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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 6/12/2024

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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 6/12/2024

*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 6/12/2024

Rent Ranges

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Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
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%
Solana Beach$3,114-3%
Oceanside$3,052+26%
Carlsbad$3,017+3%
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%
Bonita$2,195--
Spring Valley$2,120-7%
Escondido$1,972-2%
El Cajon$1,804+1%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
La Jolla$4,852-12%
Carlsbad$4,327+17%
Coronado$4,038-15%
Del Mar$3,800--
Chula Vista$3,223+10%
Vista$3,170+17%
National City$3,120+6%
San Marcos$3,081+5%
Encinitas$2,863-2%
Oceanside$2,781-8%
Spring Valley$2,724-3%
La Mesa$2,709-4%
Escondido$2,653+1%
Poway$2,640-22%
Santee$2,595+4%
Bonita$2,595--
Imperial Beach$2,577-17%
Fallbrook$2,495+19%
El Cajon$2,211-6%

Compare Neighborhoods

Southeastern San Diego

$1,945

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Mid-City

$2,120

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Scripps Ranch

$2,190

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 Southeastern San Diego, Mid-City, and Scripps Ranch, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,945, $2,120, and $2,190 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Smart Corner and Rancho Bernardo, where the rents are $2,195 and $2,268, 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 Uptown, Western San Diego, and Mission Valley. A 1-bedroom apartment in Uptown averages at $3,350, in Western San Diego it averages $3,162, and in Mission Valley, the average is $3,072. For additional high-end living options, Carmel Valley offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,050, and North Park at $2,962. 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 Western San Diego, Uptown, and Downtown. In Western San Diego, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $3,162. Uptown sees average rents of $3,350 for a 1-bedroom unit. Downtown offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,947. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown San Diego presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,934, and Cortez at $2,650. 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
Mission Valley$3,589+30%
Little Italy$3,405+2%
Rancho Penasquitos$2,629--
North Park$2,607+4%
Western San Diego$2,471-1%
Eastern San Diego$2,429-12%
Uptown$2,370-1%
Downtown$2,321+3%
University City$2,315-9%
Downtown San Diego$2,299+3%
Marina$2,232+5%
East Village$2,114-3%
Point Loma Peninsula$2,100-21%
Columbia$2,080--
Gaslamp$2,022+273%
Point Loma Heights$1,995-25%
Smart Corner$1,975--
Northern San Diego$1,945-21%
Northeastern San Diego$1,850-24%
Mira Mesa$1,850+9%
Carmel Valley$1,650--
Torrey Hills$1,650--
Mid-City$1,5950%
Normal Heights$1,595--
Southeastern San Diego$1,4500%
Central San Diego$1,395-13%
Golden Hill$1,395--
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%
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%
Torrey Hills$2,841+3%
Mission Valley East$2,832-10%
University City$2,741-4%
Rancho Penasquitos$2,737-7%
Northeastern San Diego$2,692-5%
Cortez$2,650--
Columbia$2,600-26%
Marina$2,507-1%
Sabre Springs$2,410-14%
Point Loma Heights$2,363-23%
Point Loma Peninsula$2,348-10%
Golden Hill$2,320-1%
Normal Heights$2,300+21%
Central San Diego$2,297-2%
Rancho Bernardo$2,268-12%
Smart Corner$2,195--
Scripps Ranch$2,190--
Mid-City$2,120+6%
Southeastern San Diego$1,945+2%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Columbia$5,000--
Uptown$4,474-1%
Carmel Valley$4,462+16%
Western San Diego$4,1280%
Northern San Diego$4,000+2%
Mission Valley$3,967+2%
Cortez$3,950+27%
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%
Eastern San Diego$3,602+1%
Torrey Hills$3,596+8%
North Park$3,595-6%
Marina$3,547+15%
Mira Mesa$3,539-1%
Rancho Penasquitos$3,460+2%
Mission Valley East$3,411-4%
Northeastern San Diego$3,2580%
Scripps Ranch$3,220+34%
Point Loma Heights$3,197-14%
Point Loma Peninsula$3,135-15%
Rancho Bernardo$2,979-3%
Sabre Springs$2,774-10%
Normal Heights$2,650+18%
Southern San Diego$2,650-17%
Mid-City$2,595+2%
Southeastern San Diego$2,300+5%
Central San Diego$2,175-34%
Golden Hill$2,175-27%

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

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About

San Diego, CA

Overview of San Diego

Ever wished you could enjoy the laid back pace of a small seaside community - lighthouses, cerulean waters, quiet beaches - but retain the perks of big city life? Anywhere but San Diego, that would be a pipe dream. But Point Loma, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of America's Finest City, brings the dream to life.

Looking for a space of your own? Want to the arts and culture without the hustle and bustle? You're an ideal candidate for condos for rent in Point Loma.

A peninsula of your own

Point Loma is just west of downtown San Diego, and a little south of neighborhoods like La Playa and Loma Portal. Your new region of San Diego is filled with it's own micro-neighborhoods, like Midway, Point Loma Heights, Roseville-Fleetridge and Sunset Cliffs - each as beautiful as its name suggests.

Your Point Loma condo rental is right around the corner from a stellar beach, no matter which way you're facing, but Point Loma also offers a variety of other attractions. Start at the north of the penninsula, in Sunset Cliffs and you'll be able to drive or bike along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard or relax in the neighborhood's sprawling seaside natural park. There's also the Point Loma community park and pool. To the east, running alongside two of San Diego's finest yacht clubs, is Shoreline Park, which stretches down to the famous Friendship Bell at it's point.

Head south on Cabrillo Memorial Drive and you'll pass through some of San Francisco's finest natural scenery. Check out the breathtaking views from Smuggler's Cove.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. At Point Loma's tip, you'll find several great attractions, natural and man-made. See the tidepools on the peninsula's western edge, then take a breather at the Cabrillo National Monument before heading down a quiet path to the Historic Point Loma Lighthouse.

Beyond natural beauty and striking views - just wait until you see the San Diego skyline from Lima's eastern edge - Point Loma has a lot more to offer art lovers and creative types. In fact, your Point Loma condo rental is in the heart of San Diego's best neighborhood for galleries and art dealers.

Arts, galleries and so much more

San Diego is packed with exciting neighborhoods for artists. Barrio Logan has got the young art scene covered, while the striking authentic architecture of Old Town is a tourist's haven. Point Loma exists somewhere in between. Packed with galleries, it's a blast for art lovers and out-of-town browsers alike, giving it a seaside town vibe. But there's a lot of youthful energy in the area - which you can add to by renting an apartment in Point Loma. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay keep things fun each year. And the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station - nestled along the edge of Loma Portal - is home to more than 48 museums, galleries, design studios and creative shops or businesses. You can spend the rest of your life browsing and getting inspired by this corner of Point Loma.

You won't be far from San Diego's downtown art scene either. The city is well known for it's performing arts culture, and the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park is a can't-miss venue that's just a short metro ride or car trip away. There are numerous other theaters, large and small, plus performance groups and great music shows courtesy of the San Diego Symphony orchestra.

There are a variety of other activities as well. If you're a lover of beautiful homes, take the opportunity to tour some of Point Loma's multi-million dollar mansions. These tasteful seaside homes are likely to be just minutes from your own cozy Point Loma condo for rent. You can also sign up for a whale watching excursion, watch the yachts take off from the harbors in La Playa or check out San Diego's sports fishing fleet. 

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