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    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    37 Units available
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    • 1 BED
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    • $2,267+
    • $2,861+
    • $3,391+
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    5/5 Hanley C. on May 1, 2020

    I love this place

    5/5 Monica G. on Apr 6, 2020

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    7084 FRIARS RD., San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $3,240+
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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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    15639 Avenida Alcachofa, San Diego, CA 92128
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    3707 Nobel Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
    11 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,139+
    • $3,405+
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    707 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    19 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,098+
    • $2,847+
    • $2,948+
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    655 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    7 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2+ BEDS
    • $2,329+
    • $2,692+
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    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    37 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,267+
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    4531 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,685
    • $1,951
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    455 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
    13 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,409+
    • $2,562+
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    7800 Westside Drive, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92108
    20 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,695+
    • $3,657+
    • $5,039+
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    610 Del Sol Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
    18 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $3,143+
    • $3,347+
    • $4,214+
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    7084 FRIARS RD., San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $3,240+
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    8798 Spectrum Center Blvd., San Diego, CA 92123
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    • $2,449+
    • $2,550
    • $2,982
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    4805 Wind Surf Way, San Diego, CA 92154
    18 Units available
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    • $2,867+
    • $2,854+
    • $3,257+
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    2154 Garston Street, San Diego, CA 92111
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    455 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
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    8465 Regents Road, San Diego, CA 92122
    18 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,668+
    • $4,190+
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    702 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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    899 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
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    4805 Wind Surf Way, San Diego, CA 92154
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    10802 Camino Ruiz B, San Diego, CA 92126
    11 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,556+
    • $3,089+
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    201 Del Sol Drive, San Diego, CA 92108
    159 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,986+
    • $3,265+
    • $4,478+
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    10500 Sea Pearl Cove, San Diego, CA 92130
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    6575 Jaffe Ct, San Diego, CA 92119
    9 Units available
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    • $1,918+
    • $2,492+
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    453 13Th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    11 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,902+
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    • $3,682+
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    3779 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92104
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    1302 Frankfort St, San Diego, CA 92110
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    • $2,810+
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    3200 Paseo Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130
    28 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2+ BEDS
    • $3,045+
    • $3,944+
    • $4,690+
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    1399 9Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    20 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,032+
    • $2,453+
    • $3,221+
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    4333 Illinois Street, San Diego, CA 92104
    3 Units available
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    • $3,395+
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    1919 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,831+
    • $4,924+
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    10411 Reserve Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
    8 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,883+
    • $3,240+
    • $3,804+
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    3455 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
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    • $2,725+
    • $3,915+
    • $3,950+
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    501 Oceanmist Place, San Diego, CA 92154
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    7901 Civita Blvd, San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $2,582+
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    8270 Merge Ave., San Diego, CA 92129
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $3,995+
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    2185 Station Village Way, San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $2,498+
    • $3,074+
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    5540 Ocean Gate Lane, San Diego, CA 92154
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    9840 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92131
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    • $3,610
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    8465 Regents Road, San Diego, CA 92122
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    2155 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
    9 Units available
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    • $2,588+
    • $3,310+
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    1100 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
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    5080 Camino Del Arroyo, San Diego, CA 92108
    17 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,016+
    • $2,638+
    • $3,402+
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    3801 Marquette Place #2N, San Diego, CA 92106
    12 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,673+
    • $2,725+
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    7980 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
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    915 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    6 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,855
    • $3,305+
    • $4,850+
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    3889 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
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    • $2,345+
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    4499 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92116
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    • $2,981+
    • $4,431+
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    9320 Hillery Drive, San Diego, CA 92126
    23 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $2,257+
    • $2,775+
    • $4,088+
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    7568 Charmant Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    19 Units available
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    • $2,518+
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Average rent in San Diego, CA

$2,916/mo San Diego, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in San Diego, CA is $2,916.

    San Diego, CA apartment rent ranges

    About 10% of apartment rents in San Diego, CA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 87% 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 5 Dec 2022.

    What are the best apartments in San Diego, CA?

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

    What is the average rent in San Diego, CA?

    The average rent in San Diego, CA is $2,916. 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 $1,245 and $6,608. 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 $956 and $6,595. 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 $1,500 and $10,574. 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 $1,858 and $10,000. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Diego, CA.

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

    In San Diego 53% of the housing is rented out compared to 47% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 20% of San Diego’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 60% 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 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, 42% 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 57% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 18% are mid-rises, and 9% 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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    Renter's guide to San Diego, CA

    San Diego isn't known as “America’s Finest City” for nothing. Its unique combination of great weather, world class amenities, and friendly people regularly land it near the top of surveys and lists of the best places to live.

    How big is San Diego? At 325 square-miles, it’s the second-largest city in the state and the eighth largest in the U.S., coming it at more than five times the size of San Francisco but only about two-thirds the size of nearby LA.

    That's right, San Diego is just 120 miles from Los Angeles. Las Vegas and San Francisco are also within road trip distance, at 331 miles and 501 miles respectively. If that weren't enough, San Diego is right near the Mexican border, making quick trips to Tijuana or Baja a tempting possibility.

