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644 Cheap Apartments for rent in Lake Forest, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Lake Forest takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, ... Read Guide >
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The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,900
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
971 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 01:11 AM
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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18 Units Available
Siena Terrace
20041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,889
350 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,233
450 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:50 AM
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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16 Units Available
Sonterra at Foothill Ranch
26322 Towne Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA | Foothill Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,903
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,117
1390 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:50 AM
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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1 Unit Available
Ridgecrest Apartments
21486 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,969
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 8 at 10:41 PM
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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23 Units Available
Avalon Baker Ranch
1000 Lupine
Lake Forest, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,180
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1162 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,540
1598 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 01:01 PM
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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5 Units Available
Serrano Highlands
25421 Alta Loma
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,227
1041 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 12:32 PM
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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9 Units Available
eaves Lake Forest
22700 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA | Lake Forest
1 Bedroom
$1,925
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,331
1156 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,086
1234 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 01:01 PM
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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3 Units Available
Spring Lakes Apartment Homes
21641 Canada Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,695
613 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,060
980 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 03:25 PM
Nestled against the hills of Lake Forest, California you will find Spring Lakes Apartment Homes just off the 5 Freeway and 241 Toll Road. Our residents appreciate being just a few minutes away from all that South Orange County has to offer such as a wide selection of shopping centers like Foothill Town Centre, Laguna Hills Mall and The Irvine Spectrum. At Spring Lakes Apartment Homes, we offer beautiful one and two bedroom apartment homes that have been uniquely designed with you in mind. Choose from four different floor plans with newly upgraded interiors that include designer carpeting and custom white cabinetry. Come home to Spring Lakes Apartment Homes today! Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units.
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5 Units Available
Bellecour Way Apartment Homes
21041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,976
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,549
1280 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 8 at 03:25 PM
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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2 Units Available
Trabuco Woods Apartment Homes
22159 Rimhurst Drive
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,700
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,110
920 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 03:25 PM
Finding luxurious apartment homes in Lake Forest, California has never been easier. Trabuco Woods Apartment Homes is a warm and inviting community nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood where everything you love is just minutes away. Our community is conveniently located near the 5 Freeway and the 241 Toll Road and just minutes from the Laguna Hills Mall and the Irvine Spectrum. At Trabuco Woods Apartment Homes, you will find spacious one and two bedroom floor plans that have been meticulously designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Check out our photo gallery or schedule your private tour today and see for yourself all that Trabuco Woods Apartment Homes has to offer!
1 Unit Available
25367 Via Verde
25367 Via Verde
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho Viejo
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
981 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:12 AM
Light and Bright end carriage unit above it's own garage with nobody above or below! Enter through the front gated front balcony that overlooks a greenbelt, into this bright upper unit with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with jacuzzi tub. Offering easy to clean manufactured wood floors throughout all rooms except the master which has brand new carpet, custom window coverings throughout and dual toned paint. Eat in kitchen offers granite counters, breakfast bar, newer appliances, plenty of cabinet space, closet for a full sized washer & dryer and the eat in dining area complete with sliding glass doors that lead to a stairway down to large enclosed & paved patio/yard! Master offers new carpet, ceiling fan, mirrored closet doors and direct access to the bathroom. Bath has newer cabinets, lights and fixtures plus a jacuzzi tub! One car garage located directly beneath, plus one assigned space (#367 in front of the pool). Great community with lots of grass and and greenbelt, plus pool and spa, and just minutes to 1-5 for easy commuting! Owners are looking for good credit scores (above 675), income of $85,000+/yr and some reserves left in the bank after the move in fees.
1 Unit Available
20025 Shamrock
20025 Shamrock Gln
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1008 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:11 AM
Wow, wow, wow! The owner just spent thousands on upgrades for this property. This 2 bedroom with loft is perfect with its newly installed laminate flooring and high-quality carpet throughout. Fresh two-tone paints and added recessed led lighting. Great location with no one below you. This is an upstairs townhome for that quiet living. Nestled amongst trees giving you the feeling of calm and peace. The living room overlooks the trees and features its own fireplace. The kitchen features a brand-new gas range and microwave, a brand-new refrigerator, and plenty of counter space. The washer and dryer are full-sized and included. The master bath has been remodeled with new cabinets, a sink, fixtures, and a walk-in shower. The Master bedroom provides a retreat with vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. Located in the beautiful community of Greenridge, close to shopping and dining. This community offers a tot lot, pool with spa and plenty of visitor parking.
