The Orange County city of Fullerton was recently named among’s top suburbs that offer the most affordable space. This centrally-located community of approximately 140,000 residents is celebrated for its universities, thriving music scene, downtown bars and restaurants, and 26-acre botanical garden.

According to’s ranking system, Fullerton has a median home price of $1,155,000, providing a 27 percent savings per square foot when compared to nearby Los Angeles. If you’re hunting for a reasonably-priced apartment, townhouse or single-family home with ample square footage, check out these four new construction developments in and around Fullerton.

1. Alexan Aspect

Developer: Trammell Crow Residential
Address: 251 Orangefair Avenue, Fullerton
Priced from: $1,992 per month

Aspect is a colorful new community of one- and two-story apartments. Spanning 716 to 1,365 square feet, these generously-sized, studio to two-bedroom residences come complete with wood plank flooring, in-suite laundry, European-style kitchen cabinetry, GE stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, deep soaking tubs and smart door locks.

Aspect boasts a long list of amenities, including a resort-style pool and spa, resident lounge with a gourmet kitchen, game room, outdoor lounge and fire pit, state-of-the-art fitness center, lawn area with open-air seating, community garden, outdoor grill area, business center with a coffee bar, plus a dog washing station and outdoor dog run.

2. Magnolia Square

Developer: KB Home
Address: Orangethorpe Avenue and Magnolia Avenue, Fullerton
Priced from: TBA

Magnolia Square is a gated enclave of townhouses coming soon to the nexus of Fullerton and Buena Park. While sales have yet to kick off, future residents will benefit from convenient access to I-5 and Highway 91 as well as a proposed neighborhood park. Buena Park High School is within walking distance of these contemporary-designed townhouses, and family-friendly attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are just a short drive away.

The Magnolia Square sales center is opening soon, and prospective buyers are encouraged to register online to stay up-to-date on the latest purchasing opportunities.

3. Arroyo

Developer: KB Home
Address: East North Street and North Pauline Street, Anaheim
Priced from: $499,990

Located in neighboring Anaheim, Arroyo is a development of 39 single-family homes. There are currently three three-story floorplans to choose from, featuring two or four bedrooms and up to 1,863 square feet of living space. These Spanish Revival-inspired residences tout two-car garages, optional kitchen islands, large great rooms, separate laundry areas, flexible lofts and master bedroom retreats (as per plan).

The community is less than a mile from La Palma Park, a 21-acre green space featuring a football stadium, ball fields, a recreation center, playground, dog park and picnic areas. Fullerton Town Center is a five-minute drive away, anchored by Target, Costco Wholesale, Sprouts Famers Market, Lowe’s, Michaels and an AMC dine-in movie theatre.

4. West Village

Developer: Trumark Homes
Address: 440 West Central Avenue, Brea
Priced from: $694,000

Due north of Fullerton is the picturesque — and substantially smaller — city of Brea. Within it lies West Village, an all-new collection of 62 customizable three-story townhouses. The development offers prospective buyers the chance to design their own layout for each floor. There are 24 different ways to create your dream home and a wide array of impressive features, including 10-foot ceilings in main living areas, natural oak wood floating stairs, high-quality ceramic tile, carpet and vinyl flooring, recessed LED lighting and European flat-panel cabinetry.

If you’re on a shorter timeline, one move-in ready home is now available, priced at $694,000. This three-bedroom abode measures 2,200 square feet and comes with upgraded flooring, a den on the first floor, plus a deck off the kitchen. West Village’s coveted location places it within proximity to numerous parks, schools for all ages, and Brea Center shopping mall.

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