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Starting at $1,715
Updated 1 hr ago
Siena Terrace
20041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,715
2 Bedrooms
$1,935
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 $1,840
Updated 1 hr ago
Sonterra at Foothill Ranch
26322 Towne Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,840
2 Bedrooms
$2,180
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
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 $1,635
Updated 1 hr ago
The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,635
2 Bedrooms
$1,910
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 $1,775
Updated 4 hrs ago
Ridgecrest Apartments
21486 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,775
2 Bedrooms
$2,056
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 $1,770
Updated 19 hrs ago
eaves Lake Forest
22700 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,770
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
3 Bedrooms
$2,780
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 $1,893
Updated 19 hrs ago
Avalon Baker Ranch
23647 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,893
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
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 $1,904
Updated 5 hrs ago
Trabuco Villas
25381 Mosswood Way
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,904
2 Bedrooms
$2,331
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 $1,705
Updated 1 hr ago
Serrano Highlands
25421 Alta Loma
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,705
2 Bedrooms
$2,030
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 $1,675
Updated 13 days ago
Forest Glen
25092 Farthing St
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,675
2 Bedrooms
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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 $4,100
Updated 2 hrs ago
302 Summit Crest Drive
302 Summit Crest Drive
Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,100
Starting at $3,000
Updated 4 days ago
26655 Rio Hondo Circle
26655 Rio Hondo Circle
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Starting at $2,050
Updated 8 days ago
Rue De Valore
Rue De Valore
Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
Starting at $4,000
Updated 8 days ago
24451 Corta Cresta Drive
24451 Corta Cresta Drive
Lake Forest, CA
5 Bedrooms
$4,000
Starting at $3,350
Updated 8 days ago
25531 Fallenwood
25531 Fallenwood
Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,350
Starting at $1,950
Updated 13 days ago
25652 Rimgate Drive
25652 Rimgate Drive
Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
Starting at $2,800
Updated 13 days ago
22275 Newbridge Drive
22275 Newbridge Drive
Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
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Starting at $1,750
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Vista Del Lago
21622 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
Nestled in a lush setting just minutes from award-winning schools Del Lago Elementary, Los Alisos Intermediate, and Trabuco High. Units features include laundry, hardwood floors, and dishwasher. Residents enjoy community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse.
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Starting at $1,865
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Skyview
21022 Los Alisos Blvd
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,865
2 Bedrooms
$2,270
3 Bedrooms
$2,830
Off Highway 241 and 261. Recently renovated with walk-in closets, updated appliances and hardwood floors. On-site features include gym, tennis court, pool and sauna. Pet-friendly property with in-unit laundry and car wash area.
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Starting at $1,721
Updated 3 hrs ago
Sofi Laguna Hills
24557 Los Alisos Blvd
Laguna Hills, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,721
2 Bedrooms
$1,949
With The Orchard and Laguna Hills Mall only minutes from this community, there's very little residents have to drive for. The pet-friendly community has a beautiful pool and gym. Units feature fireplaces and private patios/balconies.
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Starting at $1,700
Updated 4 hrs ago
Madrid Apartments
28401 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,700
2 Bedrooms
$2,153
3 Bedrooms
$2,699
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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Starting at $1,995
Updated 4 hrs ago
Reata Oakbrook Village
24391 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,995
2 Bedrooms
$2,469
Stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, patio/balcony. Pool with private cabanas. Residents have access to gym, clubhouse, courtyard, hot tub and pool table. Fire pit and BBQ/grill. Pet-friendly community with dog park.
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Starting at $1,697
Updated 7 hrs ago
Los Alisos at Mission Viejo
28601 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,697
1 Bedroom
$1,794
2 Bedrooms
$2,259
Situated in desirable Mission Viejo. Luxury apartments with double-paned windows, garden soaking tubs, hardwood-style floors and Smart Panel internet connectivity. Community offers easy access to local shops via a pedestrian bridge.
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Starting at $1,664
Updated 4 hrs ago
Sycamore Lane
25162 Charlinda Dr
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,664
1 Bedroom
$1,762
2 Bedrooms
$2,059
This gated community has a two-story fitness center, pool and cabana-equipped spa. It's just steps away from the Shops at Dos Lagos and the Crossings at Corona. Units feature walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances.
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Starting at $3,600
Updated 2 hrs ago
24282 Augustin Street
24282 Augustin Street
Mission Viejo, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,600

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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!

Rent Report
Lake Forest

April 2018 Lake Forest Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Lake Forest Rent Report. Lake Forest rents declined 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.

