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278 Cheap Apartments for rent in Santa Ana, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Santa Ana takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, lett... Read Guide >
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14 Units Available
The Aspens Fairhaven
1201 E Fairhaven Ave
Santa Ana, CA | Cabrillo Park
1 Bedroom
$1,810
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
936 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 6:06 AM
Spacious apartments with large balconies and patios, private yards in some homes, big bedrooms, and high-speed Internet. Private gated community with lighted tennis and basketball courts, fitness center and sauna.
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5 Units Available
Lake Dianne
750 Parkcenter Dr
Santa Ana, CA | Tustin Avenue
1 Bedroom
$1,762
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,442
739 sqft
Last updated April 8 at 4:26 PM
Located near Orange County Global Medical Center and the Santa Ana Freeway. One- and two-bedroom apartments in two-story buildings. Amenities include washer/dryer hookups, fireplaces, walk-in closets and dishwashers. Cats allowed with deposit.
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16 Units Available
Horizon Apartment Homes
2414 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA | Cabrillo Park
Studio
$1,695
466 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,845
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,245
989 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 12:03 AM
Newly remodeled apartments feature walk-in closets, breakfast bars, and private balconies or patios. Tenants can make use of the pool, fitness center, and BBQ area. Close to Interstate 5 and Route 55.
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2 Units Available
Southtown Apartments
2140 South Main Street
Santa Ana, CA | Bristol Manor
1 Bedroom
$1,617
954 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,342
1229 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 12:16 AM
Southtown at Main Apartments in Santa Ana, California comprises a 44-unit apartment community with four retail tenant spaces in Santa Ana. Nearby restaurants include SUBWAY®Restaurants, Burger Stop and Ochoa's Chorizo Store. This property is near Delhi Park, Memorial Park, and Madison Park.
1 Unit Available
1310 N. Spurgeon B
1310 North Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA | Downtown Santa Ana
1 Bedroom
$1,685
650 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 11:52 AM
Unit B Available 05/01/21 Charming 1BR/1BA in Beautiful Building French Park - Property Id: 90959 -Charming 1BR/1BA apartment in a beautiful newly- renovated 4-unit complex in French Park area of Santa Ana. -New double-glazed windows -Designer two-tone paint -New wall heater -New bathroom/shower facilities -A/C -Good size kitchen with dining area that is great for serving dinner -Recently fully renovated -Designer tile in both the kitchen and the bathroom -Plenty of closet space -One dedicated parking -Within a short walk from Artists'' Village, Original Mike's, shopping centers, downtown Santa Ana (4th street promenade) etc. -Excellent and easy/close access to freeways and Santa Ana Train Station. -The building is decorated with beautiful artist-designed multi-colored tiles (please see pictures) -First Floor Please respond by Email, text (949-533-3517) or contact the bilingual manager (714-855-6625) Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1310-n.-spurgeon-santa-ana-ca-unit-b/90959 Property Id 90959 (RLNE6559273)
1 Unit Available
210 cypress ave A
210 South Cypress Avenue
Santa Ana, CA | Eastside
Studio
$1,350
Last updated April 12 at 11:52 AM
Deluxe Studio Apartment - Property Id: 536414 Our beautiful apartment building is located in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, off main street and 1st. This is a Downstairs deluxe studio apartment, new carpet throughout and fresh paint. Kitchen is spacious and comes equipped with a gas stove. There is a wall separating living quarter and "bedroom." Unit has a wall ac unit and two spacious closets as well as a full size bathroom. Water and trash is paid by owner. 1 Assigned parking space. Onsite laundry MUST SEE!!! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/210-cypress-ave-santa-ana-ca-unit-a/536414 Property Id 536414 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6508449)
1 Unit Available
2861 S Fairview St Unit F
2861 South Fairview Street
Santa Ana, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
646 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 11:52 AM
Wonderful 1 Bedroom Condo in Santa Ana! - Check out this amazing 3D tour! https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JuuS4iL26NW Take a look at this fun video tour! https://youtu.be/DSxdvOz5QAE ***MOVE IN SPECIAL-$650 OFF FIRST MONTH'S RENT WITH 18 MONTH LEASE*** Wonderful 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo in Santa Ana! Spacious living room with cozy fireplace opens up to the large balcony overlooking the community water features. Lovely kitchen offers plenty of counter space and storage and includes dishwasher and refrigerator. Huge bedroom featuring a beautiful view of the community water fountain and gives a great ambiance to the unit. The roomy bathroom area features a spacious vanity and prep area with separate shower and water closet. Located in a lovely private community with beautifully landscaped grounds and prominent water features. Enjoy the community pool, jacuzzi, clubhouse, BBQ's and onsite laundry facilities. Within easy reach of the 405, 55, and 73 for easy commutes. Plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options with South Coast Plaza just a few minutes away. Home is available for immediate move in with a 12 month lease and $1650 security deposit on approved credit. You can take a tour on your schedule every day using our 3D virtual tour option through the link in the description. Renter’s insurance or Tenant Liability Insurance is required. This property is eligible for Rhino deposit coverage in lieu of security deposit. Free quotes are available. For more information ask me! Please submit pets for approvals. To schedule a self- showing: 1. Submit application to our website at truedoorpm.com 2. Once application is approved your in person showing appointment will be confirmed. APPLY ONLINE: www.TrueDoorPM.com $49 application fee per person. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 1.5% technology fee $500 deposit for each approved pet, plus additional fees. For additional information please contact: deanne@TrueDoorPM.com (RLNE6480971)
