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433 Apartments for rent in Laguna Niguel, CA

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Windridge
24922 Hidden Hills Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA | Marina Hills
2 Bedrooms
$2,305
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,772
1246 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:48 AM
Two- and three-bedroom apartments in quiet, scenic community near Marina Hills Park. Amenities include fireplaces, in-suite laundry facilities, walk-in closets, and dishwashers. Pet friendly with a pool, playground, tennis court, and 24-hour gym.
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92 Units Available
Blu Laguna Niguel Apartment Homes
27930 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$2,017
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,237
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,886
1162 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Rising above the Laguna Niguel skyline, we invite you to experience blu. Our luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments offer inspiring spaces where every element has been tailored by you, for you.
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60 Units Available
BROADSTONE VILARA
26033 Getty Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$2,125
665 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,210
903 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,760
1271 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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3 Units Available
Apex Laguna Niguel
27960 Cabot Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$1,835
698 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Deluxe apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Bike storage and parking available. Enjoy the on-site yoga center, fitness zone and game room. Right near I-5. Close to Saddleback College.
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21 Units Available
Broadstone Cavora
26033 Cape Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$1,965
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,020
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,730
1200 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Tailored homes with custom cabinetry, USB charging stations and stainless steel appliances. Community includes a cinema, sky bar entertainment plaza and dog washing station. Close to I-5 and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station.
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15 Units Available
Seaside at Laguna Heights
31 Seaport
Laguna Niguel, CA | Laguna Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,680
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,996
923 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:41 AM
Luxury community conveniently situated next to Laguna Heights Marketplace. Units feature laundry, patio or balcony, hardwood floors, and dishwasher. Pet-friendly, with pool, tennis, on-site laundry and gym included.
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5 Units Available
Skye at Laguna Niguel
28100 Cabot Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,373
856 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,529
1159 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:41 AM
This modern community offers resort-like amenities including a pool and spa, and its Rooftop Open-Aire Lounge. Views of the Saddleback Mountains from many homes. Modern interiors with gourmet kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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7 Units Available
Pointe Niguel
29781 Niguel Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,459
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,912
1190 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:41 AM
Newly updated homes in a community with a basketball court and pool. Hike at nearby Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Have easy access to I-5 and the Pacific Coast Highway. Minutes from the ocean.
1 Unit Available
28081 Montecito
28081 Montecito
Laguna Niguel, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
826 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:21 AM
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1 Unit Available
25112 Moberly Court
25112 Moberly Court
Laguna Niguel, CA | Niguel Ranch
5 Bedrooms
$4,000
2459 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Located on one of a few small cul-de-sacs with only seven homes. This 5 bedroom home is loaded with upgrades and contemporary modern finishes.
1 Unit Available
4 Alta Hills Way
4 Alta Hills Way
Laguna Niguel, CA | Bear Brand at Laguna Niguel
4 Bedrooms
$14,500
6700 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
The most lovely French European custom home in the exclusive guard-gated OCEAN RANCH with unobstructed 180 degree Ocean View from every room and all levels. Elegant entry level w /office and library off the large living room.
1 Unit Available
24557 El Alicante
24557 El Alicante
Laguna Niguel, CA | Rancho Niguel
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
922 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Upstairs 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in the popular neighborhood of Costa Brava in Laguna Niguel. Private gated patio entry. Open floor plan with lots of natural light. Large kitchen includes a refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
27845 Avenida Armijo
27845 Avenida Armijo
Laguna Niguel, CA | Country Village
3 Bedrooms
$3,450
2170 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
A three bedroom, two story home in a quiet and friendly community of Village Niguel Vistas, featuring: An unobstructed view of hill and city landscape; Floor with tiles throughout downstairs; Two car garage Kitchen with stone countertops, sink
1 Unit Available
31371 Isle Vista
31371 Isle Vista
Laguna Niguel, CA | Monarch Pointe
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
2296 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Gorgeous home on a cul-de-sac in Monarch Point.This home features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths(One bedroom and bath downstairs), private front and back yards and 2 car attached garage with driveway.
1 Unit Available
117 Dover Place
117 Dover Place
Laguna Niguel, CA | Beacon Hill
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1414 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Incredible end unit Townhouse located in the "Windrift" community of Beacon Hill.
1 Unit Available
28852 Calle Vista
28852 Calle Vista
Laguna Niguel, CA | Rancho Niguel
3 Bedrooms
$3,650
1600 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Popular Rancho Niguel 3 bedroom open floor-plan home is sparkling clean and newly remodeled. Enjoy the elegant finishes in the newly updated kitchen w/ Quartz marble counter tops, large stainless sink and recessed lighting.
1 Unit Available
30902 Clubhouse Drive
30902 Clubhouse Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
1039 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Ready February 1, 2021! Furnished VIEW condo in gorgeous beach close community of La Vista. This condo is a brand new remodel with all new stylish finishes throughout and an amazing VIEW.
1 Unit Available
6 Montpellier
6 Montpellier
Laguna Niguel, CA
3 Bedrooms
$8,000
3011 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Once in a lifetime "top of the summit" viewpoint property! Own The Wow Factor! Completely unobstructed and sweeping views of the Pacific coastline, Panoramic ocean, Catalina Island and City lights! Located on the rolling hills of Laguna Sur
1 Unit Available
31982 Mount Rainier Drive
31982 Mount Rainier Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA
4 Bedrooms
$7,500
3075 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Nestled on a spacious homesite in Laguna Niguel’s coveted enclave of Niguel West II lies this exceptional opportunity for a gorgeous furnished rental.
1 Unit Available
27 Portland Place
27 Portland Place
Laguna Niguel, CA | Beacon Hill
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
1439 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:12 AM
Available starting in March 2021. Ocean View FURNISHED monthly rental.
1 Unit Available
24031 Dory Drive
24031 Dory Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA | Quissett Bay
3 Bedrooms
$4,750
2014 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:11 AM
Marvel on this Updated Niguel Coast Home with High Ceilings and Open Floor Plan that features a Rare Main Floor Master Bedroom & Master Bathroom.
1 Unit Available
31557 E Nine Drive
31557 East Nine Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1135 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:11 AM
Remodeled last year with new floors, cabinets with granite counters, new bathrooms. Etc. Beautiful view of the golf course. Second story condo with vaulted ceilings. Lovely Balcony to feel the fresh ocean breezes while sipping your morning coffee.
1 Unit Available
8 Vista Niguel
8 Vista Niguel
Laguna Niguel, CA | Laguna Heights
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1365 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:11 AM
Highly upgraded with spectacular view! Sought after plan with 2 owner/main bedrooms upstairs. Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinets and counters. Light, bright floorplan with abundance of windows.
1 Unit Available
15 Mykonos
15 Mykonos
Laguna Niguel, CA | Marina Hills
4 Bedrooms
$4,100
1943 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 07:11 AM
JUST ONE BLOCK TO MARINA HILLS HOA POOL/SPA/TENNIS CLUBHOUSE & PARK*** PRIVATE STONE WATERFALL/SPA IN SPACIOUS GRASS BACKYARD***BEACH CLOSE**CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION*** LONG TERM TENANT MOVING OUT 11/20/20 SO LANDLORD WILL BE PAINTING INTERIOR AND

