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Starting at $1,775
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Sonterra at Foothill Ranch
26322 Towne Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,775
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
3 Bedrooms
$2,925
Resort-style apartment community set against a Saddleback Mountain backdrop and convenient to the 241 Toll Road. Apartments include stainless steel appliances, Roman-style bathtubs, in-home washer and dyers, and walk-in closets. Multiple on-site leisure amenities.
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Starting at $1,695
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Siena Terrace
20041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
2 Bedrooms
$2,010
Within walking distance of Regency Park and a short drive to shopping and major freeways. One- and two-bedroom apartments with high-end finishes like hardwood floors, fireplaces, and granite counters. Pool, gym, and basketball court.
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Starting at $1,748
Updated 3 hrs ago
Ridgecrest Apartments
21486 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,748
2 Bedrooms
$2,086
Spacious apartments with custom finishes. Residents can play sand volleyball, swim, exercise, and more on site. Right near bus stops on Lake Forest Drive. Close to Pittsford Park.
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Starting at $1,760
Updated 14 hrs ago
eaves Lake Forest
22700 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,760
2 Bedrooms
$2,028
3 Bedrooms
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Minutes away from interstates 405 and 5, this Orange County community offers furnished units and hardwood floors. Nearby upscale dining and shopping, in addition to an on-site swimming pool, fitness center and carport.
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Starting at $2,038
Updated 14 hrs ago
Avalon Baker Ranch
23647 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,038
2 Bedrooms
$2,409
3 Bedrooms
$3,460
Recently upgraded apartments feature granite counters and hardwood floors. Conveniences include in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. Walk to nearby stores and restaurants or commute via the San Diego Freeway.
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Starting at $1,936
Updated 1 hr ago
Trabuco Villas
25381 Mosswood Way
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,936
2 Bedrooms
$2,538
Luxurious apartments have air conditioning, microwave, washer and dryer, and more. Community includes basketball court, BBQ area, and package receiving. Great location, just minutes from l-5 and I-405.
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Starting at $1,624
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The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,624
2 Bedrooms
$1,952
Beautiful views and newly renovated apartments, offering gourmet kitchens, vaulted ceilings, expansive decks and so much more. The property is landscaped, complementing two pools -- one of which is open year-round.
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Starting at $1,830
Updated 2 hrs ago
Serrano Highlands
25421 Alta Loma
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,830
2 Bedrooms
$2,130
Just minutes from Foothill Ranch Town Center and Peachwood Park, this conveniently located community offers residents private garages, a resort-style spa, and pet-friendly atmosphere. Apartment homes feature private backyards, washer/dryer hookups, and beautiful landscape views.
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Starting at $1,720
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Forest Glen
25092 Farthing St
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,720
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Near convenient transportation routes, including S18. All units are spacious and feature amenities such as walk-in closets and fireplaces. Community is pet-friendly and has a car wash area and clubhouse.
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Starting at $3,400
Updated 4 hrs ago
26066 Miralinda
26066 Miralinda
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
Starting at $3,400
Updated 11 hrs ago
23026 Ashwood
23026 Ashwood
Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
Starting at $3,950
Updated 5 days ago
25665 Fallenwood
25665 Fallenwood
Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
Starting at $2,375
Updated 7 days ago
25671 Le Parc #67
25671 Le Parc #67
Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
Starting at $2,750
Updated 10 days ago
21804 Lake Vista Drive
21804 Lake Vista Drive
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
Starting at $3,200
Updated 11 days ago
20982 Sharmila
20982 Sharmila
Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
Starting at $3,100
Updated 11 days ago
23211 Meadowbrook Circle
23211 Meadowbrook Circle
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
Starting at $3,150
Updated 11 days ago
26021 Galway Drive
26021 Galway Drive
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,150
Starting at $3,475
Updated 11 days ago
37 Espalier Drive
37 Espalier Drive
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,475
Starting at $4,999
Updated 11 days ago
20931 Parkridge
20931 Parkridge
Lake Forest, CA
5 Bedrooms
$4,999
Starting at $2,600
Updated 12 days ago
26042 Galway Dr
26042 Galway Dr
Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
Starting at $3,100
Updated 13 days ago
24851 Via Del Rio
24851 Via Del Rio
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
Starting at $3,400
Updated 18 days ago
67 Avignon Avenue
67 Avignon Avenue
Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
Starting at $1,200
Updated 20 days ago
21396 Calle De Oro
21396 Calle De Oro
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,200
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Starting at $1,875
Updated 3 hrs ago
Madrid Apartments
28401 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,875
2 Bedrooms
$2,109
3 Bedrooms
$2,925
Contemporary apartments and townhomes with custom cabinetry and open layouts. Community amenities include a business center, fitness studio and resident clubhouse. Near the 241 Toll Road. Near hiking at O'Neill Regional Park.
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City GuideLake Forest

"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.