1 Unit Available
22874 Bonita Lane
22874 Bonita Lane
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho Viejo
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1020 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 08:12 AM
Amazing 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhouse in Lake Forest. Amenities included: central air, central heat, dishwasher, pool, updated kitchen, storage, washer dryer, and yard. Utilities included: water. Is pet friendly. Date Available: Apr 1st 2021. $2,200/month rent. $2,200 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Anne Sands at 714-794-4418 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible property manager for landlord using Avail landlord software. SPACIOUS, LOTS of LIGHT, PRIVATE, QUIET - Recently upgraded 2 bed/1.5 bath, 2-story, carpeted unit - 1020 sq. ft. condominium with central A/C & heat. - In Rancho Viejo Condos, a Spanish inspired 62-unit townhome community located near the stores, restaurants, and entertainment at the Laguna Hills Mall in Lake Forest. - Available on April 1 with month-to-month DOWNSTAIRS: - Large eat-in kitchen w/ like-new appliances including stove, microwave, dishwasher - Next to kitchen: large pantry; built-in cabinets and desk - In-home washer/dryer hookups in small laundry nook - Livingroom - Half bath with sink & toilet - Fenced, private patio for entertaining UPSTAIRS: - 2 bedrooms w/ ample mirrored closet space - Full bath w/ tub PARKING FOR 2 CARS: - Private detached garage - Plus one space assigned in complex parking AMENITIES: - Swimming pool and spa. - Nearby are many hiking & biking trails, and the lovely views. - Short distance to public schools, freeway access, golf courses, medical offices, and the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. PETS: - No dogs; a cat is okay. SECURITY DEPOSIT: $2200
1 Unit Available
21182 Jasmines Way
21182 Jasmines Way
Lake Forest, CA | Serrano Highlands
1 Bedroom
$1,950
789 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:37 AM
Artistic Cozy Home in Lake Forest! - Artistic Cozy Home in Lake Forest! Come view this one of a kind one bedroom one bath property! The home boosts a spacious family room with high ceilings, a fireplace and vibrant walls. Make your way into the kitchen, you will find stainless steel appliances and ample granite counter-space along with a stainless less appliances. The property features lunette windows giving the home a vintage touch and a balcony, perfect for relaxing! The commodious bedroom is located on the second floor as well, and it features two closets with mirror sliding doors! The bathroom has a single vanity with granite counter-tops too, with beautiful mirror and light fixtures. The home has a one car garage and washer/ dryer included! In the community you will find a pool and park! DRE: 01197438 No Pets Allowed (RLNE5772229)
1 Unit Available
18947 Canyon Hill Drive
18947 Canyon Hill Drive
Lake Forest, CA | Portola Hills
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1061 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 09:52 PM
Light, bright, and airy, this freshly remodeled Carriage style home combines open concept living with tasteful designer style. Located among the rolling hills of Trabuco Canyon, this two bedroom two bath condo offers a multitude of upgrades. In the kitchen, discover all new appliances with gas cooktop, white and grey-veined quartz counters, oversized stainless steel sink, and white shaker cabinets. Both bathrooms also offer upgraded cabinets and cool white quartz counters. As an added bonus, a fantastic upstairs loft with an adjacent storage attic is ideal for a home office or extra guest area. Other amenities include in-home washer and dryer, generous front balcony, smart-home Nest thermostat, walk-in bedroom closets, and a one car private garage. A short stroll to the sparkling community pool/spa and wonderful hiking trails, this end unit condo with soaring ceilings is a perfect private retreat.
