8 Orange County Apartments Under $1,200 a Month

Evan Crosby

Anaheim, CA. - Orange County is one of the most expensive places to live in one of the most expensive states in America.

In fact, the average cost to rent an apartment in the region is nearly $2,600 a month. However, budget-minded renters do have a few more affordable options to choose from.

For example, these Orange County rental properties are all under $1,200 a month, which is less than half the going rent in the area.

1. Cypress Park Senior Community (62+) - Cypress

If you are 62-and-older, and looking for affordable senior housing in Southern California, this residential community has one-bedroom apartments that start at $1,150 a month. And that includes some paid utilities.

Other amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, laundry facilities, and an elevator.

2. Garden Brook Senior Village - Garden Grove

Located in Central OC near I-5, this senior housing property has small studio units that rent for $1,099 a month, which includes water, sewer, and trash removal.

Residents enjoy things like on-site laundry, a fitness center, and a courtyard.

3. Park Apartments - Irvine

The Park Apartments near the Irvine Business Complex, has small studio apartments for $942 a month, which is one of the more affordable places to rent in Southern California. Furthermore, these apartments come with fully paid utilities.

However, there are income restrictions. For example, a one-person household must not make over $37,680 a year.

4. Sher Lane Apartments - Huntington Beach

The Sher Lane Apartments have one-bedroom units that start at $1,105 a month. But there are income restrictions.

For instance, a single-person household must make under $54,824 a year.

In addition to partially paid utilities, other amenities include a swimming pool, laundry facilities, and controlled access for more security.

5. University Village Fuller Student Living - Fullerton

As you can probably guess by the name, this is a student housing community. The property has studio to three-bedroom apartments that start at $800 a person.

Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, on-site laundry, and high-speed internet access.

6. Villa Paloma Senior Apartments - San Juan Capistrano

Another affordable senior housing community in Orange County. This property has studio units starting at $1,186 a month. Furthermore, that includes fully paid utilities.

Additionally, residents enjoy on-site laundry facilities, planned social activities, a clubhouse, being near public transportation, and controlled access for greater security.

7. 23878 Cypress Ln - Mission Viejo

This house has a large private upstairs bedroom available to rent for $1,100 a month.

The home comes with furnishings, an in-unit washer and dryer, and major appliances.

8. 53 Wrangler - Irvine

Finally, this home near Orchard Hills, has a private room available for $1,100 a month.

The house includes major appliances, including a washer and dryer, a swimming pool, and updated kitchen and bathrooms.

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