Median Rent in Laguna Niguel

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Laguna Niguel is $2,061, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,585.
Studio
$2,157
1 Bed
$2,061
2 Beds
$2,585
3+ Beds
$3,405
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How much is rent in Laguna Niguel?
In Laguna Niguel, the median rent is $2,157 for a studio, $2,061 for a 1-bedroom, $2,585 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,405 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Laguna Niguel, check out our monthly Laguna Niguel Rent Report.
How much is rent in Laguna Niguel?
In Laguna Niguel, the median rent is $2,157 for a studio, $2,061 for a 1-bedroom, $2,585 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,405 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Laguna Niguel, check out our monthly Laguna Niguel Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Laguna Niguel?
You can filter cheap apartments in Laguna Niguel by price: under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Laguna Niguel?
You can filter cheap apartments in Laguna Niguel by price: under $1,800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Laguna Niguel?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Laguna Niguel apartments that allow pets.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Laguna Niguel properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Laguna Niguel properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Laguna Niguel?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Laguna Niguel.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Laguna Niguel.
How can I find off-campus housing in Laguna Niguel?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Laguna Niguel. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Fullerton, Orange Coast College, Hope International University, Vanguard University of Southern California, and Chapman University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Laguna Niguel?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Laguna Niguel. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Fullerton, Orange Coast College, Hope International University, Vanguard University of Southern California, and Chapman University.

Median Rent in Laguna Niguel

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Laguna Niguel is $2,061, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,585.
Studio
$2,157
1 Bed
$2,061
2 Beds
$2,585
3+ Beds
$3,405

City Guide

Laguna Niguel
Originally a vast tract of empty ranch land, Laguna Niguel is now a vast range of tract homes filled with over 62,000 people. It was the first major master planned community in all of California. With cloudless skies, beach, mountain and canyon views, it’s considered one of the best places in the nation to live—if you can afford it.
Originally a vast tract of empty ranch land, Laguna Niguel is now a vast range of tract homes filled with over 62,000 people. It was the first major master planned community in all of California. With cloudless skies, beach, mountain and canyon views, it’s considered one of the best places in the nation to live—if you can afford it.

Master planned just like your growing brood, Laguna Niguel is a safe slice of paradise that’s perfect for lily-white families that have successfully surfed the global recession like the Laird Hamiltons of financial fall-outs. It’s close to the beach (you can smell it, oh, and see it), has beautiful mountain views and is one of the most equestrian-friendly cities in the county. Beautiful, safe and often ungodly expensive, apartments aren’t common around these parts, and there aren’t a lot of rental properties to fisticuff for, but the luxury housing is some of the ritziest in town. Homes routinely sell for over a mil and often many times more. So grab your personal accountant and head to the hills of Laguna Niguel, where the views are wild and the nights are, well, mild.

At First Glance

Laguna Niguel gets a bit of a bad rap from youngsters who say the beach-adjacent town is, like, totally boring. But if you like bland, that’s not such a terrible description, right? Young adults tend to shy away from this area for two reasons: they’re too poor to afford it, and it seems like there’s a citywide bedtime of roughly 9 p.m. But those attributes just make it all the more attractive to middle-aged ballers who are too exhausted commuting at least 30 minutes each way to work to bother with the shenanigans of bars and nightlife. Locals like their daytime activities, which include family-friendly pursuits of hiking, biking, shopping and yoga, while equestrian fans take advantage of dozens of snaking horse trails that cover the city.