1 Unit Available
303 West 4th Street
303 West 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA | Downtown Santa Ana
1 Bedroom
$1,695
900 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 7:12 AM
Charm and Character 1 bdr/1ba ++ office/den. Beautiful original wood floors. Upgraded kitchen Vintage interior with built-in buffet, writing desk, bookshelf, vanity w/mirror Spacious walk-in closet Balcony. Lovely backyard Great location near BEACH and Marina
1 Unit Available
932 South Broadway
932 South Broadway
Santa Ana, CA | Heninger Park
1 Bedroom
$1,495
400 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 7:05 AM
The 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom mid-century style residence has a space saving, multifunctional layout, making the most of its 400 sq. ft. floor plan while providing easy access to the yard. This apartment is full of surprises, from the fold away dining table to artful, one-of-a-kind details. This apartment appears to be tucked away from it all, benefiting from its deep setback and large back yard. A secure gate welcomes your arrival. Enter to find a rolling lawn; a lovely place for gardening, relaxation or play. The apartment is fully updated with a brand new refrigerator, gas stove, kitchen, fixtures, and closet. The thoughtfully designed kitchen features a butcher block counter, custom back painted glass and under-mount stainless steel sink. The multifunctional living room features a custom butcher block table and foldable chairs that easily tuck away to the wall when not in use. The neighborhood is walking distance to local markets and takeout restaurants and is a mere 7 minutes away from the heart of Downtown Santa Ana. Contact us for a private, virtual tour!
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6 Units Available
The Villages at South Coast
845 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,830
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,930
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
900 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 3:44 AM
Apartment community features media room and 24-hour, on-site laundry for recreation and convenience. Recently renovated units feature ceiling fan and air conditioning. Near Shiffer Park and the John Wayne Airport with easy access to Interstate-405.
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12 Units Available
eaves South Coast
555 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,836
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,505
1050 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 12:05 PM
Just off Highway 55. On-site amenities include tennis court, pool, hot tub, gym and game room. Green community that's pet-friendly. In-suite features include walk-in closets, updated appliances and hardwood floors. Recently renovated.
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7 Units Available
Castilian & Cordova Apartment Homes
14300 Newport Ave
Tustin, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,640
694 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
1020 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 2:31 PM
PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR! Welcome home to Castilian & Cordova Apartment Homes, in the heart of beautiful Tustin, California. Our ideal location places you within minutes of some of Tustin's best shopping and dining. We provide a remarkable blend of sophisticated living and suburban-style charm. Our spacious one and two bedroom apartments and townhomes feature hardwood style flooring, plush carpeting, walk-in closets and private patios. From unparalleled community amenities such as four refreshing swimming pools and beautiful courtyards with BBQ and picnic areas to expansive floor plans with top-quality interior appointments, Castilian & Cordova offers everything you've been searching for! *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
1 Unit Available
Woodside Garden
1071 Walnut Avenue
Tustin, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 12 at 11:52 AM
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT!!!! Amazing Specials! - Property Id: 496176 Welcome to our Woodside Garden Apartment Homes, in the beautiful City of Tustin, CA. Our pet-friendly apartments are conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, major freeways that make traveling easier! Five minute drive to Freeway 5 and 55; five minute drive to Market Place and The District; ten minute to Irvine Spectrum, ten minute drive to IVC, UCI, OCC and walking distance to grocery stores. Woodside Garden Apartments offer a choice of floor plans where your comfort is our priority. Our spacious one and two-bedroom layouts feature amenities like wood style flooring, private patio, dual panel windows, custom cabinetry, dishwashers and air conditioning. Large master bedroom, vaulted ceilings and private backyard and/or balcony. Schedule a personal tour and let as introduce you to our serene, private community where you can let your day slip away and feel like you are finally home, at Woodside Garden Apartment Homes. *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1071-walnut-ave-tustin-ca/496176 Property Id 496176 (RLNE6436159)
1 Unit Available
830 East Tularosa Avenue
830 East Tularosa Avenue
Orange, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,000
180 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 7:12 AM
Several clean, well-kept rooms available for rent in a house in Orange. Biking distance to Chapman University and the Orange Circle, walking distance to Hart Park and the Santiago Creek Trail. Comes with full house access, including kitchen, living room, den with 65" TV with Netflix and HBO Max, in house washer/dryer, 2 fridges and a freezer. House also has Central AC/Heating and ample street parking. Each room is equipped with a dimmable remote ceiling fan, door lock, and blackout blinds. All utilities are included. No pets, no smoking (vaping outside ok), minimum 600 credit score. One person per room. Applicants are required to complete a rental application and authorize a $25 credit and background check (refundable off your first month's rent).