Moving to Lake Forest

Given the low real estate vacancy rates in some neighborhoods, a realtor might come in handy if you want to move to Lake Forest. Some of them can foresee distressed landlords from a mile away. But the best place to start would be online listings because it is free and quite informative.

Real estate rental costs in Lake Forest are among the highest in the nation; although certain cities beat it to the top of the renting order. Expect to pay way more than than the national average for a small condo, studio apartment or for a land hogging, residence.

This neighborhood is season-proof. So dont expect to get landlords running to you during winter. The best advice would be to rent when the time comes for you to move. But it's always good to look ahead of time to ensure you have enough time to scout out as many places as possible before making the life-changing decision. Your relocation could be work related or even love related. Whatever the reason it is, it'll be a good excuse to move to Lake Forest.

It's always been said that nothing last like first impressions when it comes to meeting people for the first time. And it isn't different when it comes to meeting landlords -- they are people too! So if you want to rent a house, arm yourself with anything that will speak in your favor. For example, a good credit report will show a landlord that you're fiscally responsible. So will your latest paycheck, employer’s letter, etc. Also try to get as much details about the property you seek to rent from your landlord. For example, is there a pet policy that will force you to send Clifford or Garfield away? A referral letter from you current landlord will also help you in case you are competing for the same house with another annoying potential renter.

Lake Forest Neighborhoods

One’s options are numerous when it comes to renting a place in Lake Forest. You can find a townhouse, luxury condo, and even a retirement home if you want. Below are some of the main neighborhoods in this city.

Foothill Ranch: This suburban neighborhood is loved by executives, so expect to part with a good chunk of change each month. The housing style here is majorly medium-sized family homes. The real estate vacancy rate here stands at 6.9% at the moment, so there is hope as long as you have the cash. This place is also commuter-friendly with the average commute to work taking about 30 nonredeemable minutes.

El Toro Rd Area: The average home in this metropolitan neighborhood is ideal for families. Home vacancy rate stands at 6.3%, so don’t worry about finding a place. It’s the rent that should concern you. However, due to its popularity amongst university students, expect the vacancy rate to fluctuate along with the school calendar. The typical commuting time in this neighborhood for the working class is about half an hour on the higher side.

Jeronimo Rd Area: Average rental rates in Jeronimo Rd and nearby Lake Forest Drive presently tops the charts here. If you have to stay at par with the Jones', no matter what, then this is it. With this kind of rent expect palatial homes and a vacancy rate that is wait for it 0.0%. Commuting takes 30 minutes to work and most people do it alone in their cars.

Town Hall: This is another locale that is not soft on the pocket. But with a vacancy rate of 0.0%, perhaps youre better off checking back in two months' time--or not at all if the price isn't right. Commuting to work mostly done alone driving takes about half an hour. So arriving to work late requires a pretty good excuse.

El Toro R/Portola Pky: Average rental costs in this urban enclave are relatively pocket-friendly. The vacancy rate at a friendly 8.7% makes this neighborhood quite tempting to those on a tighter budget. Expect to bump into mostly small to medium sized apartment complexes. Commuters here often invest around 30 minutes driving to work.

Glenn Ranch Rd: This area is home to mostly medium-sized single family homes. With the affordable rents here, you will settle in just fine.

Life in Lake Forest

Although Lake Forest has the appeal of a small neighborhood community, it offers its residents the convenience of living in a city. The environment is somewhat Mediterranean, and with its well-planned communities, many residents are able to live quiet a comfortable life here.

Lake Forest has very good public educational facilities. But the luckiest residents are people that love nature. There are twenty-seven parks and outdoor rec areas, so if you feeling playing sports or exercising, you'll definitely be able to find the right place to do it -- whether you love cycling, golf, hiking, boating or even swimming. One unique attraction in Lake Forest is Whiting Ranch Park, which provides acres of outdoor activities. The yearly celebration at Heritage Hill Historical Park is certainly an added draw for lots of people in the region.

The poolside cabana, outdoor tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts are just a few reasons residents leave great reviews of Siena Terrace Apartments in Lake Forest. They also rave about the leasing office staff and super responsive maintenance crew!

June 2018 Lake Forest Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Lake Forest Rent Report. Lake Forest rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lake Forest rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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