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Average Rent in San Diego, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
San Diego Studio - $2,261-4%
San Diego 1 Bed - $2,822-1%
San Diego 2 Beds - $3,705-2%

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Local Reviews

Being near a park, plus great parking too. I like having a view instead of looking at some ugly wall

The stores are close by, nd my neighbors are not nosey, there's a McDonald's close by, subway, panda Express, stores, place to wash your clothes, gas station

Very quiet neighborhood with friendly neighbors. Close to downtown. Freeway accessible and a school close by.

I like the neighborhood every body knows me and I know them so everybody keep an eye on the neighborhood

The views in my neighborhood are priceless. In addition lots of homes have pools and we are right next to canyons

Demographics

Education

High School

61%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

10%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

27%

3 people

25%

4 people

21%

5 people

14%

6+ people

13%

Household Income

0-50k

60%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

2%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

16%

10-20

14%

20-45

41%

45-65

21%

65+

8%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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 City Heights, San Diego, CA

In San Diego, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,261 to $3,705. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in City Heights, San Diego, CA is $2,261. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,822. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,705.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $2,355 to $2,261
1 Bed

-1%

Changed from $2,851 to $2,822
2 Beds

-2%

Changed from $3,781 to $3,705

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.9%

Compared to National Average

35.6%

The cost of living in City Heights, San Diego, CA is 2.9% lower than the state average and 35.6% higher than the national average. City Heights, San Diego, CA housing is 115.3% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 12.2% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 15.1% more in City Heights, San Diego, CA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 4.2% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in City Heights, San Diego, CACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
3.8%
115.3%
Utilities
12.8%
12.2%
Food
1.3%
15.1%
Transportation
0.8%
31.1%
Healthcare
7.5%
4.2%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Coronado$2,489-1%
Carlsbad$2,475-34%
Encinitas$2,295-22%
San Diego$2,261-4%
Chula Vista$2,245+5%
La Jolla$2,095-9%
National City$2,025--
Vista$2,022+18%
Oceanside$1,995+11%
Fallbrook$1,950--
Spring Valley$1,895--
La Mesa$1,8600%
Escondido$1,834-2%
Lemon Grove$1,540--
El Cajon$1,500-6%
Santee$1,500-22%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Carlsbad$2,955-25%
San Diego$2,822-1%
Oceanside$2,686+10%
Del Mar$2,595--
Vista$2,582+28%
Chula Vista$2,577+2%
National City$2,470+8%
Imperial Beach$2,450+12%
Encinitas$2,448+4%
San Marcos$2,401-3%
Spring Valley$2,299+1%
Poway$2,295-10%
La Mesa$2,240-6%
Santee$2,195+2%
Fallbrook$2,195+131%
Lemon Grove$2,000-8%
Escondido$1,935-2%
El Cajon$1,825+2%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Coronado$4,062-16%
San Diego$3,705-2%
Chula Vista$3,269+12%
Vista$3,145+13%
San Marcos$3,116+5%
Lemon Grove$2,995+18%
Del Mar$2,995-9%
National City$2,970-2%
Imperial Beach$2,947-4%
Oceanside$2,836-4%
Ramona$2,775--
Poway$2,750-19%
Encinitas$2,710-8%
La Mesa$2,652-8%
Spring Valley$2,624-6%
Santee$2,610+4%
Escondido$2,561-4%
San Ysidro$2,500--
El Cajon$2,195-5%
Fallbrook$2,1000%

Compare Neighborhoods

University Heights

$1,775

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Southeastern San Diego

$1,850

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Mid-City

$1,875

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 University Heights, Southeastern San Diego, and Mid-City, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,775, $1,850, and $1,875 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Normal Heights and South Park, where the rents are $1,875 and $2,175, a favorable comparison to San Diego's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,822.