Of course, proximity to the beach is the major reason Laguna Niguel enjoys such high property values and desirable characterization, so surfing, swimming, kayaking and boating are as major attractions as the many parks, playing fields and open spaces.

At First Glance
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Laguna Niguel gets a bit of a bad rap from youngsters who say the beach-adjacent town is, like, totally boring. But if you like bland, that’s not such a terrible description, right? Young adults tend to shy away from this area for two reasons: they’re too poor to afford it, and it seems like there’s a citywide bedtime of roughly 9 p.m. But those attributes just make it all the more attractive to middle-aged ballers who are too exhausted commuting at least 30 minutes each way to work to bother with the shenanigans of bars and nightlife. Locals like their daytime activities, which include family-friendly pursuits of hiking, biking, shopping and yoga, while equestrian fans take advantage of dozens of snaking horse trails that cover the city.

Of course, proximity to the beach is the major reason Laguna Niguel enjoys such high property values and desirable characterization, so surfing, swimming, kayaking and boating are as major attractions as the many parks, playing fields and open spaces.

The Deal With Housing

It’s not cheap. The city even seems to have mostly evaded the housing crisis that vanquished so many other California areas. But, you will get some sweet amenities for the price, and not just the vistas. Homes are fairly new here, with the majority sporting hardwood floors, swimming pools, updated appliances and multi-car garages. Some properties can be pretty cramped, but with all that wide-open natural space in Laguna Niguel—over one third of the city is intentionally undeveloped—it shouldn’t be overly disappointing you can tap your neighbor’s window from your bedroom in some communities. One thing to remember, however: this is not a mecca of rentals. There is only about 4-5% vacancy rate, and premier apartments are rare birds.

The Deal With Housing
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It’s not cheap. The city even seems to have mostly evaded the housing crisis that vanquished so many other California areas. But, you will get some sweet amenities for the price, and not just the vistas. Homes are fairly new here, with the majority sporting hardwood floors, swimming pools, updated appliances and multi-car garages. Some properties can be pretty cramped, but with all that wide-open natural space in Laguna Niguel—over one third of the city is intentionally undeveloped—it shouldn’t be overly disappointing you can tap your neighbor’s window from your bedroom in some communities. One thing to remember, however: this is not a mecca of rentals. There is only about 4-5% vacancy rate, and premier apartments are rare birds.

Apartment, Condo or Home?

Apartment rentals aren’t nonexistent, but there are limited options and it requires serious research to find a winner. Plus, expect to pay up to $1500 a month for a one bedroom, which seems an unlikely choice considering the family-friendly and long-commute makeup of this area. There is a sizable accumulation of work-from-home types here, so apartments and rental condos are still the most sensible and budget-friendly housing in the city, and they include some of the best features and trappings of real (luxury) homes.

Realistically though, you’re bringing a spouse and 2.5 kids, so even a spacious condo seems tortuous with tottering toddlers, and if you arrive with Fido, reach for the stars and opt for a lush green yard. Most gardening services—a must-have if you want to be a real part of the community—include doggie curb service. Yep, maintenance will pick up pooch poo. Money does so many cool things.

One more note on homes: communities often have gated entrances and exits. Some are guarded and others are not. While this is a great safety feature, it will cost you several more shiny pennies to enjoy and ultimately may prove more an inconvenience than asset, as it’s little more than unnecessary frippery in such a low-crime location.

Apartment, Condo or Home?
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Apartment rentals aren’t nonexistent, but there are limited options and it requires serious research to find a winner. Plus, expect to pay up to $1500 a month for a one bedroom, which seems an unlikely choice considering the family-friendly and long-commute makeup of this area. There is a sizable accumulation of work-from-home types here, so apartments and rental condos are still the most sensible and budget-friendly housing in the city, and they include some of the best features and trappings of real (luxury) homes.

Realistically though, you’re bringing a spouse and 2.5 kids, so even a spacious condo seems tortuous with tottering toddlers, and if you arrive with Fido, reach for the stars and opt for a lush green yard. Most gardening services—a must-have if you want to be a real part of the community—include doggie curb service. Yep, maintenance will pick up pooch poo. Money does so many cool things.

One more note on homes: communities often have gated entrances and exits. Some are guarded and others are not. While this is a great safety feature, it will cost you several more shiny pennies to enjoy and ultimately may prove more an inconvenience than asset, as it’s little more than unnecessary frippery in such a low-crime location.

What Will It Cost

In two words: a lot. The cost of living is mind-bogglingly elevated here, from the cost of food to the associated fees of required personal transportation to the clothing allowance you’ll need to fit in. It’s almost 84% higher than the rest of the country. Ouch. But then, most residents boast a median family income of over 150 big ones a year, so why not splash out a little on some beach views and uniformed sentinels?

What Will It Cost
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In two words: a lot. The cost of living is mind-bogglingly elevated here, from the cost of food to the associated fees of required personal transportation to the clothing allowance you’ll need to fit in. It’s almost 84% higher than the rest of the country. Ouch. But then, most residents boast a median family income of over 150 big ones a year, so why not splash out a little on some beach views and uniformed sentinels?

