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Lake Forest is a city both surrounded by and filled with natural wonder. Next to Mission Viejo, homes for rent there allow individuals to experience the beauty of the canyons, mountains and lakes that the area is famous for.

Facts for Renters About Lake Forest

  • The city's original name was El Toro prior to its incorporation. This was because the first man to settle there, Don Jose Serrano, kept bulls who wandered the area. 
  • Lake Forest has had several residents go on to become Olympic champions. Some notable names are Elaine Youngs, the 2004 women's indoor volleyball bronze medalist, and Kaitlin Sandeno, who's a four-time medalist for swimming.
  • The many eucalyptus trees in the city were planted by a resident named Dwight Whiting because there was a shortage of lumber in the region.

Resources for Renters

  • At the City of Lake Forest website, renters can find out about services offered by the local government and learn about the elected officials and departments.
  • Details on business and how to join the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce can be found at the organization's Web page.
  • Lake Forest is served by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. At its page, parents can get details on enrollment, schedules, staff and resources offered by the district.

Things to Do Near Lake Forest

Lake Forest is renowned for the many green spaces and recreational opportunities it offers. Renters who enjoy the outdoors will love the 27 parks, two lakes and nearby Santa Ana mountains, all of which are perfect for hiking, horseback riding, camping and more. There are also many events hosted at the parks, such as the Halloween Haunt at Heritage Hill, SnowFest in the winter and Movies in the Park running through the summer.

Common questions asked in Lake Forest, California

Where can I find cheap rental houses in Lake Forest, California?

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Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Lake Forest, California. Or you can search for houses over 600 sq.ft, 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft.

How can I tour properties in Lake Forest, California during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Lake Forest, California are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Lake Forest we have 294 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.