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Apartments for Rent in San Diego, CA
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    15639 Avenida Alcachofa, San Diego, CA 92128
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    1302 Frankfort St, San Diego, CA 92110
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    11760 Westview Pky., San Diego, CA 92126
    5 Units available
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    • $3,372+
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    6575 Jaffe Ct, San Diego, CA 92119
    4 Units available
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    • $1,864+
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    7777 Westside Drive, Suite 118, San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $2,750+
    • $3,542+
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    15639 Avenida Alcachofa, San Diego, CA 92128
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    3200 Paseo Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130
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    • $4,857
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    4499 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104
    37 Units available
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    • $2,250+
    • $2,725+
    • $3,200+
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    3350 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110
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    • $1,595
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    375 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108
    44 Units available
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    • $2,675+
    • $3,400+
    • $5,105
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    7901 Civita Blvd, San Diego, CA 92108
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    702 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • $3,294
    • $3,694
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    10500 Sea Pearl Cove, San Diego, CA 92130
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    • $3,958+
    • $4,125+
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    8725 Ariva Court, San Diego, CA 92123
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    • $2,421
    • $2,725+
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    3235 ARMSTRONG STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92111
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    9320 Hillery Drive, San Diego, CA 92126
    4 Units available
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    • $2,410+
    • $2,890
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    2155 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • $5,894+
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    1919 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • $2,757+
    • $3,098+
    • $4,985+
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    11600 Compass Point Dr. N., San Diego, CA 92126
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    • 2 BEDS
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    • $3,558+
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    2185 Station Village Way, San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $2,574+
    • $3,144+
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    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    31 Units available
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    • $2,201+
    • $2,776+
    • $3,564+
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    707 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    11 Units available
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    • $2,188+
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    • $2,633
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    13385 Highlands Pl, San Diego, CA 92130
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    3889 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
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    • $2,237+
    • $2,777+
    • $3,803+
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    7568 Charmant Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
    22 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • $2,350+
    • $3,807+
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    3455 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
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    • $2,980+
    • $3,535+
    • $3,890+
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    2420 Cardinal Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
    4 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,810
    • $1,860
    • $2,340
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    330 13Th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • $2,569+
    • $2,964+
    • $3,785+
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    677 Seventh Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    11 Units available
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    • $2,273+
    • $2,284+
    • $3,174+
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    10411 Reserve Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
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    • $2,127+
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    4855 Ariva Way, San Diego, CA 92123
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    • $2,350+
    • $2,599+
    • $3,385
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    2125 Westinghouse St, San Diego, CA 92111
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    5080 Camino Del Arroyo, San Diego, CA 92108
    17 Units available
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    • $2,428+
    • $2,642+
    • $3,639+
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    7800 Westside Drive, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92108
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    1399 9Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • $1,977+
    • $2,499+
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    2040 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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    • $2,400+
    • $2,795+
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    5305 Toscana Way, San Diego, CA 92122
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    • $3,593+
    • $4,575+
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    5540 Ocean Gate Lane, San Diego, CA 92154
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    • $2,550+
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    11921 Carmel Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92130
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    2242 Gill Village Way, San Diego, CA 92108
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    • $3,184+
    • $3,734+
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    5445 55Th Street, San Diego, CA 92115
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    3801 Marquette Place #2N, San Diego, CA 92106
    9 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,216+
    • $3,303+
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    10802-B Camino Ruiz, San Diego, CA 92126
    6 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,270
    • $2,700+
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    5040 Camino San Fermin, San Diego, CA 92130
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    • $4,155
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    455 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
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    7134 Schilling Ave., San Diego, CA 92126
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    4531 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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    • $1,569
    • $1,817
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    1100 Dennery Rd, San Diego, CA 92154
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    6975 Golfcrest Drive, San Diego, CA 92119
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    915 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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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 2021.

What are the best apartments in San Diego, CA?

The best apartments in San Diego, CA are: La Serena, The Seaton Apartments, Sofi Westview, Navajo Bluffs and West Park.

What is the average rent in San Diego, CA?

The average rent in San Diego, CA is $2,610. 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 $1,295 and $7,190. 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 $1,595 and $7,190. 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 $1,864 and $9,145. 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 $1,817 and $7,221. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in San Diego, CA.

Renter's Guide to San Diego

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.

San Diego, CA Demographics

  • Total Population1,409,573
  • Female 711,134
    Male 698,439
  • Median Age34.9

Cost of Living in San Diego, CA

Most San Diegans prefer driving to work, probably because the city has some of the shortest commute times in the country.

But public transportation is still available în the form of bus, trolley, and commuter rail. A one-way ride on the MTS Trolley line, which runs from Santee to Downtown, is $2.50.

If you're dining out at one of San Diego's delicious mid-range restaurants, you can expect to pay about $60 for dinner for two. Then again, there are also the endless Mexican restaurants, where you can get a quick and easy fish taco for under $5.

If you happen to be renting a 915-square-foot apartment, your average utility bills – including electricity, water, heating, and waste disposal – will be around $107, which is well below the național average of $147.

Average Rent in San Diego, CA

  • San Diego, CA Average Rental Price, October 2021 $2,610 /mo

    San Diego, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    San Diego, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Oct / 2021
    San Diego, CA $2,164 $2,186 $2,155 $2,216 $2,223 $2,235 $2,176 $2,201 $2,237 $2,377 $2,610
    National $1,331 $1,340 $1,344 $1,376 $1,384 $1,387 $1,379 $1,383 $1,393 $1,476 $1,572

    Living in San Diego

    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.

    Things to do in San Diego

    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!

    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!

    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.

    Employment & Economy in San Diego

    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.

    San Diego, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households507,580
    • Family 307,217
      Non-family 200,363
    • Children 148,671
      No Children 358,909
    • Average People Per Household2.7
    • Median Household Income$79,673
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,806

    Education in San Diego

    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

    Tips for Renting in San Diego

    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.

    RENTCafé is your one-stop shop for finding a great new apartment in San Diego, CA. Easily search through a wide selection of apartments for rent in San Diego, CA, and view detailed information about available rentals including floor plans, pricing, photos, amenities, interactive maps, and thorough property descriptions. Property owners and managers are one click away, so feel free to contact them and find out all you need to know about the apartment you’re interested in. Browse San Diego, CA apartments with rents starting from $1,569 and submit your rental application today!

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