Shaky Ground

Just as important to research as prices is geology. It’s not for impromptu quizzes on the nature of crystals, it’s because California has an occasional problem with these little things called earthquakes. Also, though the weather is fair and the temperature nearly always ideal, those winter showers bring floods. Those floods bring landslides. Investigate the geological history of your chosen neighborhood before committing to a long-term lease spanning the wet season.

Shaky Ground
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Just as important to research as prices is geology. It’s not for impromptu quizzes on the nature of crystals, it’s because California has an occasional problem with these little things called earthquakes. Also, though the weather is fair and the temperature nearly always ideal, those winter showers bring floods. Those floods bring landslides. Investigate the geological history of your chosen neighborhood before committing to a long-term lease spanning the wet season.

The Highs and Lows of Toll Roads

Commutes are long, and that’s just to the freeway on-ramp. Depending on where you settle in Laguna Niguel, you’re either just a hop, skip and a jump away from rush hour traffic on the I-5 or a slow slog to a toll road stuck behind everyone else foolish, patient or desperate enough for ocean views to live on the southwest end of LN.

About that toll road: the 73 Highway is as commonly used as the public 5 in Laguna Niguel, but it can cost almost five dollars per use, depending on how far you need to travel. It only runs from Mission Viejo to Huntington Beach, and when it dumps you in HB you have all the daily exhibits of road rage on the 405 with which to contend. There’s a silver lining, of course—there’s rarely traffic regardless of the time of day.

The Highs and Lows of Toll Roads
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Commutes are long, and that’s just to the freeway on-ramp. Depending on where you settle in Laguna Niguel, you’re either just a hop, skip and a jump away from rush hour traffic on the I-5 or a slow slog to a toll road stuck behind everyone else foolish, patient or desperate enough for ocean views to live on the southwest end of LN.

About that toll road: the 73 Highway is as commonly used as the public 5 in Laguna Niguel, but it can cost almost five dollars per use, depending on how far you need to travel. It only runs from Mission Viejo to Huntington Beach, and when it dumps you in HB you have all the daily exhibits of road rage on the 405 with which to contend. There’s a silver lining, of course—there’s rarely traffic regardless of the time of day.

Laguna Niguel Communities

Los Angeles and New York have neighborhoods, but Laguna Niguel has communities. They’re planned, so many “neighborhoods” include community pools, fitness centers and other neato family-friendly attractions, but they don’t involve shops. South Orange County likes to keep its inhabitants separate and safe from its retail. All the same, well-known communities include Bear Brand Ranch, Ocean Ranch, Rancho Niguel, Niguel West and San Joaquin Hills. Here is a breakdown of the most popular spots.

San Joaquin Hills: Boasting guarded gates and 910 homes, SJH is the largest ‘hood in the city system. Single-family homes pepper the northern portion of Laguna Niguel, making the commute generally easy to both the 5 and 73. Several subdivisions within the community offer a variety of square footage, pricing and amenities. The last ticky-tacky box was completed in 2006. $$$

Kite Hill:Closer to the 73 than the 5, this community sits in the middle of Laguna Niguel and is filled with doctors. No gates here, just tons of recreational facilities, like tennis courts, swimming pools and picnic benches, among other inviting bonuses. It’s bordered by Aliso Viejo and is a moderately priced location, considering what moderate means here. $$

Niguel West:Older than the other neighborhoods, Niguel West is actually broken into two sections, Niguel West 1 and Niguel West 2 (construction companies aren’t known for their talent for naming, apparently). It has 101 homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s and renters should beware of geological issues. Try to skip in favor of better nabes or head to the condos instead.** $**

Bear Brand Ranch: Close to the ocean and tucked away from anything not cast from gold, Bear Brand has roughly 275 homes with jaw-dropping views and A-List prices. You can’t begin to consider borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor for less than a few million here, but there are some condo options. Spacious houses with extreme luxury mean very, very few rentals. Hopefully you know someone. $$$$$

Laguna Niguel is an alluring option for affluent families with a penchant for sea and canyon views, HOAs, hiking trails and sleepy gated communities. If you have Jedi-like patience with traffic (or you work from home) and Nicolas Cage’s fondness for pricey real estate, you can’t do better than the undeniably awesome luxury of Laguna Niguel when it comes to putting down roots.

Families and fitness addicts have left great reviews of Windridge Apartments in Laguna Niguel! Residents tout the building's private playground, expansive pool, onsite tennis courts, and gym as reasons for loving where they live.

Laguna Niguel Communities
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Los Angeles and New York have neighborhoods, but Laguna Niguel has communities. They’re planned, so many “neighborhoods” include community pools, fitness centers and other neato family-friendly attractions, but they don’t involve shops. South Orange County likes to keep its inhabitants separate and safe from its retail. All the same, well-known communities include Bear Brand Ranch, Ocean Ranch, Rancho Niguel, Niguel West and San Joaquin Hills. Here is a breakdown of the most popular spots.

