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Average Rent in Dana Point, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Dana Point Studio - $1,900-27%
Dana Point 1 Bed - $3,823-4%
Dana Point 2 Beds - $4,393+6%

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Local Reviews

our neighborhood is private and all the land is at least a acre but there are stores and businesses close by

What I personally like about my neighborhood is that it's super close to a plaza with a supermarket and restaurants.

I love how friendly and community oriented we are. We are really small and everyone is invested in the schools, local businesses, and the park we have.

Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

33%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

14%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

55%

3 people

22%

4 people

17%

5 people

4%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

26%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

12%

200k+

20%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

9%

20-45

24%

45-65

35%

65+

24%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Dana Point, CA

In Dana Point, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,900 to $4,393. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Dana Point, CA is $1,900. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $3,823. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $4,393.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-27%

Changed from $2,603 to $1,900
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $3,982 to $3,823
2 Beds

+6%

Changed from $4,144 to $4,393

Rent Ranges

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CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Temecula$3,214+18%
Irvine$3,150+3%
Tustin$3,050+1%
Fontana$3,019--
Laguna Beach$2,850+43%
Lake Forest$2,819-4%
Santa Ana$2,525+22%
Carlsbad$2,475-34%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,240+9%
Ontario$2,221-9%
Huntington Beach$2,187+4%
Costa Mesa$2,170+3%
Newport Beach$2,075+6%
Vista$2,022+18%
Fullerton$2,015+6%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Garden Grove$1,965+27%
Anaheim$1,875+2%
Escondido$1,834-2%
Moreno Valley$1,750--
Long Beach$1,720-49%
Riverside$1,562-8%
Corona$1,150--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Irvine$3,5250%
Tustin$3,495-7%
Laguna Beach$3,195-3%
Carlsbad$2,955-25%
Lake Forest$2,852+16%
Oceanside$2,686+10%
Costa Mesa$2,600+3%
Vista$2,582+28%
Santa Ana$2,565+2%
Huntington Beach$2,4340%
Fullerton$2,428+3%
Rancho Cucamonga$2,342+13%
Long Beach$2,307-32%
Ontario$2,3040%
Temecula$2,1170%
Anaheim$2,062+2%
Garden Grove$2,042+2%
Escondido$1,935-2%
Corona$1,919-21%
Riverside$1,900+2%
Moreno Valley$1,882-3%
Fontana$1,766+16%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Newport Beach$5,375+9%
Carlsbad$4,420+20%
Irvine$4,327-1%
Tustin$4,147-3%
Lake Forest$3,725+17%
Santa Ana$3,440+8%
Costa Mesa$3,422+11%
Fullerton$3,247+6%
Vista$3,145+13%
Long Beach$3,117-32%
Rancho Cucamonga$3,0070%
Huntington Beach$2,9390%
Oceanside$2,836-4%
Ontario$2,776+4%
Garden Grove$2,625+6%
Escondido$2,561-4%
Anaheim$2,550+4%
Temecula$2,407+3%
Moreno Valley$2,350-2%
Corona$2,346-17%
Riverside$2,272+3%
Fontana$1,892+4%

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Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

25%

15-30 Mins

32%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

11%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6969

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Percentage: 5656

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Dana Point.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Dana Point gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 60% more grocery stores than average
  3. 36% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Dana Point doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 73% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Dana Point serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 20% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 41% more coffee shops than average
  3. 82% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 55% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 17% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Dana Point is weak on fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 40% more gyms than average
  3. 49% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 37% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 24% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 10 of 10 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 10 of 10 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 10 of 10 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 8 of 10 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 8 of 10 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Dana Point

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About

Dana Point, CA

Overview of Dana Point

Novelist Richard Henry Dana referred to a stretch of Southern California coast as "the only romantic spot in California," and Dana Point became his namesake. Dana Point was initially a refuge for pirates from Argentina after they set fire to parts of nearby Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1818. Dana Point was incorporated in 1989 and is home to more than 35,000 residents. The coastal city features more than seven miles of coastal bluffs and hillsides, and Dana Point apartments for rent are conveniently located in the southern region of Orange County approximately equidistant to Los Angeles and San Diego. Dana Point is bordered by Laguna Nigel, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente.

Living in Dana Point, CA

The Dana Point Harbor is one of the most important community features enjoyed by residents in Dana Point apartments. The harbor includes two marinas that are home to 2,500 yachts, and they feature complete facilities that include guest slips, a fuel dock and boat rentals. Many locals enjoy fishing, and Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers modern vessels that are often used on family fishing expeditions.

Dana Point is conveniently located off of Interstate 5, which makes the rest of Southern California easily accessible to residents. Popular theme parks such as Disneyland and Knottsberry Farm and Legoland are less than an hour away. Cultural centers such as the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa are about 30 miles from Dana Point.

Dana Point Work and Study

Dana Point is a popular California destination, and the city's booming hospitality and tourism industry is a major source of employment within the city. Within Dana Point, there are more than 1,900 hotel rooms and more than 100 restaurants, all of which primarily rely on locals to fill employment positions. The top employers in Orange County are close to Dana Point. They include Allergan Inc., Anaheim City Hall, Blogtagon Social Media, Boeing Co and Broadcom Corp. The Capistrano Unified School District is the top employer in South Orange County.

Dana Point is served by the Capistrano Unified School District, which provides public education to more than 50,000 students in grades K-12. Soka University of Arizona is located in nearby Aliso Viejo, offering students a private four-year international liberal arts education. Saddleback College, a community college located just six miles from Dana Point in Mission Viejo, provides a diverse mix of technology and applied science programs.

Rentals in Dana Point, CA, and Cost of Living

Dana Point's Economic Development Division operates programs that assist low-income residents with cost of living expenses and affordable housing. Many programs are operated by nonprofits outside of the city, and offer rental assistance and counseling services. According to city-data.com, the median gross rent for Dana Point apartments was $1,689 in 2009.

Dana Point Attractions and Special Events

The Dana Point Festival of Whales is the city's most famous annual event and corresponds with the migration of the California Gray Whale. The official festival takes place in March, but whale watching expeditions start at the end of December and are offered through the first of April.

Doheny State Beach in Dana Point hosts the annual Doheny Blues Festival, which is one of the biggest blues festivals in the nation. The festival features live performances on three stages, microbrew tasting and an international food court.

The Tall Ships Festival is hosted by the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor. Tall ships from up and down the West Coast gather off the shores of South Laguna and sail toward Dana Point Harbor and take spectators back in time by firing cannons along the way.

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Huntington Beach, CA 21.9 miles$2,434$2,939

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