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23 Units Available
Vista Del Lago
21622 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA | Vista del Lago Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,866
351 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
503 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:50 AM
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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9 Units Available
Skyview
21022 Los Alisos Blvd
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,988
335 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,283
473 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 9 at 12:50 AM
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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6 Units Available
Madrid Apartments
28401 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA | Madrid Apartments
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,427
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,927
1295 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:37 AM
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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9 Units Available
Sycamore Lane
25162 Charlinda Dr
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,713
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,746
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,306
965 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 10:42 PM
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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10 Units Available
Reata Oakbrook Village
24391 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA | Central Laguna Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,195
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,485
1110 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 10:42 PM
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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28 Units Available
Sofi Laguna Hills
24557 Los Alisos Blvd
Laguna Hills, CA | Central Laguna Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,768
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,120
1011 sqft
Last updated March 8 at 10:41 PM
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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4 Units Available
Saddleback Ranch
23150 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,645
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 8 at 08:23 PM
You can have it all at Saddleback Ranch Apartments...after all, you deserve it! Nestled between the beauty of the lush Aliso Creek Corridor and majestic, secluded hills, Saddleback Ranch Apartments in Mission Viejo, CA is truly an exceptional apartment living experience and can be yours to enjoy! Our 38-acre community offers many unique amenities including running creeks, walking trails, numerous park and picnic areas and a bicycle trail which continues to Laguna Beach. With its close proximity to freeways, schools, and shopping, Saddleback Ranch Apartments has something to offer for every lifestyle. Our community offers spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes filled with features that will leave you with more time to relax. Ceiling fans, private patios or balconies, spacious walk-in closets, dishwashers and custom window coverings are just a few of the standard features you will find. These custom-quality residences are sure to please and inspire! Become a resident and gain access to all the wonderful community amenities and services we offer. Community features include 2 sparkling swimming pools, fitness center, tennis court, professional management, and more! Come home to Saddleback Ranch today!
1 Unit Available
2016 W Via Mariposa
2016 Via Mariposa West
Laguna Woods, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1010 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:12 AM
No steps, no stairs, No one above. This unique end unit Casa Linda with easy access from carport is surrounded by trees, greenery and flowers. It has an open view of trees and greenery from it's large balcony as well. This Pristine Remodel, fabulous open kitchen design is enhanced with granite counter tops, Stainless Steel appliances, custom maple inspired cabinetry, soft close drawers and light and bright skylight, Central heat and Air, Smooth ceiling, dual pane windows, new paint and new carpet. It has a window in the Master bathroom and mirror wardrobe with plenty of closets and storage space. Enjoy the living in this resort style Coop with all the Laguna Woods Village amenities such as Several golf and tennis courses, 7 clubhouses, 5 swimming pools, equestrian center, free bus transportation, over 200 clubs and organizations, gym /Ex rooms, Horse Trails, Gated with guards, Onsite property management, Pest control, Recreational Multipurpose room, spa and Sport Courts. Detached Carport 2011-3. Walking distance from the carport and walking distance to the community laundry room and Community Golf course.
1 Unit Available
62 Calle Cadiz
62 Calle Cadiz
Laguna Woods, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1324 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 12:12 AM
How lucky can you get to be able to spend your summer in this beautifully remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath converted Seville model, in Laguna Woods Village 55+ community.This lovely coop features smooth ceilings,crown molding, throughout, there is tile flooring in the kitchen, dining area and both baths. Dual pane windows and sliding doors, vertical blinds, vaulted ceilings, central air, a washer and dryer just installed a few months ago. There are 2 master bedrooms one on the ground level and one on the 2nd level with an open loft that dramatically over looks the living room. Its and real beauty. Completely furnished with 2 queen size beds, fully equipped kitchen, bed linens and bath towels, just bring your suit case your favorite book relax and enjoy your summer. THIS IS A SHORT TERM FURNISHED RENTAL.STARTING ON 5/1/20 TO 10/31/20, ONLY Laguna Woods Village offers many amenities:5 pools, 7 clubhouse, 3 golf courses, image playing 27 hole for less than $20.00. Stop at the 19th restaurant after your golf game and enjoy a nice meal or just have your favorite drink at the friendly bar.There is a driving range, tennis courts,2 fitness centers, lawn bowling,equestrian center,library,state of the art theater, walking trails.Over 200 social clubs,many craft studio's that have knowledgeable volunteers and much more!Free bus service that provides transportation within the community and to local shopping centers,restaurants,and medical facilities.Just minutes to beautiful Laguna Beach
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Cheap apartments in Lake Forest start at $1,650 per month.
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City Guide for Lake Forest, CA

"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. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Lake Forest, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Lake Forest takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Lake Forest by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Lake Forest in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Lake Forest.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Lake Forest. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Lake Forest.