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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in San Diego, CA
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    Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, The Rey Apartments in San Diego, California - Photo Gallery 2 Spacious bedroom with large windows  at The Rey, San Diego, 92101 - Photo Gallery 3

    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    17 Units available
    1 BED $2,584+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on Apr 26, 2023

    Close to the airport and easy access to freeways. Walking distance to restaurants. Close to parks and great rooftop pool and public spaces. Decent gym.

    5/5 Hanley C. on May 1, 2020

    I love this place

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    Pool at Nobel Court, California, 92122 - Photo Gallery 2 Pool area at Nobel Court, San Diego, CA, 92122 - Photo Gallery 3

    3707 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    6 Units available
    1 BED $2,952+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on Aug 1, 2023

    Its great would like help to change lightbulbs in washrooms.

    3.5/5 Anonymous on Jun 3, 2023

    I loved the previous management. I have been living here since October 2022. Unfriendly and Unhelpful Management Staff: The management team at Nobel Court consistently displayed a lack of courtesy and professionalism. Their unfriendly demeanor created an unwelcoming atmosphere, making it difficult to approach them with any concerns or inquiries. Moreover, their dismissive attitude towards tenant issues made it abundantly clear that they had little regard for the residents' well-being.

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    Bathroom at Apex Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, 92108 - Photo Gallery 2 Bedroom at Apex Mission Valley, San Diego, CA - Photo Gallery 3

    7084 FRIARS RD., San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,561+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Feb 3, 2021

    Best location in fashion valley.

    5/5 Leann V. on Sep 19, 2020

    I have been living here since Febuary 2020 and when we were all quarantined the staff was very helpful during that long period of time we were all in lock down! We had no problems at all and overall we love the location and love living here! Also great for families!

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    Apartment living room showing the entry door, large couch, coffee table and the dining area. - Photo Gallery 2 Apartment dining area with a table and four chairs looking out to the private patio. The kitchen is off to the left. - Photo Gallery 3

    5550 Balboa Arms Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
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    1 BED Ask for pricing
    Property reviews
    5/5 Anonymous on Jun 30, 2022

    I enjoy living here!

    4.5/5 Iranya V. on Sep 1, 2023

    I wish rent wasnt so high in this city but I can say I do live peacefully in my complex. Everyone is friendly and minds their business. The manager and maintenance staff are very kind and efficient. Coming from a very bad experience in my last apt complex, this place is very comforting to come home to.

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    15639 Avenida Alcachofa, San Diego, CA 92128
    1 BED $2,540
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    675 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 BED $3,050+
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    101 River Park Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,855+
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    4440 Twain Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
    1 BED $2,607+
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    375 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,574+
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    310 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 BED $2,997+
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    702 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 BED $2,819+
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    3801 Marquette Place #2N, San Diego, CA 92106
    1 BED $2,287+
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    7568 Charmant Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    1 BED $2,597+
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    4360 Twain Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
    1 BED $2,780+
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    9320 Hillery Drive, San Diego, CA 92126
    1 BED $2,475+
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    8465 Regents Road, San Diego, CA 92122
    1 BED $2,954+
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    4560 Mission Gorge Pl., San Diego, CA 92120
    1 BED $2,614+
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    1810 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 BED $2,655+
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    1399 9Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 BED $2,399+
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    3417 Lebon Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    1 BED $2,870+
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    7901 Civita Blvd, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,858+
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    5080 Camino Del Arroyo, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,799+
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    2242 Gill Village Way, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,614+
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    13385 Highlands Pl, San Diego, CA 92130
    1 BED $2,937+
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    4333 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104
    1 BED $2,845+

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Average rent in San Diego, CA

$3,016/mo San Diego, CA average rental price, July 2023
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The average rent for an apartment in San Diego, CA is $3,016 per month.

    San Diego, CA apartment rent ranges

    A share of 1% of apartments in San Diego, CA are in the lowest price range of $701-$1,000. Around 90% of rentals in this city are in the highest price range of > $2,000. Around 2% of San Diego’s apartments have monthly rents between $1,001-$1,500. There are 7% of apartments with rents between $1,501-$2,000.

    San Diego, CA rent trends

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    Getting around in San Diego, CA

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    Some Transit
    12 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 32, Transit Score®: 26, Bike Score®: 12

    Frequently asked questions

    What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA?

