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Last updated January 17 2021 at 3:16 AM

172 Apartments under $2,000 for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $2,000 in Rancho Santa Margarita is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property m... Read Guide >
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13 Units Available
The Highlands
31872 Joshua Dr
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | Robinson Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,990
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
1021 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:10 AM
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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8 Units Available
Skyview
21022 Los Alisos Blvd
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,838
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,353
945 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 17 at 02:51 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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17 Units Available
Avila at Rancho Santa Margarita
22751 El Prado
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,812
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,164
1010 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 01:44 AM
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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15 Units Available
eaves Santa Margarita
111 Via Serena
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,771
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,127
961 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 07:02 PM
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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2 Units Available
Villas Antonio Apartment Homes
22482 Alma Aldea
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,825
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,255
975 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 03:25 PM
PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR! Welcome home to Villas Antonio Apartment Homes! Our beautiful community is situated in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.
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7 Units Available
Madrid Apartments
28401 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA | Madrid Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,999
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,599
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 17 at 12:33 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.
1 Unit Available
22371 Deerbrook
22371 Deerbrook
Mission Viejo, CA | Canyon Estates
1 Bedroom
$1,200
500 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 02:33 AM
This is large private one bedroom and a shared one full bathroom plus a shared laundry room for rent. Private patio entrance lead you into spacious guest room or enter from the front door. The house is located in a guard gated community.
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22 Units Available
The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,775
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,280
971 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:10 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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4 Units Available
Forest Glen
25092 Farthing St
Lake Forest, CA | Lake Forest
1 Bedroom
$1,700
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 17 at 03:10 AM
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.
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14 Units Available
Camden Crown Valley
26891 La Alameda
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,919
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,336
1179 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 03:10 AM
Great location between Crown Valley Parkway and adjacent hospital, and Granada Park. Easy access to San Diego Freeway. Recently upgraded one- and two-bedroom apartments feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and fireplaces.
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18 Units Available
Sonterra at Foothill Ranch
26322 Towne Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA | Foothill Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,824
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,319
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 17 at 02:51 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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13 Units Available
Siena Terrace
20041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,875
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,184
900 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 02:51 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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22 Units Available
Vista Del Lago
21622 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA | Vista del Lago Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,858
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
1005 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 02:51 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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15 Units Available
Broadstone Cavora
26033 Cape Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$1,870
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,955
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,805
1200 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 01:44 AM
Tailored homes with custom cabinetry, USB charging stations and stainless steel appliances. Community includes a cinema, sky bar entertainment plaza and dog washing station. Close to I-5 and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station.
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7 Units Available
Sycamore Lane
25162 Charlinda Dr
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,810
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,759
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,336
965 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 01:44 AM
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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14 Units Available
Reata Oakbrook Village
24391 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA | Central Laguna Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,956
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,468
1110 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 01:44 AM
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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8 Units Available
Adagio on the Green
26600 Oso Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,925
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,840
1125 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 01:43 AM
Surrounded by greenery near Mission Viejo Golf Club. Stunning interiors with granite countertops and hardwood floors. Fully furnished. On-site amenities include clubhouse, coffee bar, concierge, pool and yoga. Pet-friendly.
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29 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 January 17 at 01:43 AM
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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11 Units Available
Idyllwillow Resort Apartment Homes
28032 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,668
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,828
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,226
960 sqft
Last updated January 17 at 12:24 AM
Great location for commuters, on Marguerite Parkway, close to I-5. Units have laundry, Nest technology, and patio or balcony. Community features pool, playground and parking.
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6 Units Available
Eaves Mission Viejo
24950 Via Florecer
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,790
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
850 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 07:02 PM
Just blocks from Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo. Spacious units have patios and balconies. Tenants have use of a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court and grill.
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6 Units Available
Bellecour Way Apartment Homes
21041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,985
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,625
1280 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,144
1395 sqft
Last updated January 16 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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7 Units Available
Laurel Canyon Apartment Homes
76 Mercantile Way
Ladera Ranch, CA | Township Village
1 Bedroom
$1,900
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,415
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,025
1250 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 03:25 PM
PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR! Laurel Canyon Apartment Homes is located just off the 241 Toll Road, and is one of four Laurel communities located in Ladera Ranch, California.
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6 Units Available
Mosaic Apartment Homes
27444 Camden
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,650
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,745
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,230
973 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 03:25 PM
Community residents enjoy an on-site fitness center, garage parking, clubhouse, and resort-style pool. Apartments include a breakfast bar, plush carpeting, and granite countertops. Just minutes from The Shops at Mission Viejo and Cordova Park.
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4 Units Available
Trabuco Woods Apartment Homes
22159 Rimhurst Drive
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,695
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,065
920 sqft
Last updated January 16 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How expensive is it to rent a studio apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita?
The median rent for a studio apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita is $2,058 per month.
How expensive is it to rent a studio apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita?
The median rent for a studio apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita is $2,058 per month.
How much is rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita?
One-bedroom apartment rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita rent for $2,083 per month.
How much is rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita?
One-bedroom apartment rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita rent for $2,083 per month.
What is the typical rent for a two-bedroom apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita?
The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita is $2,594 per month.
What is the typical rent for a two-bedroom apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita?
The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita is $2,594 per month.
City Guide for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Want to live in a record holding city? Rancho Santa Margarita holds the record for the longest city name in California. The previous title-holder, La Canada Flintridge, slipped into second place when Rancho Santa Margarita was incorporated in 2000.

Rancho Santa Margarita is a new town in the rapidly growing region of Orange County, California. It's a planned community, which means there are plenty of shiny new apartment complexes, as well as all the amenities you would expect in a small city. You might think that such a new town would be lacking in character, but don't be so quick to judge. There's a strong community finding its feet here, and you won't have trouble finding community events to get involved in. In the summer, rock, soul and country music concerts are regularly held in Central Park, so you can live it up while watching the sun go down. Rancho Santa Margarita has a lot to offer, and you haven't even heard about the biggest attractions yet! The sunny climate and the incredibly beautiful surroundings are what draw many people to this Orange County city. So, if you do decide to move here, remember to get out of your smart new apartment every once in a while and enjoy the landscape. Go explore the Cleveland National Forest -- after all, it will be right on your doorstep. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $2,000 in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $2,000 in Rancho Santa Margarita is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $2,000 in Rancho Santa Margarita in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $2,000 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.