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464 Apartments for rent in Lake Forest, CA

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Rancho de los Alisos
Foothill Ranch
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Last updated August 19 at 04:47pm
Rancho de los Alisos
16 Units Available
Siena Terrace
20041 Osterman Rd, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,822
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,114
900 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 04:47pm
Foothill Ranch
14 Units Available
Sonterra at Foothill Ranch
26322 Towne Centre Dr, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,857
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,251
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,051
1390 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 11:55am
Lake Forest
21 Units Available
eaves Lake Forest
22700 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,765
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,210
1156 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 11:55am
35 Units Available
Avalon Baker Ranch
1000 Lupine, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,128
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,465
1162 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,365
1598 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 07:39am
Rancho de los Alisos
9 Units Available
Serrano Highlands
25421 Alta Loma, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,869
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,084
1041 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 03:16pm
Rancho de los Alisos
5 Units Available
Ridgecrest Apartments
21486 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,943
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,229
1078 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 04:30pm
Rancho de los Alisos
25 Units Available
The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,865
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,180
971 sqft
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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Last updated August 19 at 02:26pm
Rancho de los Alisos
4 Units Available
Bellecour Way Apartment Homes
21041 Osterman Rd, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,880
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,950
1395 sqft
Single bedroom flats and 2-3 bedroom condos are pet friendly with cozy kitchens, fireplace, ceiling fans, in-unit laundry and garage parking. Enjoy pool, hot tub, clubhouse and fitness center.
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Last updated August 19 at 04:30pm
Lake Forest
1 Unit Available
Forest Glen
25092 Farthing St, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,690
713 sqft
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.
Verified
Last updated August 15 at 08:58pm
Rancho de los Alisos
6 Units Available
Crestwood
21011 Osterman Rd, Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,059
915 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,341
1200 sqft
Welcome to Crestwood Apartments in Lake Forest, CA. Conveniently located in South Orange County with breathtaking panoramic views of morning sunrises and evening city lights.
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
Foothill Ranch
1 Unit Available
1206 El Paseo
1206 El Paseo, Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1769 sqft
Newer 3 Bedroom Townhome in Foothill Ranch! - Beautifully appointed townhouse in lovely, gated community of "El Paseo". Great floorplan with 3-bedrooms, 2.5 baths, direct access 2-car garage.
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
Serrano Highlands
1 Unit Available
21246 Camelia
21246 Camelia, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,800
718 sqft
Remodeled Ground Level Condo - Check out this beautifully remodeled single story, ground level condo in a quiet neighborhood in Lake Forest! Features plantation shutters and wood-look tile flooring throughout, a cozy fireplace, a sunny patio,
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
Portola Hills
1 Unit Available
19012 Canyon Meadows Dr
19012 Canyon Meadows Drive, Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1364 sqft
Portola Hills 2 Story End Unit Condo! - Great Trabuco Canyon (Portola Hills) end unit condo available now and is conveniently located near the community pool. 3 bedroom, 2.
Last updated August 19 at 11:14am
Orange County Great Park
1 Unit Available
45 Jasmine
45 Jasmine, Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1695 sqft
Lake Forest Beautiful - Beautiful BRAND NEW 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath end-unit town home in The Rowe Award Winning Community Resort-Style living at Baker Ranch, move-in-ready for a lovely family to make it their home.
Last updated August 19 at 08:40am
Lake Forest
1 Unit Available
21822 Michigan Lane
21822 Michigan Lane, Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
Ask
4 Bedrooms
$4,995
2230 sqft
Lake Forest Keys waterfront home with electric boat available. 2 story 2230 sq ft, 2.5 bath, fully furnished home available now.
Last updated August 19 at 02:28pm
Rancho Serrano
1 Unit Available
21261 Calle Sendero
21261 Calle Sendero, Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
3249 sqft
Tyler T. Roth Regency Real Estate Brokers 949-903-2604 TylerTRoth@gmail.com BRE# 02055220
Last updated August 19 at 02:29pm
Serrano Highlands
1 Unit Available
25362 Elderwood
25362 Elderwood, Lake Forest, CA
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
2644 sqft
Peaceful Lake Forest home that backs up to hiking and horse trails. This home is a must see with 2644 square feet of beautiful living space.
Last updated August 19 at 02:28pm
Rancho de los Alisos
1 Unit Available
26342 Forest Ridge Drive
26342 Forest Ridge Dr, Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
916 sqft
Private, end unit with beautiful greenbelt view. Kitchen has been remodeled with upgraded appliances. Private entry staircase leads to a spacious living room with en elegant fireplace.
Last updated August 19 at 02:29pm
1 Unit Available
21301 Vintage Way
21301 Vintage Way, Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1500 sqft
Great location close to everything including saddleback church and across the street from a park with basket ball hoops and playground for kids. Nice home with artificial turf front yard plus front gated court yard.
Last updated August 19 at 02:28pm
Rancho de los Alisos
1 Unit Available
25687 View Pointe
25687 View Pointe, Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
957 sqft
Gorgeous 2 bedroom upstairs unit. Upgraded, bright and clean, this home is move in ready! The laminate wood look floors and neutral paint throughout offer the perfect backdrop to make this feel like home.
Last updated August 19 at 02:29pm
Lake Forest
1 Unit Available
24451 Corta Cresta Drive
24451 Corta Cresta Drive, Lake Forest, CA
5 Bedrooms
$4,000
2490 sqft
Have a cool summer in this California pool home! Large home features 5 bedrooms + a loft on a large lot. Open floor plan has a soaring ceiling in living room and huge family room.
Last updated August 19 at 02:29pm
Rancho de los Alisos
1 Unit Available
20884 Serrano Creek Road
20884 Serrano Creek Road, Lake Forest, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
884 sqft
Peaceful area of Lake Forest, Serrano Creek Villas. Greenbelts surrounds the grounds.
Last updated August 19 at 02:28pm
Lake Forest
1 Unit Available
25102 Carolwood
25102 Carolwood, Lake Forest, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,495
2032 sqft
Ahmad Arshi Regency Real Estate Brokers 949-636-3333 DRE 01322587
Last updated August 19 at 02:28pm
Rancho de los Alisos
1 Unit Available
25652 Rimgate Drive
25652 Rimgate Drive, Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,725
653 sqft
THIS END-UNIT HOME IS COMPLETELY UPGRADED AND IS A HIGHLY DESIRABLE SPACIOUS DOWNSTAIRS CONDOMINIUM. This end unit has large windows throughout, which brings in lots of light, giving this home that Light & Bright feel.

