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Mission Viejo, CA: 52 apartments available for rent

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Last updated June 25 at 12:07AM
27446 Jasmine Avenue
Emerald Point
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:09PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
26036 Camino Adelanto
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 11:45AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
28 Brindisi
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 8 at 3:50AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
273 California Court
California Court
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:07PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
26685 Dulcinea
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:07PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
26513 Treviso
Ashton Court
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 23 at 7:58PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
26341 Ambia
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 3:46AM
4 Bedrooms
$5,600
27582 White Fir Lane
Evergreen Ridge
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:07PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
28031 Nevado
Oso Valley Greenbelt
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 8:10AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
27461 Glenwood Drive
Pacific Hills
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:08PM
4 Bedrooms
$3,750
25171 Campina Drive
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:08PM
4 Bedrooms
$3,900
230 Valley View Terrace
California Court
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 23 at 7:36PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
27808 Paguera
Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 3:46AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
73 Sienna Ridge
Painted Trails
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 24 at 7:08PM
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
27665 Via Granados
Casta del Sol
Mission Viejo, CA
Updated June 21 at 3:37AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
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City Guide
Mission Viejo
By ‘Old’, they meant ‘New’.

Some amazing things happen accidentally, like penicillin and cheese whiz, but Mission Viejo, California (‘Old Mission’ in Spanish) is not one of them. This Orange County city of 94,000 owes its masterful city planning and uniform Spanish architecture to their, er, city father --by which we mean developer--Donald Bren. Back in the historic old days of 1960, Bren decided to develop the “undevelopable” ranch land into a precisely and minutely planned community. Residents are consistently in a delirious haze of happiness so we’re taking that as a sizable indicator as to the quality of life here in the not-so-old Old Mission.

Are we a neighborhood yet?

As is common in Southern California, the term “neighborhood” is used loosely and typically, it more accurately means “sub-division”. When sub-divisions get large enough they become communities and after they have at least four Jamba Juices, they incorporate into a city, so the entire area enjoys a pretty fluid identity between what is a neighborhood and what is an adjacent city. The historic districts in Mission Viejo sadly only imply that the houses may be as old as 1970. Development gets newer moving south and if you simply can’t bear the thought of a home built before last week, the adjacent city of Ladera Ranch is currently attempting to outdo Mission Viejo in the new-and-shiny category.

Though much of Mission Viejo consists of single-family homes, apartment complexes are widely available and largely concentrated along Marguerite Parkway that runs through the city. Typical of this region in California, most complexes are new, Spanish-styled and come with resort amenities like gyms, pools, tennis courts and clubhouses. One-bedrooms don’t seem to fall lower than $1200 and 2BR options will start around $1400 with 3BR around $2300 (at which point you may be better off renting a house instead).

Traffic in southern California has a mostly well-deserved reputation as a nightmare for commuters. Home choices are often based at least in part on their projected commute times, so if you know you’ll be commuting – as most people do here – you should definitely take that into account and maybe invest in some books on tape or language learning cds. Public transit is also a growing option as there is a commuter rail that runs from Mission Viejo into LA, Riverside, Oceanside and San Bernadino daily. Locally, Mission Viejo does a great job of providing walking and biking trails and is in some parts quite walkable. The Orange County Transportation Authority operates a limited bus line for the local area, as well.

Reviews of the Vista Del Lago Apartments in Mission Viejo, California show that residents are thrilled with the private balconies / patios and indoor fireplaces.

Rent Report
Mission Viejo

June 2017 Mission Viejo Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2017 Mission Viejo Rent Report. Mission Viejo rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Mission Viejo rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Mission Viejo rents declined over the past month

Mission Viejo rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 4.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Mission Viejo stand at $2,030 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,600 for a two-bedroom. Mission Viejo's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.9%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Mission Viejo, but across the entire metro. Prices rose year-over-year in all of the 10 largest Los Angeles area cities that we have data for. Rents also increased in other areas of the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 3.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,030, while one-bedrooms go for $1,580.
  • Over the past month, Huntington Beach has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,370, while one-bedrooms go for $1,850.
  • Los Angeles proper has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,710; rents grew 0.4% over the past month and 4.5% over the past year.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,600; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 3.4% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, Fremont is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the Los Angeles metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,530; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, San Francisco, where a two-bedroom goes for $3,020, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.0%).
  • Sacramento, Chula Vista, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.4%, 4.8%, and 4.8%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Mission Viejo

As rents have increased in Mission Viejo, 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, Mission Viejo is less affordable for renters.

  • Mission Viejo's median two-bedroom rent of $2,600 is above the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year.
  • While Mission Viejo's rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Houston (-2.8%) and Miami (-1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Mission Viejo than most large cities. Comparably, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $990, where Mission Viejo is more than 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 $1,330 $1,710 0.4% 4.5%
Long Beach $1,340 $1,720 -0.2% 4.8%
Anaheim $1,590 $2,050 0.8% 5.1%
Santa Ana $1,420 $1,830 0.0% 5.6%
Irvine $2,030 $2,600 -0.1% 3.4%
Glendale $1,380 $1,770 -0.2% 3.0%
Huntington Beach $1,850 $2,370 -0.4% 2.6%
Santa Clarita $1,900 $2,440 0.5% 4.4%
Garden Grove $1,580 $2,030 2.2% 9.2%
Pasadena $1,580 $2,030 -0.3% 2.1%
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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.