Lake Forest rents declined marginally over the past month

Lake Forest rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lake Forest stand at $1,840 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,370 for a two-bedroom. Lake Forest's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.9%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

    Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Lake Forest, 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.

    • Irvine has seen rents fall by 0.3% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Los Angeles metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,680.
    • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
    • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,740; rents were up 3.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lake Forest

    As rents have increased moderately in Lake Forest, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Lake Forest is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in San Jose, 2.8% in San Diego, and 1.4% in San Francisco.
    • Lake Forest's median two-bedroom rent of $2,370 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 3.5% increase in Lake Forest.
    • While Lake Forest's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Houston (+2.8%), and Boston (+2.1%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lake Forest than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Lake Forest 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. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Los Angeles
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0.3%
    3.1%
    Long Beach
    $1,370
    $1,770
    0.3%
    3.1%
    Anaheim
    $1,640
    $2,110
    0.5%
    6%
    Santa Ana
    $1,460
    $1,870
    0.3%
    4.3%
    Irvine
    $2,090
    $2,680
    -0.3%
    4.1%
    Glendale
    $1,370
    $1,760
    -0.3%
    -1.4%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,870
    $2,400
    0.8%
    1.7%
    Santa Clarita
    $1,960
    $2,520
    1.1%
    6.3%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.2%
    8.5%
    Lancaster
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0.2%
    7%
    Palmdale
    $1,560
    $2,010
    0.2%
    4.6%
    Pomona
    $1,140
    $1,450
    -0.1%
    1.4%
    Torrance
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.2%
    3.1%
    Pasadena
    $1,600
    $2,060
    -0.3%
    0.7%
    Orange
    $1,770
    $2,270
    0.1%
    2.6%
    Fullerton
    $1,530
    $1,970
    0.7%
    3.5%
    Downey
    $1,390
    $1,790
    0
    2.3%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,810
    $2,330
    -0.1%
    0.7%
    Inglewood
    $1,180
    $1,520
    0.1%
    3.3%
    West Covina
    $1,750
    $2,250
    0.3%
    7.2%
    Norwalk
    $1,530
    $1,960
    0.5%
    5.3%
    Burbank
    $1,590
    $2,050
    -1.1%
    6.2%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,090
    $2,680
    0.8%
    3.9%
    Santa Monica
    $1,640
    $2,110
    -0.4%
    1.4%
    Westminster
    $1,610
    $2,070
    0.1%
    3.2%
    Whittier
    $1,390
    $1,790
    -0.4%
    4.4%
    Newport Beach
    $2,790
    $3,580
    -0.6%
    3.6%
    Hawthorne
    $1,190
    $1,530
    0.2%
    4.2%
    Buena Park
    $1,610
    $2,070
    -0.1%
    4.3%
    Lakewood
    $1,750
    $2,240
    0.4%
    3.3%
    Lake Forest
    $1,840
    $2,370
    -0.2%
    3.5%
    Bellflower
    $1,370
    $1,760
    0.2%
    2.5%
    Tustin
    $1,890
    $2,430
    -0.4%
    2.3%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,970
    $2,530
    -0.2%
    2.2%
    San Clemente
    $2,270
    $2,930
    -0.4%
    2.1%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,790
    $2,300
    -0.4%
    -1.8%
    Montebello
    $1,390
    $1,790
    0
    5.6%
    La Habra
    $1,530
    $1,960
    0.3%
    4.4%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,860
    $2,390
    0.4%
    6.1%
    Paramount
    $1,440
    $1,840
    -0.1%
    3.7%
    Placentia
    $1,750
    $2,250
    0.7%
    2.5%
    Glendora
    $1,680
    $2,150
    -0.1%
    2.5%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $1,920
    $2,460
    -0.3%
    1.9%
    Aliso Viejo
    $1,640
    $2,100
    -0.1%
    -16.9%
    Cypress
    $1,750
    $2,240
    -0.4%
    1.6%
    Covina
    $1,580
    $2,030
    0.2%
    1.2%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,450
    $4,430
    0.3%
    5%
    Culver City
    $1,770
    $2,270
    -0.2%
    6.7%
    West Hollywood
    $1,880
    $2,420
    -2.7%
    -4.5%
    Beverly Hills
    $3,120
    $4,010
    -0.7%
    -0.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,820
    $2,330
    -0.7%
    5.4%
    Dana Point
    $2,020
    $2,590
    -0.1%
    2.4%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,030
    $2,610
    -0.6%
    0.8%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,150
    $2,770
    0.3%
    0.4%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,580
    $4,590
    0.7%
    2.5%
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    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.

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    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.

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