San Joaquin Hills: Boasting guarded gates and 910 homes, SJH is the largest ‘hood in the city system. Single-family homes pepper the northern portion of Laguna Niguel, making the commute generally easy to both the 5 and 73. Several subdivisions within the community offer a variety of square footage, pricing and amenities. The last ticky-tacky box was completed in 2006. $$$

Kite Hill:Closer to the 73 than the 5, this community sits in the middle of Laguna Niguel and is filled with doctors. No gates here, just tons of recreational facilities, like tennis courts, swimming pools and picnic benches, among other inviting bonuses. It’s bordered by Aliso Viejo and is a moderately priced location, considering what moderate means here. $$

Niguel West:Older than the other neighborhoods, Niguel West is actually broken into two sections, Niguel West 1 and Niguel West 2 (construction companies aren’t known for their talent for naming, apparently). It has 101 homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s and renters should beware of geological issues. Try to skip in favor of better nabes or head to the condos instead.** $**

Bear Brand Ranch: Close to the ocean and tucked away from anything not cast from gold, Bear Brand has roughly 275 homes with jaw-dropping views and A-List prices. You can’t begin to consider borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor for less than a few million here, but there are some condo options. Spacious houses with extreme luxury mean very, very few rentals. Hopefully you know someone. $$$$$

Laguna Niguel is an alluring option for affluent families with a penchant for sea and canyon views, HOAs, hiking trails and sleepy gated communities. If you have Jedi-like patience with traffic (or you work from home) and Nicolas Cage’s fondness for pricey real estate, you can’t do better than the undeniably awesome luxury of Laguna Niguel when it comes to putting down roots.

Families and fitness addicts have left great reviews of Windridge Apartments in Laguna Niguel! Residents tout the building's private playground, expansive pool, onsite tennis courts, and gym as reasons for loving where they live.

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City Guide

Laguna Niguel
Originally a vast tract of empty ranch land, Laguna Niguel is now a vast range of tract homes filled with over 62,000 people. It was the first major master planned community in all of California. With cloudless skies, beach, mountain and canyon views, it’s considered one of the best places in the nation to live—if you can afford it.
Originally a vast tract of empty ranch land, Laguna Niguel is now a vast range of tract homes filled with over 62,000 people. It was the first major master planned community in all of California. With cloudless skies, beach, mountain and canyon views, it’s considered one of the best places in the nation to live—if you can afford it.

Master planned just like your growing brood, Laguna Niguel is a safe slice of paradise that’s perfect for lily-white families that have successfully surfed the global recession like the Laird Hamiltons of financial fall-outs. It’s close to the beach (you can smell it, oh, and see it), has beautiful mountain views and is one of the most equestrian-friendly cities in the county. Beautiful, safe and often ungodly expensive, apartments aren’t common around these parts, and there aren’t a lot of rental properties to fisticuff for, but the luxury housing is some of the ritziest in town. Homes routinely sell for over a mil and often many times more. So grab your personal accountant and head to the hills of Laguna Niguel, where the views are wild and the nights are, well, mild.

At First Glance

Laguna Niguel gets a bit of a bad rap from youngsters who say the beach-adjacent town is, like, totally boring. But if you like bland, that’s not such a terrible description, right? Young adults tend to shy away from this area for two reasons: they’re too poor to afford it, and it seems like there’s a citywide bedtime of roughly 9 p.m. But those attributes just make it all the more attractive to middle-aged ballers who are too exhausted commuting at least 30 minutes each way to work to bother with the shenanigans of bars and nightlife. Locals like their daytime activities, which include family-friendly pursuits of hiking, biking, shopping and yoga, while equestrian fans take advantage of dozens of snaking horse trails that cover the city.

Of course, proximity to the beach is the major reason Laguna Niguel enjoys such high property values and desirable characterization, so surfing, swimming, kayaking and boating are as major attractions as the many parks, playing fields and open spaces.

At First Glance
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Laguna Niguel gets a bit of a bad rap from youngsters who say the beach-adjacent town is, like, totally boring. But if you like bland, that’s not such a terrible description, right? Young adults tend to shy away from this area for two reasons: they’re too poor to afford it, and it seems like there’s a citywide bedtime of roughly 9 p.m. But those attributes just make it all the more attractive to middle-aged ballers who are too exhausted commuting at least 30 minutes each way to work to bother with the shenanigans of bars and nightlife. Locals like their daytime activities, which include family-friendly pursuits of hiking, biking, shopping and yoga, while equestrian fans take advantage of dozens of snaking horse trails that cover the city.

Of course, proximity to the beach is the major reason Laguna Niguel enjoys such high property values and desirable characterization, so surfing, swimming, kayaking and boating are as major attractions as the many parks, playing fields and open spaces.

The Deal With Housing

It’s not cheap. The city even seems to have mostly evaded the housing crisis that vanquished so many other California areas. But, you will get some sweet amenities for the price, and not just the vistas. Homes are fairly new here, with the majority sporting hardwood floors, swimming pools, updated appliances and multi-car garages. Some properties can be pretty cramped, but with all that wide-open natural space in Laguna Niguel—over one third of the city is intentionally undeveloped—it shouldn’t be overly disappointing you can tap your neighbor’s window from your bedroom in some communities. One thing to remember, however: this is not a mecca of rentals. There is only about 4-5% vacancy rate, and premier apartments are rare birds.

