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Avila at Rancho Santa Margarita
22751 El Prado
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 07:03pm
1 Bedroom
$1,828
2 Bedrooms
$2,216
1-2 bedroom apartments are pet friendly with modern kitchens, crown molding, in-unit laundry, garage. Enjoy mountain views, pool, hot tub, fitness center. Easy access to Antonio Parkway, Highway 241, shopping, dining and Orange County attractions.
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Skyview
21022 Los Alisos Blvd
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:55pm
1 Bedroom
$1,815
2 Bedrooms
$2,185
3 Bedrooms
$3,045
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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eaves Santa Margarita
111 Via Serena
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 12:52pm
1 Bedroom
$1,675
2 Bedrooms
$1,947
Located near Robinson Mall and Santa Margarita Parkway. Sun-filled units have hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Plenty of closet space. Community amenities include bike storage and a 24-hour fitness center.
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Trabuco Highlands
31872 Joshua Dr
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:28pm
1 Bedroom
$1,711
2 Bedrooms
$2,206
This Cape Cod-style community features a range of layouts, including two-story townhomes. Roman soaking tubs, wood-burning fireplaces and stunning vaulted ceilings make each apartment feel like home. Complete with lit tennis court and clubhouse.
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41 Via Hermosa
41 Via Hermosa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 04:56pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
30 Cascada
30 Cascada
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
38 San Angelo
38 San Angelo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
5 Via Acuatica
5 via Acuatica
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
3 El Corzo
3 El Corzo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
4 Bedrooms
$4,295
38 Sarracenia
38 Sarracenia
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,295
12 Via Encaro
12 via Encaro
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,550
41 Montana Del Lago Drive
41 Montana del Lago Dr
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,790
109 Timbre
109 Timbre
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
1 Bedroom
$1,800
37 Pinzon
37 Pinzon
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,300
145 Timbre
145 Timbre
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
43 Muirfield
43 Muirfield
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,995
21045 Pennington Lane
21045 Pennington Lane
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
17 E Greenbrier
17 East Greenbrier
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
5 Bedrooms
$4,200
12 Trailwood Road
12 Trailwood Road
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
3 Brisa Del Lago
3 Brisa del Lago
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
32 Barneburg
32 Barneburg
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
5 Bedrooms
$5,900
31 Anil
31 Anil
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
34 Los Platillos
34 Los Platillos
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
4 Bedrooms
$3,300
10 Calle Del Mar
10 Calle Del Mar
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Updated January 17 at 09:14pm
3 Bedrooms
$3,900

January 2019 Rancho Santa Margarita Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Rancho Santa Margarita Rent Report. Rancho Santa Margarita rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rancho Santa Margarita rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 Rancho Santa Margarita Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Rancho Santa Margarita Rent Report. Rancho Santa Margarita rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rancho Santa Margarita rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Rancho Santa Margarita rents increased significantly over the past month

Rancho Santa Margarita rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rancho Santa Margarita stand at $1,960 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,510 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Rancho Santa Margarita's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 6 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,610; the city has also seen rents fall by 6.7% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,580, while one-bedrooms go for $2,010.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,720; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 0.5% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Rancho Santa Margarita

    As rents have increased slightly in Rancho Santa Margarita, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Rancho Santa Margarita is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in San Jose, 2.4% in San Francisco, and 1.5% in San Diego.
    • Rancho Santa Margarita's median two-bedroom rent of $2,510 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.5% rise in Rancho Santa Margarita.
    • While Rancho Santa Margarita's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), Phoenix (+3.3%), and New York (+2.7%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Rancho Santa Margarita than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Rancho Santa Margarita 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
    $1,360
    $1,750
    -0.2%
    1.5%
    Long Beach
    $1,370
    $1,760
    -0.6%
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,630
    $2,100
    -0.6%
    1%
    Santa Ana
    $1,440
    $1,850
    -0.4%
    -0.2%
    Irvine
    $2,110
    $2,720
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Glendale
    $1,420
    $1,820
    0.5%
    1.9%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,810
    $2,330
    -0.7%
    -0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -0.6%
    3.9%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,090
    -0.1%
    -0.3%
    Lancaster
    $1,250
    $1,610
    -8%
    -6.7%
    Palmdale
    $1,450
    $1,860
    -8.9%
    -6%
    Pomona
    $1,090
    $1,400
    -5%
    -2.9%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    2%
    2.5%
    Pasadena
    $1,630
    $2,090
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Orange
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0.4%
    1.6%
    Fullerton
    $1,550
    $2,000
    -0.2%
    2.9%
    El Monte
    $1,450
    $1,860
    17.3%
    18.6%
    Downey
    $1,560
    $2,010
    11.9%
    12.6%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.3%
    1.1%
    West Covina
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0.2%
    2.3%
    Norwalk
    $1,560
    $2,010
    3.1%
    2.9%
    Burbank
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0.4%
    -1.4%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,070
    $2,660
    -1.1%
    1.9%
    Santa Monica
    $1,690
    $2,170
    0.8%
    1.4%
    Westminster
    $1,580
    $2,030
    -1.7%
    -1.4%
    Newport Beach
    $2,870
    $3,680
    0.8%
    1.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,240
    $1,600
    4.7%
    5.3%
    Lake Forest
    $1,890
    $2,430
    0.7%
    3.4%
    Bellflower
    $1,340
    $1,720
    -2.2%
    -2.5%
    Tustin
    $1,930
    $2,480
    0.5%
    1.3%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,900
    $2,440
    -4.2%
    -4.5%
    San Clemente
    $2,330
    $3,000
    0.6%
    0.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0.6%
    1.5%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,830
    $2,350
    -1.9%
    0.4%
    Paramount
    $1,450
    $1,870
    -0.6%
    2.1%
    Placentia
    $2,060
    $2,650
    13.3%
    18.6%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $1,960
    $2,510
    0.5%
    1.5%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,830
    $4,920
    9.8%
    12.3%
    Brea
    $1,940
    $2,490
    9.2%
    12%
    Claremont
    $1,400
    $1,800
    -2.8%
    -1.9%
    West Hollywood
    $2,090
    $2,680
    2.9%
    3.7%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,710
    $3,480
    -13.3%
    -14.3%
    San Dimas
    $1,850
    $2,370
    0.3%
    3.6%
    Dana Point
    $2,060
    $2,650
    0.3%
    1.4%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,300
    $2,960
    -2.8%
    1.3%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -7.7%
    -7.4%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,610
    $4,640
    0.2%
    1.7%
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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.