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Lake Forest, California, 92630
1 Bedroom$1,395 - $1,455
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Lake Forest, California, 92630
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Lake Forest, California, 92630
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Lake Forest, California, 92630
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 3.2% 8.4% -5.2% $10,000 to $14,999 1.7% 5.6% -3.9% $15,000 to $19,999 3.1% 5.6% -2.5% $20,000 to $24,999 4.1% 5.8% -1.7% $25,000 to $29,999 4.1% 5.7% -1.6% $30,000 to $34,999 4.5% 5.7% -1.2% $35,000 to $39,999 4.5% 5.4% -0.9% $40,000 to $44,999 4.7% 5.2% -0.5% $45,000 to $49,999 4.9% 4.6% +0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 8.6% 8.6% +0.0% $60,000 to $74,999 12.0% 10.6% +1.4% $75,000 to $99,999 17.5% 11.5% +6.0% $100,000 to $124,999 10.9% 6.8% +4.1% $125,000 to $149,999 6.4% 3.6% +2.8% $150,000 to $199,999 5.0% 3.3% +1.7% $200,000 or more 4.9% 3.6% +1.3%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.5% 4.8% -0.3% 10.0% to 14.9% 9.1% 9.8% -0.7% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.5% 13.6% +0.9% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.3% 13.1% +0.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.2% 11.0% +1.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 10.1% 8.2% +1.9% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.4% 5.9% +0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 9.1% 8.0% +1.1% 50.0% or more 17.6% 20.2% -2.6% Not computed 3.3% 5.4% -2.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 7.7% 9.6% -1.9% 25 to 34 years 32.2% 29.3% +2.9% 35 to 44 years 28.6% 25.8% +2.8% 45 to 54 years 16.6% 16.5% +0.1% 55 to 64 years 7.0% 8.0% -1.0% 65 to 74 years 2.9% 5.3% -2.4% 75 to 84 years 2.4% 4.0% -1.6% 85 years and over 2.6% 1.6% +1.0%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 36.4% 30.9% +5.5% 30 to 44 minutes 30.1% 24.5% +5.6% 45 to 59 minutes 12.5% 13.8% -1.3% 60 or more minutes 21.0% 30.8% -9.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Lake Forest, California
Lake Forest is situated in South Orange County and has a population of just over 78,000 people. It lies inland and is due east from Newport Beach. Portions of the city are master planned communities, it has an upscale lifestyle and is considered in many reports to be one of the safest cities in the country. There are two large man made lakes and that's where the city gets its name. The forest is mostly eucalyptus trees which provides for a beautiful setting. While Amtrak does run through Lake Forest, it is predominantly a car centric region so when you start the search for your Lake Forest apartment, keep parking in mind.
Run Into Wilderness
The city has a number of outdoor sites for recreational acitivities The Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park has 1,500 acres of trails and woods for mountain biking, hiking and other things. The Aliso Creek Trail is a beautiful 15+ mile track for biking or running.The Heritage Historical Park has a collection of historical buildings showing the way the area looked hundreds of years ago. Also, since Lake Forest is in such close proximity to many other places in Orange County, you'll have a wealth of cultural and recreational venues at your disposal. Just get settled into your Lake Forest apartment and go exploring!
Top Tokyo Sushi
Lake Forest has plentiful and great places to eat. Many locals will swear that World Famous Tommy's is THE place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner, but their specialty is burgers so lunch might be best. You might want to check out the Mexican food at Albatros. It's open 24 hours a day, serves up amazing carne asada fries and a killer $5 burrito. If you want more upscale, Crush Wine Bar has excellent foods as does Japon OC for some of the top Tokyo sushi anywhere in California.
At night, get out of your Lake Forest apartment and play a little. The Gypsy Lounge is known for the international music acts it books, and it is a very casual, mellow place.Boscoes and Boddy D's also have good live music from time to time, but if you like smaller, pub like places, you're in luck. The Pub on El Toro fits the bill, but you'll probably find a nice neighborhood place right near your apartment.
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How far is the airport from downtown LakeForest and can I get there easily and cheaply?
Lake Forest is within a short driving distance from many local and international airports. The closest being John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, about 10 miles away from Lake Forest and at a driving cost of about $5. Long Beach Airport and Ontario International Airport are each about 30 miles away, or about a $15 drive. Los Angeles International Airport, LAX, is also less than 50 miles from Lake Forest, or about a $23 drive. Lake Forest residents can also get to the airport via shuttle, taxi, or limousine with varying costs.
Is Lake Forest a good place for families?
Ranked one of the safest cities in the nation, Lake Forest is an excellent city for families to settle down. With homes of all sizes and varying price ranges, there is a place for everyone in this beautiful shoreline community. Employment is amply available with one of the several corporate headquarters located in town, including Oakley, and the public schools are distinguished for their academics, with Lake Forest High School considered one of the top high schools in Southern California. Residents can take pleasure in the amenities of the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club, which includes tennis courts, gymnasiums, basketball courts, volleyball courts, pools, saunas, hot tubs, and club houses for social events. Locals can also explore the great outdoors at the nearby beaches or local parks including Whiting Ranch and Heritage Hill Historical Park. Also notable, the prominent Saddleback Church, the eighth largest church in the US, is located here in Lake Forest.
What do people do for fun in Lake Forest?
Lake Forest is close to many parks, most of which are great for hiking, biking, and camping. Orange County Great Park lies between Lake Forest and Irvine. To the north, Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is located in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Towards the coast, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park lies within some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California. Forty miles of trails meander through oak and sycamore woodlands and up onto bluffs with panoramic views.
Is Lake Forest a family friendly town?
Based on safety and quality of education, Lake Forest is a very family-friendly town. With an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Lake Forest is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. As far as schools are concerned, public education is primarily provided by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Comprising 37 schools serving nearly 34,000 students, this district was rated better than 82.8 percent of school districts in California and 79.5 percent of school districts in the nation. Lake Forest's sole high school, El Toro High School, has a reputation for being one of the top schools in Southern California.
Is the cost of living in Lake Forest higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
Compared to the rest of the county, the cost of living in Lake Forest is 31 percent higher than the US average. Rancho Santa Margarita to the east is 6 percent more expensive than Lake Forest, Las Flores to the southeast is 52 percent more expensive than Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo to the south is 21 percent more expensive than Lake Forest. To the southwest, Aliso Viejo is 8 percent more expensive than Lake Forest and Laguna Hills is 13 percent more expensive, but Laguna Woods is 20 percent cheaper than Lake Forest. Irvine to the northwest is 27 percent more expensive than Lake Forest. Therefore, the cost of living in Lake Forest is lower than most surrounding areas.
Does Lake Forest have a good school system?
Yes, Lake Forest has an excellent school system. Public education is primarily provided to Lake Forest pupils by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, which is headquartered in nearby Mission Viejo, California. With 37 schools serving over 33,000 students, this district was rated better than 82.8 percent of school districts in California and 79.5 percent of school districts in the country. There are also several private schools in the area.