    One of people's favorite things about San Diego is the weather. That's because the city features a dry Mediterranean climate, which treats residents to nearly perfect conditions year round. Summers are cool, with average high temperatures of less than 80ºF, while winter lows rarely drop below 50ºF.

    Tips for renting in San Diego, CA

    Convinced San Diego is the place for you? Well, before you go, let's take a look at the tenant laws in the area.

    Like all tenants in California, those in San Diego have the right to a habitable unit with working heat and no peeling paint, broken windows, or rodents. San Diego doesn't have any rent control laws, which means landlords can increase the rent în a month-to-month lease at any time. CSA San Diego, a nonprofit, helps resolve many landlord/tenant issues.

    Like many major cities in the U.S. with a surging job market, San Diego is experiencing a large increase in monthly rents. With vacancies at historic lows and a lack of newly constructed apartments hitting the market, competition is fierce. Be sure to have your rental application filled out completely and your references ready when seeking a new apartment.

    Craigslist San Diego may be a popular starting point for rental searches, but it's also filled with scams. Instead, choose a service like RENTCafé, so you can get the best deal on rent.

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    San Diego, CA demographics

    San Diego, CA has a population of 1,414,545 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 699,580 of San Diego’s residents are women and 714,965 are men. The median age of those who live in San Diego, CA is 35.2.

    Living in San Diego, CA

    San Diego's weather is quite simply the best in the continental U.S., and commute times are relatively short in spite of its size. There are also lots of things to do here year round, especially outdoors. Parking near the beaches and parks is still free!

    The downside to paradise is that compared to Los Angeles and San Francisco, there are less cultural and entertainment options available. Though to be fair, LA and SF are among the best în the country în those two areas.

    Another minor disadvantage is that due to San Diego's size and layout, public transportation can be really inconvenient, perhaps even more so than LA. Most residents choose to drive instead.

    San Diego, CA households

    • 308,007 Family
      203,655 Non-family
    • 145,192 Children
      366,470 No Children
    • 511,662Total Number of Households
    • 2.69Average People Per Household
    • $83,454Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 511,662 households in San Diego, CA. 308,007 are family households and 203,655 are non-family households. There are 145,192 households with children in San Diego and 366,470 households without children. On average, about 2.69 people live in a household in San Diego, CA.

    Things to do in San Diego, CA

    San Diego is all about fun in the sun, with its beaches and parks drawing crowds all year round.

    Sports fans can root for the San Diego Padres baseball team or the San Diego Chargers football team while enjoying a game at their outdoor stadiums.

    The world-famous San Diego Zoo is another top attraction, along with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Or catch a show at the San Diego Old Globe Theater, which regularly sends performers to Broadway.

    Another local favorite, Seaworld San Diego, offers fun things to do for families of all sizes. Thrill-seekers can ride the ray on the park’s double-launch roller coaster, and enjoy special attractions such as Turtle Reef and the Shark Encounter!

    Things to do

    Another local favorite, Seaworld San Diego, offers fun things to do for families of all sizes. Thrill-seekers can ride the ray on the park’s double-launch roller coaster, and enjoy special attractions such as Turtle Reef and the Shark Encounter!

    If you're looking to mingle, singles and socialites will enjoy the nightlife around the Gaslamp District in Downtown.

    San Diego also has a number of popular annual events, including the San Diego Crew Classic in April, the Dixieland Jazz Festival in November, and let’s not forget the LGBT Pride festival and the San Diego Comic Con, both in July.

    If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, brave one of the roller coasters at the oceanfront amusement park Belmont Park, where you'll find The Giant Dipper roller coast, The Plunge pool, aș well aș carnival games, rock climbing, and more!

    If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, brave one of the roller coasters at the oceanfront amusement park Belmont Park, where you'll find The Giant Dipper roller coast, The Plunge pool, aș well aș carnival games, rock climbing, and more!

    Free things to do in San Diego include going to Balboa Park, which is a great destination for both families and couples, as well as the excellent beaches. Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla Shores are a few you won't want to miss.

    Once you've worked up an appetite, you can satisfy your hunger with a burger at Hodad's in Ocean Beach or at the more upscale Fish Market San Diego, which overlooks the harbor. With its proximity to Mexico, San Diego also has plenty of great Mexican food restaurants, like The Old Town Mexican Cafe for starters.

    Of course, a little shopping is always nice, and Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, and University Town Center in the north are a few of San Diego’s most popular shopping destinations.

    Things to do

    San Diego, CA employment & economy

    For years, San Diego has been known as a hub of the aerospace industry, with General Dynamics being one of the city's largest employers. Because of its strong tourism, San Diego also has a large hospitality sector. Healthcare jobs in San Diego are abundant too, with Kaiser Permanente being the largest provider in the region and anesthesiologists topping the list of highest paid jobs.

    Education in San Diego, CA

    San Diego’s public education system, called the San Diego Unified School District, is the second largest in California. It has an enrollment of 130,000 students and is generally perceived as one of the best in the state.

    Top colleges in San Diego include San Diego State University, including their college football team, the SDSU Aztecs, as well as University of California San Diego, which offers strong science and arts programs.

    San Diego, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of San Diego, CA is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 22% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 26% have a Bachelor Degree, and 17% have a Graduate Degree.

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