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115 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Lake Forest, CA

Last updated December 15 at 6:46pm UTC
19431 Rue De Valore 41 J
Foothill Ranch
Lake Forest, CA
Updated December 15 at 9:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,675
25671 Le Parc #69
Serrano Highlands
Lake Forest, CA
Updated December 14 at 10:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,775
Results within 1 miles of Lake Forest, CA
Saddleback Ranch
23150 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated December 14 at 8:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,590
23312 La Mar 146 Unit B
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated December 15 at 10:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,795
391 Avenida Castilla
Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods, CA
Updated December 15 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
23315 La Crescenta
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated December 15 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
53 CALLE ARAGON
Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods, CA
Updated December 15 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
175 Avenida Majorca
Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods, CA
Updated December 15 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
184 Avenida Majorca
Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods, CA
Updated December 15 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500

December 2018 Lake Forest Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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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Lake Forest

December 2018 Lake Forest Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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.

Lake Forest rents increase sharply over the past month

Lake Forest rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lake Forest stand at $1,880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,410 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Lake Forest's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

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, 7 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 4.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,600, while one-bedrooms go for $2,020.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,350, while one-bedrooms go for $1,830.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents remained steady over the past month.
  • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,750; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.0% 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 seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Lake Forest is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.8% in San Francisco, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Lake Forest's median two-bedroom rent of $2,410 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.7% rise in Lake Forest.
  • While Lake Forest's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lake Forest than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, 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 $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 1.5%
Long Beach $1,380 $1,770 -0.1% 0.7%
Anaheim $1,640 $2,110 -0.7% 1.1%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 -0.5% -0.2%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 -0.0% 0.3%
Glendale $1,410 $1,810 0.5% 1.7%
Huntington Beach $1,830 $2,350 -1.0% -0.7%
Santa Clarita $2,020 $2,600 -0.5% 4.0%
Garden Grove $1,630 $2,090 -0.1% -0.4%
Lancaster $1,360 $1,750 -0.1% 2.0%
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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.

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.