The Deal With Housing
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It’s not cheap. The city even seems to have mostly evaded the housing crisis that vanquished so many other California areas. But, you will get some sweet amenities for the price, and not just the vistas. Homes are fairly new here, with the majority sporting hardwood floors, swimming pools, updated appliances and multi-car garages. Some properties can be pretty cramped, but with all that wide-open natural space in Laguna Niguel—over one third of the city is intentionally undeveloped—it shouldn’t be overly disappointing you can tap your neighbor’s window from your bedroom in some communities. One thing to remember, however: this is not a mecca of rentals. There is only about 4-5% vacancy rate, and premier apartments are rare birds.

Apartment, Condo or Home?

Apartment rentals aren’t nonexistent, but there are limited options and it requires serious research to find a winner. Plus, expect to pay up to $1500 a month for a one bedroom, which seems an unlikely choice considering the family-friendly and long-commute makeup of this area. There is a sizable accumulation of work-from-home types here, so apartments and rental condos are still the most sensible and budget-friendly housing in the city, and they include some of the best features and trappings of real (luxury) homes.

Realistically though, you’re bringing a spouse and 2.5 kids, so even a spacious condo seems tortuous with tottering toddlers, and if you arrive with Fido, reach for the stars and opt for a lush green yard. Most gardening services—a must-have if you want to be a real part of the community—include doggie curb service. Yep, maintenance will pick up pooch poo. Money does so many cool things.

One more note on homes: communities often have gated entrances and exits. Some are guarded and others are not. While this is a great safety feature, it will cost you several more shiny pennies to enjoy and ultimately may prove more an inconvenience than asset, as it’s little more than unnecessary frippery in such a low-crime location.

Apartment, Condo or Home?
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Apartment rentals aren’t nonexistent, but there are limited options and it requires serious research to find a winner. Plus, expect to pay up to $1500 a month for a one bedroom, which seems an unlikely choice considering the family-friendly and long-commute makeup of this area. There is a sizable accumulation of work-from-home types here, so apartments and rental condos are still the most sensible and budget-friendly housing in the city, and they include some of the best features and trappings of real (luxury) homes.

Realistically though, you’re bringing a spouse and 2.5 kids, so even a spacious condo seems tortuous with tottering toddlers, and if you arrive with Fido, reach for the stars and opt for a lush green yard. Most gardening services—a must-have if you want to be a real part of the community—include doggie curb service. Yep, maintenance will pick up pooch poo. Money does so many cool things.

One more note on homes: communities often have gated entrances and exits. Some are guarded and others are not. While this is a great safety feature, it will cost you several more shiny pennies to enjoy and ultimately may prove more an inconvenience than asset, as it’s little more than unnecessary frippery in such a low-crime location.

What Will It Cost

In two words: a lot. The cost of living is mind-bogglingly elevated here, from the cost of food to the associated fees of required personal transportation to the clothing allowance you’ll need to fit in. It’s almost 84% higher than the rest of the country. Ouch. But then, most residents boast a median family income of over 150 big ones a year, so why not splash out a little on some beach views and uniformed sentinels?

What Will It Cost
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In two words: a lot. The cost of living is mind-bogglingly elevated here, from the cost of food to the associated fees of required personal transportation to the clothing allowance you’ll need to fit in. It’s almost 84% higher than the rest of the country. Ouch. But then, most residents boast a median family income of over 150 big ones a year, so why not splash out a little on some beach views and uniformed sentinels?

Shaky Ground

Just as important to research as prices is geology. It’s not for impromptu quizzes on the nature of crystals, it’s because California has an occasional problem with these little things called earthquakes. Also, though the weather is fair and the temperature nearly always ideal, those winter showers bring floods. Those floods bring landslides. Investigate the geological history of your chosen neighborhood before committing to a long-term lease spanning the wet season.

Shaky Ground
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Just as important to research as prices is geology. It’s not for impromptu quizzes on the nature of crystals, it’s because California has an occasional problem with these little things called earthquakes. Also, though the weather is fair and the temperature nearly always ideal, those winter showers bring floods. Those floods bring landslides. Investigate the geological history of your chosen neighborhood before committing to a long-term lease spanning the wet season.

The Highs and Lows of Toll Roads

Commutes are long, and that’s just to the freeway on-ramp. Depending on where you settle in Laguna Niguel, you’re either just a hop, skip and a jump away from rush hour traffic on the I-5 or a slow slog to a toll road stuck behind everyone else foolish, patient or desperate enough for ocean views to live on the southwest end of LN.

About that toll road: the 73 Highway is as commonly used as the public 5 in Laguna Niguel, but it can cost almost five dollars per use, depending on how far you need to travel. It only runs from Mission Viejo to Huntington Beach, and when it dumps you in HB you have all the daily exhibits of road rage on the 405 with which to contend. There’s a silver lining, of course—there’s rarely traffic regardless of the time of day.

The Highs and Lows of Toll Roads
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Commutes are long, and that’s just to the freeway on-ramp. Depending on where you settle in Laguna Niguel, you’re either just a hop, skip and a jump away from rush hour traffic on the I-5 or a slow slog to a toll road stuck behind everyone else foolish, patient or desperate enough for ocean views to live on the southwest end of LN.

