
    -0.4%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1.8%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    0.1%
    Fullerton
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.1%
    0.5%
    El Monte
    $1,460
    $1,880
    0
    13.3%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0
    -0.4%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.2%
    0.2%
    West Covina
    $1,820
    $2,330
    0.6%
    0.6%
    Norwalk
    $1,600
    $2,060
    0
    -0.1%
    Burbank
    $1,600
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1%
    South Gate
    $990
    $1,270
    0
    1.4%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,100
    $2,700
    0.5%
    -2%
    Carson
    $1,590
    $2,050
    0.7%
    20%
    Santa Monica
    $1,700
    $2,180
    -0.9%
    1.9%
    Westminster
    $1,620
    $2,080
    0.3%
    3.3%
    Newport Beach
    $2,900
    $3,730
    0.5%
    4.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,270
    $1,630
    0
    1.7%
    Lake Forest
    $2,010
    $2,580
    0.4%
    4.8%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0
    -0.5%
    Tustin
    $1,980
    $2,540
    0.3%
    2.2%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,930
    $2,490
    0.1%
    4.6%
    San Clemente
    $2,370
    $3,060
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,780
    $2,280
    0.7%
    -1.7%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,840
    $2,370
    0.3%
    -2.6%
    Paramount
    $1,490
    $1,910
    0.7%
    1.5%
    Placentia
    $2,080
    $2,680
    0.4%
    -1.1%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,040
    $2,630
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,880
    $4,980
    0
    -0.2%
    Brea
    $2,030
    $2,610
    0
    2.9%
    West Hollywood
    $2,020
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    5.2%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,680
    $3,440
    0
    5.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,940
    $2,490
    0.9%
    4%
    Dana Point
    $2,130
    $2,730
    0.7%
    3.2%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,910
    $2,450
    0.4%
    -3.3%
    Seal Beach
    $1,840
    $2,360
    -0.1%
    -1%
    Calabasas
    $2,460
    $3,160
    0
    -0.8%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,140
    $2,750
    0.7%
    5.8%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,270
    $2,910
    0.7%
    -1.7%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,780
    $3,570
    1.1%
    -0.5%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,510
    $4,510
    -0.7%
    -4.4%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Dana Point Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Dana Point Rent Report. Dana Point rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dana Point rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Dana Point Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Dana Point Rent Report. Dana Point rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dana Point rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Dana Point rents increase sharply over the past month

    Dana Point rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Dana Point stand at $2,127 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,733 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Dana Point's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Los Angeles Metro

      While rents prices have increased in Dana Point over the past year, trends across the rest of the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,655; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%.
      • Over the past year, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,354, while one-bedrooms go for $1,832.
      • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,714; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but decreased 1.2% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Dana Point

      As rents have increased moderately in Dana Point, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Dana Point is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.0% in San Diego.
      • Dana Point's median two-bedroom rent of $2,733 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Dana Point's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Dana Point than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,022, where Dana Point is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,350
      $1,740
      -0.2%
      -1.2%
      Long Beach
      $1,390
      $1,780
      0.1%
      0.3%
      Anaheim
      $1,670
      $2,150
      0.1%
      0.4%
      Santa Ana
      $1,450
      $1,860
      0.1%
      -1%
      Irvine
      $2,110
      $2,710
      0.3%
      -1.2%
      Glendale
      $1,390
      $1,790
      -0.4%
      0
      Huntington Beach
      $1,830
      $2,350
      0
      -1.9%
      Santa Clarita
      $2,090
      $2,680
      1.1%
      0
      Garden Grove
      $1,640
      $2,100
      0.3%
      -0.1%
      Lancaster
      $1,290
      $1,650
      0.3%
      3%
      Palmdale
      $1,480
      $1,910
      0.4%
      1.5%
      Pomona
      $1,120
      $1,430
      0.6%
      -2.2%
      Torrance
      $1,620
      $2,080
      0
      -0.4%
      Pasadena
      $1,610
      $2,060
      -0.2%
      -1.8%
      Orange
      $1,810
      $2,320
      0.1%
      0.1%
      Fullerton
      $1,570
      $2,020
      0.1%
      0.5%
      El Monte
      $1,460
      $1,880
      0
      13.3%
      Downey
      $1,570
      $2,020
      0
      -0.4%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,840
      $2,360
      0.2%
      0.2%
      West Covina
      $1,820
      $2,330
      0.6%
      0.6%
      Norwalk
      $1,600
      $2,060
      0
      -0.1%
      Burbank
      $1,600
      $2,060
      -0.2%
      -1%
      South Gate
      $990
      $1,270
      0
      1.4%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,100
      $2,700
      0.5%
      -2%
      Carson
      $1,590
      $2,050
      0.7%
      20%
      Santa Monica
      $1,700
      $2,180
      -0.9%
      1.9%
      Westminster
      $1,620
      $2,080
      0.3%
      3.3%
      Newport Beach
      $2,900
      $3,730
      0.5%
      4.8%
      Hawthorne
      $1,270
      $1,630
      0
      1.7%
      Lake Forest
      $2,010
      $2,580
      0.4%
      4.8%
      Bellflower
      $1,350
      $1,740
      0
      -0.5%
      Tustin
      $1,980
      $2,540
      0.3%
      2.2%
      Redondo Beach
      $1,930
      $2,490
      0.1%
      4.6%
      San Clemente
      $2,370
      $3,060
      0.2%
      2.5%
      Laguna Niguel
      $1,780
      $2,280
      0.7%
      -1.7%
      Fountain Valley
      $1,840
      $2,370
      0.3%
      -2.6%
      Paramount
      $1,490
      $1,910
      0.7%
      1.5%
      Placentia
      $2,080
      $2,680
      0.4%
      -1.1%
      Rancho Santa Margarita
      $2,040
      $2,630
      0.3%
      0.9%
      Rancho Palos Verdes
      $3,880
      $4,980
      0
      -0.2%
      Brea
      $2,030
      $2,610
      0
      2.9%
      West Hollywood
      $2,020
      $2,590
      -0.1%
      5.2%
      Beverly Hills
      $2,680
      $3,440
      0
      5.1%
      San Dimas
      $1,940
      $2,490
      0.9%
      4%
      Dana Point
      $2,130
      $2,730
      0.7%
      3.2%
      Laguna Hills
      $1,910
      $2,450
      0.4%
      -3.3%
      Seal Beach
      $1,840
      $2,360
      -0.1%
      -1%
      Calabasas
      $2,460
      $3,160
      0
      -0.8%
      Laguna Beach
      $2,140
      $2,750
      0.7%
      5.8%
      Agoura Hills
      $2,270
      $2,910
      0.7%
      -1.7%
      Hermosa Beach
      $2,020
      $2,600
      0.1%
      -0.1%
      Stevenson Ranch
      $2,780
      $3,570
      1.1%
      -0.5%
      Marina del Rey
      $3,510
      $4,510
      -0.7%
      -4.4%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.