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Cheap Apartments for Rent in San Marcos, CA
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    233 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,450+
    • $1,725+
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    439 W El Norte Parkway, Ste 102, Escondido, CA 92026
    9 Units available
    • Studio
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,570+
    • $1,967+
    • $2,133+
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    660 North Quince Street, Escondido, CA 92025
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    • 1 BED
    • $1,329
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    2240 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027
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    • Studio
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
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    1084 E Washington Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
    2 Units available
    • Studio
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,350+
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    881 Soft Wind Rd, Vista, CA 92081
    4 Units available
    • Studio
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,902+
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    • $2,440+
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    115 S. Midway Dr., Escondido, CA 92027
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    • 2 BEDS
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    2600 Gage Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92010
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    4779 Yuma Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $964+

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in San Marcos, CA?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $1,450 and $1,750. Find cheap apartments in San Marcos, CA.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in San Marcos, CA?

The average San Marcos, CA cheap apartment size is 580 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in San Marcos, CA?

Cheap apartments in San Marcos, CA are usually less expensive, smaller, and easier to maintain. They also come with lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a cheap apartment in San Marcos, CA?

A cheap apartment in San Marcos, CA offers little storage space and fewer amenities compared to other apartments. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in San Marcos, CA.

San Marcos, CA Demographics

  • Total Population95,355
  • Female 46,896
    Male 48,459
  • Median Age35.5

Average Rent in San Marcos, CA

  • San Marcos, CA Average Rental Price, December 2021 $2,330 /mo

San Marcos, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

San Marcos, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Dec / 2021
San Marcos, CA $2,015 $1,998 $2,090 $2,013 $2,035 $2,000 $1,998 $2,038 $2,113 $2,330
National $1,340 $1,344 $1,376 $1,384 $1,387 $1,379 $1,383 $1,393 $1,476 $1,572

San Marcos, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households29,771
  • Family 21,987
    Non-family 7,784
  • Children 12,046
    No Children 17,725
  • Average People Per Household3.17
  • Median Household Income$78,797
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,914

San Marcos, CA Education Statistics

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in San Marcos, CA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in San Marcos, CA has never been easier. We feature 23 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the San Marcos, CA average. What is a cheap rent in San Marcos, CA? The average apartment rent in San Marcos is $2,330 per month so any rental south of $1,864 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, San Marcos, CA rents go as low as $964/mo.

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