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

In San Diego, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Tierrasanta, Bird Rock, and Carmel Valley. A 1-bedroom apartment in Tierrasanta averages at $5,104, in Bird Rock it averages $3,495, and in Carmel Valley, the average is $3,139. For additional high-end living options, Mission Valley offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,078, and Park West at $3,050. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,822 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 South Park, Mid-City, and Normal Heights. In South Park, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,175. Mid-City sees average rents of $1,875 for a 1-bedroom unit. Normal Heights offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,875. For those seeking other popular areas, Hillcrest presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,295, and Uptown at $2,686. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,822 for a 1-bedroom apartment in San Diego, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Hillcrest$2,727+1%
Harborview$2,727--
Rancho Penasquitos$2,629--
North Park$2,607+38%
Western San Diego$2,559+3%
Little Italy$2,450-26%
Uptown$2,431-3%
University City$2,315-11%
Loma Palisades$2,295-13%
Park West$2,295-37%
Point Loma Peninsula$2,195-17%
Point Loma Heights$2,195-17%
Downtown$2,167-3%
Serra Mesa$2,150+8%
Downtown San Diego$2,142-4%
Ocean Beach$2,100--
East Village$2,0510%
Bay Park$1,995--
Northern San Diego$1,905-21%
Gaslamp$1,897+250%
Mira Mesa$1,850--
Northeastern San Diego$1,850--
Golden Hill$1,800+3%
Mission Hills$1,745--
Carmel Valley$1,700--
Torrey Hills$1,700--
Central San Diego$1,699-11%
Mid-City$1,695-11%
Normal Heights$1,695--
Talmadge$1,595--
Southeastern San Diego$1,4500%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Bird Rock$3,495--
Carmel Valley$3,1390%
Mission Valley$3,078-2%
Park West$3,050+39%
Northern San Diego$2,987-2%
Western San Diego$2,974+3%
Gaslamp$2,950--
East Village$2,915+5%
Mira Mesa$2,9120%
Torrey Hills$2,910+5%
Kearny Mesa$2,9010%
Downtown$2,884+4%
Downtown San Diego$2,871+2%
North Park$2,835+42%
Eastern San Diego$2,822-6%
University City$2,784-7%
Harborview$2,755-7%
Northeastern San Diego$2,737-4%
Rancho Penasquitos$2,725-7%
Little Italy$2,700-27%
Loma Palisades$2,695-17%
Uptown$2,6860%
Carmel Mountain$2,589-3%
Point Loma Heights$2,580-16%
Mission Hills$2,550--
Bay Park$2,538+14%
Golden Hill$2,495+9%
Southern San Diego$2,472+13%
Serra Mesa$2,425+6%
Point Loma Peninsula$2,417-6%
Bay Ho$2,417-2%
Rancho Bernardo$2,370-13%
Barrio Logan$2,350--
Linda Vista$2,345-9%
Ocean Beach$2,338-5%
Central San Diego$2,2970%
Hillcrest$2,295+13%
Talmadge$2,2950%
Mission Beach$2,250--
Scripps Ranch$2,190--
South Park$2,175--
Mid-City$1,875-18%
Normal Heights$1,875-20%
Southeastern San Diego$1,850-3%
University Heights$1,775--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Bird Rock$4,395--
Carmel Valley$4,214+3%
Mission Valley$4,163+2%
Northern San Diego$4,090-1%
Eastern San Diego$3,926+7%
Little Italy$3,900-8%
Western San Diego$3,897-7%
Hillcrest$3,895-7%
Kearny Mesa$3,855+8%
University City$3,812-8%
Uptown$3,800-9%
Gaslamp$3,800--
Park West$3,800-42%
Downtown$3,7320%
Downtown San Diego$3,7320%
Mission Beach$3,700--
Torrey Hills$3,618+9%
East Village$3,607-1%
Mira Mesa$3,529-3%
Harborview$3,4930%
Rancho Penasquitos$3,450+8%
Loma Palisades$3,352-14%
University Heights$3,300--
Northeastern San Diego$3,297+2%
Sorrento Valley$3,250--
Rancho Bernardo$3,220+1%
Carmel Mountain$3,1780%
Point Loma Heights$3,171-16%
Linda Vista$3,147+2%
Point Loma Peninsula$3,145-15%
Southern San Diego$3,0800%
Bay Park$3,026+11%
North Park$2,895-24%
Golden Hill$2,820+13%
Central San Diego$2,820-6%
Serra Mesa$2,750-7%
Ocean Beach$2,723-8%
Bay Ho$2,705-10%
Normal Heights$2,595-26%
South Park$2,595--
Mid-City$2,545-6%
Talmadge$2,395-17%
Mission Hills$2,350-6%
Southeastern San Diego$2,325+6%
Barrio Logan$2,295--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

17%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

11%

60+ Mins

9%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8181

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 5353

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in City Heights San Diego are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 90% more gas stations than average
  3. 27% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

City Heights San Diego is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 90% more parks than average
  3. 73% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 97% more shops than average
  3. 57% more shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 93% more restaurants than average
  3. 29% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

City Heights San Diego is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 93% more daycares than average
  3. 19% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? City Heights San Diego doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in City Heights San Diego.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 87% more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. City Heights San Diego is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 83% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 82% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? City Heights San Diego has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: City Heights San Diego is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this City Heights San Diego's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 82% more medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in City Heights San Diego

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
San Diego, CA 3.6 miles$2,822$3,705
Chula Vista, CA 7 miles$2,577$3,269
La Mesa, CA 5 miles$2,240$2,652
National City, CA 4.3 miles$2,470$2,970
Pacific Beach, CA 9 miles------
El Cajon, CA 8.9 miles$1,825$2,195
Lemon Grove, CA 4.1 miles$2,000$2,995
La Jolla, CA 12.4 miles$4,167$5,022
Escondido, CA 26.2 miles$1,935$2,561
Coronado, CA 6 miles$3,790$4,062

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
North Park 1.7 miles$2,835$2,895
Mid-City 0.8 miles$1,875$2,545
Normal Heights 2 miles$1,875$2,595
South Park 1.9 miles$2,175$2,595
Talmadge 1.6 miles$2,295$2,395
Swan Canyon 0.4 miles$1,750---
Kensington 1.9 miles$1,850$2,495
Colina del Sol 1.3 miles$1,850$2,595
Corridor 1.2 miles$1,695$2,595
Cherokee Point 0.9 miles$1,978$2,950