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Average Rent in San Diego, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Diego Studio - $2,349-1%
San Diego 1 Bed - $2,887+1%
San Diego 2 Beds - $3,771+3%
Last updated 6/11/2024

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Local Reviews

I like that we are in the same age bracket (55+). There is always someone out walking or riding thief bike. Nice restaurants are close by. There are lots of hiking trails.

I like that there are a lot of businesses nearby within a five to ten minute drive. I also really enjoy that the streets are very easy to drive and navigate.

All of our construction is new. The school is only about five minutes away. The neighborhood is very pet and child friendly

There are walking and hiking trails nearby and most places near us are dog-friendly, as many people have dogs.

I like it because public transportation is close by. And the downtown nightlife . And it's near a sports venue

I like the neighbors and the best eateries around town. The best little mexican restaurant (Colimas) is around the corner.

Demographics

Education

High School

28%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

24%

4 people

20%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

32%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

9%

200k+

12%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

11%

20-45

41%

45-65

23%

65+

13%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/11/2024

*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 San Diego, CA

In San Diego, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,349 to $3,771. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in San Diego, CA is $2,349. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,887. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,771.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-1%

Changed from $2,373 to $2,349
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $2,858 to $2,887
2 Beds

+3%

Changed from $3,661 to $3,771
Last updated 6/11/2024

Rent Ranges

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Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
San Diego$2,349-1%
Carlsbad$2,159-41%
San Marcos$2,099--
La Jolla$2,095-9%
Vista$2,050+20%
National City$2,025+56%
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--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$3,775+21%
Coronado$3,515-9%
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Carlsbad$3,017+3%
San Diego$2,887+1%
Del Mar$2,595--
Encinitas$2,589+10%
Vista$2,548+4%
San Marcos$2,447+5%
Poway$2,445-11%
Chula Vista$2,435-1%
National City$2,430+6%
Imperial Beach$2,420+15%
La Mesa$2,212-4%
Santee$2,195-4%
Spring Valley$2,120-7%
Lemon Grove$2,1000%
Escondido$1,972-2%
El Cajon$1,804+1%
Ramona$1,700--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$4,852-12%
Carlsbad$4,327+17%
Coronado$4,038-15%
Del Mar$3,800--
San Diego$3,771+3%
Chula Vista$3,223+10%
Vista$3,170+17%
National City$3,120+6%
San Marcos$3,081+5%
Lemon Grove$2,995+19%
Encinitas$2,863-2%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Ramona$2,750--
Spring Valley$2,724-3%
La Mesa$2,709-4%
Escondido$2,653+1%
Poway$2,640-22%
Santee$2,595+4%
Imperial Beach$2,577-17%
San Ysidro$2,500--
Fallbrook$2,495+19%
El Cajon$2,211-6%

Compare Neighborhoods

City Heights

$1,695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Mission Hills

$1,895

1 Bed Avg. Rent

College East

$1,895

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in San Diego, CA?

For renters in San Diego seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are City Heights, Mission Hills, and College East, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,695, $1,895, and $1,895 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Southeastern San Diego and Barrio Logan, where the rents are $1,945 and $1,995, a favorable comparison to San Diego's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,887.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in San Diego, CA?

In San Diego, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Park West, Uptown, and Western San Diego. A 1-bedroom apartment in Park West averages at $6,508, in Uptown it averages $3,350, and in Western San Diego, the average is $3,162. For additional high-end living options, Mission Valley offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,072, and Carmel Valley at $3,050. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,887 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in San Diego, CA?

