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Overview of Orange

Located to the southeast of Los Angeles and in the heart of Orange County, the city of Orange, California was founded by Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell in 1871. The two lawyers accepted 1,385 acres of land from the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana as legal fees, and incorporated the one square mile town shortly thereafter. According to local legend, the two men couldn't decide on a name, and settled the matter by playing a poker game to determine who would name the city.

Orange remains one of the most influential cities in Orange County, and the original one square mile town site is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Orange apartments for rent are a great choice for people who want to experience a quaint city with a rich history conveniently located in the middle of a lively urban atmosphere.

Living in Orange, CA

The city of Orange is home to 136,416 residents, and that number is projected to increase to 160,313 by the year 2035. The cost of living in neighboring cities is higher than in Orange, and the accessibility of freeways for commuters makes the city an attractive place within Orange County for young professionals.

Neighborhoods within the city of Orange contribute to the small-town vibe. Popular neighborhoods include Old Towne, the Presidential Tracts, El Modena, the Alphabet Streets, and the Eichler Tracts. The neighborhoods all have distinct personalities; El Modena features a strong Latino influence, while the Eichler tract showcases the work of influential architect Joseph Eichler, who popularized sleek, innovative design and the concept of "bringing the outside in" with spacious patios and atriums attached to his single story homes.

Orange Work and Study

Orange has become a thriving economic center within Orange County, and access to the city provided by four major freeways and the Metrolink commuter rail make it especially convenient. Many residents in Orange work elsewhere in the county, and freeway expansion to accommodate the increase in traffic reflects this trend. The Orange Chamber of Commerce reports that the top employers are UCI Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital; the top employers within the manufacturing industry are Master-Halco, Inc and Varco International, Inc.

Chapman University is one of the oldest private universities in California, with a student population of almost 7,000 students; its southern California location is attractive to students interested in LA and Hollywood internships, and is home to students from 50 states and more than 60 different countries. Santiago Canyon College is a two-year college on the eastern border of Orange that was opened in 1985 as a branch to the nearby Santa Ana College; it is known for its forensics program and award-winning women's soccer team.

Rentals in Orange, CA and Cost of Living

According to city-data.com, the median gross rent for an apartment in the city of Orange was $1,429. This is an average price for a rental property within Orange County, and residents living near the downtown district can save money on transportation by using the Metrolink system. The pedestrian-friendly downtown district allows residents to experience cultural highlights without using a car.

Orange Attractions and Special Events

The Orange International Street Fair has been a popular attraction for Orange residents since 1910, and the annual event attracts more than 400,000 visitors per year. It is held each Labor Day weekend at the Plaza Square.

Irvine Park is another important attraction, and the Orange County Zoo, nature center, lagoon, mini-railroad, and pedal boats are all located within the 477-acre park. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of several miles of hiking and equestrian trails, and facilities include a volleyball court and eight horseshoe pits.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Orange, Calif., search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

Astoria at Central Park West - Irvine, CA 92612
27

Irvine, CA 92612

$3000 - $9550

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Irvine, CA (Irvine Business Complex)


$3000 - $9550

240 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Sendero Gateway Apartment Homes - Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694
26

Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

$1782 - $2935

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Calypso Apartments and Lofts - Irvine, CA 92606
16

Irvine, CA 92606

$1887 - $4636

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Irvine, CA (Irvine Business Complex)


$1887 - $4636

177 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodbridge Apartments - Irvine, CA 92604
15
(2)

Irvine, CA 92604

$1482 - $3415

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Irvine, CA (Woodbridge)

(2)

$1482 - $3415

375 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Main Street Village - Irvine, CA 92614
33

Irvine, CA 92614

$1696 - $2976

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hanover South Park - Los Angeles, CA 90015
27

Los Angeles, CA 90015

$1980 - $3640

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Los Angeles, CA (Downtown Los Angeles, South park)


$1980 - $3640

284 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Paragon At Old Town - Monrovia, CA 91016
14
(3)

Monrovia, CA 91016

$2049 - $2868

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Monrovia, CA (Canyon Park, Colorado Commons...)

(3)

$2049 - $2868

163 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Eighth & Grand - Los Angeles, CA 90017
10

Los Angeles, CA 90017

$1998 - $4775

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Los Angeles, CA (Downtown Los Angeles, Jewelry District...)


$1998 - $4775

700 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Encanto at Dos Lagos - Corona, CA 92883
19

Corona, CA 92883

$1435 - $2175

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Homecoming at Terra Vista - Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
28
(17)

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

$1550 - $4045

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Terra Vista)

(17)

$1550 - $4045

868 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Modera Irvine - Irvine, CA 92614
23

Irvine, CA 92614

$1875 - $3300

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Irvine, CA (Irvine Business Complex)


$1875 - $3300

194 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Canvas L.A. - Los Angeles, CA 90012
9

Los Angeles, CA 90012

$1841 - $4450

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Los Angeles, CA (City West, Echo Park...)


$1841 - $4450

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Elan Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach, CA 92648
8

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

$1750 - $2960

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Huntington Beach, CA (Beach Boulevard, Five Points...)


$1750 - $2960

274 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sycamore Park - Ontario, CA 91764
11
(4)

Ontario, CA 91764

$1232 - $1719

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ontario, CA (North Ontario)

(4)

$1232 - $1719

108 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pinecreek Village - Costa Mesa, CA 92626
35

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

$1540 - $1900

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Costa Mesa, CA (Fairgrounds, North Costa Mesa)


$1540 - $1900

380 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ridgecrest - Lake Forest, CA 92630
25

Lake Forest, CA 92630

$1661 - $1923

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lake Forest, CA (Rancho de los Alisos)


$1661 - $1923

240 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Union Place - Placentia, CA 92870
17

Placentia, CA 92870

$2170 - $3180

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Placentia, CA


$2170 - $3180

125 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Viano at Riverwalk - Riverside, CA 92505
56

Riverside, CA 92505

$1405 - $1964

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverside, CA (La Sierra, Norco Hills)


$1405 - $1964

100 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Laurel Green - Riverside, CA 92503
25

Riverside, CA 92503

$1149 - $1300

2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverside, CA (Ramona)


$1149 - $1300

128 Units 2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rose Pointe Apartments - Fullerton, CA 92832
26

Fullerton, CA 92832

$1400 - $2000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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