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Average rent in Carlsbad, CA

$3,142/mo Carlsbad, CA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Carlsbad, CA is $3,142.

    Carlsbad, CA apartment rent ranges

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    Getting around in Carlsbad, CA

    17 /100
    23 /100
    Minimal Transit
    21 /100
    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 17, Transit Score®: 23, Bike Score®: 21

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Carlsbad, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Carlsbad, CA were last updated on 4 Feb 2023.

    What are the best apartments in Carlsbad, CA?

    The best apartments in Carlsbad, CA are: Flower Fields, The Village Apartments, The Avenue at Carlsbad, Windsor at Aviara and Rising Glen.

    What is the average rent in Carlsbad, CA?

    The average rent in Carlsbad, CA is $3,142. Start your search for apartments in Carlsbad, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Carlsbad, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Carlsbad, CA is between $2,178 and $3,114. View all studio apartments in Carlsbad, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA is between $2,284 and $6,600. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Carlsbad, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA is between $2,495 and $5,885. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad, CA is between $2,648 and $7,733. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Carlsbad, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Carlsbad, CA?

    In Carlsbad 37% of the housing is rented out compared to 63% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of Carlsbad’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 68% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 20% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Carlsbad, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Carlsbad are about 25 years old, on average. Of these, 52% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About 83% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Carlsbad, CA?

    Studio apartments in Carlsbad are around 1% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 30% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 52% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Living in Carlsbad, CA

    Known as “The Village by the Sea,” Carlsbad is situated some 35 miles north of San Diego. This small city is a popular location in the North County region of San Diego and is one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S., famous for its stunning sandy beaches, pleasant climate and upscale lifestyle. This coastal city has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with average temperatures ranging between 55°F and 70°F throughout the year. The city gets 263 days of sunshine per year on average, making it the perfect spot for renters who want to enjoy long days on the beach and other outdoor activities. Carlsbad is also a golfer’s paradise, home to some of the biggest golf companies and award-winning golf courses in the San Diego area.

    Renting in Carlsbad, CA

    Carlsbad attracts both renters and homebuyers seeking a warm climate and upscale lifestyle. Neighborhoods located in the northwest feature older cottages, bungalows and ranch-style homes. This area is close to malls, parks, beaches and restaurants, as well as convenient transit options, so it’s the best spot for renters. Meanwhile, the northeastern quadrant features quiet neighborhoods with mostly large single-family homes close to top-ranking schools and golf clubs, so it’s mostly populated by families with children, as well as seniors. South Carlsbad is home to some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the San Diego area, with newer homes located on large lots. Neighborhoods here include gated communities and master-planned developments with apartments, condos and detached homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Top amenities such as high-rated schools, proximity to the ocean and entertainment options come at a higher cost for renters and homebuyers. Renting in Carlsbad comes at a premium, but the city has rent control programs to prevent steep spikes. Renters may be required to pay a nonrefundable application fee for renter screening and put forth a security deposit in order to secure an apartment in Carlsbad.

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    Carlsbad, CA demographics

    Carlsbad, CA has a population of 114,411 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 58,061 of Carlsbad’s residents are women and 56,350 are men. The median age of those who live in Carlsbad, CA is 41.8.

    Shopping in Carlsbad, CA

    Carlsbad is a top shopping location where you can find brand apparel, luxury jewelry and antique shops. The most popular malls in Carlsbad are The Forum Carlsbad, The Shoppes at Carlsbad and La Costa Town Square, all of which feature brand names such as Zara, H&M, Pandora, Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, Macy’s and many more. Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall is a unique shopping destination where renters can find fine art, jewelry, furniture, and other unique antiques and collectibles. For grocery shopping, renters head to Trader Joe’s, Sprouts Farmers Market and Smart & Final Vons, as well as regional supermarket chains like Stater Bros. Markets, Ralph’s and Gelson’s. Other well-known retail chains in Carlsbad include Costco, Walmart, Target, The Home Depot and Aldi.

    Carlsbad, CA households

    • 30,867 Family
      12,240 Non-family
    • 14,228 Children
      28,879 No Children
    • 43,107Total Number of Households
    • 2.64Average People Per Household
    • $112,933Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 43,107 households in Carlsbad, CA. 30,867 are family households and 12,240 are non-family households. There are 14,228 households with children in Carlsbad and 28,879 households without children. On average, about 2.64 people live in a household in Carlsbad, CA.

    Transportation in Carlsbad, CA

    Interstate 5 and state Highway 78 are the main pathways in Carlsbad, but they can get slightly congested during busy hours as most renters commute by car. The North County Transit District (NCTD) provides public train, bus and shuttle transportation services in Carlsbad. NCTD’s Coaster is a commuter rail service operating between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. Similarly, Sprinter, a hybrid rail service, connects Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido with stops in Carlsbad, while Breeze is a public bus service operating in North San Diego. Another form of public transportation called Flex has fixed schedules and routes that can deviate to pick up and drop off passengers on demand. NCTD also provides transportation services to individuals with disabilities. Carlsbad is also very bike-friendly, with multiple biking trails and parking spots for bicycles. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are also available for Carlsbad renters. The closest major airport to Carlsbad is the San Diego International Airport, about 35 miles south.

    Carlsbad, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Carlsbad, CA is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 14% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 32% have a Bachelor Degree, and 22% have a Graduate Degree.

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