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Average Rent in National City, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
National City Studio - $2,025+56%
National City 1 Bed - $2,430+6%
National City 2 Beds - $3,120+6%
Last updated 6/23/2024

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Local Reviews

A lot of times it can be rather quiet and there's not a lot of cars. Zooming back-and-forth late at night.

Many residents have been here for 2 and 3 generations. It's pretty quiet most of the time. The neighbors pretty much stay to themselves- mind their own business.

I like that it is fairly quiet and the train is very close by. I like the diversity of the neighborhood. There is not a lot to do here, especially at night, so I usually go to other places to socialize

I like the fact that the schools close. And that it can be rather quiet around this neighborhood of times.

One place I like going with my family is the mall because I get to buy whatever I want and also I enjoy going to the park.

I love the schools here. I had great memories here. Everyone supports locals here from where I live.

Demographics

Education

High School

54%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

11%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

28%

3 people

25%

4 people

23%

5 people

13%

6+ people

12%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

13%

20-45

39%

45-65

23%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/23/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in National City, CA

In National City, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,025 to $3,120. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in National City, CA is $2,025. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,430. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,120.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+56%

Changed from $1,298 to $2,025
1 Bed

+6%

Changed from $2,292 to $2,430
2 Beds

+6%

Changed from $2,943 to $3,120
Last updated 6/23/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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18%
82%

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San Diego$2,349-1%
Carlsbad$2,159-41%
San Marcos$2,099--
La Jolla$2,095-9%
Vista$2,050+20%
Encinitas$2,000-37%
Chula Vista$1,995-11%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Fallbrook$1,950--
Spring Valley$1,895--
La Mesa$1,860+33%
Escondido$1,8250%
El Cajon$1,700--
Alpine$1,695--
Santee$1,500-22%
Lakeside$1,485--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Carlsbad$3,017+3%
San Diego$2,887+1%
Encinitas$2,589+10%
Vista$2,548+4%
San Marcos$2,447+5%
Poway$2,445-11%
Chula Vista$2,435-1%
Imperial Beach$2,420+15%
Alpine$2,300+3%
La Mesa$2,212-4%
Bonita$2,195--
Santee$2,195-4%
Spring Valley$2,120-7%
Lemon Grove$2,1000%
Escondido$1,972-2%
El Cajon$1,804+1%
Lakeside$1,795--
Ramona$1,700--
Bonsall$1,600--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Coronado$4,038-15%
San Diego$3,771+3%
Chula Vista$3,223+10%
Vista$3,170+17%
San Marcos$3,081+5%
Lemon Grove$2,995+19%
Encinitas$2,863-2%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Ramona$2,750--
Alpine$2,737+4%
Spring Valley$2,724-3%
La Mesa$2,709-4%
Escondido$2,653+1%
Poway$2,640-22%
Bonita$2,595--
Santee$2,595+4%
Imperial Beach$2,577-17%
Fallbrook$2,495+19%
Lakeside$2,250+7%
El Cajon$2,211-6%

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Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8282

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 23 of 35 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 23 of 35 renters

Percentage: 5454

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 24 of 35 renters

Percentage: 4343

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 23 of 35 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 28 of 35 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 68% more grocery stores than average
  3. 44% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 79% more restaurants than average
  3. 15% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in National City.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 88% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! National City scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 15% more gyms than average
  3. 38% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in National City are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. 21% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. National City gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 23% more coffee shops than average
  3. 26% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in National City.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 40% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 23% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in National City doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 6% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 7% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in National City.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. 69% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about National City.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 51% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 73% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 32 of 35 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 28 of 35 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 27 of 35 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 26 of 35 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 25 of 35 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 24 of 35 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 23 of 35 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 22 of 35 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 35 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 20 of 35 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 19 of 35 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 18 of 35 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 18 of 35 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 20 of 35 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 21 of 35 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 22 of 35 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 24 of 35 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 27 of 35 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 28 of 35 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 31 of 35 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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Top Schools in National City

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