17 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Santa Ana, CA

Last updated November 20 at 6:44am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Santa Ana, CA
702 N Olive Street
The Colony
Anaheim, CA
Updated November 10 at 9:37am UTC
Results within 10 miles of Santa Ana, CA
30 Groveside Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA
Updated November 1 at 2:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
1350 Hillandale
La Habra Heights, CA
Updated November 19 at 9:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 20 miles of Santa Ana, CA
1132 E 7th St
Corona, CA
Updated November 17 at 6:07pm UTC
1 Bedroom
702 N Garey Ave7
Pomona, CA
Updated November 19 at 11:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
301 W C Street
El Morado Court
Ontario, CA
Updated November 16 at 10:53am UTC
1 Bedroom
1045 St Louis Ave
Central Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Updated October 29 at 6:15pm UTC
53 Via Marbrisa
Forster Ranch
San Clemente, CA
Updated November 6 at 9:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
524 Silverwood Ave
Upland, CA
Updated November 14 at 11:00am UTC
2545 Scenic Ridge Drive
Chino Hills
Chino Hills, CA
Updated November 16 at 6:18pm UTC
1 Bedroom
1430 E South St
Long Beach, CA
Updated September 26 at 1:33am UTC
25106 Pacific Crest Street
Sycamore Creek
Corona, CA
Updated October 24 at 12:37pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
354 Chestnut Ave. #17
Downtown Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Updated November 14 at 11:04am UTC
112 N Walnuthaven Dr
West Covina
West Covina, CA
Updated November 19 at 2:04am UTC
1 Bedroom
740 Daisy Ave
Willmore City
Long Beach, CA
Updated October 29 at 6:15pm UTC
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November 2017 Santa Ana Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Santa Ana Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Ana rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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November 2017 Santa Ana Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Santa Ana Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Ana rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Santa Ana rents increase sharply over the past month

Santa Ana rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased sharply by 6.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Ana stand at $1,440 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,860 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in July. Santa Ana's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Santa Ana, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Los Angeles proper has seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,730.
  • Garden Grove has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,640.
  • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,710; rents grew 0.8% over the past month and 5.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Santa Ana

As rents have increased sharply in Santa Ana, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Ana is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.0% in San Diego, 3.0% in San Jose, and 1.8% in San Francisco.
  • Santa Ana's median two-bedroom rent of $1,860 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 6.5% increase in Santa Ana.
  • While Santa Ana's rents rose sharply over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%) and New York (-0.2%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Ana than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,010, where Santa Ana is more than one-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 $1,350 $1,730 -0.2% 3.9%
Long Beach $1,360 $1,740 0.4% 4.4%
Anaheim $1,620 $2,080 0.4% 5.4%
Santa Ana $1,440 $1,860 0.8% 6.5%
Irvine $2,110 $2,710 0.8% 5.4%
Glendale $1,370 $1,770 0.3% 0.8%
Huntington Beach $1,860 $2,390 0.7% 3.0%
Santa Clarita $1,950 $2,510 0.5% 7.1%
Garden Grove $1,640 $2,100 10.9%
Pasadena $1,610 $2,070 0.4% -0.5%
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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.


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.