Average Rent in Lake Forest

Last updated Jul. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lake Forest is $1,938, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,490.
Studio
$1,628
1 Bed
$1,938
2 Beds
$2,490
3+ Beds
$3,385
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!

August 2019 Lake Forest Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 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.

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August 2019 Lake Forest Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 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 moderately over the past month

Lake Forest rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lake Forest stand at $1,939 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,491 for a two-bedroom. Lake Forest's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    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, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,690, while one-bedrooms go for $2,093.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,738; rents increased 0.4% over the past month and 1.2% over the past year.
    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,612; rents went down 0.5% over the past month but rose 1.2% over the past year.

    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 slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.5% in San Jose, 1.2% in San Francisco, and 0.5% in San Diego.
    • Lake Forest's median two-bedroom rent of $2,491 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 3.7% increase in Lake Forest.
    • While Lake Forest's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Austin (+3.3%), and Boston (+2.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lake Forest than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,034, where Lake Forest is nearly two-and-a-half times 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
    $1,370
    $1,760
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Long Beach
    $1,380
    $1,780
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Anaheim
    $1,660
    $2,130
    0.8%
    1%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,870
    0.6%
    0.5%
    Irvine
    $2,130
    $2,740
    0.4%
    1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,410
    $1,810
    -1%
    0.6%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,850
    $2,380
    1%
    0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,090
    $2,690
    0.5%
    4.2%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0.4%
    0.2%
    Lancaster
    $1,250
    $1,610
    -0.5%
    1.2%
    Palmdale
    $1,470
    $1,890
    -0.3%
    2.7%
    Pomona
    $1,120
    $1,430
    1.7%
    0.4%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,090
    0
    1%
    Pasadena
    $1,640
    $2,110
    -0.1%
    1.4%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,330
    0
    1.5%
    Fullerton
    $1,560
    $2,010
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Downey
    $1,580
    $2,030
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,370
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    West Covina
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    2.6%
    Norwalk
    $1,590
    $2,050
    0.9%
    1%
    Burbank
    $1,620
    $2,090
    -0.6%
    0.6%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,120
    $2,720
    1.2%
    2%
    Carson
    $1,450
    $1,860
    -8.1%
    3.4%
    Santa Monica
    $1,690
    $2,170
    -1%
    1.8%
    Newport Beach
    $2,810
    $3,610
    -1.4%
    -0.5%
    Hawthorne
    $1,250
    $1,600
    -0.1%
    0.5%
    Lake Forest
    $1,940
    $2,490
    -0.3%
    3.7%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0.6%
    0.4%
    Tustin
    $1,940
    $2,490
    -0.1%
    1.6%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,890
    $2,430
    -1.7%
    1.9%
    San Clemente
    $2,330
    $3,000
    -0.4%
    0.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,820
    $2,340
    -0.9%
    -0.6%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,880
    $2,420
    0.5%
    2%
    Paramount
    $1,460
    $1,880
    0.6%
    1%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    2.5%
    Aliso Viejo
    $1,650
    $2,120
    0.4%
    -0.2%
    West Hollywood
    $2,000
    $2,570
    -4.3%
    0.3%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,630
    $3,380
    -2.9%
    2.1%
    San Dimas
    $1,880
    $2,420
    -0.9%
    1.2%
    Dana Point
    $2,070
    $2,660
    -0.7%
    1.4%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,950
    $2,510
    1.7%
    2.2%
    Calabasas
    $2,480
    $3,180
    -0.3%
    4%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,050
    $2,630
    -0.8%
    0.8%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,310
    $2,960
    1.1%
    0.5%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,800
    $3,600
    -0.1%
    -0.8%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,660
    $4,700
    0.4%
    1.4%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    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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