About that toll road: the 73 Highway is as commonly used as the public 5 in Laguna Niguel, but it can cost almost five dollars per use, depending on how far you need to travel. It only runs from Mission Viejo to Huntington Beach, and when it dumps you in HB you have all the daily exhibits of road rage on the 405 with which to contend. There’s a silver lining, of course—there’s rarely traffic regardless of the time of day.

Laguna Niguel Communities

Los Angeles and New York have neighborhoods, but Laguna Niguel has communities. They’re planned, so many “neighborhoods” include community pools, fitness centers and other neato family-friendly attractions, but they don’t involve shops. South Orange County likes to keep its inhabitants separate and safe from its retail. All the same, well-known communities include Bear Brand Ranch, Ocean Ranch, Rancho Niguel, Niguel West and San Joaquin Hills. Here is a breakdown of the most popular spots.

San Joaquin Hills: Boasting guarded gates and 910 homes, SJH is the largest ‘hood in the city system. Single-family homes pepper the northern portion of Laguna Niguel, making the commute generally easy to both the 5 and 73. Several subdivisions within the community offer a variety of square footage, pricing and amenities. The last ticky-tacky box was completed in 2006. $$$

Kite Hill:Closer to the 73 than the 5, this community sits in the middle of Laguna Niguel and is filled with doctors. No gates here, just tons of recreational facilities, like tennis courts, swimming pools and picnic benches, among other inviting bonuses. It’s bordered by Aliso Viejo and is a moderately priced location, considering what moderate means here. $$

Niguel West:Older than the other neighborhoods, Niguel West is actually broken into two sections, Niguel West 1 and Niguel West 2 (construction companies aren’t known for their talent for naming, apparently). It has 101 homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s and renters should beware of geological issues. Try to skip in favor of better nabes or head to the condos instead.** $**

Bear Brand Ranch: Close to the ocean and tucked away from anything not cast from gold, Bear Brand has roughly 275 homes with jaw-dropping views and A-List prices. You can’t begin to consider borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor for less than a few million here, but there are some condo options. Spacious houses with extreme luxury mean very, very few rentals. Hopefully you know someone. $$$$$

Laguna Niguel is an alluring option for affluent families with a penchant for sea and canyon views, HOAs, hiking trails and sleepy gated communities. If you have Jedi-like patience with traffic (or you work from home) and Nicolas Cage’s fondness for pricey real estate, you can’t do better than the undeniably awesome luxury of Laguna Niguel when it comes to putting down roots.

Families and fitness addicts have left great reviews of Windridge Apartments in Laguna Niguel! Residents tout the building's private playground, expansive pool, onsite tennis courts, and gym as reasons for loving where they live.

Laguna Niguel Communities
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Los Angeles and New York have neighborhoods, but Laguna Niguel has communities. They’re planned, so many “neighborhoods” include community pools, fitness centers and other neato family-friendly attractions, but they don’t involve shops. South Orange County likes to keep its inhabitants separate and safe from its retail. All the same, well-known communities include Bear Brand Ranch, Ocean Ranch, Rancho Niguel, Niguel West and San Joaquin Hills. Here is a breakdown of the most popular spots.

San Joaquin Hills: Boasting guarded gates and 910 homes, SJH is the largest ‘hood in the city system. Single-family homes pepper the northern portion of Laguna Niguel, making the commute generally easy to both the 5 and 73. Several subdivisions within the community offer a variety of square footage, pricing and amenities. The last ticky-tacky box was completed in 2006. $$$

Kite Hill:Closer to the 73 than the 5, this community sits in the middle of Laguna Niguel and is filled with doctors. No gates here, just tons of recreational facilities, like tennis courts, swimming pools and picnic benches, among other inviting bonuses. It’s bordered by Aliso Viejo and is a moderately priced location, considering what moderate means here. $$

Niguel West:Older than the other neighborhoods, Niguel West is actually broken into two sections, Niguel West 1 and Niguel West 2 (construction companies aren’t known for their talent for naming, apparently). It has 101 homes built in the ‘70s and ‘80s and renters should beware of geological issues. Try to skip in favor of better nabes or head to the condos instead.** $**

Bear Brand Ranch: Close to the ocean and tucked away from anything not cast from gold, Bear Brand has roughly 275 homes with jaw-dropping views and A-List prices. You can’t begin to consider borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor for less than a few million here, but there are some condo options. Spacious houses with extreme luxury mean very, very few rentals. Hopefully you know someone. $$$$$

Laguna Niguel is an alluring option for affluent families with a penchant for sea and canyon views, HOAs, hiking trails and sleepy gated communities. If you have Jedi-like patience with traffic (or you work from home) and Nicolas Cage’s fondness for pricey real estate, you can’t do better than the undeniably awesome luxury of Laguna Niguel when it comes to putting down roots.

Families and fitness addicts have left great reviews of Windridge Apartments in Laguna Niguel! Residents tout the building's private playground, expansive pool, onsite tennis courts, and gym as reasons for loving where they live.

Rent Report
Laguna Niguel

November 2020 Laguna Niguel Rent Report

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

Laguna Niguel rents increase sharply over the past month

Laguna Niguel rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Laguna Niguel stand at $2,061 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,586 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in August. Laguna Niguel's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Laguna Niguel over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 6 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Los Angeles proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 8.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,011, while one-bedrooms go for $1,533.
    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,398, while one-bedrooms go for $1,919.
    • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,784; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month and 0.5% over the past year.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,727; rents were up 0.4% over the past month but fell 4.8% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Laguna Niguel

    As rents have increased slightly in Laguna Niguel, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Laguna Niguel is less affordable for renters.

