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    a large white apartment building with palm trees in front of it a large apartment building with a blue sky in the background
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    3707 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    11 Units available
    1 BED $2,702+
    2 BEDS $3,889+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Oct 5, 2023

    I am a parent of an out of state student at UCSD. Naiza is extremely helpful answering questions and making the application process easy. Naiza continues to be helpful even after move in, not just during the application process. The office staff was also very helpful on move in day. Maintenance has attended to our request within 24 hours of putting in a service request.

    5/5 Anonymous on Oct 2, 2023

    I am the parent of an out of state student at UCSD. Naiza was very helpful and answered all my questions (I had a lot) in a timely manner. She made me feel very comfortable having my daughter live. The move in process was very easy. Jackie and Joe were both welcoming and helpful the day we moved in. It has been a month, and we have had two service requests. Maintenance has fixed the issues within 24 hours of our request.

  • Top Rated for Location
    Pacific Sands entrance with tropical landscaping at Pacific Sands, San Diego, CA, 92117 Apartment dining area with a table and four chairs looking out to the private patio. The kitchen is off to the left at Pacific Sands, California, 92117
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    5550 Balboa Arms Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
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    1 BED $2,361
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    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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    Bathroom at Apex Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, 92108 Bedroom at Apex Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
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    7084 FRIARS RD., San Diego, CA 92108
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    1 BED $2,863+
    2 BEDS $2,911+
    3 BEDS $4,775+
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    5/5 Betty on Jan 11, 2024

    Thank you for working on making the place better

    5/5 Larry F. on Nov 1, 2023

    I have been living here 9 years and still loving it. Great management and community !

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    Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, The Rey Apartments in San Diego, California Spacious bedroom with large windows  at The Rey, San Diego, 92101
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    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    26 Units available
    Studio $2,146+
    1 BED $2,765+
    2 BEDS $3,435+
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    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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    15639 Avenida Alcachofa, San Diego, CA 92128
    1 BED $2,550
    2 BEDS $3,120+
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    1401 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $3,240+
    1 BED $3,390+
    2 BEDS $5,465+
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    9840 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92131
    1 BED $2,676+
    2 BEDS $3,329+
    3 BEDS $4,732+
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    2185 Station Village Way, San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,489+
    2 BEDS $2,863+
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    3707 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    1 BED $2,702+
    2 BEDS $3,889+
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    8465 Regents Road, San Diego, CA 92122
    1 BED $2,915+
    2 BEDS $4,276+
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    3950 Mahaila Ave., San Diego, CA 92122
    1 BED $2,330+
    2 BEDS $2,915+
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    3889 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
    1 BED $2,630+
    2 BEDS $2,969+
    3 BEDS $3,511+
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    3956 Shasta St, San Diego, CA 92109
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    5550 Balboa Arms Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
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    1 BED $2,361
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    5040 Camino San Fermin, San Diego, CA 92130
    1 BED $3,408+
    2 BEDS $4,019+
    3 BEDS $4,416+
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    1011 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $3,125
    1 BED $3,175+
    2+ BEDS $5,245+
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    7134 Schilling Ave., San Diego, CA 92126
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    1919 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,683+
    1 BED $2,988+
    2 BEDS $4,740+
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    7084 FRIARS RD., San Diego, CA 92108
    1 BED $2,863+
    2 BEDS $2,911+
    3 BEDS $4,775+
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    8270 Merge Ave., San Diego, CA 92129
    3 BEDS $4,581+
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    6975 Golfcrest Drive, San Diego, CA 92119
    1 BED $2,530+
    2 BEDS $2,632+
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    675 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    1 BED $3,000+
    2 BEDS $5,375+
    3 BEDS $5,675+
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    9830 Reagan Road, San Diego, CA 92126
    1 BED $2,250+
    2 BEDS $2,800+
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    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,146+
    1 BED $2,765+
    2 BEDS $3,435+
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    3350 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110
    Studio $1,450
    1 BED $1,825
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Average rent in San Diego, CA

$2,997/mo San Diego, CA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Diego, CA is $2,997.

    San Diego, CA apartment rent ranges

    About 6% of apartment rents in San Diego, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 91% of apartments. Around 2% of San Diego’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    San Diego, CA rent trends

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    Getting around in San Diego, CA

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

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in San Diego, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in San Diego, CA were last updated on 2 Mar 2024.

    What are the best apartments in San Diego, CA?

    The best apartments in San Diego, CA are: Apex Mission Valley, Nobel Court, Pacific Sands, The Rey and La Serena.

    What is the average rent in San Diego, CA?

    The average rent in San Diego, CA is $2,997. Start your search for apartments in San Diego, CA now.

