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Last updated February 28 2021 at 1:07 AM

569 Cheap Apartments for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay st... Read Guide >
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15 Units Available
The Highlands
31872 Joshua Dr
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | Robinson Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,995
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1021 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 01:07 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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13 Units Available
Skyview
21022 Los Alisos Blvd
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,903
335 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,273
473 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 28 at 12:45 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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10 Units Available
Avila at Rancho Santa Margarita
22751 El Prado
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,870
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,239
1010 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 10:47 PM
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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6 Units Available
Villas Antonio Apartment Homes
22482 Alma Aldea
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,845
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,120
975 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 03:19 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. Our ideal location places you near the 241 Toll Road, the 5 Freeway and within minutes of the Town Center, Antonio Plaza Shopping Center and the Tijeras Creek Golf Course. At Villas Antonio Apartment Homes we offer seven spectacular and stylish one and two bedroom apartment homes complete with interiors meticulously designed with all the conveniences usually reserved for a single-family home. Villas Antonio introduces the new American dream creating the perfect urban escape with never ending outdoor activities and a strong sense of community. *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management; CalDRE LIC #00838846
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13 Units Available
eaves Santa Margarita
111 Via Serena
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$1,733
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,218
961 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 01:09 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.
1 Unit Available
14 Montana Del Lago Drive
14 Montana Del Lago Drive
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
827 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:56 PM
Lake Front Community, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Car Detached Garage, Fireplace, Freshly Painted, Inside Stackable Washer/Dryer Included, 2 Walk-In Closets, Community Pool And Spa, Walk To Lake, Shops, Restaurants And More...
1 Unit Available
63 Gaviota
63 Gaviota
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
737 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:56 PM
Recently remodeled condo in great Rancho Santa Margarita location. 2 full bedrooms with private baths, vaulted ceilings, and large living room featuring wood floors, newer carpet, newer paint and newer appliances. Located close to Shopping, Dining and access to Rancho Santa Margarita Lake. This home is also conveniently close to hiking and mountain biking trails.
1 Unit Available
61 Pasto Rico
61 Pasto Rico
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA | SAMLARC
2 Bedrooms
$2,175
1032 sqft
Last updated April 10 at 02:16 AM
A courtyard entrance leads to a beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1033 Sq. Ft., carriage unit home. Enter from the front door or the attached single car garage and ascend the curved staircase into the spacious living room complete with a gas fireplace and ceiling fan. This leads to a large balcony overlooking the community pool, spa, and recreation area. The open floor plan is bright and airy with cathedral ceilings, many windows, and upgraded baseboards. The upgraded kitchen boasts gorgeous granite counter tops with custom tile backsplash and all stainless-steel appliances - including refrigerator! Next to the kitchen is a separate dining area is surrounded by windows. The master suite contains an in-suite upgraded bathroom, a granite double sink, walk in closet, ceiling fan, and an additional private balcony. This is a bautiful, well maintained, condo in the Serabrisa community. A great location looking for the right person to call home.
Results within 1 mile of Rancho Santa Margarita
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3 Units Available
Madrid Apartments
28401 Los Alisos Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA | Madrid Apartments
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,452
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 28 at 12:26 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
109 White Sands
109 White Sands
Coto de Caza, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1089 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:57 PM
Great location in the Dakotas. This 2 bedroom 1.5 bath light filled home is in a great part of the community that affords privacy and a view of the valley. Recent renovations include a newer stove/oven, dishwasher, shower, and beautiful flooring on the stairs and bedrooms. Additional amenities include an attached one car garage, generous patio and plantation shutters. Enjoy all Trabuco Canyon has to offer.
1 Unit Available
22371 Deerbrook
22371 Deerbrook
Mission Viejo, CA | Canyon Estates
1 Bedroom
$1,200
500 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:56 PM
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. Shopping and dinning are conveniently located at nearby shopping centers. Walking distance to Lake Mission Viejo. The water, electricity, gas, trash, WIFI are paid! HOA amenities are provided in rent! FOR A SINGLE PERSON ONLY. Move-in ready condition!
