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Average rent in Santee, CA

$2,255/mo Santee, CA average rental price, January 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Santee, CA is $2,255.

Santee, CA apartment rent ranges

Santee, CA rent trends

Getting around in Santee, CA

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16 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 32, Bike Score®: 16

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Santee, CA were last updated on 2 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Santee, CA?

The best apartments in Santee, CA are: Camerons Mobile Estates, Carlton Heights Villas, Santee Villas, Parc One and 46 Via Sovana.

What is the average rent in Santee, CA?

The average rent in Santee, CA is $2,255. Start your search for apartments in Santee, CA now.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santee, CA is between $1,976 and $2,883. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Santee, CA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Santee, CA is between $1,976 and $3,415. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Santee, CA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Santee, CA is between $2,350 and $4,210. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Santee, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Santee, CA?

In Santee 29% of the housing is rented out compared to 71% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 18% of Santee’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 48% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 30% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Santee is 38 years old, with 12% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which 93% are garden-style apartment communities, 7% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Santee, CA?

Studio apartments in Santee are around 0% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 31% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 55% 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 Santee, CA

One of the most charming suburbs of San Diego is Santee. A small community that’s densely suburban, it sits about 20 miles northeast of San Diego. Many renters who live in Santee commute to downtown San Diego for work. A big draw for renters here is the opportunity for year-round outdoor recreation — including the Mission Trails Regional Park, which has more than 60 miles of trails to hike, as well as views of the San Diego River and gorgeous mountain vistas. The weather in this part of California is considered to be Mediterranean with mild winters and fairly hot summers that make it an ideal spot to spend a day at a pool in a well-appointed rental community.

Renting in Santee, CA

Rental complexes in Santee are large communities that are typically centered around a swimming pool and courtyard area with picnic tables and grilling stations. About one-third of the population of this small town rents their homes. Notably, young renters with families can enjoy a highly rated school system that’s run by two different school districts. The location of the rental will determine which district a child attends — the Santee School District or the Grossmont Union High School District. Renting in Santee also offers renters the opportunity to be a part of a close-knit community where people like to get to know their neighbors in their apartment complexes.

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Santee, CA demographics

Santee, CA has a population of 57,407 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,917 of Santee’s residents are women and 27,490 are men. The median age of those who live in Santee, CA is 38.9.

Shopping in Santee, CA

There are a variety of nice shopping plazas near rental apartments centered in the middle of town. That includes a Walmart, Lowe’s, and a Barnes & Noble. Some of the shopping plazas have banks, salons, and restaurants, including Santee Village Square and Town Center Parkway Plaza. Meanwhile, the downtown district of Santee that’s near some rental homes is Santee Trolley Square Mall, which incorporates more than 700 acres of retail space and has a Target store as its anchor. In fact, some rental apartments are even within walking distance of this destination. It’s accessible by the San Diego MTS Trolley system and has an outdoor amphitheater for music and shows. The grocery stores in the area that renters frequent are Sprouts Farmers Market, Vons and Costco.

Santee, CA households

  • 14,136 Family
    5,314 Non-family
  • 6,890 Children
    12,560 No Children
  • 19,450Total Number of Households
  • 2.85Average People Per Household
  • $85,826Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 19,450 households in Santee, CA. 14,136 are family households and 5,314 are non-family households. There are 6,890 households with children in Santee and 12,560 households without children. On average, about 2.85 people live in a household in Santee, CA.

Transportation in Santee, CA

As a suburb of San Diego, the public transportation near rental apartments in Santee is very good. It’s run by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System with the Green Line Trolley that goes through town. Renters can also take buses to get to popular places around town with connections that go into San Diego’s downtown area. Likewise, there are bike paths all around town that make Santee a safe place for bicyclists. That includes the Santee Bike Loop, which is almost eight miles long. Renters will also love the option to bike to popular coffee shops and dining options. Finally, for air travel, renters can fly out of the San Diego Airport, which is only 15 miles away, making it convenient for domestic and international travel.

Santee, CA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Santee, CA is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 30% completed some high school, 34% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 17% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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