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Orange County Rental Properties

Check out our list of Available Orange County Rentals

Looking for Orange County rentals? Whether you’re searching for homes, apartments, condos, townhouses, or any other type of rental property, we are here to assist you in finding the perfect rental for you. Our team of friendly professionals manage all of our properties with care and attention to guarantee a smooth rental experience for our tenants.

Ready to apply? Check out our rental qualifications and application process below to get started on your journey to finding your new home in Orange County.

General Process

01.

Find a Property

  • View our available properties listed below.
  • Once you find a property you’re interested in, drive around the surrounding neighborhood during both day and night to make sure you enjoy the surroundings and feel safe in the area.

02.

Determine if you qualify

  • Pre-tax gross household income must exceed 2.5x of the property’s monthly rent. We do not accept any cosigners.
  • All individuals above the age of 18 must have a credit score higher than 624 and 75% of accounts in that credit report must be in good standing.
  • You cannot have any legal evictions or housing judgements within the last 7 years.
  • You cannot be in the process of a bankruptcy.
  • You cannot have a pet dog younger than 4 months of age.

03.

View the Property

* If you want to apply for a property without viewing it, skip this step

To schedule a viewing for one of our property listings, select ‘Schedule Viewing’. This will direct you to a form. Please fill out the requested information and upload a copy of your government-issued ID. Once this is completed, you’ll be able to schedule a showing. Most of our properties are self-access showings. After your appointment is booked, we will send you information on how to operate the lockbox. Our self-access showings are available 7 days a week 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM PST.
Our property listings include a high-quality 3D virtual tour that is available 24/7.

04.

Apply for the Property

Please collect the following documents prior to applying for a property:
  • Copy of your government-issued ID
  • Proof of legal AND verifiable income
  • Rental references from previous 3 years
  • Dependent information (optional)
  • Co-applicants: All other occupants above the age of 18 must submit their own separate application (optional)
  • Service Animal information (must be screened through PetScreening – $20 fee per animal. Refundable after verified)
  • Emotional Support Animal information (must be screened through PetScreening – $20 fee per animal. Refundable after verified)
  • Pet information (does not go through PetScreening).
  • Have a photo of your pet ready
  • Dogs only – Proof of breed, age, and weight (examples include a pet license or vet documentation)
There is a $50 application fee. If we process your application, we do not refund the fee upon denial or cancellation. We only refund application fees if we did not process your application.
Note that your lease start date must be within 14 days of applying for the property.

05.

48-Hour Processing Promise

  • After you submit your application, we will confirm receipt. Please wait at least 2 business days before reaching out to us with questions regarding your application. After 48 hours, we will contact you with an update or decision.
  • Be ready – If you’re approved, you must sign the lease and pay the move-in funds (first full month of rent and security deposit) within 24 hours.

How to find the Perfect Orange County Rental

Orange County is an amazing place to live. With near-perfect weather, beautiful beaches, a strong economy, proximity to Los Angeles, and a family-friendly environment, it’s no surprise that there is competition lots of competition for housing. But that competition has skyrocketed in recent years. According to RentCafe, Orange County is the hardest place to find an apartment in California. Tenant lease renewal rates are 60% and 96% of complexes are already full. 

In this guide, we’re going to help you find the perfect Orange County rental – whether you’re looking for an apartment, condo, or townhouse. Let’s begin with step one. 

Decide What You’re Looking for

Before you start your search, consider your financial situation, housing must-haves, and nice-to-haves. For example, consider the following: 

  • How much you’re willing to spend on rent? Determining your budget will help you narrow your options.
  • Does your apartment need to be pet-friendly? If you currently have a pet or you’re looking to get a pet in the next few months, this will be an important factor for your new apartment. 
  • How much space do you need? Consider the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you’ll need for you and fellow renters or family members. 
  • What are your must-have amenities and nice-to-have amenities?  
  • Does the property meet your lease timeline? Most properties require a year-long lease. Are you ready to commit to the apartment for that long? 

Location Preferences

Orange County has diverse neighborhoods with unique atmospheres and offerings. When choosing your preferred neighborhood, consider the following: 

  • Location, location, location! Choose a neighborhood that minimizes your commute time to work or school.
  • Get more out of your day. Look for areas with essential amenities like stores, parks, and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Find your ideal community. Prioritize safety and the overall feel of the neighborhood – do you want something active or more relaxed?
  • Ditch the car (if you want). Prioritize neighborhoods with great public transportation options.
  • Cut your commute. Find neighborhoods close to your workplace or school.
  • Simplify your life. Choose a spot with nearby grocery stores, parks, and other daily needs.
  • Feel safe and secure. Research crime rates and look for a neighborhood that matches your comfort level.
  • Explore by bus or train. If you don’t want to drive, make sure the neighborhood has good public transit links.

Search by Property Type

Orange County offers a variety of rental property types, including apartments, condos, townhouses, and single-family homes. Each type comes with its own set of advantages and considerations. Consider the following:

  • Apartments: The budget-friendly, all-inclusive option. Expect less space, but potentially more amenities.
  • Condos: When you want a place of your own. Be prepared for additional fees on top of rent.
  • Townhouses: Room to spread out. You’ll often get a little more space and maybe some outdoor access.
  • Single-family homes: Space, but at a price. The most room and privacy, but likely the highest rental cost.

Search by Number of Bedrooms

Choosing the right rental means finding a place with enough bedrooms for everyone to live comfortably. If it’s just you or you and a partner, a studio or one-bedroom apartment will likely do the trick. But, if you’ve got kids, need a roommate, or want a dedicated home office, then a two-bedroom space gives you that extra room to breathe. For larger families, consider a three-bedroom (or more) apartment to make sure everyone has their own space.

Filter Orange County Rental Properties by Amenities

Amenities can greatly enhance your living experience. When searching for rentals, look for properties that offer amenities that align with your preferences. These may include:
  • In-unit laundry (washer and dryer)
  • Garage parking or designated parking spots
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Pet-friendly policies
  • Fitness centers or community gyms
  • Swimming pools or jacuzzis
  • Available guest parking spaces
  • Dishwasher

Search for Good School Districts

If you have children, then searching for quality school districts is likely a priority of yours. In this grade school directory by Niche.com, you can find the best school for your child based on his/her academic and career goals. 

Popular Apartment Communities in Orange County

If you’re looking for a social community vibe for your future Orange County rental property, consider an apartment community that offers social activities. Here is a list of some popular apartment communities in Orange County: 

How to Determine Your Rental Budget

The average rule of thumb to determine your Orange County rental property budget is allocating 30% of your income to rent. We require your income is 2.5x higher than the cost of your rental property. 

Orange County Neighborhoods

Orange County is home to 3.168 million people. With such a large population, it’s no surprise that Orange County is home to many diverse cities and neighborhoods with their own unique culture. 

Popular Orange County coastal neighborhoods include Huntington Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach. If you’re looking for more of a suburban lifestyle, consider Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, or San Clemente

On the other hand, if University proximity is important to you, consider living in Irvine or Fullerton

Finally, if you’re interested in a historic and unique living experience, consider Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Tustin, or Westminster