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

    The price range for a studio apartment in San Diego, CA is between $512 and $6,794. View all studio apartments in San Diego, CA.

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

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA is between $700 and $9,417. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in San Diego, CA now.

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

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA is between $700 and $17,560. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA.

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

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA is between $1,300 and $26,706. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Diego, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in San Diego, CA?

    In San Diego, 52% of the residents are renting compared to 48% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 20% of San Diego’s rentals, 60% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 19% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in San Diego, 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 San Diego are about 29 years old, on average. Of these, 43% 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 5 stories. About 77% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 21% are mid-rises, and 10% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in San Diego, CA?

    Rental apartments in San Diego come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 10% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 38% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 44% of all rentals in San Diego. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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    Living in San Diego, CA

    Living in location

    Boasting 70 miles of sandy coastline, cliffs, and ocean views is San Diego, a large city north of the Mexican border and 120 miles southeast of Los Angeles. San Diego draws renters who are college students, military personnel, vacationers, retirees, and ambitious professionals in the technology, biotech and health care industries. Flourishing with educational and career opportunities, the city hosts renowned institutions like UC San Diego and San Diego State University. Known for its nightlife and contemporary art scene, San Diego renters have an active lifestyle full of surfing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Renters in San Diego also enjoy culinary delights ranging from Brazilian and Hawaiian to Korean-Mexican fusion. Renters are also served by the San Diego Unified School District.

    San Diego's allure is also in its year-round mild climate, which perfectly complements its outdoor cafes, rooftop bars, and beachfront lounges, allowing renters to enjoy the sun and surf any day of the year. The city's contribution to environmental conservation is seen in its expansive parks and dedicated wildlife sanctuaries. San Diego is not just a haven for relaxation and leisure but also a hub for innovation, with numerous tech startups and research institutions paving the way for cutting-edge advancements. It's a city where the pursuit of a balanced lifestyle by renters isn't just possible, it's a daily reality.

    Renting in San Diego, CA

    San Diego's architectural style ranges from contemporary, beachfront properties to high-rise apartment rentals to classic, Spanish-inspired houses for rent. For instance, Little Italy boasts luxury apartments for rent in upscale buildings with a vibrant food scene and Farmers' Markets, while East Village's converted warehouse lofts and high-rise apartment rentals are near Petco Park. Or, the Gaslamp District's historic buildings have apartments for rent in the trendy nightlife scene, whereas Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach feature beach-inspired apartment rentals and small cottages. Meanwhile, Point Loma offers ocean-view apartments for rent with access to Sunset Cliffs, and Hillcrest's small apartment complexes are near the Hillcrest Farmers' Market. Additionally, La Jolla-University City showcases luxury apartments for rent near La Jolla Cove and the University of California San Diego, and Mission Valley offers luxury apartment rentals that are similar to resorts and provide shopping center access to Fashion Valley Mall. Lastly, Carlsbad offers upscale apartments, condos, and beach houses for rent with additional attractions, like Legoland and The Flower Fields.

    Things for renting

    Shopping in San Diego, CA

    The most popular shopping mall in San Diego is Westfield UTC, which has brands like Nordstrom, Macy's, Anthroplogie, Hermes and Free People. Or, Fashion Valley in Mission Valley boasts luxury brands like Gucci and Prada, and Westfield Mission Valley features Bloomingdale's Outlet and Nordstrom Rack for fantastic deals. Otherwise, Liberty Station in Point Loma features Pigment for gifts and home décor; Imperfects for renters who surf and skate; and Point Loma Tea for organic teas. There are also fashionable items to decorate new apartment rentals at Whiskey x Leather, while Shop Good has clean beauty and wellness products. And, along the Embarcadero, Seaport Village is where renters will find American Nostalgia, Kite Flite and San Diego Surf Co. Renters also go to Balboa Park to shop at the Spanish Village Art Center and the San Diego Museum of Art Store.

    Transportation in San Diego, CA

    Although interstates such as I-5 and I-805 keep renters connected throughout different neighborhoods, owning a personal vehicle is not necessary. That's because the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) operates three trolley lines: The Blue Line takes renters to the Mexican border, downtown and Old Town; the Orange Line takes renters through Lemon Grove and El Cajon; and the Green Line takes renters from Old Town to Santee, passing through Mission Valley and San Diego State University. Plus, with 89 bus routes, SDMTS extends far beyond the trolley network. There's even a GoCity app to make tracking bus routes more convenient for renters. Amtrak also connects San Diego renters to neighboring regions. Finally, the closest major airport when renting in San Diego is the San Diego International Airport.

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