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17 Units Available
Mediterranean Village Costa Mesa
2400 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,825
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,422
915 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 3:44 AM
A resort-style apartment community nestled in lush tropical vegetation; Mediterranean Village is located in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa. Centrally located between Irvine, Newport Beach and Anaheim, this charming community provides a perfect balance of comfort and convenience.
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1 Unit Available
Fay Ln
1111-15 West Fay Lane
Anaheim, CA | The Colony
1 Bedroom
$1,350
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 13 at 6:03 AM
Great location near Disneyland. Enjoy a comfortable and casual lifestyle at 1111 Fay Apartments only minutes away from the 5, 57 and 91 freeway. Nearby is the Packing House, Disneyland, Farmers Market, Orange County Outlets, Movie Theaters, Library, Shopping Centers, Restaurants and more.
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20 Units Available
Camden Martinique
2855 Pinecreek Dr
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,635
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,145
1008 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 5:01 AM
Palm-lined apartment complexes surround a green community with hot tub, tennis courts and a community garden. Bathtub, carpeting, fireplace and stainless steel appliances in a very walkable neighborhood.
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82 Units Available
Eight 80 Newport Beach
880 Irvine Ave
Newport Beach, CA | Eastside Costa Mesa
Studio
$1,552
433 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,776
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
1001 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:01 PM
Recently renovated, air-conditioned studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments in Newport Beach's Westcliff Plaza shopping, dining and entertainment center. Finishes include cherry wood cabinets and brushed nickel hardware. Community features an outdoor pool and a basketball court.
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14 Units Available
Harbor at Mesa Verde
2700 Peterson Pl
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
Studio
$1,654
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,854
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,577
1098 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:01 PM
Sleek and modern air-conditioned apartments with washer/dryer hookups and fireplaces. Coffee bar, clubhouse, hot tub and gym available for residents. Dogs allowed. Right next to the shops and restaurants at the Mesa Verde Center.
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4 Units Available
Atwater Cove
425 Merrimac Way
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,799
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 13 at 3:45 AM
Welcome home to Atwater Cove Apartments in Costa Mesa, CA. Enjoy living in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by lush landscaping and babbling brooks. Our thoughtfully-planned one and two bedroom floor plans were designed with you in mind. Each apartment home boasts bright light fixtures, newly upgraded kitchens, and air conditioning. Whether you unwind on your patio, take in some rays by the pool, or break a sweat in the fitness center, you’ll always find something to do right outside your front door. Atwater Cove apartments has been designed to complement the way you live - come see for yourself. Contact our leasing professionals today to set up a tour!
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6 Units Available
Missions At Back Bay
1330 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,730
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,046
954 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:01 PM
Pet-friendly apartments with large bedrooms, black or stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans and walk-in closets. Easy access to 405, 55 and 73 and close to the South Coast Plaza.
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13 Units Available
Sofi Irvine
2750 Kelvin Ave
Irvine, CA | Westpark
Studio
$1,735
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,880
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,533
1050 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 3:44 AM
Attractive gated apartments in sunny California, with a sustainable living policy. Conveniently located by Irvine Business Complex, minutes from the San Diego Freeway. Clubhouse, tennis court and two swimming pools on site.
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44 Units Available
27 Seventy Five Mesa Verde
2775 Mesa Verde Dr E
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
Studio
$1,730
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,996
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,379
962 sqft
Last updated April 12 at 1:01 PM
Yards from Baker St and close to Saint John the Baptist School. Apartment has a fireplace, granite counters and a full selection of modern kitchen appliances. Resident amenities include a tennis court and a pool.
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11 Units Available
Axiom Tustin
13841 Tustin East Dr
Tustin, CA
Studio
$1,690
552 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,865
773 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,430
994 sqft
Last updated April 13 at 3:45 AM
Beautifully landscaped grounds surround these recently renovated apartments. Fully equipped kitchens and in-unit laundry. Swimming pool, courtyard, BBQ area, game room, tennis court and gym. Dogs and cats allowed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Santa Ana?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Santa Ana is $2,178.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Santa Ana?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Santa Ana is $2,153.
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The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Santa Ana is $2,745.
City Guide for Santa Ana, CA

Those mad, Santa Ana winds are blowing in from the desert, inflating your passion and calling your name. When you’re left-coast bound and singing: “California here I come,” don’t be afraid to dive right into the mouth of the madness and find yourself an apartment in Santa Ana, the biggest city in the O.C.

Like most of the towns and cities in Orange County, however, the neighborhoods in Santa Ana range wildly in price and style. To help you pinpoint the perfect pad, here’s a helpful guide to the city’s most popular living locales.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Santa Ana, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

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