    The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $1,500 and $8,941. Search 1 bedroom apartments in San Diego, CA.

    How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in San Diego, CA on RentCafe?

    There are 907 1 bedroom rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in San Diego, CA were last updated on 30 Sep 2023.

    What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA?

    The average San Diego, CA 1 bedroom apartment size is 582 sq. ft.

    What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA?

    Renting a 1 bedroom apartment comes with more living and storage space compared to a studio apartment.

    What are the downsides of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA?

    1 bedroom apartments are usually more expensive than studio apartments in terms of rent and utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in San Diego, CA.

    Living and Renting in San Diego, CA

    Living in location

    San Diego, also known as "America's Finest City," is well-loved for its stunning beaches, year-round pleasant climate, and vibrant culture. Renting in San Diego offers a myriad of options, from luxury high-rise apartments in the bustling downtown area to cozy houses in charming neighborhoods.

    California's rent control laws protect renters in San Diego, ensuring a fair and secure renting experience.

    The city's attractions are abundant, including Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and the historic USS Midway Museum. Entertainment options are varied with a dynamic dining scene, renowned craft breweries, and countless outdoor activities, from surfing to hiking, all at residents' disposal.

    One-Bedroom Apartments for Rent in San Diego, CA

    One-bedroom apartments in San Diego are a top choice for a wide range of renters, including young professionals, graduate students, and couples. These apartments offer an ideal blend of affordability, convenience, and privacy, fitting perfectly with their dynamic lifestyle. Amenities commonly found in San Diego's one-bedroom apartments include in-unit laundry, fully-equipped kitchens, fitness centers, and community lounges, which contribute to the overall appeal of apartment living.

    One-bedroom apartments are plentiful across San Diego, particularly in popular neighborhoods like Little Italy, North Park, and Gaslamp Quarter. These neighborhoods provide residents with a plethora of attractions and amenities, from the trendy boutiques of Little Italy, the eclectic bars and eateries of North Park, to the lively nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter.

    If you're looking for one-bedroom apartments in San Diego, you can use RentCafe.com to find the ideal place for you. You can filter your search by location, amenities, price and more. You can also view photos and floor plans and read reviews of different properties.

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    Look for 1 bedroom apartments near me

    Looking for that perfect apartment that's just the right size for you and maybe you and someone else? You can now look at 1 bedroom apartment listings on RentCafe in your area to find the one that meets your needs in terms of price and location. Whether you are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment near you, or anywhere in the U.S., we can help you find a home you'll love. Filter apartments by type, size, price, and amenities, check property reviews, and save your favorites.

    Search for 1 bedroom apartments near you, whether it's in your neighborhood, or ZIP code, or any city in any state you plan to move to in the U.S. Somewhere out there is the perfect apartment for you. Let us help you find your next home!

    Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA

    With a monthly rent as low as $1,795 and up to $8,229, 123 one bedroom apartments are available to rent in San Diego, CA. The average size for this type of apartment is 993 Sqft, which is perfect for both singles and couples. For maximum efficiency in finding your future home, you should decide on the must-haves. Are you looking for an apartment in need of some TLC or are you interested in a one bedroom furnished apartment ready to move in? Do you want to go for a luxury extra large studio or do you prefer cheap one bedroom apartments? Regardless of your answer, we have you covered. Feel free to use our filters, sorting, saved searches and all the options created to help you manage your search and find your next apartment as soon as possible.

    3-in-1 one bedroom apartment: cheap, practical, enjoyable

    Since you’re here, chances are you are interested in single bedroom apartments for rent that won’t leave you broke. If you were to describe your definition of a great deal, we assume you’d summarize it as such: spend as little money as possible and get the most apartment out of it. We’re with you on this one! Affordable 1 bedroom apartments are not out of your reach: the lowest asking rent for such an apartment in San Diego, CA is $1,795. Yup, you’ve read that right. One bedroom apartments overtake studios in terms of square footage and they offer just enough space to fulfill your earnest need for privacy, for just a few extra dollars per month. If you prefer something smaller, one bedroom efficiency apartments are even cheaper and equally convenient. It is important that you find pleasure in your living space, so don’t focus just on the price, rather pick the apartment that measures up to your expectations and satisfies your aesthetic taste.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!