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Overview of Santee

Even though Santee has flourished since its 1980 incorporation, this San Diego suburb certainly has room to grow. With about half of its land undeveloped, families looking to expand and entrepreneurs looking to grow a business will find that Santee is the perfect place to relocate.

Those thinking about settling down in this California community will find a range of Santee apartments for rent.

Living in Santee, CA

American settlers came to Santee in 1877. George Cowles bought a large parcel of land in the area to start a vineyard, and the town was named Cowleston, after its founder. Just a few years later, the community would take the name Santee after a new post office opened and operated under resident Milton Santee's name.

The small community saw many changes over the next century. In the late 1800s, the area was home to large cattle ranches. The government took over a parcel of this ranch land during World War II and it was converted into a military training facility. More of the ranch land was bought by developers in the late 1950s, and Santee's population saw an enormous increase. After a long struggle by community activists, Santee residents voted for incorporation in 1980.

Since Santee became a city, it has continued to grow becoming an important presence in the San Diego metro area. With a population of more than 54,000, Santee's thriving community is involved and dedicated to the city.

Santee Work and Study

Santee students can easily commute to nearby San Diego to pursue their educational aspirations. The University of San Diego offers students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate, graduate or law degree close to home. With a variety of degree concentrations, sports and extracurricular activities, most students should be able to find something to suit their interests at the university. Those looking for a public research institution may consider the University of California, San Diego. This large four-year school offers students a range of unique resources, including the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and a medical school.

While entrepreneurs will find it easy to start a company in Santee, those seeking employment will find that this is a business-friendly community that is home to multiple large corporations. Organizations such as Santee Elementary School District, Hartford Financial Services, Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital, Walmart, Grossmont Union High School District, Costco Wholesale and Scantibodies Laboratory are several of the top employers in Santee.

Rentals in Santee, CA, and Cost of Living

Apartments in Santee will typically cost renters between $1,000 and $2,000 per month. The median gross monthly rent is $1,195, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Some may be put off by Santee's cost of living, but other residents may find the close proximity to San Diego, thriving business district and involved community worth the expense.

Santee Attractions and Special Events

Santee is home to the Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve, where groups can enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. Horseback riding, hiking trails and biking paths are available for those who want to get outside and enjoy the delightful Southern California weather. Those who get weary during their day exploring the wilderness can stop at Goodan Ranch for some rest. While taking a break, visitors can interact with other nature lovers and check out the green design and sustainability of the center.

Movie lovers who want to attend a film the old-fashioned way can head over to the Santee Drive-In Theatre. Residents can watch a movie from their cars, or set up their own seating area in front of the screen. With a snack bar and a selection of movies to choose from, visitors will be delighted by the theater's unique approach to entertainment. 

To find your next rental apartment or house in Santee, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Pravada at Grossmont Trolley - La Mesa, CA 91942
11

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1697 - $3132

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Eastern San Diego, La Mesa)


$1697 - $3132

230 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Solterra Ecoluxury Apartments - San Diego, CA 92131
48

San Diego, CA 92131

$1745 - $2565

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Northeastern San Diego...)


$1745 - $2565

114 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avion At Spectrum - San Diego, CA 92123
25

San Diego, CA 92123

$1677 - $2462

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Kearny Mesa)


$1677 - $2462

448 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Legacy Apartment Homes - San Diego, CA 92126
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(2)

San Diego, CA 92126

$1596 - $2703

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Mira Mesa...)

(2)

$1596 - $2703

412 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hillside Terrace - Lemon Grove, CA 91945
37

Lemon Grove, CA 91945

$1424 - $1799

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lemon Grove, CA


$1424 - $1799

168 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Scripps Landing - San Diego, CA 92131
80

San Diego, CA 92131

$1580 - $2285

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Northeastern San Diego...)


$1580 - $2285

160 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ridgewood Village - San Diego, CA 92128
30

San Diego, CA 92128

$1565 - $1930

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Carmel Mountain Ranch, Eastern San Diego...)


$1565 - $1930

408 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summerlyn - Poway, CA 92064
12

Poway, CA 92064

$1443 - $2661

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Poway, CA (Eastern San Diego, Northeastern San Diego)


$1443 - $2661

193 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Casa La Mesa - La Mesa, CA 91942
27

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1424 - $2128

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (La Mesa, Mid-City San Diego)


$1424 - $2128

105 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colonnade at Fletcher Hills - El Cajon, CA 92020
24

El Cajon, CA 92020

$1270 - $1810

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

El Cajon, CA (Fletcher Hills, Santee)


$1270 - $1810

138 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

El Dorado Hills - San Diego, CA 92124
21

San Diego, CA 92124

$1400 - $2035

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego)


$1400 - $2035

455 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tierrasanta Ridge - San Diego, CA 92124
39

San Diego, CA 92124

$1405 - $1920

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego)


$1405 - $1920

356 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakeview Village - Spring Valley, CA 91978
15

Spring Valley, CA 91978

$1499 - $2024

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Spring Valley, CA (Spring Valley)


$1499 - $2024

300 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oakbrook Ridge - Spring Valley, CA 91977
29

Spring Valley, CA 91977

$1206 - $1953

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Spring Valley, CA (South Bay Terraces)


$1206 - $1953

128 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Village Glen - San Diego, CA 92123
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(5)

San Diego, CA 92123

$1220 - $1755

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Serra Mesa)

(5)

$1220 - $1755

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Terraza Hills - El Cajon, CA 92021
15
(10)

El Cajon, CA 92021

$1025 - $1275

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

El Cajon, CA (Winter Gardens)

(10)

$1025 - $1275

200 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Casa Granada - Spring Valley, CA 91977
31
(5)

Spring Valley, CA 91977

$1250 - $1400

2 Beds 2 Baths

Spring Valley, CA (Spring Valley)

(5)

$1250 - $1400

52 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Verse La Mesa - La Mesa, CA 91942
33

La Mesa, CA 91942

$1320 - $2110

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (Eastern San Diego, La Mesa)


$1320 - $2110

133 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Quarry - La Mesa, CA 91942
8

La Mesa, CA 91942

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1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

La Mesa, CA (La Mesa)


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1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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