In San Diego, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include City Heights, Mid-City, and Normal Heights. In City Heights, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,695. Mid-City sees average rents of $2,120 for a 1-bedroom unit. Normal Heights offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,300. For those seeking other popular areas, North Park presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,962, and South Park at $2,175. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,887 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Rancho Penasquitos$2,629--
North Park$2,607+4%
Loma Palisades$2,522-5%
Western San Diego$2,471-1%
Hillcrest$2,445+14%
Kearny Mesa$2,429-29%
Eastern San Diego$2,429-12%
Uptown$2,370-1%
Park West$2,332-36%
Downtown$2,321+3%
University City$2,315-9%
Downtown San Diego$2,299+3%
Serra Mesa$2,150+8%
East Village$2,114-3%
Ocean Beach$2,100--
Point Loma Peninsula$2,100-21%
Gaslamp$2,022+273%
Point Loma Heights$1,995-25%
Northern San Diego$1,945-21%
City Heights$1,895--
College East$1,895--
Mira Mesa$1,850+9%
Northeastern San Diego$1,850-24%
Mission Hills$1,745--
Carmel Valley$1,650--
Mid-City$1,5950%
Normal Heights$1,595--
Talmadge$1,595--
Southeastern San Diego$1,4500%
Golden Hill$1,395--
Central San Diego$1,395-13%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Uptown$3,350+20%
Western San Diego$3,162+3%
Mission Valley$3,072-4%
Carmel Valley$3,050-2%
Kearny Mesa$3,028+5%
North Park$2,962+48%
Gaslamp$2,950--
Downtown$2,947+10%
East Village$2,947+9%
Southern San Diego$2,937+21%
Downtown San Diego$2,934+8%
Mira Mesa$2,9120%
Little Italy$2,904-34%
Eastern San Diego$2,879-5%
Northern San Diego$2,846-2%
University City$2,741-4%
Rancho Penasquitos$2,737-7%
Hillcrest$2,695+32%
Northeastern San Diego$2,692-5%
Tierrasanta$2,585+3%
Linda Vista$2,5750%
Loma Palisades$2,555-18%
Talmadge$2,495+25%
Harborview$2,479-3%
Carmel Mountain$2,437-9%
Point Loma Heights$2,363-23%
Serra Mesa$2,356-2%
Point Loma Peninsula$2,348-10%
Bay Ho$2,345-4%
Golden Hill$2,320-1%
Normal Heights$2,300+21%
Central San Diego$2,297-2%
Ocean Beach$2,2920%
Rancho Bernardo$2,268-12%
Mission Beach$2,250--
Scripps Ranch$2,190--
South Park$2,175--
Mid-City$2,120+6%
Barrio Logan$1,995--
University Heights$1,9950%
Southeastern San Diego$1,945+2%
Mission Hills$1,895--
College East$1,895-5%
City Heights$1,695-6%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Uptown$4,474-1%
Hillcrest$4,462+6%
Carmel Valley$4,462+16%
Bird Rock$4,395--
Western San Diego$4,1280%
Northern San Diego$4,000+2%
Mission Valley$3,967+2%
Downtown$3,939+9%
Downtown San Diego$3,927+9%
Little Italy$3,9000%
Gaslamp$3,800--
East Village$3,790+6%
University City$3,734-7%
Mission Beach$3,700--
Kearny Mesa$3,613+3%
Eastern San Diego$3,602+1%
North Park$3,595-6%
Mira Mesa$3,539-1%
Loma Palisades$3,468-8%
Rancho Penasquitos$3,460+2%
Harborview$3,325-5%
University Heights$3,300--
Northeastern San Diego$3,2580%
Sorrento Valley$3,250--
Scripps Ranch$3,220+34%
Point Loma Heights$3,197-14%
Point Loma Peninsula$3,135-15%
Linda Vista$3,0750%
Carmel Mountain$3,074-4%
Tierrasanta$2,990+6%
Rancho Bernardo$2,979-3%
Ocean Beach$2,795-12%
Bay Ho$2,705-10%
City Heights$2,695-10%
Normal Heights$2,650+18%
Southern San Diego$2,650-17%
Mid-City$2,595+2%
South Park$2,595--
Barrio Logan$2,595--
Talmadge$2,595-2%
Mission Hills$2,575--
Serra Mesa$2,520-17%
College East$2,395+4%
Southeastern San Diego$2,300+5%
Golden Hill$2,175-27%
Central San Diego$2,175-34%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

21%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7171

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 111 of 211 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 158 of 211 renters

Percentage: 5454

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 118 of 211 renters

Percentage: 4444

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 123 of 211 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 140 of 211 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 17% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Diego is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 29% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Diego is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 25% more coffee shops 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. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 22% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 31% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in San Diego.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 32% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 38% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in San Diego are at full-throttle!

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 58% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, San Diego is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 24% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

San Diego has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 15% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 193 of 211 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 185 of 211 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 174 of 211 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 156 of 211 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 150 of 211 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 147 of 211 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 147 of 211 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 146 of 211 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 141 of 211 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 139 of 211 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 128 of 211 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 123 of 211 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 107 of 211 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 107 of 211 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 107 of 211 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 109 of 211 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 120 of 211 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 133 of 211 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 154 of 211 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 160 of 211 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

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About

San Diego, CA

Overview of San Diego

While there are a number of neighborhoods where you can find 3 bedroom apartments for rent in San Diego, it's hard to beat La Jolla. Known colloquially as the "jewel" of San Diego and nestled in the very northwest corner of the city - just above the Mission Bay neighborhood - La Jolla offers residents the ability to get away from the noise and bustle of downtown and take in the beautiful views, pristine beaches and outdoor recreation for which the area is best known.

Stunning vistas

San Diego is a beautiful city, but the views in and around La Jolla are in a category of their own. The peninsula is surrounded on all sides by the wide, open expanse of the Pacific. Along the shore run steep, almost vertical cliffs, while further inland you can see the gentler slopes of Mount Soledad. A general feeling of quiet in the neighborhood reflects these vistas and their contemplative character. Also known as La Jolla Village, the district's quaint residences lend it the feeling of a small community within the city.

World-famous beaches

La Jolla's beaches are some of the most commonly visited in California - and why not? In addition to the incredible views, the area boasts a near-perfect microclimate: Rarely does it get hotter than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, or cooler than 50. The sands, the warm water and the pervasive ambience lend La Jolla a Mediterranean feel.

Golf, recreation at the parks

But don't worry, there's more to do than swim and look around. In the northern tip of La Jolla rests the Torrey Pines Golf Course, a world-renowned 18-hole course - set against one of the most breathtaking backdrops for golf that you'll find anywhere. For those unschooled in the art of golf, Torrey Pines also features miles of hiking trails. And Scripps Park lies on the tip of the peninsula, providing a highly scenic location for a picnic with family or friends.

Culture, shopping and food

Nature isn't the only type of beauty that La Jolla has to offer, either. Art lovers will feel right at home, as the neighborhood is home to the city's Museum of Contemporary Art, a quick walk south from Scripps Park. The historic La Jolla Playhouse also lies within the neighborhood's borders, as does the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, which hosts regular musical performances. The area also features many trendy boutiques where fashionistas will feel right at home, as well as a vibrant food and drink scene - La Jolla hosts many events for the yearly San Diego Beer Week.

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