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 often 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 $949 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. Park Stanton Place - Central OC
Park Stanton Place has studio apartments that rent for as low as $1,127 a month.
Residents enjoy a swimming pool, fitness center, laundry facilities, and high-speed internet.
8. 143 Montana del Lago Dr - Rancho Santa Margarita
Finally, this condo has a bedroom and bathroom available for $1,200 a month. Furthermore, that includes all utilities, even cable.
Other perks include a washer and dryer, and living in a smoke-free environment.