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Lake Forest Apartments
Last updated March 1 2024 at 1:06 PM

Lake Forest, CA
316 Apartments for Rent

Lake Forest Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 85,531
Population Density: 5,142.4 people/sq mile
Median Age: 42
Percentage of Family Households: 72%
Median Annual Income: $108,838 / year
Median Rent: $2,280 / month

What locals are saying

"Leave it all the fights and all / Summers getting colder / Drive all night to hold you tight / Back to California." (- Sugarcult, "Back to California")

Lake Forest, or El Toro as it was originally known, is one of the few eco-friendly cities in the US. Packed with green parks, woodlands and its two man-made lakes, this city is a model on how to live in harmony with the environment. Lake Forest has managed, on its own, to bunch up about 78,439 people in the city, making it the 99th most populated area in California. Initially started as a gardening area and stagecoach stop between LA and San Diego, this city is home to the famous historical house, Serrano Adobe. With parks, history, and the California sunshine, Lake Forest is beckoning to you.

Given the low real estate vacancy rates in some neighborhoods, a realtor might come in handy if you want to move to Lake Forest

Lake Forest Demographics


How diverse is Lake Forest?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Lake Forest is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Lake Forest are White (45.3%), Hispanic Or Latino (26.9%), Asian (20%), Two Or More (5%), Black Or African American (2.3%), Other (0.5%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Lake Forest residents?

The median age in Lake Forest is 42 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Lake Forest?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Lake Forest is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Lake Forest are White (45.3%), Hispanic Or Latino (26.9%), Asian (20%), Two Or More (5%), Black Or African American (2.3%), Other (0.5%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Lake Forest residents?

The median age in Lake Forest is 42 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Lake Forest Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Lake Forest is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Lake Forest is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Lake Forest is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Lake Forest


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Portola Hills Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
674 Students
12 Reviews
674
Students
12 Reviews
8 /10
Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
595 Students
4 Reviews
595
Students
4 Reviews
7 /10
La Madera Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
638 Students
15 Reviews
638
Students
15 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
595 Students
4 Reviews
595
Students
4 Reviews
6 /10
Serrano Intermediate School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
1,154 Students
8 Reviews
1,154
Students
8 Reviews

High Schools

7 /10
El Toro High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,352 Students
11 Reviews
2,352
Students
11 Reviews
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Average rent in Lake Forest, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lake Forest is $2,509, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,160. Rent rates updated 1 day ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Lake Forest, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Lake Forest, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 316 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Lake Forest. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Lake Forest is $2,250 for a studio, $2,509 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,160 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Lake Forest apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Lake Forest, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Lake Forest?

In Lake Forest, the average rent is $2,250 for a studio, $2,509 for a 1-bedroom, $3,160 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,913 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lake Forest, check out our monthly Lake Forest Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Lake Forest?

You can filter cheap apartments in Lake Forest by price: under $1,800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lake Forest?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lake Forest apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest.

How can I find off-campus housing in Lake Forest?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lake Forest. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Pomona College, Chapman University, Pitzer College, Vanguard University of Southern California, and Claremont Graduate University.