Orange County has long been touted as one of the best places to live in the country, maybe even on Earth. The great weather, access to some of the state’s best entertainment options, and close proximity to the ocean paints a picture of a life of luxury. If you’re going to live in the area, your housing should be no different. We break down the top luxury apartments in Orange County by apartment community.
The highlight of The Colony is that any and every kind of resort-style amenity is offered in this community; on-site valet car wash, poolside towel and refreshment service, personalized concierge service, VIP membership to Island Hotel at Newport Beach and The Resort at Pelican Hill, and dry cleaning pick-up and drop-off service. There is even a tram that runs between the apartment community and Fashion Island! Units were also recently remodeled with top of the line, 5-star amenities. In select floorplans and residences, you can even enjoy a private patio or balcony complete with ocean, golf course, or Newport Beach skyline views.
There’s a reason this community was voted the “Best Apartment Community” in Orange County four years running. Community and in-unit amenities is what sets this apartment complex apart from all others. CaesarStone or granite kitchen countertops, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, 4 saltwater pools complete with spas and wading areas, media screening rooms, wellness and health services centers are just a few of the amenities that emphasize this high-class rental living experience.
The city of Tustin is an extremely underrated city. Centrally-located in Orange County and nearby the industry of Irvine, the entertainment of Anaheim and Orange, and the 55, 5, and 405 freeways connecting OC, there is a lot to like about living in Tustin. The same can be said for Amalfi Apartment Homes. Within walking distance to The District and District Promenade, Amalfi offers easy access to shopping, dining, grocery, and entertainment options. Within the community, Amalfi even offers expansive courtyards with 65” HDTVs, horseshoe pits, dog parks, saltwater pools and spas, BBQs, and more. There’s not much else you could ask for.
Yet another winner of a prestigious award, the Costa Mesa Design Excellence Award, this apartment community brings in all of the things you could possibly want in apartment home living. Residence features include fully-equipped kitchens, in-home washer and dryers, private garages, master bath with a reed glass shower enclosure. At the community-level, there is always a lot to do and take advantage of. There is even an events coordinator who plans weekly events like wine tasting and yoga classes! For those looking to be near shopping and entertainment options, The Enclave is only a mile away from South Coast Plaza!
Gateway in Orange is centrally located to all the big entertainment options in the Orange/Anaheim area; Disneyland, Honda Center, Angels Stadium, the Grove of Anaheim, and the Outlets at Orange (formerly the Block). However, it’s things like a peaceful Koi Pond, outdoor pebble fireplaces, wine tasting events, and art and fitness classes, that define this community as one of the premier luxury apartment rental communities in the county. This community even features a sports lounge complete with billiards, flat-screen TVs, and group seating. In the summer, you can also take advantage of poolside cabanas with private TVs and stereos compatible with iPod connections.
Irvine is perhaps known for the many luxurious apartment communities found throughout the city (which is partially why a 2nd Irvine community is featured), but make no mistake… Avella entirely deserves the recognition and distinction as a top luxury apartment community in Orange County. There are plenty amenities highlighting the community’s luxury; fitness center overlooking the pool, an entertainment club room, and even business centers with workstations, TVs, and a lounge area. For those looking for high speed connectivity, Avella even offers Cox’s Gigablast internet service. That kind of speed makes it possible to download an entire HD movie in less than a minute!
Like Irvine, this luxurious community sees Newport Beach appear on this list for a second time. Newport Bluffs boasts grand mountain, canyon, and city views amidst three distinct Italian villages. This “Best in American Living” National Platinum Award winning community is truly the height of luxury rental living. Not far from Fashion Island and the ocean, the location is prime and the community amenities is top notch. Housing definitely feels a lot more like a never-ending vacation at Newport Bluffs.
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