    • With cities across the state seeing rents both rising and falling, California as a whole has logged -5.0% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 0.4% in San Diego.
    • Laguna Niguel's median two-bedroom rent of $2,586 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Laguna Niguel.
    • While Laguna Niguel's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.3%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Laguna Niguel than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,078, where Laguna Niguel is more than 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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,530
    $2,010
    -0.8%
    -8%
    Long Beach
    $1,400
    $1,780
    -0.3%
    -0.5%
    Anaheim
    $1,520
    $1,960
    0.2%
    1.2%
    Santa Ana
    $1,440
    $1,860
    0.9%
    0.2%
    Irvine
    $2,200
    $2,730
    0.4%
    -4.8%
    Glendale
    $1,290
    $1,790
    -1%
    -7.8%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,840
    $2,060
    -0.5%
    -0.5%
    Santa Clarita
    $1,920
    $2,400
    -0.1%
    2.2%
    Pasadena
    $1,590
    $2,110
    -1.5%
    -7.7%
    Orange
    $1,700
    $2,040
    0.4%
    1.2%
    Fullerton
    $1,600
    $2,000
    0.1%
    -0.3%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,870
    $2,160
    0.4%
    -0.2%
    West Covina
    $1,740
    $2,320
    -0.1%
    2.6%
    Burbank
    $1,570
    $2,210
    -1.1%
    -9.7%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,030
    $2,500
    0.1%
    -0.5%
    Santa Monica
    $1,870
    $2,350
    -3.4%
    -12.8%
    Newport Beach
    $2,220
    $2,800
    1.3%
    1.7%
    Lake Forest
    $2,090
    $2,440
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Laguna Niguel
    $2,060
    $2,590
    1.2%
    1%
    Aliso Viejo
    $2,080
    $2,610
    0.6%
    -2.3%
    West Hollywood
    $1,810
    $2,330
    -0.7%
    -7.3%
    Dana Point
    $2,000
    $2,630
    0.8%
    4.6%
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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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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

    November 2020 Laguna Niguel Rent Report

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

    View full Rent Report

    November 2020 Laguna Niguel Rent Report

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

    Laguna Niguel rents increase sharply over the past month

    Laguna Niguel rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Laguna Niguel stand at $2,061 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,586 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in August. Laguna Niguel's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -5.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

      While rents prices have increased in Laguna Niguel over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 6 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Los Angeles proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 8.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,011, while one-bedrooms go for $1,533.
      • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,398, while one-bedrooms go for $1,919.
      • Long Beach has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,784; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month and 0.5% over the past year.
      • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,727; rents were up 0.4% over the past month but fell 4.8% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Laguna Niguel

      As rents have increased slightly in Laguna Niguel, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Laguna Niguel is less affordable for renters.

      • With cities across the state seeing rents both rising and falling, California as a whole has logged -5.0% year-over-year decline. For example, rents have fallen by 0.4% in San Diego.
      • Laguna Niguel's median two-bedroom rent of $2,586 is above the national average of $1,101. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Laguna Niguel.
      • While Laguna Niguel's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 3.3%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Laguna Niguel than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,078, where Laguna Niguel is more than 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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Los Angeles
      $1,530
      $2,010
      -0.8%
      -8%
      Long Beach
      $1,400
      $1,780
      -0.3%
      -0.5%
      Anaheim
      $1,520
      $1,960
      0.2%
      1.2%
      Santa Ana
      $1,440
      $1,860
      0.9%
      0.2%
      Irvine
      $2,200
      $2,730
      0.4%
      -4.8%
      Glendale
      $1,290
      $1,790
      -1%
      -7.8%
      Huntington Beach
      $1,840
      $2,060
      -0.5%
      -0.5%
      Santa Clarita
      $1,920
      $2,400
      -0.1%
      2.2%
      Pasadena
      $1,590
      $2,110
      -1.5%
      -7.7%
      Orange
      $1,700
      $2,040
      0.4%
      1.2%
      Fullerton
      $1,600
      $2,000
      0.1%
      -0.3%
      Costa Mesa
      $1,870
      $2,160
      0.4%
      -0.2%
      West Covina
      $1,740
      $2,320
      -0.1%
      2.6%
      Burbank
      $1,570
      $2,210
      -1.1%
      -9.7%
      Mission Viejo
      $2,030
      $2,500
      0.1%
      -0.5%
      Santa Monica
      $1,870
      $2,350
      -3.4%
      -12.8%
      Newport Beach
      $2,220
      $2,800
      1.3%
      1.7%
      Lake Forest
      $2,090
      $2,440
      0.1%
      -0.1%
      Laguna Niguel
      $2,060
      $2,590
      1.2%
      1%
      Aliso Viejo
      $2,080
      $2,610
      0.6%
      -2.3%
      West Hollywood
      $1,810
      $2,330
      -0.7%
      -7.3%
      Dana Point
      $2,000
      $2,630
      0.8%
      4.6%
      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.