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84 Apartments for rent in Fullerton, CA

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Last updated November 22 at 5:52pm UTC
1671 Shady Brook Drive
Fullerton, CA
Updated November 16 at 10:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1250 Coach House Court
Fullerton, CA
Updated November 3 at 5:57pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
205 W Valencia Drive
Fullerton, CA
Updated November 4 at 6:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3055 Colt Way
Fullerton, CA
Updated November 17 at 5:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2220 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA
Updated November 22 at 5:52pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
1520 Melody Lane
Fullerton, CA
Updated October 18 at 7:53pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Things to Know About Life in Fullerton

Commute. Public transportation is very convenient. Buses run all over the city, and the train station in downtown serves two commuter rails: Amtrak and the Metrolink. A quick train ride can get you to downtown LA in just 30 minutes!

Art, Theater, and Rock n' Roll. The culture of Fullerton is full of creative activity. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center and the Fullerton Museum Center all contribute to the art and theater scene. There is also an established music scene, based on a history of Rock n' Roll. Popular bands such as Social Distortion and The Offspring got their start in this growing music center, which continues to entertain and evolve in Fullerton today.

Nearby Nirvana. Every once in a while, a withered soul needs to escape the normal routine. For some, that nirvana is found on a warm and sunny beach, which is just a 20 to 30 minute drive away. For others, it is snowboarding down powdery mountains, or biking through the crisp, cool air of higher elevations, just about an hour away. And, for those who find nirvana in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood or downtown LA, these hot spots are just about an hour away as well.


City Center. There are plenty of art galleries and museums, live music, coffee shops, pubs and clubs, and the train station... all connected by wide bike lanes and walkable streets. It's the perfect location.

Artisan Hills. Simple, charming, and convenient, this neighborhood is near the Brea Mall, and Craig Regional Park.

East University. Close to the train station, the 91 and 57 Freeways, as well as all of the eateries and nightlife of downtown.

North East. Tree-lined streets and adorable homes make this neighborhood very easy on the eyes. It is surrounded by the Coyote Hills Golf Course and Gilman Regional Park, so there is plenty of open green space to enjoy. Plus, the Brea Mall and the Brea Golf course are practically next door.

Sunny Hills. Here comes the neighborhood! Sunny Hills has always been a coveted location, with nearby shopping, proximity to downtown, and the expansive Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve.

West Coyote Hills. In between the Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve and Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, this suburban enclave is a comfortable place to call home with lots of opportunity for outdoor fun. Ralph B. Clark features a large amphitheater, baseball fields, volleyball courts, miles of hiking and biking trails, fire rings and barbecue pits, horseshoe pits, fishing, playgrounds, and a small museum featuring ice age fossils and local geology exhibits... all for free! While there are few rentals within the neighborhood, you can always find an apartment right along the border.

Does This Sound Like Your Cup of Tea?

If so, you better get in while the gettin's hot. Fullerton is filling up quick. With its constantly growing nightlife and cultural scene, its affordable apartments will soon be a thing of the past.

Renters show their community pride in their reviews of City Pointe Apartments. They love the easy access to the pool table, movie theater, outdoor firepit, and air hockey table makes it easy to invite friends over.

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report

November 2017 Fullerton Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Fullerton Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Fullerton rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Fullerton rents increased marginally over the past month

Fullerton rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and are up significantly by 4.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fullerton stand at $1,530 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,960 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in July. Fullerton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Fullerton, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,640.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents grew 0.8% over the past month and 5.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Fullerton

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

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.0% in San Diego, 3.0% in San Jose, and 1.8% in San Francisco.
  • Fullerton's median two-bedroom rent of $1,960 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 4.6% rise in Fullerton.
  • While Fullerton's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%) and New York (-0.2%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Fullerton than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,010, where Fullerton is nearly twice 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Los Angeles $1,350 $1,730 -0.2% 3.9%
Long Beach $1,360 $1,740 0.4% 4.4%
Anaheim $1,620 $2,080 0.4% 5.4%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 0.8% 6.5%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 0.8% 5.4%
Glendale $1,370 $1,770 0.3% 0.8%
Huntington Beach $1,860 $2,390 0.7% 3.0%
Santa Clarita $1,950 $2,510 0.5% 7.1%
Garden Grove $1,640 $2,100 10.9%
Pasadena $1,610 $2,070 0.4% -0.5%
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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.


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.