1. Home

Apartments with gated access for rent in San Diego, California

Beds

501 Apartments

San Diego Apartments Options

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%

Local Guide

See what San Diego, CA has to offer.

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

*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 $2,261 to $3,705. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in 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

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
0%
1%
18%
81%

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

City Heights

$1,695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

University Heights

$1,775

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Southeastern San Diego

$1,850

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, University Heights, and Southeastern San Diego, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,695, $1,775, and $1,850 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Mid-City and Normal Heights, where the rents are $1,875 and $1,875, 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 City Heights, South Park, and Mid-City. In City Heights, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,695. South Park sees average rents of $2,175 for a 1-bedroom unit. Mid-City offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,875. For those seeking other popular areas, Normal Heights presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,875, and Hillcrest at $2,295. 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%
Northern San Diego$1,905-21%
Gaslamp$1,897+250%
City Heights$1,895--
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--
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--
City Heights$1,695-8%
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%
Gaslamp$3,800--
Uptown$3,800-9%
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%
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%
City Heights$2,600-13%
South Park$2,595--
Normal Heights$2,595-26%
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

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.

Top Schools in San Diego

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

Find Apartments in Nearby Cities