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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®.

Lyon 1900 Ocean Luxury Highrise - Long Beach, CA 90802
36

Long Beach, CA 90802

$1625 - $5149

0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Long Beach, CA (Eastside)


$1625 - $5149

265 Units 0-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Little Tokyo - Los Angeles, CA 90012
55

Los Angeles, CA 90012

$2715 - $3080

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Los Angeles, CA (Civic Center, Downtown Los Angeles...)


$2715 - $3080

280 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Villa Siena Irvine - Irvine, CA 92612
23

Irvine, CA 92612

$1685 - $5810

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Irvine, CA (Irvine Business Complex)


$1685 - $5810

1442 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Huntington Vista - Huntington Beach, CA 92646
16
(213)

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

$2144 - $3384

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Huntington Beach, CA (Huntington Beach, Southeast)

(213)

$2144 - $3384

220 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Marke Apartments - Santa Ana, CA 92707
26

Santa Ana, CA 92707

$2100 - $3712

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Santa Ana, CA (South Main)


$2100 - $3712

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Amalfi - Tustin, CA 92782
17

Tustin, CA 92782

$1775 - $3595

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tustin, CA


$1775 - $3595

533 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Villas of Pasadena Apartment Homes - Pasadena, CA 91101
19
(233)

Pasadena, CA 91101

$1875 - $5276

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pasadena, CA (Downtown)

(233)

$1875 - $5276

92 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Irvine - Irvine, CA 92606
46
(770)

Irvine, CA 92606

$1725 - $2765

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Irvine, CA (Irvine Business Complex)

(770)

$1725 - $2765

458 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

1818 Platinum Triangle - Anaheim, CA 92806
16
(227)

Anaheim, CA 92806

$1950 - $3228

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Anaheim, CA (Platinum Triangle, Southeast)

(227)

$1950 - $3228

265 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Baker Ranch - Lake Forest, CA 92630
51

Lake Forest, CA 92630

$1863 - $3371

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Lake Forest, CA (El Toro, Foothill Ranch)


$1863 - $3371

430 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Lyon Las Palmas - Fullerton, CA 92835
19
(3)

Fullerton, CA 92835

$1783 - $2369

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fullerton, CA (Artisan Walk)

(3)

$1783 - $2369

259 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Verano at Rancho Cucamonga Town Square - Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
11
(303)

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

$1394 - $7154

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Pasadena - Pasadena, CA 91106
22
(139)

Pasadena, CA 91106

$2213 - $2282

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pasadena, CA

(139)

$2213 - $2282

84 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Glendora - Glendora, CA 91740
8

Glendora, CA 91740

$1780 - $3135

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glendora, CA (Route 66)


$1780 - $3135

280 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Beach & Ocean - Huntington Beach, CA 92648
16
(56)

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

$1875 - $3895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(56)

$1875 - $3895

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

8th and Hope - Los Angeles, CA 90017
13

Los Angeles, CA 90017

$3158 - $5992

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Los Angeles, CA (Downtown Los Angeles, New Downtown...)


$3158 - $5992

290 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

717 Olympic - Los Angeles, CA 90015
16

Los Angeles, CA 90015

$2804 - $25852

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2804 - $25852

151 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lyon The Arbors - Lake Forest, CA 92630
18
(4)

Lake Forest, CA 92630

$1499 - $2099

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lake Forest, CA (Rancho de los Alisos)

(4)

$1499 - $2099

328 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

27 Seventy Five Mesa Verde - Costa Mesa, CA 92626
16
(898)

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

$1495 - $3449

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Costa Mesa, CA (Pine Brook Village, Westside)

(898)

$1495 - $3449

468 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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