Ron Denhaan, Realtor (949) 290-3263. Orange County real estate specialist.
Single level homes for sale in Orange County, CA

Single Story Homes for Sale in Orange County, CA

Single story or single level detached homes in Orange County, CA are desirable for many reasons. The number one reason is the lack of stairs. For many people a staircase is an obstacle or a headache. Because they are generally smaller, single story homes are also generally lower in maintenance. The single floor makes these homes easier to keep clean. One story homes are also more energy efficient because they cost less to heat and cool! Single level homes are often the choice for first time homebuyers as they are generally more affordable than comparable two story homes. They also popular with buyers looking to down size, empty nesters, retired people, buyers seeking low maintenance rental and investment property, and buyers who want easier access within the home due to the single level and lack of a stair case. If you are interested in downsizing and are over 55, you may even be able to keep your existing property tax rate. See OC proposition 19 information here.

Single level homes are less plentiful in newer communities because home builders generally prefer to construct higher cost, two-story homes on a given piece of land. They are far more common in older cities and areas of Orange County, California. Many people are familiar with the ranch style homes that were largely constructed during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. These homes are plentiful in cities like Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Mission Viejo, Orange, and other areas in Orange County. Large single level ranch homes are also very prevalent in equestrian areas like Orange Park Acres and other Orange County horse property areas. The typical large expanse of an equestrian property naturally accommodates a large single level range style house. The following links are for single story and single level detached homes for sale and lease in Orange County, CA. You can search by city, area, or price range.  

If you are looking for a lower maintenance home, you may want to consider a condo or town home. For a complete list, please visit my new web page here: Condos and town homes in OC

New visit my new web page 55+ communities and homes for sale

New Two story homes with a main floor master bedroom (see links below)

Search for Single level homes for sale by city (alphabetical order)

One story home in Orange County The links below are for single story or single level, detached single family homes for sale in Orange County, CA . If you are looking for condominiums or town homes, please contact me. I will direct you to the correct area on my web site where you will be able to browse these properties. If you are looking for a single level home in an area not listed below, just contact me and I will send you some active listings by e-mail. New Inland Empire cities are an outstanding value!
Aliso Viejo Irvine Rancho Santa Margarita
Anaheim Ladera Ranch Robinson Ranch
Anaheim Hills Laguna Beach San Clemente
Brea Laguna Hills San Juan Capistrano
Corona del Mar Laguna Niguel Santa Ana
Costa Mesa Lake Forest * Trabuco Canyon
Coto de Caza Mission Viejo Tustin
Dana Point Newport Beach Villa Park
Fountain Valley Placentia Westminister
Fullerton North Tustin Yorba Linda
Huntington Beach Orange & Orange Park Acres  
  Corona   Murrieta   Temecula

* Lake Forest includes Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch


  Specialty Searches

Following are home searches that include special features such as a private pool, ocean view, gated community, golf course views, large lots, horse property, or 55+ communities. If you are looking for a single level home with a pool, use the link below. New - Homes with 3 or more garage spaces. Also, brand new single level homes in Orange County. I have had many calls from buyers who would prefer a brand new one story home. While there are not many being built, there are a few in cities like Irvine, San Clemente, Rancho Mission Viejo, and Brea, Use the link below to view the homes for sale. New - homes with an open floor plan. 


Search for single level detached homes for sale by price range

Luxury home If you prefer to search for single level detached housing by price, links for single story units in Orange County, CA are below. These links are a basic search by price range for many Orange County, CA cities and areas. These include Aliso Viejo, Brea, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, North Tustin, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Fullerton, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda.  If you would like a list of properties in your price range in a specific city or area, just call or e-mail me. 


  Homes with a main floor master bedroom

I have been receiving many client requests for this search. Two story, single family homes that have a ground floor or main floor master bedroom, are often an alternative for many buyers who would otherwise be searching for a single story home. The search links below are for homes in south OC, north OC, and beach areas.

South Orange County North Orange County Beach and coastal areas

Search for single level homes for lease by monthly rent

Ranch home Single level homes for lease in Orange County, CA. These have been divided into price categories by monthly rent price range. If you are interested in leasing a single story home in a specific city or area of Orange County, just call or e-mail me and I will send you an updated list. 





Would you like high-resolution floor plans for a home?

Floor plan If you are interested in a floor plan for a single story or other house in Orange County, click on the e-mail link below. I will send you a high-resolution floor plan for any standard tract home in Orange County by e-mail. A floor plan will help you plan your living space. It will also help you decide if the layout of the home meets your requirements. 

Please send me an e-mail with floor plans for my selected tract






Single level homes in Orange County for sale or lease. If you would like a specific list of single level detached homes in your price range and in a specific city or area, just call or e-mail me. I can also set up an automated MLS search for you that will e-mail you with new listings or price reductions. 

   Ron Denhaan

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