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Studio Apartments for Rent in San Diego, CA
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    Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, The Rey Apartments in San Diego, California - Photo Gallery 2 Spacious bedroom with large windows  at The Rey, San Diego, 92101 - Photo Gallery 3

    801 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    10 Units available
    Studio $2,256+
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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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    Apartment living room showing the entry door, large couch, coffee table and the dining area. - Photo Gallery 2 Apartment dining area with a table and four chairs looking out to the private patio. The kitchen is off to the left. - Photo Gallery 3

    5550 Balboa Arms Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
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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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    453 13Th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $1,916+
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    10920 Via Frontera Ste 500, San Diego, CA 92127
    Studio $5,465
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    1399 9Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,154+
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    707 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,058+
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    4440 Twain Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
    Studio $2,417+
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    677 7Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,469+
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    6575 Jaffe Ct, San Diego, CA 92119
    Studio $1,861+
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    702 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,534+
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    4499 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92116
    Studio $2,608+
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    655 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,332+
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    310 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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    5080 Camino Del Arroyo, San Diego, CA 92108
    Studio $2,448+
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    1810 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,710
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    3350 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110
    Studio $1,450
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    4560 Mission Gorge Pl., San Diego, CA 92120
    Studio $2,044+
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    2155 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,605+
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    3616 4Th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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    4242 51St Street, San Diego, CA 92115
    Studio $1,200
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    2420 Cardinal Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
    Studio $2,005
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    3200 Paseo Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130
    Studio $3,359+
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    915 West Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $2,830
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    536 5Th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $512
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    1401 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    Studio $3,215+

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Average rent in San Diego, CA

$3,016/mo San Diego, CA average rental price, July 2023
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Apartments in San Diego, CA rent for $3,016 per month, on average.

    San Diego, CA apartment rent ranges

    1% of apartments in San Diego, CA are priced between $701-$1,000. About 2% charge rents in the $1,001-$1,500 range. Approximately 7% of San Diego’s apartment rentals are priced between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, 90% of apartments are in the most expensive > $2,000 range.

    San Diego, CA rent trends

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    Getting around in San Diego, CA

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    Somewhat Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 32, Transit Score®: 26, Bike Score®: 12

    Frequently asked questions

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

    The price range of a studio apartment is between $1,200 and $5,465. Search our studio apartments in San Diego, CA.

    How many studio apartments for rent are available in San Diego, CA on RentCafe?

    There are 119 studio rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in San Diego, CA were last updated on 27 Sep 2023.

    What is the average size of a studio apartment in San Diego, CA?

    The average San Diego, CA studio apartment size is 919 sq. ft.

    What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in San Diego, CA?

    Studio apartments in San Diego, CA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

    What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in San Diego, CA?

    One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in San Diego, CA.

    Living and Renting in San Diego, CA

    Living in location

    San Diego, California, is a dream destination that offers an unparalleled quality of life, making it a highly desirable place to live. With its perfect year-round weather, stunning beaches, and diverse cultural scene, San Diego has something to offer for everyone.

    Renters in San Diego have a wide range of rental apartments to choose from, including the popular studio units. Studios in San Diego are an excellent option for individuals seeking a cozy and budget-friendly living space. Renters in San Diego also have rights and protections, ensuring fair housing practices and safe living conditions.

    San Diego boasts a plethora of attractions and entertainment options. The city's world-famous beaches, such as Pacific Beach and La Jolla Cove, provide residents with endless opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. For art and culture enthusiasts, Balboa Park offers museums, theaters, and beautiful gardens to explore. Additionally, the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego is a bustling hub of restaurants, bars, and nightlife.

    Studio Apartments for Rent in San Diego, CA

    Studio apartments in San Diego are a popular choice for renters seeking a convenient and practical living space. These units are particularly appealing to young professionals, students, and individuals who prioritize location and affordability.

    Studio apartments in San Diego typically feature an open layout with a combined living and sleeping area, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. Some apartment communities may offer additional amenities, such as fitness centers, rooftop lounges, and on-site laundry facilities. These apartments provide a comfortable and low-maintenance living experience.

    Several neighborhoods in San Diego offer studio apartments for rent. Hillcrest is known for its lively atmosphere, diverse dining options, and proximity to Balboa Park. Pacific Beach is a beachside neighborhood with a vibrant beach culture and access to ocean activities.

    If you're looking for studio apartments in San Diego, you can use RentCafe.com to find the ideal place for you. The platform allows you to filter your search by location, amenities, price and more. You can also view photos and floor plans and read reviews of different properties.

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    Look for studio apartments near me

    Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RentCafe listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

    Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RentCafe allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

    Renting a studio apartment in San Diego, CA

    If you are looking for affordable housing you’re in the right place. There are 136 rental units, with prices starting from as low as $512. Are you the typical bachelor who thinks a house is four wheels with a bed and not a zen-zone where happiness lives? Or maybe you are a very active professional, living the big-city life, practically spending all your existence downtown: working, eating and having fun. Essentially, you’re only going home for sleeping. So why would it bother you that you have your kitchen in the main room and there is no balcony with beautiful views? You don’t have time to enjoy it anyway. And besides, you’re not the type to be staying in anyways. In that case, all you need is a cheap studio. The average size for apartments in San Diego, CA is 1,478 Sqft, but you will end up most probably with something much smaller, which will be nonetheless a good deal. If you’ve already set your mind on the “find efficiency apartment” mode, stop reading now and select “Studio” from our Beds filter. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something that is a bit homier, keep reading.

    If you are not Mr. or Mrs. efficiency apartment…

    It looks like you’re ballin’ on a budget, but you like your alone time at home. There can be huge differences between a small apartment and a studio apartment. If you like unwinding at home after a long day and cooking on the weekends, we recommend you to search for single bedroom apartments, where you will have a bit more space and a separate kitchen. Let’s face it, moving into a studio just because it’s a good deal it’s not always a good idea. Yes, probably your apartment will be more expensive than the cheapest pad in San Diego, CA which is going for $512, but it’s hard to put a price on feeling comfortable in your own home. Going down this path doesn’t necessarily mean either that you will need to overspend, with 43 listings and an average rent of $2,967 you will most likely find a one room apartment to call home.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!