1 Unit Available
20701 Trabuco Oaks Dr.
20701 Trabuco Oaks Drive
Orange County, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
850 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 11:09 AM
20701 Trabuco Oaks Dr. Available 03/01/21 COUNTRY LIFESTYLE IN THE CITY! - Country feel and city close, this cabin-style 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of Trabuco Canyon is available March 1st. This spectacular home is located on a 2 lane road lined with Oak trees, in an equestrian community and is walking distance of Trabuco Canyon Elementary School, Rose Canyon Cantina, Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse, and the Trabuco General Store. Do you like to camp, hike, or trail ride?? O'Neil Park is a short walk where you can do all that and more! The kitchen has newer stainless steel appliances, farm style sink, blue tile counter tops and custom made pine cabinets. Updated bathroom with talavera tile, shower and sink. Reclaimed wood floors and tile throughout. Large shed in yard used for storage. Rancho Santa Margarita is within a 3 mile radius and boasts several amenities such as parks, restaurants, shopping, movie theaters and MORE! Hurry, this will go quick! Sorry, but NO smoking on the premises. No Dogs Allowed (RLNE4805615)
1 Unit Available
28435 Klondike Ave
28435 Klondike Dr
Lake Forest, CA | Portola Hills
2 Bedrooms
$2,525
1182 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 08:12 AM
Spacious 2 BD/2.5 BA condo in the Monticedo Complex. Upgraded Kitchen with granite countertops. Attached garage with plenty of storage cabinets. Two Master Suites on the second floor. Great community with pool and children’s playground.
Results within 5 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita
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26 Units Available
The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,850
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
971 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 01:07 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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2 Units Available
Forest Glen
25092 Farthing St
Lake Forest, CA | Lake Forest
1 Bedroom
$1,860
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 28 at 01:07 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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15 Units Available
Camden Crown Valley
26891 La Alameda
Mission Viejo, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,004
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,433
1179 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 01:07 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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16 Units Available
Siena Terrace
20041 Osterman Rd
Lake Forest, CA | Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$1,848
350 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,184
450 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 12:45 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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18 Units Available
Sonterra at Foothill Ranch
26322 Towne Centre Dr
Lake Forest, CA | Foothill Ranch
1 Bedroom
$1,928
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,324
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,112
1390 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 12:45 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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23 Units Available
Vista Del Lago
21622 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA | Vista del Lago Apartments
1 Bedroom
$1,963
351 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,153
503 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 12:45 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
Idyllwillow Resort Apartment Homes
28032 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA
Studio
$1,662
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,821
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,243
960 sqft
Last updated February 28 at 12:08 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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64 Units Available
Blu Laguna Niguel Apartment Homes
27930 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$2,009
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,228
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,021
1162 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 10:47 PM
Rising above the Laguna Niguel skyline, we invite you to experience blu. Our luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments offer inspiring spaces where every element has been tailored by you, for you. Elevate your everyday with a Signature residence, or upgrade into a top-tier Suite. Expect captivating views, world-class amenities, and custom home features. Now leasing. Schedule a tour to learn more.
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49 Units Available
BROADSTONE VILARA
26033 Getty Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$2,075
665 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,235
911 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,760
1271 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 10:47 PM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available. That's right, you can safely and securely be granted access to a model unit to envision in-person your new life at our property, on your own terms. Want to learn more about how to schedule a Self-Guided Tour or and In-Person Private Tour? Call or email us today!
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2 Units Available
Apex Laguna Niguel
27960 Cabot Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,455
844 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,435
1017 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 10:47 PM
Deluxe apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Bike storage and parking available. Enjoy the on-site yoga center, fitness zone and game room. Right near I-5. Close to Saddleback College.
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23 Units Available
Broadstone Cavora
26033 Cape Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA
Studio
$1,850
645 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1200 sqft
Last updated February 27 at 10:47 PM
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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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 cheap apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita. 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 Rancho Santa Margarita.